In 2013, Hawkins is running for Common Council District 4. In 2011, he lost by 97 votes to now-incumbent Democrat Khalid Bey. The vote was 1,214 to 1,117.
Occupation— truck unloader; carpenter (during 1970s and 1980s); one of the co-founders of the Green Party in the United States in 1984; currently serves on the Green National Committee.
Education— attended Dartmouth College
Community Involvement— Co-Founder, Solidarity Committee of Central New York, 2011 to present; board member, South Side Food Cooperative; Board member, South Side Community Coalition; member, South Side Cooperative Grocery Store Project; member, Syracuse Municipal Broadband Initiative; co-founder, Public Power Coalition of Central New York; member, Teamsters Local 317, 2001-present.
Past Political Experience
In 2011, Howie Hawkins received 48 percent of the vote in his race for 4th District Council. In the 2010 election, he received 59,123 votes for governor, ultimately losing to Andrew Cuomo but securing the Green party an automatic ballot line for the next four years. Hawkins began running for political office in 1993. The offices he has run for include: Common Council in 1993, 1994, 1995, 2001 and 2011; U.S. House 25th Congressional District in 1996, 2000, 2004 and 2008; Common Councilor-at- Large in 2007 and 2003; U.S. Senate in 2006; mayor of Syracuse in 1997 and 2005; New York State Comptroller in 1998 and 2002; and County Executive in 1999. As of 2013, he has not been elected.
410 W. Beard Avenue, Syracuse NY 13205
District 4 Description/Map
District 4: is in central Syracuse, including the downtown area and the neighborhoods of University Hill, Brighton and Southwest. District 4 map