The Green Party of St. Paul unanimously endorsed two candidates for St. Paul City Council on Sunday: Johnny Howard, of Frogtown, for Ward 1, and Jim Ivey, of Lowertown, for Ward 2. Howard and Ivey are the first to join an emerging citywide Green Party effort to run a strong slate of candidates in St. Paul’s first election to be conducted by Ranked Choice Voting.
“Ranked Choice Voting provides St. Paul residents with the opportunity to exercise greater choice and vote their conscience in this election,” said Green Party co-chair Jesse Mortenson. “We campaigned hard in the effort to win Ranked Choice Voting for our city, and we’re excited to field great candidates under the new system.”
Both Green-endorsed candidates are emphasizing the following in their campaigns:
• A stronger, more vibrant local economy that creates jobs
• A greener, healthier environment
• Treating everyone in St. Paul with dignity and respect, and
• Increasing local self-determination by using the wisdom and energy of St. Paul residents
“Johnny and Jim put people first in their campaigns. They embody the Green Party key value of Grassroots Democracy,” said party co-chair Gary Carlson. “We are proud to stand with them and will continue our efforts to recruit others to stand with them in advocating for a stronger, cleaner and healthier St. Paul.”
The Green Party also announced on Sunday that Andy Dawkins and Roger Meyer, two long-time St. Paul residents with a commitment to bringing more voices and more choices into politics, will be co-chairing the coordinated campaign to elect Green Party candidates across the city. In the coming weeks, more voices will be joining Howard and Ivey in carrying forward the Green Vision for St. Paul.
The Coordinated Campaign Co-Chairs are Andy Dawkins and Roger Meyer.