Green Party of Washington State
Endorsement of Stephen Wright for Mayor of Forks, Washington
“I want to add agricultural revenue, expand our local economy, reduce our reliance on timber and tourism revenue, fix our communications infrastructure, fix our playground, create educational opportunities, and provide body cameras for police. A vote for Wright is a vote to take care of our community.” -Stephen Wright
Stephen Wright, an Independent Green, is running for Mayor of Forks. The Green Party of Washington State has endorsed his run and invites other Greens and Independent voters to support him. Please help spread the word on any of these platforms.
His website: https://www.wright4forks.com/
His facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Wright4forksmayor
His twitter feed: https://twitter.com/Wright4Forks
Also on instagram at: https://www.instagram.com/wright4forksmayor/
Stephen represents his community and a plan for a future-ready Forks. Wright is a Green running as an independent to de-emphasize party politics and focus on practical solutions that are community-based, local, and sustainable.
Forks, Washington is a city located on the Olympic Peninsula, within Clallam County in the northwest of our state. The population was roughly 4,000 in 2019. Clallam county is situated on the border with Canada, across the Strait of Juan de Fuca from Vancouver Island, BC and includes the iconic bioregional features of our Pacific Coast rain forests, salmon runs, and coastal migratory sea mammal routes.
Clallam County includes Port Angeles which is the largest population center in the county and leans Democrat. Politically, Clallam County is a competitive area; the county holds the longest record, as of 2020, for predicting official presidential election winners, which makes it a political “bellwether”. The city of Forks is Republican-leaning. A win for an Independent Green Party candidate would be a win for political party autonomy in Washington State.
Historically The City of Forks didn’t begin as a logging town; however later it was economically tied to the logging industry, and more recently the town was the location for the popular TV series ‘Twilight’, which brought increased tourism into the area, but that fandom began to wind down sometime after 2010.
Stephen Wright’s Agenda as Mayor of Forks:
“Halito, I’m Stephen Wright, a progressive Choctaw running for mayor for the City of Forks. Our city has relied on logging and tourism for their revenue, both dying industries. Our city cannot afford basic necessities…”
According to Stephen Wright, Forks can do better and be better, and GPWA believes Forks deserves better. Here are some bullet points from his agenda:
- Reduce our reliance on tourism and timber revenue
- Repair park & playground equipment
- Fix our communications infrastructure
- Body cameras for police
- Create educational opportunities by partnering with higher education
- Expand our local economy
- Add agricultural hemp revenue
- Extend the sidewalk along Highway 101
- Ban on pesticides and nitrogen additives in Forks as environmental protections for waterways and old-growth forests
Stephen is a disabled Veteran, a father of young children, an Agrobiologist educated at Evergreen College, and an indigenous American. He is a resident of Forks who is invested in the long-term preservation and success of his community.
The Green Party of Washington state invites Greens statewide to support Stephen Wright for Mayor of Forks, Washington.