* All candidates listed here won the Green Party's nomination for the General Election in the party's Primary Election, with the following exceptions: (a) In the 2003 Gubernatorial recall election, in which there were no party primaries for any party and all 135 candidates from all parties ran at once in the Recall Election. In that race, the candidate listed received the party's endorsement through an internal poll of its county organizations. (b) In the 2004 and 2008 Presidential elections, the candidate listed was the one nominated by the Green Party of the United States Presidential Nominating Convention
(in which the Green Party of California participates), rather than the candidate that finished first in the Green Party of California's Presidential Primary, as results from the Green Party's primary are not-binding according to California state law.
After the passage of Propsition 34 in 2000, which required a fee for a candidate's ballot statement to appear in the California Voter Guide, some candidates who won the Green Party's nomination for the General Election did not have a ballot statement. State of California law governing candidate statements can be found here on the Secretary of State's web page
and here in Article 6 of the text of Proposition 34