Tuesday, February 28, 2006

More candidates

BARBARA BECNELWow. There are now 34 Green Party County Council candidates in Los Angeles County. (See list below.)

While checking out the list, I noticed that Barbara Becnel (above) had also pulled papers, to run as a Democrat for governor. Becnel, a death penalty opponent, is widely known for her friendship with, and advocacy for, Stanley "Tookie" Williams. The photo above is from the Feb 18 forum at Bethel AME Church with several Green Party candidates, in which she spoke about her disillusionment with the Democratic Party and the Democratic candidates for governor. Both supported the execution of Williams. At the forum, Becnel announced that she was contemplating a run against them in the primary (she said it was to late for her to reregister and run with another party).

The photo of Nativo Lopez (below) is taken from the same event. He is among the Greens who took out papers this week to run for County Council.

Nativo Lopez

GPLAC County Council candidates as of 2/28/06 (state senate district)
ELLEN L. MAISEN (17 & 19)
CELIA H. SORENSEN (17 & 19)
JANELL M. HOLLE (20)
JOHN PAUL LINDBLAD (20)
TED C. FRANKS (21)
ROGER H. GRAY (21)
NATIVO V. LOPEZ (22)
SARA AMIREBRAHIMI (23)
ZACK BEATTY (23)
MICHAEL ALAN FEINSTEIN (23)
ANNE GOEKE (23)
ELISABETH GREEN (23)
LISA KAWAMOTO HSU (23)
GENEVIEVE MARCUS (23)
LAWRENCE SETH (LARRY) SILVERMINTZ (23)
JAMES MICHAEL ODLING (24)
SASHA KARLIK (25)
DONNA J. WARREN (25)
DOUGLES LEE BARNETT (26)
JASON NEVILLE (26)
MICHAEL ROCHMES (26)
MARJATTA WILLIAMS (26)
SEAN MICHAEL FORBES (27)
COBY SKYE (27)
GABRIELLE WEEKS (27)
RICHARD CHACKER (28)
BONNIE CORDOVA (28)
AMY FRAME (28)
AMANDA GOEKE (28)
MARCIA HANSCOM (28)
GLENN E. HOPKINS (28)
PATRICK PASCHAL MC BRIDE (28)
JOHN WENGER (28)
WILL YEAGER (28)

Update [3/4/06]:
more candidates:
EUGENE HERNANDEZ (20)
MICHAEL ALLEN (21)
SERGE BAKALIAN (21)
DIANE ERIN TROUT (21)
BERNICE G. TOLLEFSON (23)
DONALD G. TOLLEFSON (23)
FRANCES WELLS (23)
DON BORING (29 & 32)

1 Comments:

Blogger Lisa said...

Barbara Bechnel running points out an important issue: we have to outreach and convince these movement people to switch Green sooner!

Did anyone ask Cindy Sheehan at the Pasadena event with Martin Sheen this last weekend if she'll switch to Green NOW, so she can run as a Green next time? And so she'll be in the appropriate party for her views: the anti-war party.

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