Green Screen Candidate Survey

If you are interested in running as a candidate on the Green Party ballot line or in receiving a Green Party endorsement, you can begin the process by completing this short survey to determine how you are aligned with our platform & 10 key values.

What office are you thinking of running for?


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  • answered 2017-03-09 07:58:04 -0600
    Q: Are you active with your county Green Party? Please list why if you are not. If you are active, please list your primary activities with your county party.
    A: No. Not yet. I just “woke up” in the last two months. It took time for me to realize what happened and that I was a ignorant participant in a system that abandoned me long ago. HOWEVER, I am ready and willing to support true progressivism in it’s intended form. In any way possible.
  • answered 2017-03-09 07:55:20 -0600
    Q: Please list mailing addresses, phone numbers and other relevant contact information for your candidacy.
    A: Shannon Nicole Mentel, MSN, RN, CNOR
    817 Downing Drive
    Richardson, Texas 75080
    (214) 315-5402 cell
    (972) 487-5458 work
    smentel1@yahoo.com personal email
    Shannon.Mentel@BSWHealth.org work email
  • answered 2017-03-09 07:54:04 -0600
    Q: Do you believe Greens have relevance in the USA? Please list why you believe/don't believe a third party possesses relevance in the US electoral system.
    A: I absolutely do. I was previously a registered Democrat because I bought into the notion that I could only choose between two things that were sometimes equally unappealing. I was a strong proponent of Ralph Nader but bought into the idea that third parties were not viable in the US. Today, I realize that this belief is actually the personal abandonment of democratic principles. The reason third parties have not been relevant is because not enough of us have been willing to fight to salvage our own democratic institutions, which we have ultimately sacrificed to fascism.
  • answered 2017-03-09 07:48:41 -0600
    Q: What is your experience with the consensus decision-making process?
    A: My experience is positive. As one who has a nurse leadership role in the healthcare industry, I find that when everyone is engaged in solving problems, teams and groups can collectively find solutions that result in better overall outcomes. We can advocate for solutions that benefit some and not others. We may not each get 100% of exactly what we want, but unification and engagement in thoughtful dialogue helps us work through areas of disagreement. In my everyday role, by allowing each nurse to bring forward their personal experience along with evidence-based research to confront problems that impact patient care, we consider objective and subjective influence on everyday problems.
  • answered 2017-03-09 07:38:28 -0600
    Q: Do you disagree with anything in the GPTX platform? If so, please explain why you disagree.
    A: There is absolutely nothing I disagree with.
  • answered 2017-03-09 07:37:40 -0600
    Q: Of the Green Party's ten key values, please list the three you feel are the most important and what relevance they offer to Texas voters.
    A: 1. Ecological Wisdom
    2. Decentralization
    3. Social Justice/ Equal Opportunity
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  • answered 2017-02-10 12:47:09 -0600
    Q: Please provide a profile with background information that is not addressed by the above questions. Feel free to list alma mater, employment, family, hobbies, etc.
    A: My name is Hunter Crow i have been a political advate for most of my life
    My favorite hobby is to get involved in the political process and encourage people to get out and vote
    I have been a party chair for numious political organizations and i will continue to work to promote grassroots democracy and many other green values
  • answered 2017-02-10 12:40:16 -0600
    Q: How do you plan to raise money for your campaign? How much money do you plan to fundraise? Please include a copy of your prospective budget(s).
    A: Through grassroot democracy reach out to younger voters to assist
    By not using political action committees not. Takemoney from special interest groups
    I won’t have a prospective budget unless i hire a working campaign staff
  • answered 2017-02-02 17:14:41 -0600
    Q: Are you active with your county Green Party? Please list why if you are not. If you are active, please list your primary activities with your county party.
    A: I am looking to start it.
  • answered 2017-02-02 17:14:23 -0600
    Q: Please list mailing addresses, phone numbers and other relevant contact information for your candidacy.
    A: Jbbrohawn@yahoo.com
    380 lure ln, livingston, tx
    8323396027 *prefered (text)
  • answered 2017-02-02 17:13:12 -0600
    Q: Do you believe Greens have relevance in the USA? Please list why you believe/don't believe a third party possesses relevance in the US electoral system.
    A: I believe a multi party system would be amazing for American democracy not Just a three party system. I also believe we should change the wording on the national scale, to create togetherness.
  • answered 2017-02-02 17:11:36 -0600
    Q: What is your experience with the consensus decision-making process?
    A: None, however I can grasp the concept based on its name.
  • answered 2017-02-02 17:09:08 -0600
    Q: Do you disagree with anything in the GPTX platform? If so, please explain why you disagree.
    A: Quantitative easing of student debt. Not much to my knowledge.
  • answered 2017-02-02 17:08:32 -0600
