Isa Infante

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Isa Infante
Former candidate for
Governor of Tennessee
PartyGreen Party
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sUniversity of California, 1973
Master'sYale University, 1975
J.D.Northeastern University School of Law, 2006
Ph.D.University of California, 1977
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Isa Infante was a Green Party candidate for Governor of Tennessee in the 2014 elections.[1] Isa Infante lost the general election on November 4, 2014.


Born in the Dominican Republic, Infante grew up in the Bronx and California.[2]

Infante earned her B.A. in politics/Latin American Studies at the University of California in Santa Cruz in 1973. She went on to earn her M.A. in political science at Yale University in 1975 and her Ph.D. in political science from the University of California at Riverside in 1977. She later earned her J.D. from the Northeastern University School of Law in Boston in 2006.[3]

Professionally, Infante has taught political science at the university level, held an academic deanship and worked for the U.S. Department of Education and at the White House. In addition, she has been a consultant to a wide range of legal, political, community and international development organizations and owned her own small businesses.[2]

Infante serves as the coordinating chair of the Green Party of Knox County.[2]



See also: Tennessee gubernatorial election, 2014

Infante ran for election to the office of Governor of Tennessee. Infante won the Green Party nomination in the unopposed primary on August 7. The general election took place November 4, 2014.[1]


General election
Governor of Tennessee, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBill Haslam Incumbent 70.3% 951,796
     Democratic Charles V. "Charlie" Brown 22.8% 309,237
     Independent John Jay Hooker 2.3% 30,579
     Constitution Shaun Crowell 2% 26,580
     Green Isa Infante 1.4% 18,570
     Independent Steve Coburn 0.6% 8,612
     Independent Daniel Lewis 0.6% 8,321
     Nonpartisan Write-in votes 0% 33
Total Votes 1,353,728
Election Results via Tennessee Secretary of State.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Tennessee Secretary of State, "Elections," April 7, 2014
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Isa Infante for Governor of Tennessee, "Bio," accessed September 21, 2014
  3. Information submitted through Ballotpedia's biographical submission form on September 20, 2014