Compiled January 15, 2007 by C. T. Weber
|1986||Maria Elizabeth Munoz||51,995||0.7%|
|1990||Maria Elizabeth Munoz||96,842||1.3%|
|1994||Gloria La Riva||80,440||0.9%|
|1998||Gloria La Riva||59,218||0.7%|
Notes: *In 1974, the Peace and Freedom Party State Central Committee voted to support Susan Kerr of Alameda County for Governor. Kerr ran as a write-in candidate for Governor.
** In 2002, Peace and Freedom Party was not on the ballot.
*** In 2003, there were 160 candidates running in a special recall election for Governor. This special election was like a giant primary election with no general election.
|1988||Maria Elizabeth Munoz||166,600||1.7%|
|1994||Elizabeth Cervantes Barron||255,301||3.0%|
* In 2002, peace and Freedom Party was not qualified for the ballot in California.
Compiled January 15, 2007 by C.T. Weber
|Year||Presidential Candidate||Vice Presidential Candidate||Votes||Pct.|
|1972||Benjamin Spock||Julius Hobson||55,167||0.66%|
|1976||Margaret Wright||Benjamin Spock||41,731||0.50%|
|1980||Maureen Smith||Elizabeth Barron||18,116||0.20%|
|1984||Sonya Johnson||Emma Wong Mar||26,297||0.30%|
|1992||Ron Daniels||Asiba Tupahache||18,597||0.20%|
|1996||Marsha Feinland||Kate McClatchy||25,332||0.25%|
|2004||Leonard Peltier||Janice Jordan||27,607||0.20%|
|2008||Ralph Nader||Matt Gonzalez||108,381||0.80%|
* Eldridge Cleaver was nominated for president at the Peace and Freedom Party National Convention in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He was also nominated for president at the State Convention in Sacramento, California. The Secretary of State refused to place Cleaver's name on the ballot in California because he did not meet the legal age requirement to hold the office if he were to be elected. Cleaver was place on the ballot in a number of other states. In addition, Dick Gregory also obtained ballot status as the Peace and Freedom Party presidential candidate in a number of other states, and was a write-in candidate for that office in California where he received 3,230 write-in votes for president.
** Jerry Rubin was nominated for vice-president at the Peace and Freedom Party National Convention in Ann Arbor, Michigan. However, Peggy Terry was nominated at the State Convention in Sacramento, California. To complicate the situation, Mark Lane was Dick Gregory's vice-presidential running mate in several states, including California and Corky Gonzales was on the ballot as the vice-presidential candidate of the Peace and Freedom Party of Utah which did not have a presidential candidate on the ballot.
*** In 1988, the State Convention split and the Secretary of State refused to recognize any of the candidates seeking the Peace and Freedom Party of California nomination. However, the vice-presidential candidates of several ballot-qualified or write-in slates were Peace and Freedom Party activists. These were as follows:
-- Lenora B Fulani and Kwaku Duren: 31,180 for 0.3%
-- Eugene McCarthy and Maureen Smith: 234 for 0.0%
-- Herb Lewin and Emma Wong Mar: 58 for 0.0%
-- Larry Holms and Gloria LaRiva: 11 for 0.0%
**** In 2000, the Peace and Freedom Party was not qualified for the ballot in California.
Compiled January 15, 2005 by C.T. Weber
PEACE AND FREEDOM PARTY OF CALIFORNIA
[Note: The State Chair position is rotated every two years between northern California and southern California.]
State Chair, 1968-1970
Candidate for Lt. Governor/California, 1970
1968-70*: Michael Schon, Los Angeles County; Hugh Manes, Los Angeles County; Jack Weinberg, Los Angeles County; John Haag, Venice Chapter, Los Angeles County
1970-72: Irv Sutley, Sonoma County
1972-74: C. T. Weber, Long Beach Chapter, Los Angeles County
1974-76: Karen Hudiburgh, San Francisco City and County
1976-78: Milton Takei, Santa Barbara County
1978-80: Maureen Smith, Santa Clara County
1980-82: Mike Noonan, Los Angeles County
1982-84: Emma Mar, Alameda County
1984-86: Lewis McCammon, Los Angeles County
1986-88: Maureen Smith, Santa Cruz County
State Chair, 2006-2008
1990-92: Maureen Smith, Santa Cruz County
1992-94: Gerald Horne, Santa Barbara County
1994-96: Marsha Feinland, Alameda County
1996-98: C. T. Weber, San Diego County
1998-00***: Marsha Feinland, Alameda County
2000-02***: Kevin Akin, Riverside County
2002-04***: Marsha Feinland, Alameda County
2004-06: Kevin Akin, Riverside County
2006-08: Debra Reiger, Sacramento County
2008-2010: Kevin Akin, Riverside County
2010-2012: C. T. Weber, Sacramento County
* Michael Schon served from December 1967 until the founding State Convention in March 1968. Hugh Manes served from the founding State Convention until the official State Convention in August 1968. Neither Schon nor Manes were recognized by the Secretary of State. Jack Weinberg was the first state chairperson recognized by the Secretary of State. Weinberg served from August 1968 until he resigned in November 1968. A special State Central Committee meeting was called in December 1968, to replace Weinberg. Michael Schon and John Haag were elected to serve the remainder of Weinberg's term. Haag and Schon drew straws to see which name to send to the Secretary of State. Haag won and was recognized by the Secretary of State as the new state chairperson.
** In 1988, the State Convention reached a deadlock. A faction supporting Lenora B. Fulani for President walked out and elected Kwaku Duren of Los Angeles County as State Chairperson. Another faction supporting Herb Lewin for President elected James Green of Los Angeles as State Chairperson. A third faction, consisting of several past officers, refused to recognize the results and asked the Secretary of State not to recognize either of the other two factions. All records were kept by the latter group until a ruling was made by the Secretary of State, who refused to intervene with the internal party problems and never made a ruling.
*** In 1999, Peace and Freedom Party was removed from the ballot in California. The party stayed off the ballot until 2003. This was the first time in California history that a party had been removed from the ballot for more than one election and then re-qualified for the ballot.
Compiled October 1, 2006 by C. T. Weber