Since 1968, the Peace & Freedom Party has enjoyed ballot access in local and national elections in California and other states. Below runs a list of our gubernatorial candidates for California.

As a result of the “Top Two” system of voting introduced in California in 2010, all vote totals listed after that year represent those earned in the state primary election.

Year Candidate Votes Percentage
1970 Ricardo Romo 65,954 1.0%
1974 Elizabeth Keathley1 75,004 1.2%
1978 Marilyn Seals 70,864 1.0%
1982 Elizabeth Martinez 70,327 0.9%
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%
2002 (None)2    
2003 C.T. Weber3 1,626 0.0%
2006 Janice Jordan 69,984 0.8%
2010 Carlos Alvarez 92,856 0.9%
2014 Cindy Sheehan 52,707 1.2%
2018 Gloria LaRiva 19,075 0.3%
2022 Luis Javier Rodriguez 124,672 1.8%

1In 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.

2In 2002, Peace and Freedom Party was not on the ballot.

3In 2003, there were 160 candidates running in a recall election for Governor. This special election was essentially a giant primary election with no general election.

4In 2022, the Peace & Freedom Party and the Green Party formed the Left Unity Slate, a joint slate of candidates for the California general election. PFP endorsed four PFP candidates, four Green Party candidate, and one independent candidate. Rodriguez, a Green Party member, was  endorsed by PFP.

Compiled January 15, 2007 by C.T. Weber; last updated February 7, 2023.

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