Two members of our Green Alliance of Southwest Missouri chapter declared their candidacies at a press conference on November 21, 2017. Preston Reynolds is running to be the Carterville City Councilman from Ward 3 and Conon Gillis is running to be the State Senator from District 32. This is a historic event, giving voters in Southwest Missouri the opportunity to vote Green for the first time in these districts! Voters in Carterville will be able to vote for Preston Reynolds on General Municipal Election Day, April 3, 2018. Voters in district 32 will be able to vote for Conon Gillis at the Primary Election on August 7, 2018 by asking for the Green Party ballot at the polls and again in the General Election on November 6, 2018.
The Green Road to 2018
These are only the first of our candidates gearing up for 2018. We’ll be announcing other candidate filings on our website and on social media, as well as endorsements. Keep track of where Greens are running in Missouri by visiting our Current Candidates page.
Our Elections Committee is looking to fill Missouri 2018 ballots with qualified candidates. Our top priority is to have Greens run for the two statewide offices on the ballot in 2018: U.S. Senator and State Auditor. Getting over 2% of the vote for statewide candidates maintains our statewide ballot access and official party status for 4 years after the election. We also aim to run in many of the uncontested state and local races with only one major party candidate. Missouri voters deserve real choices, especially in these types of races. However, we are committed to running quality candidates wherever we can because the Green Party has the solutions necessary for our time of crisis.
Check your voter registration and register to vote if necessary. Find out which political districts you are in and where your voting place is at. Learn which offices are on the ballot in 2018 by visiting the Secretary of State’s website and your local election board (for local races). Pay attention to election dates, candidate filing deadlines, and voter registration deadlines. Please contact us if you want to learn more about being a Green Party candidate. Our broken political system will not change unless more citizens get involved.