Green Party Candidates Win Over 30 Races On Election Day: Across 40 States, Over 450 Candidates Run Green. In California, Peter Miguel Camejo Earns 5 Percent of Vote and 340,000 Votes in Gubernatorial

November 06, 2002

On Tuesday, Green Party candidates ran in 467 races spread across 40 states. About 35 Green candidates won local and state races including John Eder who was elected by a two-to-one margin to the State House of Representatives in Maine.

In California, gubernatorial candidate Peter Miguel Camejo ran one of the most prominent Green races in the country. He scored about 5 percent of the vote in the race, which was won by Democrat incumbent Gray Davis. He had campaigned on living-wage laws, preservation of old- growth forests, universal health care, a moratorium on the death penalty and abolishment of California three strikes law.

In Maryland, Green candidate Linda Schade narrowly lost in her campaign for Maryland House of Delegates. Meanwhile in Vermont, Anthony Pollina, running on the Progressive Party ticket for Lieutenant-Governor, lost to Republican Brian Dubie.


  • Linda Schade, Green candidate for Maryland House of Delegates.
  • Peter Miguel Camejo, Green Party Gubernatorial candidate in CA.
  • Anthony Pollina, Independent gubernatorial candidate, Vermont.

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