Three Green-Rainbow Party (GRP) candidates are running as a team for statewide offices in 2014. They are Danny Factor, running for Secretary of the Commonwealth, Ian T. Jackson, running for State Treasurer, and MK Merelice, running for State Auditor.
Candidate for Secretary of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Danny Factor is an attorney who lives in Acton, is a member of the Acton Commission on Disabilities, and is a member of the Green-Rainbow Party State Committee.
Candidate for Treasurer of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Ian T. Jackson is a software engineer who lives in Arlington and has been active in local affairs.
Candidate for State Auditor
Merelice is a Brookline Town Meeting Member representing Precinct 6, a long time activist involved in the community, and a member of the Green-Rainbow Party State Committee.
Factor and Jackson received a party nomination at the January 11th State Committee meeting in Worcester; Merelice received a party nomination in a special meeting of the State Committee on March 3rd.
Factor, Jackson, and Merelice will run as members of a party-coordinated slate that the party says will give the voters of the Commonwealth a truly progressive alternative to a perceived ineffective, corporate-dominated Democratic Party establishment.
The Green-Rainbow Party is not running a candidate for governor or US Senator this year. But Jason P. Lowenthal, a software developer from Randolph, has announced that he will run as a GRP challenger to Rep. Mike Capuano in the 7th Congressional District.
The GRP has launched a statewide petitioning effort to collect the 5000 voter signatures required to put the slate candidates on the 2014 ballot. Anyone who can help circulate petitions is urged to send their send name, email, and telephone number to [email protected].