WIGP officer self-nomination

Open positions to be elected at the 2023 Fall Gathering:

1 Co-Chair (2 year term, must have been a Green Party member in good standing for at least 1 year prior)

Recording Secretary (1 year term)

Correspondence Secretary (1 year term)

Operations Treasurer (1 year term)

Elections Treasurer (1 year term)

2 National Committee Representatives (1 year term)

2 National Committee Alternates (1 year term)


Coordinating Council Representatives (1 year terms):

The coordinating council meets once per month (usually by conference call/virtually) to make decisions about Green Party activities between our semi-annual membership meetings.  These representatives are often very active in the committees which handle decisions about elections, candidates, events, membership drives, building locals/caucuses/or districts, newsletters, media presence, Green Party materials, the platform, and more.

Besides the 2 Co-Chairs, secretaries, and treasurers, members are elected from a variety of districts, locals, caucuses, and general at-large members for coordinating council representation:

-8 Congressional District Representatives: Each congressional district is to elect one representative 

-The Greater Milwaukee Green Party elects one representative

-The Four Lakes Green Party elects one representative

-8 At-large members from any district/local/or group are elected by the general membership

No person can be elected for 2 seats or have more than 1 vote on the coordinating council.  For example, the Greater Milwaukee representative cannot be the same person as one of the 8 at-large or the district representation.  None of the officers (co-chairs, secretaries, or treasurers) can run for these positions because they are already on the coordinating council as officers.  National Committee representatives may run for these seats.


Please identify the position(s) you are running for, and describe your experience with activism and/or the Green Party, as well as why you think you would be a good fit for this position in the box below.

See our Officers and Committees page for descriptions of the roles and responsibilities of Officers and Coordinating Council Members.

Thanks for your interest in building the Wisconsin Green Party!

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  • Alex Henning
    commented 2019-07-12 10:33:54 -0500
    Hi Green Party People!

    To be upfront and earnest, I don’t feel like I’m necessarily running for a specific position, I’d like to think of myself as the kind of person who tries to find needs and fill those needs. I’m personally interested in the platform committee and potentially the youth caucus, but I think I could be happy and helpful in a variety of positions. If anybody has any suggestions, I’m eager and willing to get started.

    About me: I’m 24 and a law student at UW-Madison who feels strongly that our current American energy production methodologies and energy consumption levels entirely unsustainable. Currently, I work for the Federal Defender Services of Wisconsin defending indigent folks accused of federal crimes in the Western District of Wisconsin. In the past, I have worked at a variety of summer camps that stress sustainability, and I have worked for the Conservation Corps of Minnesota & Iowa. I spearheaded initiatives to reduce waste and reduce energy consumption at Beloit College as the student body Vice-President and Financial Director.

    In my personal life, I have taken steps to reduce my environmental impact; my yearly energy consumption(carbon footprint) is now roughly 2.5 standard deviations below the average American adult. I’m always working hard to do more. However, now I would like to start implementing policy changes on the local level. For example, San Francisco banned plastic shopping bags in 2007. Governor Walker blocked Wisconsin municipalities from following suit with S.B. 730 several years ago. Now that Governor Evers is in office, it seems likely that we could get single-use plastic bags out of Madison and out of our landfills. I believe this could be a meaningful goal that could be accomplished in under a year, which I would like to work on. I have several other ideas in the works as well.

    Basically, I find myself with quite a bit of free time and a passion for green activism, and I think becoming involved in local Green politics would be a good outlet for me.

    Thanks for the consideration!

  • Jon Henrich
    commented 2019-01-17 18:09:01 -0600
    Coordinating Council—At Large.

    I’d like to bring Information Technology to the forefront as much as I can. This includes improving security and privacy practices, as well as letting the younger generations know that this is intrinsic to the party as we move forward. I will also bring representation for Atheism/Humanism.
  • Michael White
    commented 2019-01-17 17:40:22 -0600
    Coordinating Council; CD 3 or At Large

    I was our candidate for Governor; I am a National Committee delegate; I am former Co-Chair and I continue to be active in moving the WIGP forward.
  • Jeff Reese
    commented 2019-01-17 12:20:38 -0600
  • Jeff Reese
    commented 2019-01-17 12:20:21 -0600
    Coordinating Council – 6th Congressional District
  • David Soumis
    commented 2019-01-14 21:05:28 -0600
    Coordinating Council CD 2 or at large

    I have been a supporter of the GP since its inception. I had been elected to the CC a couple of years ago but had to step down for personal reasons. I now have the time needed to be effective.

