Professor George R. “Tex” Wood
Virginia and America has lost
an Independent Green Party patriot
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
You live on in our state and nations improved civil life you bequeathed to generations to come.
Tex Wood lives on in our hearts.