Democratic primary elections for 145 of 203 seats in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives took place on May 17, 2022. Of the 145 seats up for election in 2022, 45 had a primary election with more than one candidate.
Across all contested Democratic primary elections, candidates raised $5.1 million. Incumbents raised an average of $130,266 per candidate and challengers raised an average of $24,224 per candidate.
Five primary elections with the most fundraising
The table below details the five Democratic primary elections with the most fundraising in the House of Representatives. Winning candidates’ names are in bold.
|District 172||$1,107,101||Kevin Boyle (D)||Kevin Boyle, Robert Stewart, and Nathanael Cheng|
|District 182||$369,792||Brian Sims (D)||Benjamin Waxman, Will Gross, Jonathan Lovitz, Deja Alvarez, and Tyrell Brown|
|District 194||$311,193||Pamela DeLissio (D)||Tarik Khan and Pamela DeLissio|
|District 181||$272,521||Malcolm Kenyatta (D)||Malcolm Kenyatta and Joy Crudup-Dorsey|
|District 10||$254,243||Amen Brown (D)||Amen Brown, Cass Green, and Sajda Blackwell|
#1 District 172 – $1,107,101
Incumbent Kevin Boyle raised $1,076,958, Robert Stewart raised $30,143, and Nathanael Cheng raised $0.
Kevin Boyle advanced to the general election with 67 percent of the vote, Robert Stewart received 33 percent of the vote, and Nathanael Cheng was disqualified.
#2 District 182 – $369,792
Jonathan Lovitz raised $203,844, Deja Alvarez raised $72,770, Benjamin Waxman raised $47,349, Will Gross raised $45,831, and Tyrell Brown raised $0.
Benjamin Waxman advanced to the general election with 41 percent of the vote, Will Gross received 20 percent of the vote, Jonathan Lovitz received 20 percent of the vote, Deja Alvarez received 19 percent of the vote, and Tyrell Brown withdrew.
#3 District 194 – $311,193
Incumbent Pamela DeLissio raised $27,488 and Tarik Khan raised $283,705.
Tarik Khan advanced to the general election with 60 percent of the vote and Pamela DeLissio received 40 percent of the vote.
#4 District 181 – $272,521
Incumbent Malcolm Kenyatta raised $272,521 and Joy Crudup-Dorsey raised $0.
Malcolm Kenyatta advanced to the general election with 100 percent of the vote and Joy Crudup-Dorsey was disqualified.
#5 District 10 – $254,243
Incumbent Amen Brown raised $193,875, Cass Green raised $60,368, and Sajda Blackwell raised $0.
Amen Brown received NaN percent of the vote, Cass Green received NaN percent of the vote, and Sajda Blackwell received NaN percent of the vote.
The data above are based on campaign finance reports that active Pennsylvania PACs submitted to the Pennsylvania Department of State. Federal PACs are not required to report to state agencies. Transparency USA publishes campaign finance data following major reporting deadlines. State or federal law may require filers to submit additional reports.
|Report Name||Report Due Date|
|2021 Annual (C7)||1/31/2022|
|2022 Pre-Primary (C1)||4/05/2022|
|2022 Pre-Primary (C2)||5/9/2022|
|2022 Post-Primary (C3)||6/20/2022|
|2022 Pre-General (C4)||9/22/2022|
|2022 Pre-General (C5)||10/31/2022|
|2022 Post-General (C6)||12/12/2022|
|2022 Annual (C7)||2/1/2023|
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