November 3, 2010
With at least two nominees for statewide office receiving more than the required 2% of the vote, the Peace and Freedom Party has secured its official status in California at least through November 2014. Early results show Dina Padilla at 3% for Insurance Commissioner, and Karen Martinez at 2.2% for Controller. These percentages are expected to rise as vote-counting continues, as is the case after every election. Those who vote for Peace and Freedom Party candidates are more likely than the average voter to turn in a last-minute mail ballot, or cast a provisional ballot.
Retaining ballot status means, among other things, that the Peace and Freedom Party will be able to nominate candidates for President and Vice President in 2012.
As partisan primaries and party nominations for state office and congress are not taking place after 2010 under the provisions of Proposition 14, it will be necessary for the Peace and Freedom Party to roughly double its voter registration before the end of 2014 in order to hang onto ballot status then. Unless Prop. 14 and legislation to implement it are changed, repealed or invalidated by the courts, it will no longer be possible to qualify by percentage of the vote in the general election.
Here are the final results.
|Lieutenant Governor||C.T. Weber||116,350||1.1%|
|Secretary of State||Marylou Cabral||164,458||1.7%|
|Treasurer||Debra L. Reiger||125,573||1.3%|
|Attorney General||Robert J. Evans||160,426||1.6%|
|Insurance Commissioner||Dina Josephine Padilla||293,512||3.1%|
|United States Senate||Marsha Feinland||135,093||1.4%|
|Board of Equalization District 1||Sherill Borg||71,189||2.7%|
|Board of Equalization District 2||Toby Mitchell-Sawyer||58,242||2.4%|
|Board of Equalization District 3||Mary Lou Finley||79,870||3.3%|
|Board of Equalization District 4||Nancy Lawrence||68,577||4.0%|
|United States Congress District 3||Mike Roskey||4,789||1.8%|
|United States Congress District 5||Gerald Allen Frink||4,594||2.6%|
|United States Congress District 6||Eugene E. Ruyle||5,915||2.2%|
|United States Congress District 8||Gloria E. La Riva||5,161||2.4%|
|United States Congress District 9||Larry Allen||1,670||0.7%|
|United States Congress District 30||Richard R. Castaldo||3,115||1.3%|
|United States Congress District 50||Miriam E. Clark||5,470||2.1%|
|State Senate District 6||Lanric Hyland||5,916||2.6%|
|State Senate District 26||Cindy Varela Henderson||4,293||2.3%|
|State Assembly District 4||Daniel D. Frederick||8,647||4.6%|
|State Assembly District 5||Elizabeth Martinez||7,850||4.9%|
|State Assembly District 9||Daniel A. Costa||6,941||7.0%|
|State Assembly District 10||Albert R. Troyer||3,368||2.1%|