Why I am a Candidate

I am a candidate primarily to educate voters about the Green Party.  Without candidates, you may never hear about a political party that advocates for the environment, economic and social justice, and peace.

Why am I a Green?

A Democrat until age 50, I registered with the Green Party in 2001.  For me, Greens represent the best of what Democratic Party leaders used to stand for.

The New Deal of the 1930’s established government programs and policies designed to improve conditions for people suffering in the Great Depression.  Today, Washington politicians on both sides of the aisle support never ending war, corporate profits over the environment and tax breaks for the wealthy.  The voices of working people are rarely heard above the deafening sound of money.  I agree with Green Party Presidential candidate Jill Stein, that it is time for a Green New Deal.

Starting in 1988, San Francisco voters have re-elected Nancy Pelosi to Congress every two years without asking her to appear in candidate debates or forums. In 2016 there should be a debate about the issues that impact our nation and the world.

Two San Francisco Congressional candidates will move forward to the November ballot after the June 7th primary election.  Nancy Pelosi will, no doubt be one.  I am working to be her only opponent on the November ballot.  Thank you for your consideration.

Barry Hermanson