Janis Richards

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Office sought: Governor
Election Date: November 6, 2018


My name is Janis Richards. I am running for governor of Texas in November 2018. I am 67 years old, 68 in January. I graduated from the University of Illinois in 1971 with a BA in Soviet Studies, with honors. I worked in the State Department and in Russian translation, secretarial, legal secretarial, and paralegal jobs since then. When I was 56, I went back to the University of Texas at Austin to work on my Masters Degree in Russian Studies. I owe them a thesis. In 2008 I began my MBA at the University of Houston and owe them two finals to graduate. Politically, I was born again with the presidential campaign of Bernie Sanders on November 1, 2014. I have been a political activist for Democrats from then until July 27, 2016. That is the date I quit the Democratic party and came to the Green Party. I am working to get the Green Party on the ballot in Texas. After that, I will be running a full campaign for office.


1. Legalize marijuana
2. Reform Texas state agencies
   A. CPS
   B. Health and Human Services
   C. Texas Workforce Commission
3. Medicare for all Texans
4. Worker protection, Fight for $15
5. Education reform, pre-k through graduate school
6. Criminal Justice Reform
7. Decentralized, localized economics
8. Protection of climate and environment
9. Protection of privacy
10. Affordable housing
11. Liability car insurance audit
12. Equitable immigration policy

Campaign Info

Janis will be on the 2018 Green Party of Texas Nominating Convention ballots. Precinct nominating conventions will be on March 13.

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