|Address||69 Sullivan St |
Biddeford, Maine , United States
|| January 18, 1969
Mar 17, 2018 03:45pm
|Info||John Eder (born January 18, 1969) is an activist, and American politician from the U.S. state of Maine. Eder lives in Portland and is a member of the Maine Green Independent Party, the Maine affiliate of the national Green Party. He has served in the Maine House of Representatives as the legislature's first member of the Green Party for two terms and was elected in 2002 and re-elected in 2004. Until his defeat in 2006 Eder was one of only a handful of independent or third party state legislators in the country and was the highest-ranking elected Green official in the United States. |
Eder sits on the Green Party's Peace Action Committee working to end the wars in Iraq and Afganistan and to prevent the U.S from going to war with Iran. He is currently writing his first book which is part biographical account of his colorful life and service as the nations highest elected Green Party official and part how-to manual encouraging regular citizens to run for local office as a means to personal transformation. He travels the country lecturing and training citizen's in methods of grassroots organizing and electoral participation. He is presently serving on the Cumberland County Health and Human Services Committee.