The Green Party seeks fresh recruits as they look to the future
The Illinois Green Party, which is fielding 55 candidates in the upcoming November election, has restructured itself and elected a new crop of party officers. At a meeting held recently in Springfield, Greens picked Phil Huckelberry, Julie Samuels, and A.J.Segneri as chair, vice-chair, and treasurer, respectively, of the party's executive committee.
"We have already staked a claim as the second party in Chicago, and around the state we expect to field more numerous and more experienced candidates in the next couple of election cycles," says Huckleberry, also a national Green Party co-chair. David Black and Patrick Oldendorf will continue in their roles as secretary and membership steward for the Illinois Greens.