Democratic primary elections for 22 of 49 seats in the Pennsylvania State Senate took place on May 17, 2022. Of the 22 seats up for election in 2022, four had a primary election with more than one candidate.
Across all contested Democratic primary elections, candidates raised $1.0 million. Incumbents raised an average of $656,824 per candidate and challengers raised an average of $47,291 per candidate.
Four primary elections with the most fundraising
The table below details the four Democratic primary elections with the most fundraising in the State Senate. Winning candidates’ names are in bold.
|District 8||$792,953||Anthony Williams (D)||Anthony Williams and Paul Prescod|
|District 14||$206,977||John Yudichak (I)||Tara Zrinski, Nick Miller, and Yamelisa Taveras|
|District 24||$35,225||Bob Mensch (R)||Jill Dennin and Emanuel Wilkerson|
|District 34||$0||Jake Corman III (R)||Jim Massey and Rick Coplen|
#1 District 8 – $792,953
Incumbent Anthony Williams raised $656,824 and Paul Prescod raised $136,130.
Anthony Williams advanced to the general election with 61 percent of the vote and Paul Prescod received 39 percent of the vote.
#2 District 14 – $206,977
Tara Zrinski raised $146,401, Nick Miller raised $57,261, and Yamelisa Taveras raised $3,315.
Tara Zrinski received NaN percent of the vote, Nick Miller received NaN percent of the vote, and Yamelisa Taveras received NaN percent of the vote.
#3 District 24 – $35,225
Jill Dennin raised $35,225 and Emanuel Wilkerson raised $0.
Jill Dennin advanced to the general election with 73 percent of the vote and Emanuel Wilkerson received 27 percent of the vote.
#4 District 34 – $0
Jim Massey raised $0 and Rick Coplen raised $0.
Jim Massey advanced to the general election with 100 percent of the vote and Rick Coplen withdrew.
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|