The Green Party of Alaska requests that David Massie be removed as a candidate for Governor from the primary ballot pursuant to AS 15.25.042.
The Statewide Council of the Green Party of Alaska has met and reviewed the circumstances of Mr. Massie's filing. Based on information available to the Statewide Council, we find that David Massie has not met the minimum requirement of being registered as a Green Party of Alaska member for 180 days prior to the June 1 filing date.
Under the Green Party of Alaska Bylaws which have been submitted to the Alaska Division of Elections and approved by the US Department of Justice, the Statewide Council is requesting the removal of Mr. Massie under bylaw Article VI, Candidate Endorsement/Challenge, Section 1b as follows:
"Section 1b) Disqualification of Candidates for Public Office and Public
Officials From Holding Party Offices.
A candidate may be removed if, in the judgment of the Statewide Council, she/he appears to be in clear violation of Green Party of Alaska principles and platform, have no previous history with the Green Party of Alaska, or appears to promote ideas and platform positions substantially different from Green Party of Alaska.
A Green Party of Alaska candidate may also be removed from the ballot for the following reasons:
1. If a candidate was not a registered member of the Green Party of Alaska 180 days prior to the Alaska Division of Elections filing deadline, the candidate may be removed from the ballot by the Statewide Council."
Once again since Mr. Massie has not been a registered member of the Green Party for 180 days we asked that he be removed from the primary ballot.
Monday, June 12, 2006
Massie to be removed from ballot
The Green Party of Alaska statewide council has sent letter to the Division of Elections requesting Massie's removal from the primary ballot: