Our Candidates

The DC Statehood Green Party runs candidates for office every election year. We are committed to running candidates for public office deeply committed to the progressive values found in our platform. The information below details our nominees and past nominees for public office.

 

Meet our Green-endorsed 2018 candidates!

 

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ANN WILCOX (MAYOR)

A former Ward 2 DC Board of Education member from 1994-1998, Ann Wilcox has the experience and the vision to work for a progressive, neighborhood-based city that respects all persons regardless of income level and background. A practicing attorney, Ann regularly represents DC protesters and defended gay activist and former Army Lt. Dan Choi after his arrest in 2010 at a protest in front of the White House against the military's “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell" policy. 

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JOYCE PAUL (WARD 5 COUNCILMEMBER)

Joyce has served 8 terms as an elected ANC Commissioner in Wards 2 and 5. A member of the Consumer Utility Board for over 30 years, Joyce has testified before DC Council and the Public Service Commission on affordable utility rates for many years. Before retiring, Joyce served as Program Director of Community Outreach in the Shaw Urban Renewal Area. She has received numerous awards and certificates of Appreciation from the PTSS and other civic and community groups. 

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DAVID SCHWARTZMAN (AT-LARGE COUNCILMEMBER)

David is campaigning on a platform to empower working class District residents by establishing a DC public bank, raising the state tax rate on DC's highest earners to offset the GOP tax cuts for the wealthy, and fighting to implement Paid Family Leave here in the District. A resident of Washington, DC since 1977, David previously ran for public office in 2010 and 2012. 

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LINO STRACUZZI (DELEGATE TO THE US HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES)

A first-generation American, Lino has spent over 25 years working as an auto technician. Lino's top priorities include restructuring Social Security and Medicare to make sure it remains available for all of us, strengthening employee rights, strengthening our public school system, and passing single-payer healthcare. Lino previously ran for Delegate to the US House of Representatives in 2014 and 2016. 

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ELEANOR ORY (SHADOW SENATOR)

Eleanor's campaign has embraced a three-pronged approach to securing DC Statehood. First, she wants to convince the DC Council to increase funding for grants that help organizations working on DC statehood. Second, she plans to do more lobbying of Republicans; she mentioned that she has already spoken with a few GOP senators’ offices. Finally, she would want to do more as shadow senator to push the issue of DC statehood into the public consciousness, as she did earlier this year when the Senate voted to confirm Brett Kavanaugh as a Supreme Court justice. “I think it is important to symbolically protest more against the lack of DC statehood,” Ory said. “For example, after the Supreme Court vote, I stood in front of the Capitol for five hours with the DC flag, which helped raise a lot of awareness.”

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PERRY REDD (ANC 4B05)

Perry Redd is a longtime Ward 4 resident who currently works for the Washington Lawyers' Committee as a Worker's Right Advocate following the merger of the Committee and the DC Employment Justice Center (EJC). He works to secure, protect and promote workplace justice in the DC metropolitan area. Perry has a passion for serving the under-served and under-employed communities of his native Washington, DC. He is a community organizer who began his organizing career under the “right-to-work” hostilities of Tennessee in the 1990’s, co-founding the 501(c)(3) workers rights advocacy, Sincere Seven.

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If you are interested in running as a Green in 2018, please fill out our Candidate Survey.

If you or someone you know is thinking of running, fill out our candidate questionnaire or send us an email at info@dcstatehoodgreen.org.   

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