The Harris County Green Party's nominating convention took place today, affirming nominations for seven different offices. The members assembled also selected a slate of 18 delegates, plus alternates, to the state convention in San Antonio 9-10 April.
The delegates to the county convention also expressed overwhelming support for nominating Jill Stein for President, with each of the other Green presidential candidates picking up a few votes.
Green conventions in Texas use the Approval Voting method and must always have a line for None of the Above in every race for public office, so ballots at the consolidated precinct conventions on 8 March allowed expressions of approval for any or all of the candidates.
The nominees for offices entirely within Harris County are:
Each of the seven faced no opposition other than None of the Above. Only two delegates cast votes from US House District 29 in the precinct caucuses, and one of the votes was for NotA. The county convention approved his nomination despite the 1-1 split.
Deb Shafto, the Texas Greens' candidate for governor in 2010, withdrew from the race for Texas Senate District 6. In withdrawing, she cited conflicts with her position on KPFT's Local Station Board. If she were to run for public office, the Board's by-laws would require that she resign her post.
On Saturday 19 March, delegates to district conventions will convene via teleconference to approve nominees for US House Districts 9, 22, and 36, all of which extend over two or more counties.
Details and links may be added later.
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