Candidates for Elected Office

2023 Endorsed Candidates

According to state law, Greens do not run in the primary -- instead, you can vote for these candidates on Tuesday, November 7th, 2023!

Currently Elected Officials in Allegheny County

Tara Yaney

Edgewood Borough Council -- 4-year term, 2020-2023

Tara Yaney has enjoyed living in Edgewood for 6 years and sees serving as borough council member as a way to give back to the community. Among her top priorities are environmental sustainability, public transit, and supporting inclusivity, transparency, and accountability in government. She is an avid bicyclist and ultimate frisbee player. When not active outdoors, Tara is a local musician, and plays flute with the Johnstown and Westmoreland Symphony Orchestras. She directs the Pittsburgh Concert Orchestra Junior Wind Ensemble and she also teaches many private students in the area. Tara has a Bachelors' degree in music from the Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University, and a Bachelors' degree in physics from the University of Pennsylvania.

Past Candidates in Allegheny County

In 2022, the Green Party of Allegheny County endorsed both local candidates and a state-wide Green Slate. Local candidates included Queonia "Zarah" Washington (top) for for PA State House District 32, and Jay Ting Walker (bottom) for PA State House District 23.

Zarah (she/they) has extensive experience in community organizing/networking, mutual aid, social media management via: BLAC, Pittsburgh Protests & No Cop Money PA. Zarah genuinely applies most of their life skills throughout the years to wherever they are, where they go, and what they do. She helps immensely in collaborating with folks on new ideas, and lets the continued work speak for itself. 

Jay Ting Walker (he/him) is a Community Organizer at a Pennsylvania environmental non-profit. By night, Jay is a proud member of the Green Party of Allegheny County, Pittsburgh DSA, Pittsburghers for Public Transit, and Bike Pittsburgh. Jay serves as chair of the Green Party of Pennsylvania and as one of its delegates to the GPUS National Committee. In his free time, Jay is passionate about ultimate frisbee, board games, Starcraft, and watching soccer.  

Statewide 2022 Slate

Christina "PK" DiGiulio - Governor
Michael Bagdes-Canning - Lieutenant Governor
Richard L. Weiss - US Senate

Connor Mulvaney

In 2021, the Green Party of Allegheny County was proud to endorse Connor Mulvaney for Pittsburgh City Council, District 4. Connor is a union laborer, organizer, and mobility advocate for Pittsburgh’s southern neighborhoods, and studied sustainable development. Connor received a little over 2,500 votes, or about 31% of the vote, showing that Greens are building a voter base toward future wins.

In 2021, the Green Party of Allegheny County also nominated Richard L Weiss as candidate for Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas in a special election. Richard received nearly 42,000 votes.

The Green Party of Allegheny County was proud to endorse three amazing Green candidates for state representative in 2020: Jay Ting Walker (top left) for the 23rd district, Michael Bagdes-Canning (top middle) for the 64th district, and Garret Wassermann (top right) for the 45th district. Jay received over 4000 votes, about 15% of the vote, while Michael received an impressive 20% of the vote in his rural district. While Garret was unable to make the ballot, we appreciate his campaigning on Green values as a write-in!

We also would like to thank our statewide slate: Timothy Runkle (bottom left) for state treasurer, Olivia Faison (bottom center) for state auditor, and Richard Weiss (bottom right) for attorney general for putting their names forward to give the people of Pennsylvania a different choice. Their efforts qualified the Green Party as a minor political party under Pennsylvania law.

The global pandemic and Democratic Party lawsuits to remove the Green Party candidates from the ballot contributed to a very tough election year in which Green candidates did not reach as many voters as they hoped. However, our organizers and candidates learned a lot and are ready to fight even harder in 2021. With the pandemic continuing, it is clear the people of Allegheny County and Pennsylvania need new leadership with Green values!

The Green Party of Allegheny County was proud to endorse two Green candidates in 2019: Tara Yaney (top right) for Edgewood Borough Council, and Riley Mahon (top left) for Upper St Clair School Board. Tara was elected and will serve a 4-year term as borough councilmember starting in 2020! Riley unfortunately was not elected, but received an impressive 800 votes.

GPoAC also endorsed and supported Lisa Middleman for district attorney in the 2019 election. While Lisa decided to run as an independent, Lisa's campaign platform supported many Green values.

We also would like to thank Kelly Yagatich (bottom left) and Richard Weiss (bottom right) for considering a run for Allegheny County Council At-Large and County Executive; while neither were able to collect the thousands of signatures required for ballot access in time, we appreciated their courage to speak out against the growing fracking and petrochemical industry in our region.

With a win and more campaign experience under our belts, we look forward to a successful 2020 that continues to grow the Green movement!

The Green Party of Allegheny County was proud to endorse and support Jay Ting Walker for state representative in the 23rd district in the 2018 election. Jay finished with about 10% of the vote, over 2300 votes! We would like to thank Jay for his hard work for his campaign and the Green Party in general as we look forward to a stronger 2019!

The Green Party of Pennsylvania had also endorsed in 2018 several statewide Green candidates: Neal Gale (US Senate), Paul Glover (Governor), Jocolyn Bowser-Bostick (Lt. Governor)! To learn more about the statewide candidates, see the GPPA press release. All of our candidates ran on a "Green New Deal" that put people and planet over profits.

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Zarah Livingston

for PA State House, District 32

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Zarah Livingston

for PA State House, District 32

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