It's Official: Lexington's Jill Stein is Green Party's Presidential Pick
The Massachusetts physician was formally nominated last weekend at the Green Party's National Convention in Baltimore. Also last week, Stein introduced anti-poverty advocate Cheri Honkala as her running-mate.
A local resident was officially nomiated as contender for President of the United States last weekend, and the candidate's name wasn't Mitt Romney.
While the GOP hopeful hails from just over the line in Belmont, Lexington has a presidential candidate of its own: Jill Stein of the Green Party.
A physician who once faced Romney in a race for Massachusett's governor, Stein was formally nominated last weekend at the Green Party's National Convention in Baltimore.
"We are the 99 percent, and this is the year we take our country back," Stein told the convention crowd, according to the Baltimore Sun. "Voting for either Wall Street candidate gives a mandate for four more years of corporate rule."
Also last week, Stein announced her running mate, an anti-poverty advocate named Cheri Honkala.
“Ever since deciding to run for President, I’ve been thinking about who would have the strength and courage to take up this fight with me,” Stein said on her website, in a post introducing Honkala as her running mate. “Cheri Honkala has shown tremendous perseverance and leadership, despite remarkable odds. Her selflessness and demonstrated capacity to inspire make her the perfect Vice Presidential candidate to help me reclaim democracy.”
Honkala was tapped for the ticket after Stein's campaign crowd-sourced for prospective veeps. She was chosen over 200 other nominees, including comedienne and confirmed Stein supporter Roseanne Barr.