Virginia Greens Mourn the
Passing of Paul Hughes
Contact: Scott Burger, Press Secretary, Virginia Green Party, 804-714-5444
Green Party of Virginia joins environmentalist activists across the
Commonwealth in mourning the passing of Northern Virginia Green Party
chairperson Paul Hughes, who died this past weekend from a heart attack. "Paul
was a "gentle warrior" who had a clear understanding of how the American
promise of a democratic Republic was being thwarted by a small ruling
elite," said David Cobb, former 2004 Green Party Presidential candidate and
organizer. "He will be sorely missed."
long time resident of Fairfax County and retired government consultant, Hughes
chaired the Northern Virginia local of the Green Party of Virginia. He also
owned several environmentally friendly businesses that specialized in salvaging
construction materials from demolition sites (Deconstruction Services) and
selling them from his Springfield warehouse (Rebuild Warehouse). His
business legacy includes the hiring and training of ex-prison convicts and
former drug addicts and channeling them into productive careers.
an activist, Hughes was well regarded as a Sierra Club volunteer and an early
supporter of the work of the Program on Corporations, Law & Democracy
POCLAD). He was one of the first organizers for the Move
coalition in Virginia. Throughout his life, Hughes
worked tirelessly for Virginians and all Americans, and served as a mentor and
inspiration to many.
Green Party of Virginia wishes to extend its deepest sympathies to the Hughes
family for the loss of this great Virginian.
Additional information on the Virginia Green Party can be found at:
GPVA Press Secretary: Scott Burger