Template:Infobox Politician Alison Duncan ran for Lieutenant Governor of New York on the Green Party line in the 2006 gubernatorial election. She was the running mate of Malachy McCourt. McCourt and Duncan received 42,166 votes for 0.95% of the total vote.[1] She is a member of Hotel Trades Council, Local 1, which is part of Hotel Employees and Restaurant Employees Union. She is a lesbian[2] and is active in promoting LGBTIQ rights and interests.


Duncan was born on May 4, 1975 in Long Beach, California. Her family moved to Niskayuna, a suburb of Schenectady, New York when she was four years old.[2][3] Duncan attended Rosendale Elementary School, Iroquois Middle School and Niskayuna High School. She was co-editor of opinion on the Warrior, the school newspaper and Secretary of Student Political Interest Forum (SPIF), a club for discussing political news.[2][4]

In 1999, she received a B.F.A. in Music Theater and a B.A. in Economics from the Hartt School of Music and the University of Hartford.[2][3]

In the late 1998 she moved to New York City.[2] She became a member and a board member of WOW Café[3] and has produced and directed several plays there, some of which she wrote.[5] She works at the Crowne Plaza on Broadway as an Audio-Visual Technician.[6] Within a month of being hired at the hotel she was elected the union delegate for her shop.[2]

In 2006, Duncan became the first openly gay candidate for New York Lieutenant Governor.[7][8][9] At an appearance with McCourt and Green Party candidate for Attorney General of New York Rachel Treichler in Buffalo, New York, she sang campaign songs with an Irish American band.[10]

Duncan is Co-Chair along with Charles Pillsbury of the Green Party's Dispute Resolution Committee.[11]


  1. 2006 Gubernatorial General Election Results - New York
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