Dario Hunter, Green Presidential candidate and member of the Youngstown, OH Bd. of Ed., visits Phoenix, AZ to talk about his plan to build a greener and fairer America as well as the strategy to grow the Green Party through the 2020 race and beyond.
(Disclaimer: This event is not sponsored or endorsed by the Phoenix Public Library.)
Dario Hunter was elected to the Youngstown Board of Education (Youngstown, OH) in 2015. In his time on the board, he has called attention to issues of financial mismanagement, curricular deficiencies, failures in special education and the democratic deficit caused by the state takeover.
He has also been vocal and active in pushing for anti-fracking measures, speaking out against local corruption and defending the public’s right to know through his public records lawsuits and his local TV public affairs show, The Dario Hunter Show.
He currently serves as a Delegate to the Green Party National Committee and a member of the Green Party’s Peace Action Committee – both on behalf of the Lavender Caucus (the LGBTQIA caucus).
Ordained as a rabbi in 2012 by Jewish Spiritual Leaders Institute (JSLI), he serves as the Coordinator for Jewish Life and Intersectional Programming at the College of Wooster (Wooster, OH) and as rabbi at Ohev Tzedek - Shaarei Torah in Boardman, OH. He also serves as a volunteer rabbi at Ohio State Penitentiary.
Hunter was raised in New Jersey by an African-American Christian mother and an Iranian Muslim father. He has previously practiced law in Canada and in Israel. His diverse background fuels his personal passion for outreach, interfaith dialogue, and increasing religious and cultural understanding.