Malachy McCourt: Mr. McCourt is a well known figure and his statements address the voter who has not been voting his/her conscience--and instead voting for the lesser of 2 evils. He is anxious to bear the banner of the Green Party in NY--and the key values that we endorse. This is an important point and a good one to emphasize during the election. He obviously has the resources and the name to bring press and attention to the campaign.
Alison Duncan -- a longtime activist for women, gay, lesbian, and rights of all people in NY and in this country. She brings experience and honesty to this campaign.
Howie Hawkins--definitely GREEN...No doubt about his credibility as an activist, a truthful person, a representative of the working class. He is what the party is about at its platform level. He is not a career politician. We need to declare that we are asking the voting public to vote for a candidate they can believe. This is not a frivolous request since so much rests on Hawkins who can seriously challenge all that Hillary Clinton has abandoned--the common folk, the victims of this immoral war, and the environmental disasters already faced by toxic dumps and global warming--right in this state and throughout the country.
Rachel Treichler--She is far better than most green Candidates I have ever met--truly a Green in soul and speech. She has atty experience, and needs to emphasize the specifics of court cases (the scope and achievement) more clearly to be credible with the public. Her humility and talent for listening need to be exploited but in a confident way--since voters want leadership and "fight" in their atty general. But, we need to emphasize that she has experience as a lawyer in NYC and is not to be taken lightly.
To get an up close and detailed summary of each candidate and find their web pages, go to the NYSTate Green Party site: http://www.gpnys.org