General Election Candidates and Their Campaigns  

Howie Hawkins 2020

(page updated September 24, 2020)

Headquarters: NY.    [FEC]
announced April 2019, nominated July 11, 2020.  |  @HowieHawkins
selected press releases

Candidate  Howie Hawkins  timeline

Vice Presidential Nominee  Angela Walker @AngelaNWalker

Campaign Manager  Andrea Mérida Cuéllar

Served as a national co-chair of Green Party of the U.S. from June 2015, state co-chair of the Green Party of Colorado from Aug. 2015 and co-chair for the Denver Green Party from Sept. 2013.  Southwest regional coordinator on Jill Stein for President, Aug.-Nov. 2016.  Elected to the Denver Public School District board on Nov. 3, 2009, served to Nov. 2013.  Staffer on Andrew Romanoff's campaign for U.S. Senate, May-June 2010.  Aide to State Rep. Mark Ferrandino, Nov. 2009-May 2010.  Owner and editor of Denver Fashion Beat online magazine from Jan. 2009.  Owner/consultant of, Feb. 2006-Oct. 2007; operations manager for V-Fly, 2006-07.  Training coordinator at Kaiser Permanente, 2002-04.  Studied at Metropolitan State University of Denver.  Served in the U.S. Army.  twitter

Assistant to the Campaign Manager  Ashley Frame (Crabtree)

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Scheduling/Logistics Coordinator  Rose Roby

Experience includes co-chair of Pinellas County Green Party (Gulfport, FL).  twitter

Senior Advisor  Margaret Flowers (MD)
Senior Advisor  Mark Dunlea (NY)


Press Secretary  Virginia Rodino

A co-chair of the Maryland Green Party.  Experience includes chief steward for OPEIU Local 2 at SEIU headquarters in Washington, DC.  Coordinator in Maryland for Ralph Nader's presidential campaign and Green Party candidate for Congress in MD-7, 2004.  Ph.D. in public communications from Syracuse University, 2002; master's degree in journalism and public relations fom University of Maryland, 1999; bachelor's degrees in economics and advertising and public relations from Penn State, 1997.  Resident of Columbia, MD.  twitter

Director of Hispanic Media  Patricio Zamorano

Consultant for Georgetown University from Aug. 2014.  Consultant to Latin American Youth Center, June 2017-May 2018.  Bilingual outreach and online specialist/Spanish editor at GSA, Feb. 2016-Jan. 20017.  Adjunct professor/international coordinator at GWU, June 2011-Aug. 2014.  Senior analyst/press advisor at Center for Democracy in the Americas, Apr. 2010-June 2011. Specialist, political analyst, press advisor at the OAS, June 2007-Mar. 2010.  Spanish editor/project manager at lexicon Marketing, July 2005-June 2006.  Hispanic market manager at Autobytel, June 2004-July 2005.  Online editor at La Opinión newspaper, Mar. 2000-May 2004.  Assistant managing editor at Publimetro Chile, Oct. 1999-May 2000.  TV news reporter for Canal 2 TV (Chile), Jan.-Dec. 1999.  Politics reporter for La Epoca newspaper (Chile), Dec. 1995-July 1998.  Master’s degree in Latin American Studies from Georgetown University, 2008; B.A. in journalism and social communications from the University of Santiago in Chile, 1997.

Deputy Press Secretary Robert Smith

(initially media coordinator)  Mountain Party nominee for West Virginia House 59th District in the Nov. 2020 election (>).  Communications lead for the Mountain Party of West Virginia; lead organizer for the Eastern Panhandle Mountain Party.  Experience includes direct support professional (part-time for Arc of Washington County.  Working towards a B.S. in marketing management from Western Governors University; A.S. in political science from Allegany College of Maryland, 2017.  twitter

Social Media Coordinator  Chris Blankenhorn

Teaching assistant the the Montessori Schoolhouse in Springfield, IL.  Springfield team leader on Jill Stein 2016 ballot access drive. Community organizer in Springfield in 2012.  Activist/organizer at Occupy Springfield.  Degree in political science from University of Illinois at Springfield; also studied at Arizona State University.  twitter

Web Manager  Alex Noyle


on the ballot in 29 states plus D.C. (and Guam advisory): 381 Electoral Votes
write-in status in 17 states: 133 Electoral Votes
not on the ballot in LA, NV, OK and SD: 24 Electoral Votes

Ballot Access Coordinator  Brendan Phillips

Write-in candidate for Congress in the 2017 special election in Utah's 3rd CD.  Led the effort to get ballot access for Jill Stein in Utah in 2016.  "stay-at-home dad of two boys, musician and DJ, activist and grandson of musician/dissenter, Utah Phillips."  See: Deanna Dee Taylor.  Politics and Music Stay in the Family.  Green Pages, Jan. 7, 2018.

Ballot Access Outreach Coordinator  Gini Lester

Owner of Solomons Knot Permaculture Design.


National Organizer  Brian D. Powers

(May 2020)  Senior organizer at New Jersey Revolution Radio from Mar. 2018. Organizer for CWA1033 starting in 2015.  From Clark, NJ and lives in Woodbridge.  facebook

...will be built out in the coming weeks.  Tom Violett,  Diane Moxley


Project Manager for Matching Funds  David Schwab

Outreach director at Liberty Tree Foundation in Madison, WI.  Communications director on Jill Stein's 2016 campaign and Community network organizer on Stein's 2012 campaign.  Online organizer for  Translator and teacher of English as a foreign language.  Bachelor's degree in political science and Russian from Williams College, 2008.  Albany, NY native.  twitter

Call Center Manager  Cora Santaguida

Green Party nominee in Connecticut State Senate District 27 in 2018 and 2016.  >


Treasurer  Travis Christal

CPA.  Elected member of the GPUS Finance Committee in Sept. 2017.  Green Party nominee for Texas House District 92 in 2016.

Press Secretary  Kevin Zeese

(Apr. 2019-died unexpectedly on Sept. 6, 2020)  Co-director of  Senior advisor to the Stein-Baraka campaign in 2016.  An organizer of the Occupation in Freedom Plaza in Washington, DC in 2011.  Green Party nominee for U.S. Senate in Maryland in 2006.  Founder (2006) of Voters for Peace and director to 2011.  Spokesman and other roles on Nader for President 2004, Jan.-Nov. 2004.  Worked on Peter Camejo's campaign for Governor of California in 2003.  Co-founder (1994) and president of Common Sense for Drug Policy.  Co-founder (1987) of the Drug Policy Foundation.  Chief counsel for National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML), 1980-86, and national director of NORML, 1983-86.  J.D., George Washington University, National Law Center, 1980; B.S. in political science from State University of New York at Buffalo, 1977.  twitter