Howard Switzer

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Howard Switzer
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U.S. House, Tennessee, District 7
PartyGreen Party
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Howard Switzer was a 2012 Green candidate who sought election to the U.S. House representing the 7th Congressional District of Tennessee.[1]


Switzer is President of Ecoville Architects. He previously worked as an Associate with William Mams Architecture from 1985-1990, an Associate with Bayer and Associates Architects from 1983-1985, and a member of The Farm Spiritual Community from 1973-1983.[2]

Switzer was also the 2010 Green Party candidate for Governor of Tennessee. He previously ran for Governor in 2006 and was Co-Chair/National Committee Delegate of the Green Party from 2000-2009.



See also: Tennessee's 7th congressional district elections, 2012

Switzer was defeated by incumbent Marsha Blackburn.[3] Switzer ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Tennessee's 1st District. Switzer faced Credo Amouzouvik (D), Marsha Blackburn (R), William Akin (I), Jack Arnold (I) and Lenny Ladner (I) on November 6, 2012.[1]

U.S. House, Tennessee District 7 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Credo Amouzouvik 24% 61,679
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMarsha Blackburn Incumbent 71% 182,730
     Green Howard Switzer 1.8% 4,640
     Independent William Akin 1.1% 2,740
     Independent Jack Arnold 1.7% 4,256
     Independent Lenny Ladner 0.5% 1,261
Total Votes 257,306
Source: Tennessee Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"


See also: Tennessee gubernatorial election, 2010 and Gubernatorial elections, 2010

Switzer faced Bill Haslam (R), Mike McWherter (D) and 13 independent candidates in the general election on November 2, 2010. Haslam won the election.[4]

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