    I have been active in Veterans for Peace, have done a lot of street work, talking to people, organizing events and marches. Member of 350.org. Have participated in many environmental promoting events. Peace is my main passion.
    I want to see our values change from profit acquisition and materialism to protecting the planet, its life, and to uplift humanity. I strongly believe the purpose of government is to uplift the people and protect the planet.
  • Jo' Nathan Kingfisher
    commented 2018-12-27 10:00:55 -0600
    Coordinating Council;

    7th district

    communication, platform, structure


    critical issues:

    Separation of chuch and State;

    transition to sustainable society

    Mr. Z.B. Kingfisher
  • Jo' Nathan Kingfisher
    commented 2018-12-26 14:13:28 -0600

    Anishinaabe Native American Indian

    Non-Federal Indian

    Ethnic Genetic Blood member:

    Gete-Waaswaaganing, Aagimaak-Aki,


    Minnesota State Licensed Teacher:

    Ojibwe Anishinaabe

    Language, Culture & History;

    kindergarden through high school

    Tribal & Community College

    My professional life

    has been as centered

    on education and conservation

    I have taught all state certified

    sciences & mathematics

    Ojibwe Anishinaabe

    language, culture & history

    in public, reservation & BIA settings

    Former Federal employee

    with the United States Forest Service

    Non-United States service veteran:

    Equator & Jammu/Kashmir;

    exiled government of Tibet

    Attended 9 universities & colleges:

    Bachelors of Science: Biology

    Alma College

    Bachelors of Arts: Language, Culture

    & History

    (self-reflective Native Anthropology)

    Michigan State University

    Tibetan Studies:

    University of Michigan

    92 graduate credits:

    professional development

    former visiting guest faculty:

    University of Arizona (Tucson)

    Bureau of Ethnography

    Department of Anthropology


    Ojibwe Anishinaabe

    United States of America

    current land-owner in Ashland WI,


    7th congressional district

    of Wisconsin

    Active with the Green Party

    for the last 20 years

    Committed to

    authority accountability

    nuclear de-escalation

    fossil fuels de-escalation

    Go Green Society!!!!

    Environmental & Humanitarian

  • Nathan Pelkey
    commented 2018-11-30 19:30:32 -0600
    I am interested in becoming the Wisconsin Green Party’s treasurer. This is a vital role for the state party and I’m willing to put in the time and effort to see it done in accordance of laws and in a manner fitting of green party values.
  • Alexander Law
    commented 2017-11-06 14:39:07 -0600
    I am interested in becoming a delegate as well as a member of the finance committee. I hold an MBA from UW-Madison, as well as a MA in Sustainability Leadership. My professional experience include 8 years in banking (including 4 years for a cooperative central bank in Germany), and 12 years in finance. I currently work as a program manager for the Wisconsin Energy Conservation Corporation (WECC) setting up energy efficiency and renewable energy loan programs throughout the U.S. I live in Madison together with my husband Franzo.
  • Peter Carriveau
    commented 2017-04-04 11:21:29 -0500
    I would be interested in becoming the second representative for District 7. I see there is only one representative and I live within the qualified area.
  • Melissa Thomas
    commented 2016-12-27 00:24:20 -0600
  • Nathan Pelkey
    commented 2016-08-01 10:12:19 -0500
  • Michael White
    commented 2016-04-16 08:20:44 -0500
    Michael White

    For 3rd Congressional district
  • Lawrence Dale
    commented 2014-11-29 14:39:58 -0600
    For the 7th Congressional District: I think I would be a good fit for this position because I have professional organizing experience and I received 3600 pro Green Party votes for the 7th Congressional District out of approximately 265,000 cast (without campaigning due to lack of funds).
  • Mike McCallister
    commented 2014-10-30 19:52:35 -0500
    CD5 Coordinating Council representative. Active in the party (Colorado and Wisconsin) since 2000, CC member for a few years now.
  • David Soumis
    commented 2014-10-19 22:03:00 -0500
    CD2 Coordinating Council

    I have been affiliated with the Green Party since the mid 90s. and have worked to publicize and gain membership through street work and online activism.

    I stand by the ten key values.

    I have been very active on the local, state, and national level working for change in equality, environment, social justice, and peace. Although I was not able to have a directly active roll in the party in the past, other than short spurts, I now have the time needed to become an active member and help bring the party forward in the years to come.

    I feel very strongly that the State of Wisconsin and the nation can benefit greatly by electing Green Party representatives.
  • Bob Gifford
    commented 2014-10-19 12:27:37 -0500
    Coordinating Council member
  • Bob Gifford
    commented 2014-10-19 12:27:12 -0500
    Elections Treasurer
  • Bob Gifford
    commented 2014-10-19 12:26:10 -0500
  • Greg Banks
    commented 2014-10-15 19:24:33 -0500
    Coord. Council Rep.
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    WIGP officer self-nomination
  • James Olmsted
    commented 2014-10-15 13:17:49 -0500
    The LGBT. caucus is in need of persons who will work to update the Wisconsin platform which I think needs to be done. I have been actively involved with the Greens for over 3o years on all levels and on the email list with the National Lavender Green Party caucus. I am the contact person for the CC. 8th. congressional district and I will continue in that position if it remains unfilled at the Convention. Now is the time to politically reach out to the LGBT. Queer community by showing our support to them we can increase the Green Party membership. I have been doing that in the Green Bay area where i live by working on issues such as Marriage Equality, so please help me to show our Gay Pride by nominating me to the the WI. Lavender Greens caucus. Go Green!! Jim,PeaceOWL…