2018 Candidates

The Green Party of New Jersey strives to run candidates at all levels of government in our state.  Listed in this section is our lineup of state, county, and local candidates for 2018.

If you’re interested in running for a position as a Green yourself, click here.

Johnnie Lattner

For Board of Education in Newark
Election Date: April 17, 2018

Mr. Lattner is a dedicated public education advocate at the local, state and national level. He is the co-founder and Director of Community Relations for PULSE (Parents United for Local School Education) as well as a member of the coordinating committee for Journey for Justice, and a chairman of the #WeChoose campaign.

Mr. Lattner had the opportunity to travel to cities across the United States in cities such as Chicago, New Orleans, and Washington, DC where he researched community schools, restorative justice, local school councils, effect of charter schools expansion, moratorium on privatization, local control, student organizing, progressive revenue and equity assessments.

Commitment, Dedication, Experience, Putting the Community First, Not Just Words Action.




AMP – A Movement of the People

For Newark Council
Election Date: May 8, 2018

Three of the four candidates on this team are Green Party members.


AMP on Facebook

Victor Monterrosa, Jr.

Victor grew up in the South Ironbound and is a constant advocate for his neighbors there and across the City. He is an attorney at Covenant House NJ and represents homeless youth all across the state. Before becoming a people’s lawyer, Victor spent 10 years organizing low-income tenants and played a key role to keep public housing from being demolished. Most recently, he helped form and lead Homes for All, a coalition of Newarkers who forced the City of Newark to adopt a strong Rent Control Ordinance.



Anthony Diaz

Anthony grew up in a big blue and white house on the corner of Weequahic and Maple avenues in the South Ward. As a student at Science High School on Rector Street, he successfully student campaign to ensure better classroom conditions and lunch programs. Anthony is a leader in the Black Lives Matter Newark. He advocates for affordable homes and community back development at city council meetings. He is committed to amplifying and centering community voices over politics as usual.



 Hellane Freeman

Hellane has lived in the North Ward of Newark for over 40 years. She always been an advocate for her neighborhood and city. She worked as urban planner for 9 years across New Jersey and holds several Masters degrees from (Library Sciences to Public Administration). She is an active member and leader of the Homes for All Newark. She spoke and received the support of hundreds of Newarkers to get a strong Rent Control Ordinance in Newark.




Zellie Thomas

For Council-at-large in Paterson
Election Date: May 8, 2018

Zellie Thomas is a lifelong Paterson resident, an accomplished educator and activist who is committed to creating safe, thriving and sustainable communities. All residents, regardless of ethnicity, creed, sexuality, gender or zip code, deserve access to living wage jobs, affordable housing and quality education. It’s time for leaders that bring accountability, integrity, and more inclusiveness to local government.


Zellie on Facebook
Read “Paterson Activist for Black Lives Matter declares run for council seat.”

Diane Moxley

For U.S. Congress in District 7
Election Date: November 6, 2018

Diane Moxley is a lifelong resident of Union County and has lived in the 7th Congressional District for over 26 years. She is a mom, a lawyer, an activist, a supporter of human rights, and an officer of the Union County chapter of the Green Party of New Jersey.








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