These Green Candidates Are On The Ballot!

Meet a few of our 2017 Green Wave candidates!  All Greens who have filed their nomination petitions for the Nov 8 General Election should submit a picture & brief bio to greenwaveofpa@gmail.com.
Jules Mermelstein will appear on the ballot in every voting booth across the state as Green candidate for SUPERIOR COURT JUDGE. Jules serves as a Montgomery County delegate to the Green Party of PA, and has been a licensed PA attorney since 1980. He is admitted to practice in the federal courts of the Eastern District of PA, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals, and the US Supreme Court. Jules has also worked as a public school teacher of US History, Government and Economics in both a poor urban school and a wealthier suburban one. Jules brings decades of experience in electoral politics to his campaign, having served five four-year terms on the Upper Dublin Board of Commissioners. In 2011, Jules was awarded the Upper Dublin Medal of Excellence as the Outstanding Citizen of the year. He serves on the Law & Research Committee of Move to Amend, a national organization with the aim of amending the Constitution to make it clear that Constitutional rights belong to human people -- not to corporate "people."
Visit www.mermelstein4judge.org for more information & to donate!

Nate Craig is running for Mayor of Phoenixville in Chester County.  Nate is a Chester County Green who was inspired by Bernie Sanders’ call to build a movement that would need to take root in local, county, and state governments. Nate is running with the vision of building a more moral country, a more just criminal justice system, and an economy where hard-working Americans have a fighting chance to do well.  Nate states that he is “not here to fix the world with a magic wand, but, rather, to do the work that is required to create a moral society.” He is running to help continue to ensure fairness in Phoenixville’s criminal justice practices and to help move Phoenixville towards a local economy that works better for more residents. You can visit his website here, or donate directly here.

Ann DiCampello is running for Bristol Township Council in Bucks CountyShe says, "Being both a mom and an environmentalist, I am concerned with how climate change impacts our children's health, with making new mandates for renewables (such as roof solar on new business construction), and with the threats that possible shale fracking can bring to Bucks County water supplies."  Ann and her family have lived in Levittown since she earned her B.S. in Biology from Misericordia University over ten years ago. Ann volunteers for the Bristol Township Environmental Advisory Council and the Greenbelt Overhaul Alliance of Levittown (G.O.A.L.).  She is also a member of the Bucks County Sierra Club. Ann believes that Township Council members should be striving for education on sustainability, renewables and clean energy resources. For more about Ann's campaign visit ann4council.weebly.com


 


Dave Ochmanowicz is seeking to be elected Director of School Board in Quakertown School District, Bucks County.   Dave is a voting delegate to the Green Party of the US & serves on several national committees. He has previously served both as Secretary of the Green Party of PA & chair of the Bucks County local, and continues to be a county delegate to the state party.  By profession Dave is a specialist in both group & individual insurance.  He volunteers as Treasurer on the Board of Trustees of the Lotus School of Liberal Arts and is active with the Quakertown Neighborhood Association.  A 10 year resident of his community with a family, he recognizes the need for open communication & flexible support of the dynamic needs of every student.  Dave is running with a reform cohort on a platform of fiscal responsibility, transparency, & science.  He successfully earned a cross-filed nomination in the primary, so he will appear on the ballot in the fall on both the Democratic and Green tickets.  For more about Dave's campaign visit www.qcsd2017.com or make a donation.

Timothy Runkle
is Chair of the Lancaster County Green Party
 and the Treasurer of the Green Party of Pennsylvania. He established roots in Elizabethtown (Lancaster County) after earning his B.S. in Geology from Millersville University. Timothy has successfully managed environmental remediation projects in the PA, NJ, and NY area for the past 10 years. He believes that local government representatives must be good stewards of the land who understand the needs of the people. He is simultaneously running for BOROUGH COUNCIL and JUDGE OF ELECTIONS.

