Greens hold elected office all over the United States, in cities large and small, suburban and rural areas, working with the people they represent and other elected officials to make Green ideas into real policies on the ground. Currently we have 100+ elected officials. Greens’ independence from the two parties and their corporate sponsors allows our elected officials to take strong stands for the people they serve.
We also run hundreds of candidates across the country during each election cycle. These candidates are directly challenging the political power structure and bringing important issues to the table that are too often ignored by the candidates of the major parties. They also get our name out in their communities, provide a focus for local Green groups, and attract new people to join the Party.
While, to date, most elected Greens are working at the municipal and county level and don’t get a lot of publicity, the changes they are making are very real. And with the help of people around the country who are ready for real change – whether they volunteer, donate, run for office, or simply vote Green - we’ll be electing more and more people to higher and higher offices in the future.
Please explore this section to learn more about our candidates, our officeholders, ballot access, and why you should register as a Green.
Want to run for office? Learn how to become a Green Party of New York candidate on our Run for Office page.