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Thursday, March 19, 2020

Tribute to Tex Wood, IGVA Co-Founder
Professor George R. “Tex” Wood
Virginia and America has lost an Independent Green Party patriot 

Professor George R. “Tex” Wood (73) Independent Green Party (IG) co-founder, IG 9th Congressional District Chairman, state central committee member has passed.

Tex Wood was burned in a January accident and died from complications.

Tex was a true southern gentleman, and lifelong civil rights, and ballot access advocate. Tex was a U.S. Marine Corps, Vietnam Veteran. Tex ran as a Reform Party candidate for US House of Representatives.

Tex joined the Green Party and co-founded the Independent Green Party of Virginia. According to Ballot Access News, Tex Wood’s Independent Green Party became the most active on ballot third party in Virginia in 100 years.

Tex Wood was one the nation’s, and Virginia’s foremost fighter in the courts, and on the streets for Ballot Access. 

Every American, especially Virginian benefits from Tex Wood’s success at lowering signature petition requirements for Independent and Green Party candidates.

Tex Wood passing leaves a great void in our body politic for Independent Green Party reformers.

Tex Wood was irreplaceable: fun, funny, witty, insightful, wise, quick with a charming quip. Tex could win every debate while bringing waves of laughter.

The Independent Green Party of Virginia was built on Tex Wood’s knowledge, experience, and wisdom. Along with his great good humor, Tex’s humility endeared him to us all.

Professor Tex Wood taught English and Literature. Tex liked Shakespeare. The bards words describe our dear Tex Wood.

“...Some are born great, some have greatness thrust upon them...”

For us, who knew and loved him, our Independent Green Party leader Tex Wood was truly a great person. We knew Tex Woods greatness in so many ways and times.

Sleep well, and in peace our dear Green Prince.

Tex, You live on in our state and nations improved civil life you bequeathed to generations to come.

Tex Wood lives on in our hearts.
19 mar 20 @ 9:39 pm edt          Comments


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