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Candidate Name: Howie Hawkins

Email: [email protected]

Campaign Website:



Registered Party: Green

Current Occupation: Green candidate for Governor of New York

Previous Occupations:

  • 2001-2018 Truck unloader at UPS
  • 1991-2001 Co-op developer
  • 1972-1978 Marine Corps and Marine Corps Reserve
  • 1971-1991 Laborer, carpenter, and contractor
  • 1967-1971 Busboy, server, ranch hand, landscaper, laborer

Education: Dartmouth College, 1971-1977

Organizational Affiliations:

  • Teamsters Local 317
  • Teamsters for a Democratic Union
  • Southside Community Coalition
  • Eat To Live Food Cooperative
  • Green Party
  • Socialist Party USA
  • Solidarity
  • American Legion Dunbar Post 1642

Prior Public Experience: Organizer in movements for peace, justice, labor, the environment, democratic socialism, and independent working-class politics since the late 1960s.

Top Three Issues (No more than five words per issue)

First: Universal Single-Payer Health Care

Second: Rent Control, Build Affordable Housing

Third: Fully Fund and Desegregate Schools

Candidate Statement (Please do not exceed 150 words)

I am the only progressive for governor still on the ballot – the only candidate for raising the minimum wage to $20, guaranteed health care, stronger rent regulations and building lots of quality public housing that working-class people can afford, fully funding and desegregating public schools, tuition-free CUNY and SUNY, 100% clean energy by 2030, and taxing the rich to revitalize public services and infrastructure, starting with NYCHA and the MTA. I want to abolish bail, guarantee speedy trials, legalize marijuana, and treat drug abuse as a health problem instead of a criminal problem. I want fair elections and clean government: public campaign finance, term limits, universal voter registration, independent ethics oversight, ranked-choice voting for executive offices, and proportional representation in the legislature. Don’t waste your vote on the two-party status quo. Don’t let them take your vote for granted. Vote for what you want. Make the politicians come to you.


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