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.
|District 19||$3,752,241||Phil Ting (D)||Phil Ting and Karsten Weide|
|District 17||$3,745,009||Matt Haney (D)||Matt Haney, David Campos, David Chiu, and Bill Shireman|
|District 76||$2,280,619||Brian Maienschein (D)||Brian Maienschein, Kristie Bruce-Lane, and June Yang Cutter|
|District 24||$1,839,206||Alex Lee (D)||Alex Lee, Bob Brunton, Kansen Chu, Teresa Keng, and Lan Diep|
|District 80||$1,825,515||David 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 Name||Due Date|
|1st Pre-Election – Primary||4/28/2022|
|2nd Pre-Election – Primary||5/26/2022|
|1st Pre-Election – General||9/29/2022|
|2nd Pre- Election – General||10/27/2022|
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