The pro-electoral reform committee is considering hiring an American political consultant to run their grassroots campaign, Public Eye has learned. Veteran operative Lynne Serpe, whose fees range from $3,000 to $6,000 U.S. per month, was the Green's national presidential campaign manager in 2004. She also was responsible for overseeing the recent Ohio vote recount. And, in 1999, Ms. Serpe co-managed Audie Bock's successful bid to become the first Green candidate elected to the California state legislature, defeating Democrat Oakland mayor Elihu Harris. She is also a strong supporter of electoral reform, having been the national coordinator for the New Zealand campaign to get the single transferable vote system approved for use in local elections.
January 11, 2005