Illinois Green Party Member Elected to Carbondale, Illinois City Council

On April 9, Jessica Bradshaw was elected to an at-large city council seat in Carbondale, Illinois. Bradshaw is a Green Party member, although the election is non-partisan. Twelve candidates appeared on the ballot and voters were permitted to vote for three candidates to fill the three seats.

Bradshaw, 32, is the daughter of Richard Whitney (Green Party gubernatorial nominee in 2006 and 2010), and Paula Bradshaw (Green Party U.S. House nominee in 2012). Carbondale is a college city in southern Illinois and has a population of 26,000. UPDATE: Illinois Greens probably also won three non-partisan races for Library Board, and won a non-partisan School Board election. Of those four additional wins, three were re-elections, and one was a new office-holder. Thanks to Mike for the news.


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