; this article was originally published in Partisan issue no. 22, printed January 2007.
Final vote totals for Peace and Freedom Party candidates in the November 2006 general election show that hundreds of thousands of Californians chose our candidates for some offices, though (in line with California tradition) relatively few voted a straight ticket.
Elizabeth Cervantes Barron received 212,383 votes for Controller, or about 2.5%, and this exceeded the 2% requirement for keeping the Peace and Freedom Party on the ballot for another four years.
Tom Condit, the nominee for Insurance Commissioner, also exceeded 2% with 187,618 votes, some 2.2% of the total.
For Board of Equalization, about 3.4% of Californian voters picked a Peace and Freedom candidate, with the four district nominees receiving a total of 276,610 votes.
In some smaller districts, the Peace and Freedom Party candidate received as high as 9.8% of the vote. The total number of votes cast for Peace and Freedom candidates for all offices was 1,234,400.
County-by-county results suggest that about 400,000 Californians voted for at least one Peace and Freedom candidate.
Peace and Freedom votes November 7, 2006
- Governor, Janice Jordan 69,934 (0.8%)
- Lt. Governor, Stewart A. Alexander, 43,319 (0.5%)
- Secretary of State, Margie Akin 91,483 (1.0%)
- Controller, Elizabeth Cervantes Barrón 212,383 (2.5%)
- Treasurer, Gerald Sanders 71,726 (0.8%)
- Attorney General, Jack Harrison 100,797 (1.1%)
- Insurance Commissioner, Tom Condit 187,618 (2.2%)
- U.S. Senate, Marsha Feinland 117,764 (1.3%)
Board of Equalization
- First District, David Campbell 67,697 (2.9%)
- Second District, Richard Perry 75,419 (3.6%)
- Third District, Mary Lou Finley 91,467 (4.5%)
- Fourth District, Cindy Varela Henderson 42,027 (2.6%)
- 6th District, C.T. Weber 5,573 (2.8%)
U.S. House of Representatives (Congress)
- 1st District, Timothy J. Stock 3,503 (1.6%)
- 3rd District, Michael Roskey 2,370 (1.0%)
- 5th District, John C. Reiger 2,018 (1.3%)
- 29th District, Lynda Llamas 2,599 (1.8%)
- 30th District, Adele M. Cannon 4,546 (2.1%)
- 36th District, James R. Smith 4,592 (2.7%)
- 44th District, Kevin Akin 4,486 (3.0%)
- 50th District, Miriam E. Clark 3,353 (1.5%)
- 2nd District, Phil Dynan 3,474 (2.0%)
- 5th District, Mike Lopez 4,068 (2.9%)
- 10th District, Albert R. Troyer 1,974 (1.4%)
- 16th District, Edward Ytuarte 10,071 (9.8%)
- 29th District, John Crockford 3,784 (3.2%)
- 53rd District, Karl Abrams 2,997 (2.3%)
- 65th District, Jon Taleb 3,358 (2.9%)