Aug 21, 2010

AZ: Green Party write-in candidate offers lone alternative to establishmentarian Republican in race for state legislature

From AZ Central:

There are six Republicans vying for two spots in the state House of Representatives [District 22] and termed-out state Rep. Andy Biggs, also a Republican, is running unopposed for state senator. House candidates include incumbent Laurin Hendrix, who is seeking a second term, as well as former legislator Eddie Farnsworth, former Gilbert Councilman Steve Urie, Higley Unified School District Governing Board President Paul Howell, political newcomer Brett Petillo and "tea party" activist Kelly Townsend.

The only alternative to another two years of all-Republican representation in District 22 is write-in candidate Tim Hensley, a Green Party member seeking a spot in the state House. Write-in candidates have until Sept. 23 to register for the general election.


Anonymous said...

I am pretty sure the Green is a write-in in the Green Party primary, so he would be on the November ballot if he gets even one write-in in the Arizona Green Party primary. The author of that newspaper story seems confused.

Anonymous said...

This write in candidate running on the green party ballot line is not an endorsed candidate, but an unknown trying to deflect the vote. Voters beware!!

Anonymous said...

Why isn't there a democrat on the ballot?

Anonymous said...

Stay away from Tim Hensley. He coached our son in baseball a couple years ago. He was very abusive towards kids and created a lot problems in the league. They kicked him out of the league. We found out later that he was also kicked out of Gilbert American LL the prior year. Not somebody we want representing our town.