Category: News (June)

Presidential Candidate Forum, August 3 in Los Angeles

The confirmed speakers are (listed alphabetically):

  • Stewart Alexander for President, Socialist Party USA
  • Rocky Anderson for President, Justice Party
  • Stephen Durham for President, Freedom Socialist Party
  • Peta Lindsay for President, Party for Socialism and Liberation
  • Christina Lopez for Vice President, Freedom Socialist Party
  • Alex Mendoza for Vice President, Socialist Party USA
  • Yari Osorio for Vice President, Party for Socialism and Liberation
  • Luis Rodriguez for Vice President, Justice Party
  • Cindy Sheehan appearing on behalf of Roseanne Barr for President

When: Friday, August 3 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Where: Martin Luther King Room, Vermont Square United Methodist Church, 4410 S Budlong Ave, Los Angeles (MAP)
What: presidential candidate forum
Sponsor: Los Angeles County Peace and Freedom Party
Contact: call 310-367-9648 or use this contact form
Cost: free

The Peace and Freedom Party‘s Los Angeles County Central Committee is pleased to invite you to attend a candidate forum Friday August 3, from 6:30-8:30 pm. This is the final forum before Saturday’s Convention vote, and an opportunity for all five candidates to present their views, programs, ideas and reasons for seeking the Peace and Freedom Party Presidential nomination.

Journalist and author James Tripp will moderate. Each candidate will have an opportunity to make a brief opening statement about themselves, their reasons for running and their campaign. The forum will cover topics ranging from foreign policy, economic recovery and job creation, healthcare, and education, selected from the Peace and Freedom Presidential Candidate Questionnaire. Then candidates will be able to respond to questions from the audience. Finally, all candidates will make a brief closing statement.

A reception with socializing and light refreshments will follow. Each campaign will be provided with a campaign table in the reception area for literature and volunteers.

June 5 Election Returns

Here are partial results reported to date for the Peace and Freedom candidates in the June 5 election.

Note that write-in votes are not yet counted in Los Angeles County.
Eugene Ruyle (15th Assembly District) and Lee Chauser (33rd State Senate District)
are certain to advance to the second round in November because they are the
only certified write-in candidates in districts where only one candidate is
named on the ballot. Mary McIlroy also advances to the November election.

These results for legislative offices in which Peace and Freedom candidates
were listed on the ballot were last updated at 3:07pm on June 27.

Office Candidate Votes Percent Notes
U.S. Senate Marsha Feinland 56,607 1.2%
U.S. Senate Kabiruddin Karim Ali 12,035 0.3%
U.S. House, 34th District Howard Johnson 2,405 6.7%
State Assembly, 9th District C. T. Weber 1,932 3.0%

All write-in votes have now been reported, as shown in the following table.

Office Candidate Votes Percent Notes
U.S. House, 37th District (as of 2:54pm on June 12) Karen Bass (Dem) 49,287 99.9% Incumbent, only name on the ballot
Morgan Osborne (Rep) 36 0.1% Write-in
Adam Shbeita (PFP) 8 0.0% Write-in
Sean P. McGary (Lib) 4 0.% Write-in
State Senate, 9th District (as of 4:10pm on June 11) Loni Hancock (Dem) 123,624 99.3% Incumbent, only name on the ballot
Mary McIlroy (PFP) 785 0.6% Write-in
Lisa D. Ringer (Lib) 92 0.1% Write-in
State Senate, 33rd District (as of 2:54pm on June 12) Ricardo Lara (Dem) 32,692 100.0% Only name on the ballot
Lee Chauser (PFP) 3 0.0% Write-in
State Assembly, 15th District (as of 4:10pm on June 11) Nancy Skinner (Dem) 68,479 99.8% Incumbent, only name on the ballot
Eugene Ruyle (PFP) 105 0.2% Write-in

Presidential Primary

Here are close-to-final results of the Peace and Freedom Party presidential
preference primary, last updated at 3:32pm on June 27. Alameda County is the
only one to have reported write-in votes to the Secretary of State; valid write-ins
in other counties are not included here.

The outcome is not binding on the State Convention, which will nominate the party’s candidates for President and Vice President on August 4 and 5. Peta Lindsay, who was excluded from the primary election ballot by the Secretary of State, will also be a candidate at the convention.

Candidate Votes Percent Notes
Stewart Alexander 1,073 29.8%
Ross C. “Rocky” Anderson 1,559 43.3%
Stephen Durham 960 26.7%
Write-in candidates 5 0.1% Alameda County only
Totals 3,597 100.0%

County Central Committees

Here are partial results of the contested Central Committee elections. Where the data is available, we report percentages of total turnout as well as percentages of the total number of votes (where each voter has several votes). We think this approach is more meaningful than the way "vote for N" elections are reported by election officials. But it isn’t perfect either because Peace and Freedom registrants who didn’t vote for any Central Committee candidates are included in the denominator.

In Alameda County, 5th Supervisorial District, six candidates were elected.
These numbers were last updated at 4:10pm on June 11 . Alameda County says
they are the final results.

