Green Party of Monroe announces slate of local candidates

[From: Democrat & Chronicle]

Former Green Party mayoral candidate Alex White is now seeking a spot on City Council.

White, the owner of Boldo's Armory on Monroe Avenue, was among seven candidates that received endorsements from the Green Party of Monroe County at a press conference on Wednesday morning. He will challenge for the council seat in the south district, which is currently held by Adam McFadden.

"I thought the mayoral run went very well. I was running against two very strong candidates, and I was running on a party that no one had heard of," said White. "So I thought that 9 percent was very well done in that situation. I'm looking to build on the momentum I've generated there."

Thanks to Howie Hawkins's relative success as the Green Party candidate for governor in 2010, the party is assured a ballot line in any election in New York state for the next four years. The standard for statewide ballot status is 50,000 votes in the gubernatorial election; Hawkins received nearly 60,000.

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