The Steuben County Green Party is looking for good Green Party candidates
to support in local elections this year. Please contact us if you are interested in
Darin Robbins for Mayor of Corning
Darin Robbins announced his Green Party candidacy for mayor of Corning on Feb. 21,
2013. For more information about Darin's campaign, click
here. We are working to support Darin's campaign. His campaign platform includes:
Participatory Budgeting: Residents can choose where 30% of their local tax
payment will go in the city budget.
Referendum: Residents can place proposals on the ballot so that all residents
can vote on them.
Cooperatives: Requirement that the city’s economic fund can only give
startup loans to worker owned businesses.
Fab Lab: Community workshop offering personal fabrication through computer
controlled tools and flexible manufacturing equipment that is freely accessible to
Net-metering: A revolving loan fund that will help homeowners install solar
panels and small wind turbines while connected to the city grid, where any surplus
energy is shared by all residents.
Anti-Fracking: A community Bill Of Rights that includes the right to clean
land, air, and water and which sets the foundation for a local ban on fracking.
Darin is a lifelong resident of Corning. He lived in the 8th and 9th wards before
redistricting and in the 7th and 6th wards after redistricting. He has Bachelor’s
degree in Political Science from American University in Washington D.C. and currently
volunteers at the Southeast Steuben County Library. He has been a member of the Green
Party since November 2000 and a member of Occupy since November 2011.
Supporting State and National Green Party Candidates
In 2012, members of the Steuben County Green Party worked for Jill Stein's campaign
for President of the United State and Colia Clark's campaign for US Senate from New
York. Colia came to Corning on May 1 and spoke at three Occupy events. The events
received widespread press coverage,
including: WENY (ABC
affiliate), WETM (NBC
affiliate), the Corning
Leader, the Elmira Star-Gazette and YNN,
most of which featured Colia's participation.
Supporting Local Candidates in the 2011 Elections
Joe Duffy for Hornell City Council, 10th Ward
The Steuben County Green Party endorsed Joe Duffy in his Green Party campaign for Hornell
City Council. Joe was one of two candidates for 10 Ward Alderman.
Cecile Lawrence for Tioga County legislature
Cecile Lawrence, who visited Steuben County in 2010 during her Green Party campaign for US
Senate, ran in 2011 for Tioga County legislature.
NY State Green Party Wins 2010 Victory,
Reclaims Ballot Line
The more than 58,000 votes cast
for Howie Hawkins and Gloria Mattera in the 2010 elections have
Party a ballot line for the next four years.
Support for all the Green candidates was
strong. Unofficial figures show Comptroller
candidate Julia Willebrand receiving almost
98,000 votes, and US Senate candidates
Colia Clarke and
Cecile Lawrence receiving about 40,000
and 34,000 votes respectively. Each of
our candidates came in third in their races..
"This is the best showing ever for
statewide Green Party candidates. It is
the culmination of months of hard work
on the part of many party members, and
the candidates themselves. Voters are fed
up with Democrats and Republicans taking
their votes for granted, and are open to
hearing ideas from a party not beholden
to Wall St. and special interests. Howie
Hawkins campaigned tirelessly to promote
the idea of a Green New Deal, funded by
progressive taxation on the wealthy, and
using the stock transfer tax we already
collect to fill the budget gap. Voters
who heard the message understood that Howie's
platform made sense, and that it's the
austerity plans of Cuomo and Paladino that
are nonsense," said Peter LaVenia,
co-chair of the NY State Green Party.
is a building block for the future. We
are going to use this victory to elect
Greens statewide, starting at the local
level and moving on up to the state," stated
Eric Jones, co-chair of the NYS Green Party.
Greens Nominate Hawkins,
Clark, Lawrence and Willebrand
Syracuse labor activist
Hawkins was nominated for Governor
and Gloria Mattera, a
long time peace activist from Brooklyn,
was nominated for Lt. Governor at the
Green Party state convention in Albany
Clark was nominated for
the US Senate seat presently held by Chuck
Schumer. Cecile Lawrence was picked
to fill out the Senate seat previously
held by Hillary Clinton. Julia Willebrand
from Manhattan, who received amost 118,000
votes for Comptroller four years ago,
chosen to run for comptroller again.
Videos of the nominating speeches of the
are at www.gpnys.org.
Steuben Greens on YouTube
Meet members of the Steuben
YouTube talking about politics and the
Green Party to help promote our candidates.
Recorded at our April 28, 2010 meeting
candidates in New York had some of their
best results ever this year. Mary Jo Long
who won re-election to a seat on the Town
Board of Afton in Chenango
County. Lynne Serpe, Howie
Hawkins and Joe Duffy had excellent
showings in their races for NYC Council,
Syracuse City Council and Mayor of the
City of Hornell. They won 44%, 41% and 34%
of the vote in their respective races.
Non-offical returns for
all NYS Green Party Candidates:
Jeff Green Town Board, Kent
Louis D. Tartaro 1,238 22.53%
John A. Greene 1,115 20.29% Jeff Green (Grn) 998 18.16%
Karl R. Rohde 771 14.03%
Thomas F. Maxson 704 12.81%
Edward C. Durkee 669 12.17%
William Talen Mayor, New York City
Michael Bloomberg (GOP) 557059 50.61%
William Thompson (Dem) 506717 46.04%
Stephen Christopher (Con) 18277 1.66% Billy Talen (Grn) 8964 0.81%
Francisca Villar (PSL) 3517 0.32%
Jimmy McMillan (Oth) 2615 0.24%
Joseph Dobrian (Lib) 2004 0.18%
Daniel Fein (SWP) 1496 0.14%
Russell Ziemba City Council, 3rd district, Troy
Bodnar R/I/C 513 42%
Hoffmeister D/TA 394 32% Ziemba WF/G 321 26%