Candidate Votes % of Votes Notes
Marsha Feinland 150 21.2% Elected
Robert J. Evans 98 13.9% Elected
Gerald Sanders 91 12.9% Elected
Eugene E. Ruyle 81 11.5% Elected
John Comly 79 11.2% Elected
Stan Woods 74 10.5% Elected
Edith Monk Halberg 73 10.3%
Norma J. F. Harrison 60 8.5%
Total votes 706 100.0% Excludes 7 invalid write-ins

In Los Angeles County, 62nd Assembly District, seven candidates will be elected. These results were last updated at 2:54pm on June 12.

Candidate Votes % of Votes % of Turnout Notes
Karl Abrams 33 17.6% 41.2% Elected
Alice Stek 30 16.0% 37.5% Elected
Yolanda Miranda 25 13.4% 31.2% Elected
Suzy Williams 26 13.9% 32.5% Elected
Don Geagan 22 11.8% 27.5% Elected
Clay Claiborne 22 11.8% 27.5% Elected
James R. Smith 19 10.2% 23.8% Elected
Lynn M. Lomibao (write-in) 5 2.7% 6.2%  
Emidio (Mimi) M. Soltysik (write-in) 5 2.7% 6.2%  
Total votes 187 100.0% Excludes invalied write-ins
Total turnout 80 100.0%

In San Francisco, 11 candidates were elected. These numbers were last updated at 4:12pm on June 15. San Francisco has indicated that they should be considered final. A tie for the eleventh seat was resolved by lot on June 20.

Candidate Votes % of Votes % of Turnout Notes
Gloria La Riva 163 7.6% 40.3% Elected
Robert Price 161 7.6% 39.9% Elected
Tom Lacey 161 7.6% 39.9% Elected
Nathalie Hrizi 152 7.1% 37.6% Elected
Nancy Elizabeth Keiler 150 7.0% 37.1% Elected
Meghann Adams 143 6.7% 35.4% Elected
Nancy Reiko Kato 142 6.7% 35.1% Elected
Toni Mendicino 138 6.5% 34.1% Elected
Antoinette Marquez 127 5.6% 31.4% Elected
Richard Becker 122 5.7% 30.2% Elected
Forrest Schmidt 118 5.5% 29.2% Elected (won random drawing to resolve tie)
David W. Campbell 118 5.5% 29.2%
Frank Lara 117 5.4% 29.0%
Ronald Holladay 94 4.4% 23.3%
Saul Kanowitz 89 4.2% 22.0%
Tina Landis 88 4.1% 21.8%
Arthur Covington 50 2.3% 12.4%
Total votes 2,133 100.0% Excludes 28 invalid write-ins
Total turnout 404 100.0%

Spring 2012 Worker’s Voter Guide

Click on the image of page 1 to download the Adobe Acrobat (pdf) document. Print on both sides of letter (8.5 x 11) paper, then fold once.

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Video of April 16 Meet and Greet in Sacramento

Meet 2012 candidates C. T. Weber, Marsha Feinland, Stewart Alexander, Stephen Durham and Peta Lindsay at an event hosted by the Sacramento County Peace and Freedom Party on April 16, 2012.

Occupy the Presidency, May 5 in Berkeley

Tired of “debates” within the war-addicted Titanic Parties that are leading us straight into economic and ecological disaster? Join us for a discussion of the socialist alternative. We’ve invited representatives of the four candidates for the Peace and Freedom nomination for President to this event.

When: Saturday, May 5, from 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Where: Starry Plough, 3101 Shattuck, Berkeley ( MAP )
What: Discussion of the Peace and Freedom Party Presidential campaign
Sponsor: Alameda County Peace and Freedom Party
Contact: 510-465-9414 or use this contact form
Cost: Free (but please buy food & drink at the pub)

We have confirmed the following speakers:

  • Bob Price, representing the Durham campaign and the Freedom Socialist Party,
  • Zac Goldstein, representing the Alexander campaign and the Socialist Party,
  • Patricia Gray, representing the Anderson campaign and the Justice Party,
  • Frank Lara or Dick Becker, representing the Lindsay campaign and the Party for Socialism and Liberation.

Presidential Candidate Forum, April 17 in San Francisco

When: Tuesday, April 17 at 7:00pm
Where: Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts, 2868 Mission Street (near 24th St BART) (MAP)
What: Presidential candidates forum
Sponsor: San Francisco Peace and Freedom Party
Contact: 415-637-3787
Cost: free

Hear from the Peace & Freedom Party candidates and their supporters.

  • representative of Stewart Alexander, nominee of the Socialist Party U.S.A.
  • Pat Gray representing Ross C. “Rocky” Anderson, nominee of the Justice Party
  • Stephen Durham, nominee of the Freedom Socialist Party
  • representative of Peta Lindsay, nominee of the Party for Socialism and Liberation

Meet and Greet the Candidates, April 16 in Sacramento

On Monday, April 16, the Peace and Freedom Party Sacramento County Central Committee will host a meet and greet with three of our Presidential candidates, and U.S. Senate candidate Marsha Feinland.

When: Monday, April 16 at 6:30pm
Where: Integrate, 1529 28th Street, Sacramento (MAP)
What: Meet and greet Peace and Freedom candidates
Sponsor: Sacramento County Central Committee
Contact: click here
Cost: free