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Rich Whitney

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Rich Whitney
Candidate for Illinois Governor
Political party Green Party
Profession Partner, Speir and Whitney
Website Campaign website

Rich Whitney is an Illinois attorney and environmental activist. He is running for Governor of Illinois in 2010 on the Green Party ticket.[1]



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

Whitney faced incumbent Pat Quinn (D), Bill Brady (R), Lex Green (L), and Scott Lee Cohen (I) in the general election on November 2, 2010.

In late fall 2010, Whitney was trailing the GOP’s Bill Brady and incumbent Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn in every statewide poll.[2]

The Chicago Sun Times reported that Whitney's name was spelled Whitey on ballots in 23 wards in Chicago, half of which are predominantly African-American areas[3].

Whitney held a press conference on October 13th to demand he be invited to appear in three debates that Gov. Quinn and GOP candidate Bill Brady were participating in. Video of the conference is here:


In 2010, Whitney said his candidacy for Governor represents a chance to break the two-party back and forth in Springfield.[4]

External links


  1. Whitney For Governor
  2. Illinois' Other Parties Differ on Get Out the Vote Plans, Illinois Statehouse News, 10/12/10
  3. Whitney is Whitey on Some Ballots, Chicago Sun-Times, 10/14/10
  4. Green Gov. Candidate Wants More Than Token Consideration, Illinois Statehouse News, 08/10/10