The pastoral Grey Forest community in Bexar County will host the state's Green Party delegates, candidates, and conventioneers in early spring.
The GPTX state nominating convention will take place April 9. Voting delegates were elected at the county nominating conventions on March 19, where the party also voted to grant the Green Party nomination to candidates who will appear on the general election ballot in November. This process is similar to the major parties' primary elections, except it is done 'caucus-style'.
Delegates will also consider any resolutions brought up from the counties.
The GPTX state meeting occurs the following day -- Sunday, April 10th -- when delegates elect party officers and conduct other party business. There will be three At-Large SEC positions filled in addition to Co-Chair, Treasurer, & Secretary. If you are interested in running for one of the party officer positions, please inform the state co-chairs at the contact below so that you can be listed in the agenda packet. Nominations will be accepted at the meeting. Party-building and candidate support workshops will also be held.
Delegates from the counties to the GPTX state convention and meeting are kindly requested to RSVP for planning purposes as breakfast and lunch will be provided. There is no charge to attend the state convention, but donations to offset the costs are requested.
WHEN: April 9, beginning at 8 a.m. and April 10, 2016
Grey Forest Clubhouse
18249 Sherwood Trail
Grey Forest, TX 78023
Google map and directions
CONTACT: valkyrie at calicodmp dot com
Harris County's Greens approved the following candidates for the November ballot:
- Joshua Darr, US House District 2
- Thomas Kleven, US House District 18
- James Partsch-Galvan, US House District 29
- Joseph McElligott, Texas House District 127
- Brian M. Harrison, Texas House District 147
- Laura Palmer, State Board of Education District 6
- Natalie Upchurch, Harris County Tax Assessor-Collector
A full list of Green Party statewide filings can be found here. (George Reiter, the US House candidate for District 9, and Deb Shafto, the Texas Senate District 6 nominee, withdrew from their respective races without a candidate selected to replace them. In doing so, they cited conflicts with their positions on Houston Pacifica affiliate KPFT's local station board. If they were to run for public office, that board's by-laws would require that they resign their posts.)
The GPUS will hold its presidential nominating convention this August at the University of Houston's main campus. Registration -- including meals and lodging -- is open for that event.