North Carolina Green Party
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Thursday, July 5, 2018
Our press release sent out Monday, July 2, incorrectly stated that candidate Robert Corriher is from Winston-Salem. Corriher is recently of Greensboro and currently resides in Mebane, with plans to return to Greensboro during the campaign season.
NORTH CAROLINA GREEN PARTY FIELDS 4 CANDIDATES FOR NOVEMBER ELECTIONS
The North Carolina Green Party held its 2018 Nominating Convention beginning on Wednesday, June 27, nominating 3 candidates to run on the Green Party ballot line, and endorsing 1 candidate to run as a Green for nonpartisan local office.
The following candidates were selected:
Lilly Taylor (Charlotte) for Mecklenburg County Soil and Water Conservation District Supervisor;
Keenan Altic (Winston-Salem) for Forsyth County Commissioner At-Large;
Justin Miller (New London) for N.C. House of Representatives District 66;
Robert Corriher for 13th Congressional District.
In its first year as a recognized political party in North Carolina, the Green Party selected its candidates by convention, according to state guidelines. Starting in 2019, Greens will participate in the primary election process.
“This is a historic moment for North Carolina voters,” said NCGP co-chair Tommie James. “Opening up the ballot to new political voices will bring a new, exciting dynamic to our elections. The Green Party is the only independent grassroots party in the field. We look forward to being a growing force in North Carolina politics.”
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