Green Mountain Party

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Green Mountain Party
ChairpersonNeil Johnson
Founded3 December 2015
Headquarters6971 Main Street. Suite 1E, Box 8
Waitsfield, Vermont 05673
IdeologyGreen conservatism
Environmentalism
Fiscal conservatism
Anti-corruption
Political positionCenter-right
Colors     Brown
(also Red, Blue)
Statewide Offices
0 / 6
Seats in the State Senate
0 / 30
Seats in the State House
0 / 150
Mayorships
0 / 8
Seats on the Burlington City Council
0 / 12
Other elected offices0
Website
www.greenmountainparty.com

The Green Mountain Party is a political party in the United States. It was founded in 2015 in response to lobbyists control over the state legislature and is active only in the U.S. state of Vermont.[1][2] The party supports environmentalism and ecological legislation.[3] The party gained minor status as a political party in 2017. [4] It has no relation to the Green Party or the Mountain Party.

History[edit]

In the 2018 Vermont House of Representatives election the party chairman, Neil Johnson, was the party's candidate in Washington-7 seat and came in last with 385 votes. Republican Party State Senate candidates Randy Gray and Ken Alger received the support of the Green Mountain Party.[5]

Platform[edit]

The Green Mountain Party has a seven-point plan that includes:[6]

  • improving the ethics rating,
  • decreasing lobbying,
  • cutting the budget,
  • continuing the drug war,
  • strengthening the free market,
  • improving education at a low cost, and
  • decreasing taxes.
  • 55 percent tax on in state money sent to lobbyists and 90 percent on out-of-state money[7]

Party officers[edit]

Current[edit]

  • Chair: Neil Johnson (2015–present)
  • Vice Chair: Charlie Booher (2017–present)
  • Secretary: Bernie VonTrapp (2017–present)
  • Treasurer: Lawrence Corthell (2017–present)

Past[edit]

  • Vice Chair: Serena Fox (2015–2017)
  • Treasurer: Paul Ruetzler (2015–2017)
  • Secretary: Seth Hanselmann (2015–2017)[8]

References[edit]

  1. "Local residents form Green Mountain Party". Archived from the original on 2018-01-11. Retrieved 2018-01-11.
  2. "Green Mountain Party Doesn't Qualify in Vermont". Archived from the original on 2018-01-11. Retrieved 2018-01-11.
  3. "The Green Mountain Party for common politics". Archived from the original on 2018-01-11. Retrieved 2018-01-11.
  4. "Green Mountain Party Gains Minor Party Status in Vermont". Archived from the original on 2018-01-11. Retrieved 2018-01-11.
  5. "Candidates & Allies". Green Mountain Party. Archived from the original on 2018-10-26. Retrieved 2018-10-26.
  6. "The Green Mountain Party for common politics". Archived from the original on 2018-01-11. Retrieved 2018-01-11.
  7. "Margolis: Formation of Vermont's newest political party a sign of things to come".
  8. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2018-01-11. Retrieved 2018-01-11.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)


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