Thanks for your support!

On November 3 Green Party candidates did well in the races they contested. Thanks to all who supported the campaigns and voted Green!

Over 8% of the voters in the 24th District voted for Ken Collins. In the 17th about 5% voted for Molly O’Brien. These are exceptionally good results for alternative party candidates.

In our district, Jo Ann achieved her goal of receiving more than 1,000 votes!

Below are the latest returns.

(i) means incumbent

(There is a quirk about what percentage the press reports because every voter can cast two votes. That doubles the number of votes and makes each percentage seem lower than if you figured it based on the number of VOTERS. If the press says a candidate got 1.2%, it can be assumed that about 2.4% of the voters cast a ballot for that candidate.)

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SIXTH DISTRICT … 63,373 total votes
Greenwald, Louis (i) Dem 20,670 33%
Lampitt, Pamela (i) Dem 19,641 31%
Tate, Holly GOP 10,796 17%
Gustafson, Claire GOP 10,455 16%
Davis, Amanda Green 971 1.5% (means about 3% voted for her)
Bracciante, James Green 840 1.3% (means about 2.6% voted for him)
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TWELFTH DISTRICT … 49,957 total votes
Dancer, Ronald (i) GOP 14,738 30%
Clifton, Robert (i) GOP 14,019 28%
Merwin, David Dem 10,169 20%
Kurzydlowski, Robert Dem 10,118 20%
Zielinski, Stephen Green 913 1.8% (means about 3.6% voted for him)
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FOURTEENTH DISTRICT … 73,547 total votes
DeAngelo, Wayne (i) Dem 22,203 30%
Benson, Daniel (i) Dem 21,075 29%
Jones, David GOP 14,417 20%
Kaufman, Philip GOP 13,879 19%
Cousin, Joann Green 1,022 1.4% (means about 2.8% voted for her)
Welzer, Steven Green 951 1.3% (means about 2.6% voted for him)
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SEVENTEENTH DISTRICT … 39,307 total votes
Egan, Joseph (i) Dem 13,333 34%
Danielsen, Joseph (i) Dem 13,315 34%
Mettler, Robert GOP 6,302 16%
Singh, Brajesh GOP 5,383 14%
O’Brien, Molly Green 974 2.5% (means about 5% voted for her)
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TWENTY-FOURTH DISTRICT … 51,318 total votes
Space, Parker (i) GOP 17,944 35%
Phoebus, Gail GOP 17,110 33%
Stapel, Jacqueline Dem 7,108 14%
Grace, Michael Dem 6,935 14%
Collins, Kenneth Green 2,221 4.3% (means about 8.6% voted for him)
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TWENTY-SIXTH DISTRICT … 42,682 total votes
Webber, Jay (i) GOP 12,854 30%
DeCroce, BettyLou (i) GOP 12,771 30%
Hart, Avery Dem 8,338 20%
Marek, Wayne Dem 8,084 19%
Brash, Jimmy Green 635 1.5% (means about 3% voted for him)
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Bergen County Freeholder … 229,942 total votes
John Mitchell (R) – 50,805 votes (22.0%)
Kenneth P. Tyburczy (R) – 48,879 votes (21.3%)
Steven Tanelli (D)* – 63,059 votes (27.4%)
Tracy Silna Zur (D)* – 63,114 votes (27.4%)
Richard A. Siegel (Green) – 4,085 votes (1.8%) (means about 3.6% voted for him)

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Vote Green on November 3rd!

More and more people are recognizing that we must protect the earth for future generations. So more and more people are “living green” in a variety of ways — recycling and reusing, installing solar panels, eating lower on the food chain, using mass transit, contracting to get energy from renewable sources, etc.

It would be logical to “vote green” as well. In countries that enjoy full multi-party electoral systems an increasing percentage of the population is supporting and voting for the Green Party. But in the United States the electorate remains stuck in the only-two-significant-choices mindset that has prevailed for over 150 years!

You can accomplish two things by voting for JoAnn Cousin and Steven Welzer for State Assembly on November 3. First, you can express your preference for a platform based on the distinctive values of the Green Party: ecology, equality, peace, social justice, and renewal of local community life. Second, you can send a message that you’re tired of the ongoing dominance of the dysfunctional establishment political parties — both the Republicans and the Democrats.

Those parties could use some competition! And our electoral system would benefit from the inclusion of “more voices and more choices.” Surely there ought to be more than just two political perspectives represented on our ballots and in our legislatures.

So we urge you to vote Green, register into the Green Party, and volunteer to help us build this much-needed alternative. If you want to start right away, please get in touch with us. Or: you can make a start toward supporting a new political direction by casting your two Assembly votes for JoAnn Cousin and Steven Welzer on November 3. Thanks!

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Here’s a link to the detailed Green Party platform: http://www.gp.org/platform

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Fundraiser-dinner Sunday, Oct. 11

Please join us October 11, 4:00 to 7:00pm, for a special campaign event.

We’ll be hosting a fundraiser-dinner at: 1 Ely Court, Hightstown, NJ 08520.

Here’s your chance to meet the 2015 GPNJ candidates.

Green Party literature will be available. The campaign will provide the dinner, but feel free to bring your own wine or beer. And don’t forget your checkbook! We’re getting ready to buy lawn signs to get out the word that voters will see an alternative on their November ballot. We need to raise several hundred dollars to make it possible. We hope you can help out! If, by chance, you can’t attend on Sunday, please consider sending in a contribution check to: “14th District Greens” — PO Box 734, Hightstown, NJ 08520.