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Politics Northwest

The Seattle Times political team explores national, state and local politics.

August 9, 2012 at 1:35 PM

6 minor presidential candidates qualify for Washington state ballot

Washington residents dissatisfied with President Obama and presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney will have six other choices on the November ballot, the Secretary of State’s office announced Thursday.

The six candidates, representing diverse political ideologies from the Socialist Workers Party to the Justice Party, each held a convention and submitted 1,000 signatures by last week’s deadline.

In 2008, six minor candidates combined for 1.87 percent of the vote. The highest vote-getter was Independent Ralph Nader, who drew 0.97 percent.

This year, the minor candidates are again not expected to significantly alter the election in Washington state. But recently some Obama supporters have expressed optimism that they could take votes from Romney in some swing states.

Libertarian Party nominee Gary Johnson was in town last week and Green Party nominee Jill Stein will be here next week for Hempfest.

Ballots will go out Oct. 19.

Here’s a full list of the minor candidates who have qualified for the ballot, according to the Secretary of State’s Office:

Libertarian Party

President: Gary Johnson, PO Box 1858, El Prado, NM  87529

Vice president: James P. Gray, 2531 Crestview Dr, Newport Beach, CA  92663

Constitution Party

President: Virgil Goode, 90 E Church St, Rocky Mount, VA  24151

Vice president: James N. Clymer, 301 Letort R, Millersville, PA  17551

Green Party

President: Jill Stein, 17 Trotting Horse Dr, Lovington, MA  02421

Vice president: Cheri Honkala, 1928 Mutter St, Philadelphia, PA  19122

Socialism & Liberation Party

President: Peta Lindsay, 123 – 1/2  S Edgemont St, Los Angeles, CA

Vice president: Yari Osorio, 43-15 54th St Apt 1F, Woodside, NY

Socialist Workers Party

President: James Harris, 3024 S Kenwood Ave #3, Los Angeles, CA  90007

Vice president: Alyson Kennedy, 2229 W 23rd Pl, Chicago,  IL  60608

Justice Party

President: Ross C. (Rocky) Anderson, 418 Douglass St, Salt Lake City, UT  84102

Vice president: Luis J. Rodriguez, 716 Orange Grove Ave, San Fernando, CA  91340

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