Charles Barron, Hakeem Jeffries Square Off Against Colin Beavan

[Conchita Campos at policymic 6/26/12]

Much has been made of the today's Democratic primary in Brooklyn’s 8th congressional district, with controversial former Black Panther Charles Barron going head-to-head against themedia-endorsed moderate Hakeem Jeffries (also known as “Obama-lite”) for the seat being left vacant by the retiring Ed Towns. But for those who feel that neither candidate represents their best interest, there is another option.

Green Party candidate Colin Beavan, author and environmental activist best known for documenting his year-long experience as No Impact Man, is also running to represent Central Brooklyn. I had the opportunity to talk policy and politics with Mr. Beavan as he discussed his reasons for throwing his hat into the ring. Below is an excerpt of our interview.

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