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Candidate Questionnaire - Endorsement of Green Candidates

Any Green Party member in Los Angeles County, who is running for public office and will on the ballot in Los Angeles County, can seek endorsement by the Green Party of Los Angeles County (GPLAC).

To be eligible for endorsement, candidates must fill out the questionnaire belowsend to the GPLAC here and abide by the Expections for Endorsed Green Party Candidates (see below.) Endorsed candidates will be listed in the Green Party Voter Guide on the GPLAC website, promoted on GPLAC social media, and emailed to Greens in the district in which they are running. Based upon this endorsement, candidates may also receive campaign support funds from the Green Party of California and the Green Party of the United States.

Candidates running for state and federal office in a primary or general election may have political party endorsements that they receive listed in the official Voter Information Guide (published by the County Registrar of Voters in the county in which they are running.)  The deadline for parties to submit such endorsements is 83 days before the election. The GPLAC endorsement itself normally requires a minimum of an additional two weeks before that, ideally along with attendance at a GPLAC meeting by the candidate seeking the endorsement -- especially for candiates that are not known well by the GPLAC. Candidates seeking such an endorsement should contact the GPLAC with this timing in mind.


1. Campaign Information:
Office Sought:
Number of candidates/Number of seats:
Number of incumbents running:
Link to the race (where available on website of the city clerk, county registrar, or California Secretary of State)

2. Campaign Contact Information
Name of candidate:
Campaign Email:
Campaign-controlled website:
Campaign social media links:
Name of campaign committee and treasurer; and your campaign manager (where exists):
Link to campaign committee (where available on website of California Secretary of State, the Californa Fair Political Practices Commission or the Federal Elections Commission)

3. Candidate Information
To provide a sense of who you are as a candidate, answer any/all of the following questions:
- How long have you been registered Green? Why did you join the Green Party?
- Have you ever sought office before? Have you ever held elected office? If yes, when, what office(s) and what party(ies) were you registered with; and what were the results? (if ran previously when a Green, can use link to that race in GPUS Elections Data Base
- What are you qualifications for this office? Have you ever served on a governmental or non-profit board, commission or task force?
- Describe how you decided to run for the office you are seeking. Are you an incumbent?
- Describe your major accomplishments as a Green, and how they relate to the office you are seeking.

4. Campaign Strategy
To provide a vision and overview of your campaign, answer any/all of the following questions:
- What are the goals of this campaign? How does the campaign plan to achieve them?
- What has to happen for you to be elected? If victory in your campaign is defined by something other than being elected, what is it?
- What are the major issues in the race? On what issues is the campaign centered? What strategies will the campaign use to get your message out?
- What is the fundraising goal of the campaign? How much progress has been made towards that goal?
- Will you have a candidate statement in the official voter information guide? If so, how many words? If it already has been submitted and/or is published, provide a link or attach the statement.
- What endorsements do you have/expect to receive?
- Please comment further on any of these campaign strategies your campaign may utilize – fundraising, volunteers, staff, literature, direct mail, door-to-door, phone banking, endorsements, robo-calling, debate participation, other.

5. Campaign and the Green Party
- What is your campaign’s relationship to the Green Party? How can the Green Party support your campaign? How can your campaign increase the visibility of the Green Party and its platform? How would your campaign help grow the Green Party?
- Does your campaign have any substantial disagreement with the positions and platforms of the Green Party of Los Angeles County and/or the Green Party of California; if so where and why?
- Would the campaign be willing to write a post-election report for internal campaign analysis by the GPLAC, or make an oral presentation to the GPLAC County Council on the same?
- Would the campaign be willing to write a post-election campaign report for public use by the GPLAC, GPCA and/or the GPUS for their newsletters, websites and social media?

Expectations for Endorsed Green Party Candidates (from Green Party of Los Angeles Rules & Procedures: Article 7 - Endorsed Candidates)

Any endorsed candidate shall be expected to campaign in a manner that

- accurately represents the decisions of the Green Party of Los Angeles County, the Green Party of California and the Green Party of the United States, including endorsement of other candidates;

- generally supports the principles and policies of the Green Party of California platform and any additional issue and policy positions taken by the Green Party of Los Angeles; and where there is a disagreement between the positions of the endorsed candidate and those of the Green Party of California and/or the Green Party of Los Angeles County, be willing to state how this is so and why;

- does not misrepresent the candidate's own record, nor that of others, and makes a good faith effort to be factually correct;

- does not use prejudicial, biased, or offensive language, images or graphics with respect to race, gender, ethnicity, physical ability, spirituality, sexuality, or age;

- is in compliance with all applicable laws regarding being a candidate for public office


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