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10 Good Party Certified Candidates Won in Nov. 7 Elections

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Marty Grohman
Emily Dexter · Nov 15, 2023

On Tuesday, November 7, Americans across the country voted to elect local leaders in important off-year elections. Among the night’s winners were 10 Good Party certified candidates in four different states, all of whom are committed to anti-corruption, people-powered representation. The success of these 10 independent and nonpartisan candidates builds on the recent victory of Terry Vo, the newest Nashville Metro Council member representing District 17 and the first Good Party certified candidate to win an election in the United States.

Below are the 10 most recent Good Party certified candidates elected to office:

  • Martin “Marty” Grohman (pictured above) won his race for mayor of Biddeford, Maine by a vote of 2,894 to 2,223, becoming the city’s first new mayor in 12 years.

  • Guillermo Nurse won his race for mayor of Oxford, North Carolina by a vote of 1,090 to 461, becoming the first Black mayor in Oxford’s history.

  • Benjamin Weisner, a two-time Good Party certified candidate, was elected to represent Ward 5 on Auburn, Maine’s City Council.

  • Jane Rebelowski won her race to represent District 4 on Bremerton, Washington's City Council, coming away with 55% of the vote.

  • Michael Woods won a seat on Elon, North Carolina's Town Council, winning 478 votes.

  • Hattie M. Robinson won her race for Clerk of Court in King & Queen County, Virginia, earning 54.11% of the vote.

  • Troy Meyers won a seat on Westport, Washington's City Council.

  • Bob Ciullo won a seat on Oak Island, North Carolina's Town Council, earning 17.06% of the vote in a seven-way race.

  • Belinda Gerry won an at-large seat on Auburn, Maine's City Council with 2,670 votes.

  • Crystal Rasnake won a seat on Abingdon, Virginia's School Board.

All of the above leaders ran as Good Party certified candidates, meaning they committed to running truly independent, clean, and people-powered campaigns. In office, they remain committed to maintaining the highest level of integrity and honesty, and to supporting anti-corruption policies that promote a healthier, better-functioning democracy for all Americans.

Each of these candidates faced unique challenges during their campaigns, and each drew on the support of Good Party’s campaign tools and community. Good Party’s nationwide network of volunteers helped to support these candidates on their paths to victory. In total, Good Party volunteers helped send over 50,000 text messages and made over 1,000 calls to voters in the candidates’ districts. They also connected with voters in-person at 26 local events. Their efforts served to get the word out about these independent candidates, many of whom ran in contested local races.

Altogether, the successes of Marty Grohman, Guillermo Nurse, and the other eight Good Party certified leaders elected on Nov. 7 provide further proof that independent and nonpartisan candidates can run viable campaigns and win in competitive elections. By joining Terry Vo as Good Party certified elected officials, they are adding to a growing movement that seeks to reform the nation’s dysfunctional political system from the ground up.

In 2024, many more communities across the United States will elect their next local leaders, from school board and city council members to mayors and state legislators. For independent candidates running in elections across the country, Good Party is here to provide free AI-powered campaign tools, volunteer support, and guidance from battle-tested experts in political campaigning. If you’re interested in becoming one of the next winning Good Party certified candidates, reach out and learn how our free resources can propel your independent campaign to victory.


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By Emily Dexter
Emily Dexter is the content marketing coordinator at Good Party. Based in the Midwest, she brings a fresh perspective and editorial experience to the team.