News & Press Releases
Today at our State Assembly, our candidate for County Commissioner, Michael Leptic, and our candidate for Cumberland City Council, Wayne Hedrick, officially received our party's backing.
Our endorsement process for Cumberland City Council was open to everyone, as the election is non-partisan. Mr. Hedrick has made his Green Party affiliation public.
The results were unanimous for both Mr. Leptic and Mr. Hedrick, with no voting irregularities, blank ballots, or invalid ballots. This primary was not tax-payer funded.
The vote was open to observation by the general public, the press, and electoral / voting agencies. Immediately following the tallying and the announcement of the vote, nomination papers for Mr. Leptic were certified by our County Chairperson, Dan DelMonte, with an observing witness. The documents were then directly handed on site to Acting State Co-Chair Andy Ellis. Under Maryland Election law, County Central Committees for minor political parties have no authority to nominate candidates. That authority is granted solely to the State Central Committee.
At this time the local Green Primary for 2018 has passed for Allegany County. However, our party has until July 2 at 5 pm to file candidates. Our Central Committee will still be accepting inquiries for people interested in running for public office. There are several positions that are uncontested at this time. If the County Central Committee votes to nominate future candidates, the State Central Committee will be informed and will honor our intentions by formally nominating said candidates.
Please email us at email@example.com if you are interested in running. Or call our campaign coordinator, Robert Edward Smith, at 301-693-9987.
Join the Allegany County Green Party, and our 2018 candidates, Michael Leptic for Allegany County Commissioner and Wayne Hedrick for Cumberland City Council, as we:
- Engage in Panel Discussions
- Nominate Our 2018 Candidates
- Ratify A New Platform
- Speak Truth to Power
FREE FOOD AND BEVERAGES
Everyone from the community is welcome to attend!
For the Fall edition of our Newsletter, two articles and one gallery were included.
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Dan DelMonte was elected as Chairperson of the Allegany County Green Party. Rebecca Galliher was re-elected as Treasurer and Robert Smith was elected as the Allegany County Delegate to the Maryland Green Party's Coordinating Council (State Central Committee).
The terms are one year, making the next required officer elections in September of 2018.
Following the election of new officers, the party decided by consensus to set a date for candidate nominations following the immediately filing deadline for principle party candidates. The exact date is to be decided at the next meeting, on September 30, 2017.
The nominating convention is anticipated to take place in March of 2018. State law requires minor party certificate of nominations to be submitted by August 6, 2018.
The Allegany County Green Party condemns the tasteless and blatantly ignorant comments of LeRoy Myers. He is purported, by the Cumberland Times, to have said “you could probably take the whole of South End of Cumberland and tear down the houses.” This was an area where he was elected to represent the people of District 1C. As a former Delegate, Myer's comments are outright disrespectful.
The Allegany County Green Party stands by all residents of Allegany County.
This is our home. These are our neighbors. We are not giving up. We are going to stand up for ourselves and each other.
The Allegany County Green Party asks residents of South Cumberland and all of District 1C to contact LeRoy Myers successor, Delegate Mike McKay, to condemn Meyers’ statements, which can only be truly described as a total betrayal to his former constituents.
Delegate Mike McKay:
Our meeting scheduled for April 15th has been pushed back to April 22nd.
We are meeting at Allegany College of Maryland at 1:30 PM.
You can find us in the Cumberland Campus Library in conference room 133A. Please ask a librarian for assistance if you cannot find us.
RSVP on Facebook.
Everyone from the community is welcomed!
Today we have a meeting at 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM at Zion UMC.
The address is:
12201 Bedford Rd NE
Cumberland, MD 21502
You can also RSVP on our facebook event.
The Maryland House of Delegates has passed fracking ban HB 1325 with a 97 to 40 vote. The Democrats have finally realized, along with a few Republicans (none that represent Allegany County), that most Marylanders do NOT want fracking.
We would like to thank every Green and Progressive working on this issue for contacting their State Delegate and mobilizing others to tke action.
This is a monumental step forward to guarantee our water, ecosystems, and health & safety are protected. Allegany County Greens will continue to fight against these potential ecological disasters, but we cannot do it alone.
We urge you to contact State Senator Edwards (R) and Senate President Miller (D) to tell them to support the corresponding Senate Bill (SB) 740. With enough support, it will be impossible to Governor Hogan to veto. Let's make this happen!
#ItsInOurHands #DontFrackMD #GreenValues #WaterIsLife
Senator George C. Edwards (R)
District 1: Garrett, Allegany, & Washington Counties.
Senator Thomas V. Mike Miller
District 27: Calvert, Charles, & Prince George's Counties.
On December 7th, 2016, the Allegany County Green Party adopted its bylaws at its first meeting.
Bylaws can be found here.
We are expected to reconvene this January 2017 after the Holidays.
Agenda items likely to be addressed are Election of Officers, Establishing the ACGP Treasury, and Key Issues for 2017.
Check our Events & News Section in the upcoming weeks to find out the information for next month's meeting.