Results in the five California State Assembly primaries with the most candidate fundraising

Primary elections for all 80 seats in the California State Assembly took place on June 7, 2022. Of the 80 seats up for election in 2022, 78 had a primary election with more than one candidate.

Across all contested elections, candidates raised $76.1 million. Incumbents raised an average of $865,160 per candidate and challengers raised an average of $119,664 per candidate.

Five primary elections with the most fundraising

The table below details the five primary elections with the most fundraising in the State Assembly. Winning candidates’ names are in bold.

DistrictMoney RaisedOfficeholderCandidates
District 19$3,752,241Phil Ting (D)Phil Ting and Karsten Weide
District 17$3,745,009Matt Haney (D)Matt Haney, David Campos, David Chiu, and Bill Shireman
District 76$2,280,619Brian Maienschein (D)Brian Maienschein, Kristie Bruce-Lane, and June Yang Cutter
District 24$1,839,206Alex Lee (D)Alex Lee, Bob Brunton, Kansen Chu, Teresa Keng, and Lan Diep
District 80$1,825,515David Alvarez (D)Georgette Gómez, David Alvarez, John Garcia, Lincoln Pickard, and Steve Sanchez

#1 District 19 – $3,752,241

Incumbent Phil Ting raised $3,752,241 and Karsten Weide raised $0.

Both Phil Ting and Karsten Weide advanced to the general election.

#2 District 17 – $3,745,009

Incumbent Matt Haney raised $1,676,766, David Campos raised $1,024,060, David Chui raised $1,044,183, and Bill Shireman raised $0.

Matt Haney advanced with 63 percent of the vote, David Campos advanced with 25 percent of the vote, Bill Shireman received 12 percent of the vote, and David Chiu withdrew.

#3 District 76 – $2,280,619

Incumbent Brian Maienschein raised $1,924,849, June Yang Cutter raised $197,033, and Kristie Bruce-Lane raised $158,738.

Brian Maienschein advanced with 50 percent of the vote, Kristie Bruce-Lane advanced with 28 percent of the vote, and June Yang Cutter received 22 percent of the vote.

#4 District 24 – $1,839,206

Incumbent Alex Lee raised $1,148,891, Kansen Chu raised $423,081, Teresa Keng raised $220,954, Lan Diep raised $46,279, and Bob Brunton raised $0.

Alex Lee advanced with 38 percent of the vote, Bob Brunton advanced with 21 percent of the vote, Kansen Chu received 18 percent of the vote, Teresa Keng received 14 percent of the vote, and Lan Diep received 8 percent of the vote.

#5 District 80 – $1,825,515

Incumbent David Alvarez raised $870,683, Georgette Gómez raised $881,304, Steve Sanchez raised $73,528, John Garcia raised $0, and Lincoln Pickard raised $0.

Georgette Gómez advanced with 36 percent of the vote, David Alvarez advanced with 31 percent of the vote, John Garcia received 20 percent of the vote, Lincoln Pickard received 12 percent of the vote, and Steve Sanchez withdrew.

The data above are based on campaign finance reports that active California PACs submitted to the California Secretary 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 NameDue Date
1st Pre-Election – Primary4/28/2022
2nd Pre-Election – Primary5/26/2022
1st Pre-Election – General9/29/2022
2nd Pre- Election – General10/27/2022

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