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Bradley Granlun
will be a candidate for BOROUGH COUNCIL this fall in Philipsburg, where he was born and raised.  Brad is retired from a long career in landscape installation & maintenance which included 8 years as a Golf Course Superintendent.   A conservationist all his life, Brad believes that his volunteer work at Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park in Florida and Black Moshannon State Park in Centre County has been the most rewarding work he has done.  Brad believes that the two-party system is severely broken, and plans to help develop a grassroots-focused Green Party.
  His campaign's focus will be on water quality & availability, sustainable energy sources, and plastic pollution.

Olivia Faison is running for INSPECTOR OF ELECTIONS in her Philadelphia voting district, a role she has filled as a volunteer poll worker since 2008.  A chemist by profession, Olivia currently serves as the Secretary of the Board of Directors of the City of Philadelphia Health Centers.  She has also had a lifelong side career as a professional singer (beginning at age 15).  A BMI published songwriter & producer, Olivia made the Billboard gospel charts in 1997 with her contemporary gospel album, Follow the Law

Paul Notwick
and his wife are thirty year residents of Bristol Township in Bucks County. He was appointed JUDGE OF ELECTIONS
in 2016 and is running for a four year term in November. Paul is a retired public elementary school teacher and a former vice president of the Neshaminy Federation of Teachers. In keeping with his commitment to education, Paul volunteers with Welcoming the Stranger; a group that teaches English as a second language to people newly arrived in the U.S. Paul believes our current political system needs to be opened to a wider range of parties, ideas, and actions bringing a diversity that will be more representative of the people.

Kerry Foose is a candidate for JUDGE OF ELECTIONS in Lenox Township.  A wife, mother, & long-time environmental enthusiast & animal lover, Kerry has developed and led various community projects. She has served as director of an animal shelter, chaired a farmers' market cooperative, & served on a Clean Air Board.  Today she lives with her husband on a small organic farm in the tiny town of Hop Bottom in Susquehanna County.   Kerry believes in a pragmatic and balanced approach to reforming our political system to be more representative of the people. Election integrity is a key component of correcting the deficits in our broken system. As inspector of elections she will maintain the highest ethics in protecting the voting process in order to ensure confidence for the citizens of Lenox township.

Jennifer "Jen" Krott is a candidate for
JUDGE OF ELECTIONS in her voting district of Taylor (Lackawanna County). Since the late 80's Jen's activism has involved her in causes ranging from LGBTQ & labor rights to community organizing & environmentalism. She met her husband when they were both involved with the Occupy movement and they now live in Taylor with their 4 cats. She has professional experience in advertising, sales, & logistics and is an avid runner & weightlifter & a casual cyclist. Jen says, "I'm very excited about taking part in this process and representing our party."

Neal Gale is a resident of Abington Twp in Montgomery County and represents his county local as a voting delegate to the Green Party of PA. He is running for JUDGE OF ELECTIONS. Neal joined the Green Party because he finds the increasing distance of our elected officials from the people they govern unacceptable. His civic engagement includes serving on the Abington Township Energy Advisory Council, which helps him bring to his community the personal experience he has gained from his professional experience with energy conservation & efficiency. Since 1996 Neal has been managing a comprehensive, low-income energy affordability program throughout New Jersey. He is passionate about taking an active part in making the world a better place for everyone’s children, now and into the future.

Stuart Chen-Hayes is an active member of the Bucks County Green Partyhttps://sites.google.com/site/greenwaveofpacandidates/candidates/SCH-DSC_0985-8x10-fortheweb2.jpg?attredirects=0and a professor of education.  He has been on the CUNY Lehman College Counselor Education/School Counseling faculty since 1998. He has middle school, sexuality, family and couples, community mental health, and addictions counseling experience.  Dr. Chen-Hayes is co-author of 101 Solutions for School Counselors and Leaders in Challenging Times and has delivered over 260 professional counseling and social justice education presentations in 35 US states, Taiwan, and Hong Kong.  Stuart was active in the 2016 recount, which sparked an interest in the mechanics and integrity of vote-counting.  He is running for JUDGE OF ELECTIONS in NEWTOWN (Bucks County).