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United States of America — Green PartyCandidate for President

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Dario Hunter

Rabbi, educator, activist, legal professional
2,558 votes (22%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Climate Change & Pollution – 100% renewable energy and a global solution to plastic pollution by 2030. Stronger diplomatic relations with the top carbon emitters to solve pollution globally (the Green Path Forward). An end to environmental racism.
  • Equality, Equity & the End of Privilege – Guaranteed housing, employment, single payer healthcare and ed. from Pre-K through college. End educational, judicial and employment discrimination and police brutality. Reparations and an end to redlining.
  • Peace & Democracy - International nuclear disarmament, replace war budget with a Dept. of Peace. End corporate personhood and control of politics, education, healthcare and mass incarceration. Implement ranked choice voting and prop. representation.

Experience

Experience

Profession:Rabbi, educator, activist, legal professional
Board Member, Youngstown Board of Education — Elected position (2016–2020)
Chair, Mahoning County OH Green Party — Elected position (2018–2020)

Education

Wayne State University LL.M. (2010)
University of Windsor LL.B. (2008)
University of Detroit Mercy J.D. (2008)
Princeton University B.A., History (2004)

Community Activities

Chair, Mahoning County OH Green Party (2018–2020)

Biography

I was born in New Jersey to an African-American mother and a Persian father. We were a working poor family and for us life was a constant struggle to make ends meet. I held on to my goals, getting into Princeton and through three law degrees. I know what it’s like to come from a hard life, but I also know what it’s like to make good on little more than faith and hard work.

I've previously taught as a high school English teacher, served as a K-8 school administrator and as a community college instructor. I enjoy giving back through education and I believe that it is the key to our advancement as a country, just as it has been key to my own personal upliftment. I formerly practiced law in Canada and more recently as an international environmental lawyer at a firm in Israel-Palestine.

In Youngstown, OH, I served as a member of the Youngstown Board of Education (2016-2020), fighting the predatory effort of the State of Ohio to take over our district and trap our children in a CEO-run corporate failure. I fought to ban fracking and successfully took on local and state governments in court to uphold the public's right to public records.

A convert to Judaism (first through a Reform and then an Orthodox process), I have brought my very liberal and open-minded approach to spiritual leadership to multiple communities as a rabbi since my ordination in 2012. I was previously the campus rabbi for the College of Wooster as well as a pulpit rabbi to a local congregation in Youngstown. 

I now live in Los Angeles, California. 

Who gave money to this candidate?

Contributions

Total money raised: $21,607

Top contributors that gave money to support the candidate, by organization:

1
Dario Hunter
$8,169
2
KENNETH MEJIA FOR U.S. REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT 34 CALIFORNIA
$1,000
3
Employees of University of California
$250
4
Employees of United States Department of the Interior
$240
5
Employees of Wallace, Nancy
$180

More information about contributions

By State:

Ohio 65.27%
California 14.80%
Maryland 6.55%
Washington 5.59%
Other 7.79%
65.27%14.80%

By Size:

Large contributions (97.57%)
Small contributions (2.43%)
97.57%

By Type:

From organizations (7.99%)
From individuals (92.01%)
92.01%
Source: MapLight analysis of data from the Federal Election Commission.

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