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The June 3rd Statewide Direct Primary Election

In 2008, California's Presidential Preference Primary was separated from the June 3rd direct primary election (in which parties choose candidates for Congress and the state legislature) and held four months earlier. The presidential preference vote in the February 5th primary was only advisory. The actual decision on the Peace and Freedom Party's presidential nomination was made at the party's August 2008 state convention, by the Central Committees members elected in the June 3rd primary.

The Peace and Freedom Party candidates for partisan public offices in the June primary, with their vote totals, were:

  • State Senator, 9th District: Marsha Feinland (304 votes, 100.0%)

  • U.S. Representative, 3rd District: Dina Padilla (83 votes, 100.0%)
  • U.S. Representative, 5th District: Linda "LR" Roberts (172 votes, 100.0%)
  • U.S. Representative, 7th District: Bill Callison (70 votes, 100.0%)
  • U.S. Representative, 10th District: Gene Ruyle (63 votes, 100.0%)
  • U.S. Representative, 12th District: Nathalie Hrizi (90 votes, 100.0%)

  • Assemblymember, 5th District: Karen Martinez (69 votes, 100.0%)
  • Assemblymember, 9th District: Gerald Frink (on ballot but supported his write-in opponent) (76 votes, 65.0%)
  • Assemblymember, 9th District: C.T. Weber (write-in) (41 votes, 35.0%)
  • Assemblymember, 48th District: Lucilla M. Esguerra (48 votes, 100.0%)

In addition to those listed above, there were also people who ran for Peace and Freedom Party Central Committees but not for any partisan public office.

There were two propositions on the statewide ballot June 3rd, numbered 98 and 99. The Peace and Freedom Party took positions against Proposition 98 and in favor of Proposition 99.

  • Proposition 98 (see Smart Voter page for more "neutral" information): "Government Acquisition, Regulation of Private Property." This measure is a fraud funded by landlords who hoped to eliminate rent control (both of apartments and of mobilehome spaces) in California. The measure pretended that it was addressing a bad U.S. Supreme Court decision that allowed a Connecticut city to take away a family's home for the "public purpose" of turning the land over to a private developer in order to increase the tax base. What it actually did was to redefine as "takings" practically all regulation of the use of property (such as zoning, building height limits and rent control) and banned any such "takings" that economically benefit people other than the property owner. The Peace and Freedom Party urged that you save rent control by voting NO on 98. With our opposition, Proposition 98 was defeated by a statewide vote of 1,675,213 (38.4%) to 2,677,456 (61.6%).
  • Proposition 99 (see Smart Voter page for more "neutral" information): "Eminent Domain. Acquisition of Owner-Occupied Residence." This measure, placed on the ballot by opponents of Proposition 98, prevents governments from using eminent domain to take an owner-occupied home and turn it over to a private developer. More importantly, it would have stopped Proposition 98 from taking effect if both passed but Proposition 99 had more votes. The Peace and Freedom Party urged you to vote YES on 99. With our support, Proposition 99 was approved by a statewide vote of 2,678,106 (62%) to 1,644,509 (38%).

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