The Green Party in the United States has won elected offices at the local level; most winners of public office in the US who are
considered Greens have won non-partisan elections. The highest-ranking Greens ever elected in the nation are John Eder, a member
of the Maine House of Representatives until his defeat in November 2006, Audie Bock, who was elected to the California State
Assembly in 1999 but switched her registration to Independent seven months later, and Richard Carroll, who was elected to the
Arkansas House of Representatives in 2008 but switched parties to become a Democrat five months after his election.