From The Southern Illinoisan:
Attorney and former gubernatorial candidate Rich Whitney was elected Illinois Green Party chairperson Saturday at a statewide meeting for the party.
With about eight officeholders across the state from the party – primarily non-partisan local boards – Whitney of Carbondale is optimistic about the party’s future in Illinois and the nation, he said.
“There are always concerns, but some things are going very well. We just in the last election cycle despite very difficult challenges with ballot access as we always have, we still managed to get two congressional candidates who got (more than) 5 percent of the vote,” he said.