    Q: Of the Green Party's ten key values, please list the three you feel are the most important and what relevance they offer to Texas voters.
    A: Corruption, Futer of Energy, Immigration
  • answered 2016-12-25 21:53:29 -0600
    Q: Are you active with your county Green Party? Please list why if you are not. If you are active, please list your primary activities with your county party.
    A: No, I’ve only recently decided to become politically active.
  • answered 2016-12-25 09:45:30 -0600
    Q: Please list mailing addresses, phone numbers and other relevant contact information for your candidacy.
    A: Laurie Reeter, Irving, TX
    214-699-7701
    I prefer not to list my home address and will get a post office box when necessary.
  • answered 2016-12-25 09:43:30 -0600
    Q: Do you believe Greens have relevance in the USA? Please list why you believe/don't believe a third party possesses relevance in the US electoral system.
    A: Absolutely! I don’t see the two-party system as relevant at this point. They dynamics of the country and the world have changed and we need to meet the new demands. I believe this is by electing the person who makes the most sense, not the party that wins the most electoral votes.
  • answered 2016-12-25 09:41:36 -0600
    Q: What is your experience with the consensus decision-making process?
    A: I earned a certification in mediation a few years ago, but I have no political experience.
  • answered 2016-12-25 09:40:22 -0600
    Q: Do you disagree with anything in the GPTX platform? If so, please explain why you disagree.
    A: There may be aspects of which I’m unfamiliar, but at this point I’m in agreement with all the goals of this party.
  • answered 2016-12-25 09:37:13 -0600
    Q: Of the Green Party's ten key values, please list the three you feel are the most important and what relevance they offer to Texas voters.
    A: Ecological wisdom, Gender equity, Respect for diversity.
    With Texas being and becoming more important to the unsustainable oil and gas industry, the natural balance of our state is at risk. Encouraging the development of alternative fuels and weaning away from destroying our planet is vital now and in the future. It should have been apparent that fracking was destructive when they began, but no one seemed to care. Now, after years of earthquakes (80 one year in my city alone) and studies, the relation between the two cannot be denied. And yet it is, because of the wrong focus on fossil fuels.
    Women’s voices and needs have been suppressed for centuries, and women in Texas have recently had to do without much needed medical care with the closing of most of the Planned Parenthoods and I think this threat will become worse through the next few years. We have the numbers, and it is time women stood up against the patriarchy lawmakers intent on denying women the power to voice their needs and have them met.
    And I believe the same fear that seeks to oppress women and deny them access to affordable health care seeks to deny all who are considered ‘other’ or different from the current regime (typically privileged white males, not only in Texas but becoming more widespread and powerful worldwide). We need to reinforce the values and needs of others in the state, the smaller voices which are not as loud and do not have the force behind them. We can speak for them and be the voice for the ‘others’.
  • answered 2016-12-19 23:43:50 -0600
    Q: Please provide a profile with background information that is not addressed by the above questions. Feel free to list alma mater, employment, family, hobbies, etc.
    A: I’m a freelance writer for Houston Press and other media outlets, and have been a professional musician in the past. I work at repairing circuit boards, saving old electronics instead of adding them to landfills, and have many hobbies and interests outside of political and social issues. I’m a passionate nature and animal lover, and have five rescued dogs.
  • answered 2016-12-19 23:39:40 -0600
    Q: How do you plan to raise money for your campaign? How much money do you plan to fundraise? Please include a copy of your prospective budget(s).
    A: I don’t have a budget set at this time, although I’m well networked, and have journalist friends who have expressed interest in covering my campaign. Free publicity is always a good thing, and I’m adept at reaching audiences through low cost or free platforms such as blogging and social networking. I would work to keep costs down, although I feel confident I could raise a meager, but adequate budget.
  • answered 2016-12-19 23:36:30 -0600
    Q: List the name of your treasurer and any other campaign workers you plan to have working with you.
    A: I don’t have a treasurer as of yet, but I have several people who have expressed interest in helping me campaign. they would like to remain unnamed for the time being.
  • answered 2016-12-19 23:33:34 -0600
    Q: List your opponents, their strengths and weaknesses and what is needed to win against them.
    A: Being as I haven’t yet decided on a specific position to run for yet, I don’t know who my specific opponents will be. However, in most cases, I’d think that their strengths are their “Branding” – The familiar comfort that the two big political parties bring to many people. However, I also see that as a potential weakness, since we’ve entered a period where more individuals seem fed up with business as usual, establishment politics. Being a standard Republican or Democrat comes with a lot of baggage these days, and it would be relatively easy to point to the many failures of each of those parties, while providing a better alternative with the Green Party.

