So you want to be a Green Party candidate…
Congratulations! You’ll be joining a legacy of people speaking truth to power and offering voters an alternative to the two capitalist parties of War and Wall Street. You’re helping to restore faith in government and rescue our democracy through electoral and civic engagement. Your campaign’s success could keep the Missouri Green Party on ballots for future elections, opening doors for even more Clean, Green candidates to run for office in Missouri. Every campaign we engage in is an effort to build our party into a tool for working-class people to liberate themselves from the political and economic elites. This is a movement, not a moment and we’re in this for the long haul. Glad to have you with us! Have questions? Check out our So You Want To Be A Candidate Guide or contact us here.
Check Your Qualifications
The Secretary of State’s office lists the legal qualifications for each state and federal office (and most county offices) on their website. There are residency, voter registration, age, tax, and criminal history requirements. Make sure that you qualify. https://www.sos.mo.gov/elections/candidates
You can find out which political districts you live in at these links:
Other things to consider are that Federal employees cannot run for partisan office and municipal, county, and state employees have to leave their jobs if elected to the state legislature or state senate.
Become A Member
Before deciding to run as a Green, read through the national platform to make sure that you align with our values and positions. Then, check out our bylaws and become a member of the Missouri Green Party organization. Membership will connect you with the Green activists and the Party support that you’ll need for your campaign. If you live near one of our local chapters, it’s best to plug in there well before the election so that you and Greens near you can get to know each other.
Complete our Candidate Intake Form to let us know you are considering running for office as a Missouri Green Party candidate. A member of our Elections team will follow up with you to schedule a candidate interview and guide you through our candidate intake process. Candidates earning endorsement from the Missouri Green Party will receive training, promotional materials, and other valuable resources to support your CLEAN, GREEN campaign for elected office. Start your candidate journey today!