Thursday, April 13, 2006

8 of 12 Wisconsin Green Candidates Win Elections

For Immediate Release
April 6, 2006

Bob Poeschl, Co-chair, Wisconsin Green Party, 920-312-0529,
Ruth Weill, Co-chair, Wisconsin Green Party, 414-562-6097, cell -

Eight of Twelve Wisconsin Green Party's Endorsed Candidates Elected

The Wisconsin Green Party is pleased to note that eight of its endorsed candidates were elected on April 4th. Seven are Green Party members, and the eighth, Kyle Richmond, is prohibited membership in a political party due to his employment at the Wisconsin State Elections Board. All eight won their bids for seats on county boards around the state.

John Hardin (Barron County), Ben Farrell (Winnebago County), Bob Ryan (Door County), Barbara Vedder (Dane County), John Hendrick (Dane County), and Kyle Richmond (Dane County) all won re-election to county board seats. Vedder had been appointed to an open seat a few months before the election.

Jeff Peterson (Polk County) and Ashok Kumar (Dane County) will take their seats as county board officials for the first time.

Four more candidates lost their bid for election, but had excellent showings: Rev. Glen Halbe - Racine Common Council, 2/2 with 188 votes for 41%, Larry Harding - Somers Township Supervisor 2/2 with 436 votes for 46%, Phillip Peterson - Portage County Board, 2/2 with 106 votes for 49.3%, Gerry Steltenpohl - Portage County Board 2/2 with 195 votes for 42.2%.

Contact for Greens Elected April 4th:

Ben Farrell: County Board of Supervisors, District 16, Winnebago (I) 920.450.5273

John Hardin: Board of Supervisors, District 1, Barron (I) 715.837.1161

John Hendrick, Dane County Board of Supervisors, District 6 (I) 608.257.1409

Ashok Kumar, Dane County Board of Supervisors, District 5 608.843.0615

Jeff Peterson, Polk County Board of Supervisors, District 5 715.472.2728

Bob Ryan, Door County Board of Supervisors, District 3 (I) , 920.746.0549

Barbara Vedder, Dane County Board of Supervisors, District 2 (I) 608. 249.8428

Contact for Green Endorsed Candidate Elected April 4th:

Kyle Richmond Dane County Board of Supervisors, 27th district

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