Green write-in candidate historical summary and analysis

At least 238 Greens have run as write-in candidates through March 2020. Of them, 132 ran for local government office, with 64 elected (48.5%). Another 106 ran for state and federal office, with none elected. See a list of all write-in candidates here.

The highest elected write-in offices have been for County Supervisor (11 candidates/3 elected); Mayor (13/3), City Council (31/7), School Board (8/4), and Soil and Water Board (14/10).

The states with the most write-in candidates for local government are PA (28 candidates/20 elected), CT (16/9), NY (15/0), VA (10/7), CA (10/2). The states with the most write-in candidates for federal office are CA (11), CO (6), OH (6), AZ (3), CT (3), GA (3), VA (3).

The states with the most write-in victories for local government are PA (28 candidates/20 elected), CT (16/9), VA (10/7), ME (6/5), IL (6/4), OR (4/3) and WI (3/3). PA has primarily run write-in campaigns for Inspector of Elections (6/6), Judge of Elections (7/5) and Auditor (5/4). CT has focused on Constable (5/4), Zoning Board of Appeals Alternate (4/3) and Registrar of Voters (4/2). In VA, they have all been for Soil and Water Conservation District (10/7).

Office Candidates
Elected
States
Federal 49 0
US Senate 6 0 CA (1/0), CT (3/0), OH (2/0)
US House of Representatives 43 0 AZ (3/0), CA (10), CO (6), FL (1/0), GA (3/0), IL (1/0), MA (1/0), MD (2/0), MN (1/0), MO (2/0), NM (2/0), OH (4/0), PA (1/0), UT (1/0), VA (3/0), WY (2/0)
Statewide Constitutional 21 0
Governor 7 0 AZ (1/0), CA (1/0), GA (1/0), IL (1/0), NH (1/0), PA (1/0), TX (1/0)
Lt. Governor 2 0 GA (2/0)
Secretary of State 3 0 IL (1/0), ID (2/0)
State Treasurer 1 0 CT (1/0)
State Comptroller 2 0 MD (2/0)
State Agriculture Commissioner 2 0 GA (2/0)
State Labor Commissioner 1 0 GA (1/0)
State Land Commissioner 1 0 NM (1/0)
State Supreme Court 1 0 TX (1/0)
Superintendent of Public Education 1 0 CA (1/0)
State Legislature 36 0
State Senate 11 0 CA (1/0), CT (8/0), GA (1/0), NY (1/0)
State House/Assembly 25 0 CA (2/0), CT (5/0), GA (3/0), IL (3/0), MA (1/0), MD (1/0), MT (1/0), NM (1/0), NY (6/0), OH (1/0), PA (1/0)
Local Government 132 64
County Board of Supervisors, Legislature, Executive 16 3 CA (1/0), CO (1/0), FL (1/0), IA (1/0), MD (3/0), MN (1/0), NY (2/0), PA (2/0), UT (1/0), WI (3/3)
Mayor 13 3 CA (2/0), CT (1/0), GA (1/0), IL (1/0), IN (1/0), MN (1/1), NY (4/0), OR (2/2)
City Council, Town Council, Borough Council, Village Council 31 7 AK (1/1), CA (4/0), CO (3/1), CT (1/0), IN (2/0), MI (2/0), NY (8/0), OH (1/0), OR (1/1), PA (6/4), TX (1/0), WI (1/0)
School Board 8 4 CA (2/1), CT (1/0), IL (1/0), MA (1/1), ME (1/1), MN (1/0), NM (1/1)
Soil, Water Board 14 1o CA (1/1), IA (1/1), ME (1/1), OR (1/0), VA (10/7)
Library Board 3 3 IL (2/2), MI (1/1)
Park Board 1 1 IL (1/1)
Planning Board 1 1 ME (1/1)
Town Meeting 1 1 MA (1/1)
Budget Committee 1 1 ME (1/1)
Housing Authority 1 1 MA (1/1)
Zoning Board of Appeals Alternate 4 3 CT (4/3)
Inspector of Elections 6 6 PA (6/6)
Judge of Elections 7 5 PA (7/5)
Registrar of Voters 4 2 CT (4/2)
Auditor 5 4 PA (5/4)
Tax Collector 1 1 PA (1/1)
Tax Assessor 1 1 IL (1/1)
County Sheriff 1 0 MI (1/0)
Constable 5 4 CT (5/4)
County Health Board 1 1 MO (1/1)
Public Service Commissioner 1 0 GA (1/0)
Public Advocate 1 0 NY (1/0)
Advisory Neighborhood Council 1 1 DC (1/1)
Coroner 1 0 PA (1/0)
Clerk of Courts 1 0 AR (1/0)
Charter Commission 2 1 ME (2/1)