January 8, 2016

Meet the Green Party 2016 Presidential Candidates

By Mark Wachtler

January 8, 2016. Houston. (ONN) Meet the candidates seeking the 2016 Green Party Presidential nomination. Dr. Jill Stein was the nominee in 2012 after a fierce challenge by Kent Mesplay and a handful of other hopefuls. Both are seeking the Party’s nomination again this time around and they are joined by three additional well known Green Party activists in their bid for US President. Meet the 2016 Green Party Presidential candidates below.

Kent Mesplay is giving Jill Stein and the other 2016 Green Party Presidential hopefuls a run for their money. Image courtesy of GP.org.


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2016 Green Party Presidential Candidates

*Check out all the opposition election candidates at the Opposition News 2016 Candidates Listing.

Jill Stein

Dr. Jill Stein was the 2012 Green Party Presidential nominee. She received 469,572 votes (0.36%) in the General Election. Stein was born in Chicago and graduated magna cum laude from Harvard in 1973 and from Harvard Medical School in 1979. In 2002, activists in the Massachusetts Green-Rainbow Party approached Dr. Stein and asked her to run for Governor of Massachusetts. She accepted and began her first foray into electoral politics.

Jill Stein is a mother, physician, longtime teacher of internal medicine, and a pioneering environmental health advocate. Her campaign platform includes supporting renewable energy, ending poverty, healthcare, education and employment as rights, $15 minimum wage, fighting climate change, equality and justice, and defending human rights. Visit Jill Stein's campaign website for further details.

Kent Mesplay

Kent Mesplay is a 10-year Delegate from California on the Green Party National Committee. Mesplay is a scientist of biomedical engineering, an Air Quality Inspector, and an Emergency Shelter Manager. He is a graduate of Harvey Mudd College and Northwestern University. Mesplay is a past high school teacher and a volunteer for entities such as Veterans Affairs, Habitat for Humanity, Turtle Island Institute, and is currently the Secretary for the nonprofit Civilization Transformation Project and their Primate Rescue Network.

His campaign platform includes integrity, countering corruption, improving representation, implementing scientific solutions to climate change and supporting indigenous peoples. Mesplay is a member of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU). His past runs for office include US Senate (1996) and US President (2004, 2008, 2012). Visit Kent Mesplay's campaign website for additional information.

William Kreml

Bill Kreml is a Distinguished Professor Emeritus at the University of South Carolina. The candidate graduated from Northwestern University in 1962 and went on to graduate from Northwestern University School of Law three years later, and received his Doctorate from Indiana University in 1972. Kreml has written and published four books beginning in 1977, with a new book in each decade after that. The Green Party Presidential candidate’s campaign website touts, ‘Fifty years in the Academy. Thirty-five years of political activism.’

Darryl Cherney

Darryl Cherney doesn’t have a campaign website. But the candidate’s campaign Facebook Page describes the Green Party Presidential hopeful saying, ‘Earth First!, Film Producer, Songwriter, Litigant v FBI, Car-bomb survivor, PR Guy for the Redwoods, Healthcare Advocate, Firewood Sales, MS in Urban Ed.’

Sedinam Moyowasifza Curry

Sedinam Moyowasifza Curry doesn’t have a campaign website. But the candidate’s campaign Facebook Page simply reads, ‘Welcome, brothers, sisters and others! Welcome to the Facebook page supporting the Green Party's Sedinam Kinamo Christin Moyowasifza-Curry for President!’

For more information

On January 23rd, the Green Party of California will host the first major forum/debate including all the Party’s Presidential candidates. The Green Party will choose its Presidential nominee during the Party’s National Convention on August 4th in Houston.

For more information on the Green Party and its 2016 candidates, visit GP.org. View the full list of 2016 opposition/third party candidates from across the country and every opposition party in America at the Opposition News 2016 Candidates Page.



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