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Candidates For 2017 Municipal​ ​Election Nominated By Waterford Green Party

The Patch - Published June 19, 2017 - By RJ Scofield

WATERFORD, CT- The Waterford Green Party Town Committee held its first official nominating convention for the 2017 municipal elections at 3 p.m. on Saturday at the Waterford Public Library.


After discussion of the merits, experience, and political ideology of each candidate, the town Greens decided to formally endorse five individual candidates that will now appear on the ballot in November, according to a release.


Candidates endorsed include:


Kevin Kelly for Board of Finance

Billy Gene Collins for Zoning Board of Appeals

Baird Welch-Collins for Representative Town Meeting (RTM) District 2

Joshua Steele Kelly for RTM District 3

Carl D’Amato for RTM District 4...


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Waterford Green party endorses candidates for November election

The Day - Published June 19, 2017

Waterford – The town's Green Party has endorsed five candidates for the municipal election in November.


They are Kevin Kelly for the Board of Finance, Billy Gene Collins for the Zoning Board of Appeals, Baird Welch-Collins for Representative Town Meeting District 2, Joshua Steele Kelly for RTM District 3, and Carl D'Amato for RTM District 4. Welch-Collins and Kelly are co-founders of the town's Green Party....


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Tired of two parties? Try going Green

The Day (Letter to the Editor) - Published June 5, 2017 - By Joshua Steele Kelly

It has become commonplace for Congress and the president to have national disapproval ratings well above 50 percent. We are also seeing less satisfaction within each party, which was emphasized by the sharp divide between Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton supporters within the Democratic primary, and the plethora of candidates vying for the spotlight within the Republican primary. 


When something isn't working, why not try something new? The Waterford Green Party has been working tirelessly to engage with the community and hear from the people on the issues that are most important to them. I ask that you consider giving a new party the chance to represent you. Your vote in 2017 can be an investment in growing a new party of the people, and together I hope that we can work to bring back representation to government....


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Waterford Green Fills Flood, Erosion Board Vacancy

The Waterford Patch - Published May 25, 2017 - By RJ Scofield

WATERFORD, CT - Baird Welch-Collins was sworn in as a full member of the Town of Waterford’s Flood and Erosion Control Board on Tuesday morning. Welch-Collins is a registered Green and both a co-founder and co-chair of the Waterford Green Party chapter.


This event marks the first time a green has been appointed as a full member to a Waterford board or commission, bringing the total number of Green seats in the town government up to 3, according to a release....


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Waterford Green Party To Nominate Candidates For 2017 Election

The Waterford Patch - Published May 22, 2017 - By RJ Scofield


WATERFORD, CT- On Saturday, June 17, the Waterford Green Party Town Committee will meet to nominate candidates for public office. This is the second set of municipal elections in which the party will participate and work to build off their past success, according to a release.


In 2015, they saw their first victory with the election of party Co-Chair Joshua Steele Kelly to the Zoning Board of Appeals as an alternate, and in 2016 the Green candidate for State Representative in District 38, Lauren Shaw, more than doubled the number of votes for the Greens from the 2014 election....


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Waterford resident publishes election study results

The Day - Published February 13, 2017

A Waterford resident studying political science in Massachusetts has published the results of a two-year study on third-party voting.


Joshua Steele Kelly, currently a senior at Wheaton College, is the cochair of the Waterford Green Party and an alternate member of both the Zoning Board of Appeals and the Conservation Commission. He said he wanted to investigate what makes people vote for Democratic or Republican candidates over third-party candidates.


As part of two classes he took at Wheaton, Kelly conducted exit polls in Waterford in the 2015 town election and the 2016 presidential election to investigate voting trends in town and how demographic differences influence voters....


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