    Showing how Democrats and Republicans have both failed us, and how the Greens offer a more progressive future could be key in defeating those types of establishment candidates.
  • answered 2016-12-19 23:26:44 -0600
    Q: List your constituency's characteristics and three ways you will reach out to them.
    A: Diverse – People from many different backgrounds and age groups – I’d start a political community blog – I blog as part of my livelihood, and am skilled at that type of writing and networking. I’d also be interested in initiating small community get-togethers to get feedback on local issues, and to try to directly involve people.

    I’d also start a Facebook and twitter account to specifically inform and engage people with the issues at hand.
  • answered 2016-12-19 22:41:04 -0600
    Q: In your race, please list the top five talking points that you would cover in a debate with your opponents. With each talking point, please show how the Green Party's ten key values or platform would provide a solution.
    A: Politically, there is a culture of divisiveness – Our media treats political races like angry entertainment these days. One of my main positions is that Texas is much stronger when we stop focusing on the things that divide us, and concentrate on that which we have in common. This doesn’t mean rejecting our cultural or lifestyle differences, but learning to embrace them, as they make us collectively stronger. I feel like this inclusiveness is exactly what the Green Party stands for.

    I would make the point that decriminalization and regulation of currently illegal drugs would be beneficial to society, because if legal, certain violent criminal elements to our drug problem could be removed. In the case of marijuana, it’s legalization would create enormous economic benefits for the state, might offer medicinal benefits to some Texans, and would prevent lives from being ruined from criminal prosecution over a mostly harmless substance.

    On immigration, I would stress that Texas has a long and particularly strong history to immigrants from south of our border as well as from many other parts of the world, and that many of the social challenges that we might face because of immigration is far outweighed by the benefits we receive. I’d also point out that our cultures are inextricably intertwined, and that is part of what makes Texas such an interesting and dynamic state.

    I would stand by the fact that Texas has such an amazing natural environment that we need far stricter ecological restrictions on industries that have a deleterious affect on our air, water, or other natural resources. the lie that businesses must be free to abuse those resources “because it benefits our economy” ignores the money that our natural resources bring in from tourism and outdoor activities.

    I’d argue that providing all Texans working full time a living wage is not only a moral choice, but builds a stronger population of workers – Less stressed out, more effective, and more invested in doing a good job. The race-to-the-bottom economics that too many employers foster by paying their workers too little, is backwards, and not good for our state’s productivity.
  • answered 2016-12-19 22:04:34 -0600
    Q: Are you active with your county Green Party? Please list why if you are not. If you are active, please list your primary activities with your county party.
    A: I have not been, other than voting for Green Party candidates, but I plan on changing that. I do write socially relevant articles for one of Houston’s largest alternative weeklies.
  • answered 2016-12-19 22:02:45 -0600
    Q: Please list mailing addresses, phone numbers and other relevant contact information for your candidacy.
    A: Chris Lane

    7714 Robalo RD. Austin TX. 78757
    1218 Carlisle St. Rosenberg TX. 77471

    christopherlane138@gmail.com

    512-202-2582