Green Party of California
for Member, Delegation to Green Party of the United States
February 28, 2011
Name - Gary
- San Rafael
County - Marin
Contact information - (415)
1) Please list any prior or current positions, related experience,
and/or personal and professional skills within the Green Party that
you have, that apply to this position.
2010 Re-elected to Marin Green Party County Council
2009 Elected member of the GP-US Platform Committee
2008-10 GPCA delegate to Green National Committee
2008 Elected to the Marin Green Party County Council
2004 Trainer at the Pacific Northwest Green Campaign School
2) Please list any prior or current positions, related experience,
and/or personal and professional skills outside of the Green Party
that you have, that apply to this position.
2007-present Co-founder, Green Change
1998-2007 Executive Director, Commercial Alert
Ralph Nader and I co-founded Commercial Alert. Its mission is to protect
children and communities from commercialism. For more information,
see our website at www.commercialalert.org.
1993-2007 Director, Congressional Accountability Project
Ralph Nader founded the Congressional Accountability Project. Its mission
is to oppose corruption in the U. S. Congress. For more information,
see our website at http://www.congressproject.org.
I have been quoted hundreds of times in major newspapers across the
country, such as the New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times,
USA Today, and the Wall Street Journal. I have appeared scores of times
on national TV news programs on ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox and CNN.
I have written articles published in the Washington Post, Los Angeles
Times, The Progressive, The Nation, Alternet, Multinational Monitor,
Ode, Mothering, Roll Call, and the American Teacher, among other publications.
I have testified before congressional committees regarding issues such
as congressional ethics, reducing corruption in Congress, and the proper
compensation levels for top government officials.
Masters in Public Policy, Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School
Bachelor of Arts in Religion, Carleton College
Media, writing, research, training, message and policy development,
lobbying, political strategy and tactics.
3) Please describe your vision for serving as GPUS Delegate including
addressing the job description for GPUS Delegate.
If elected, I would be honored to represent California Greens in the
U.S. Green Party. I’d especially like to use my experience to
help: (1) introduce management controls and baseline measurements to
improve the internal accountability, efficiency and professionalism
of our party, (2) the Green Party to get more media coverage, (3) our
party recruit the best candidates possible to run for elective office;
and, (4) all of our state parties maintain and improve ballot access.