Executive Committee

The Green Party of Allegheny County elects an executive committee every February to carry out tasks and handle party business between General Assembly meetings. Our current officers are listed below. Feel free to Contact Us with questions, comments, or matters to bring up at our next business meeting.

If there is a vacancy, interested members may nominate themselves to fill the office for the remainder of the term at the next general assembly meeting.

2021 Executive Committee

Kelly Kuzemchak

Kelly is currently Green Party of Pennsylvania secretary and Treasurer for the Young Ecosocialists, the youth caucus of the national Green Party of the United States. She previously served as GPOAC Treasurer for 2020.

Jay Ting Walker

Jay Walker is an activist involved in many Pittsburgh-area issues including the environment and public transit. Jay was a 2018 and 2020 Green candidate for state representative in the 23rd district. Combined, his activism and electoral work earned him a spot on a 25 young leaders making a difference in Pittsburgh politics 2018 list published by The Incline. Jay is a delegate to the Green Party of Pennsylvania and serves as a Pennsylvania delegate to the Green Party of the United States national committee.

Alexis Thompson

Alexis Thompson’s particular interests are pacifism and ecology, which she addresses in her work as a musician, artist, and yoga instructor. (Photo credit: Wes Mason)

Garret Wassermann

Media Coordinator - media@alleghenygreens.org

Garret Wassermann is a mathematician, activist, and community organizer particularly interested in creating real grassroots democracy and political education initiatives. Garret hopes to expand the Media team to work on better educational, outreach, and advocacy projects regarding the Green Party and the Green New Deal.

Mike Stout

Working Groups / Action Coordinator

For more than 50 years, Mike have been an anti-war, union, environmental and community organizer. He was the last Local 1397 Union Grievance Chair at the U.S. Steel Homestead Works, where he won more than $12 million in back pay, severance pay and pensions for hundreds of displaced workers. He was a co-founder of the Tri-State Conference On Steel and Steel Valley Authority, a coalition which mounted near successful attempts to save salvageable portions of our local steel industry and manufacturing base. He ran a successful printshop worker-owned cooperative for 25 years from 1989 - 2015, and is currently President of the Allegheny County Chapter of the Izaak Walton League of America (IWLA), the oldest environmental conservation organization in the United States, which is currently working on cleaning up our air, water, and food chain, and protecting our natural habitat. It’s current programs and activities include tree-planting, composting, blueberry planting, raising water standards and upgrading our waste water treatment facilities, educational zooms on the plastics pollution of our planet and opposition to fracking and the current incursion of the petrochemical industry into Western PA. The IWLA Allegheny County chapter is heavily involved in coalition-building and support for direct actions. As a member of the Green Party, Mike is anti-capitalist and anti-imperialist, and believes strongly in supporting our young activists in their fight for a new system based on economic and social justice and equality. He is a singer/songwriter and recording artist, with 18 CDs and more than 150 labor, environmental, anti-war and social justice songs written and recorded, having used his music to raise tens of thousands of dollars for a host of social and economic justice causes and organizations. His recent book, “Homestead Steel, the Final Ten Years - USWA Local 1397 and the Fight for Union Democracy” has sold more than a thousand copies, and should be a must read for those involved in the class struggle.

Dominic Bordelon

Neighborhoods Coordinator

Dominic Bordelon is a librarian and member of the Green Party of the Allegheny County. He and his spouse arrived in the Pittsburgh area a few months before COVID-19. He values equity and justice along lines of race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, ability, and class; provision of health care and other basic needs to all; local control, worker control, and mutual aid; and ecological principles for a sustainable and ethical future.

Chuck Ritz

Treasurer

Chuck Ritz has been a Green for the last 3 years. Chuck works in Finance/Payroll for the VA Hospital in Butler, PA. He resides in O’Hara Township with his wife Haniza and daughters Mastura and Mageda. Chuck is also a Navy Vet who is completely fed up with the current 2 party system we have. He hopes to help make the Green Party a viable option moving forward. Climate change was a driving force in my loyal support for Greens here in PA.