Campaign finance requirements govern how much money candidates may receive from individuals and organizations, how often they must report those contributions, and how much individuals, organizations, and political entities may contribute to campaigns.
While campaign finance is not the only factor in electoral outcomes, successful fundraising can provide a candidate with advantages during a campaign. Fundraising can also indicate party momentum.
This article lists top fundraisers in the Arizona State Senate, overall and by party. It is based on campaign finance reports that officeholders in and candidates for the State Senate submitted to the Arizona Secretary of State. It includes activity between Jan. 1, 2022, and June 30, 2022.
Top fundraisers in the Arizona State Senate by party
The top fundraisers in Arizona State Senate elections are shown below. Individuals are presented with the office that they are on the ballot for in 2022, if applicable.
In the Democratic Party, the top fundraisers in the most recent semiannual reporting period were:
- Al Jones (District 5) – $133,893
- Eva Burch (District 9) – $120,543
- Christine Marsh (District 4) – $118,970
- Martin Quezada – $110,880
- Morgan Abraham (District 18) – $107,792
In the Republican Party, the top fundraisers in the most recent semiannual reporting period were:
- Wendy Rogers (District 7) – $551,981
- Steve Zipperman (District 1) – $190,939
- Russell Bowers (District 10) – $159,093
- Nancy K. Barto (District 4) – $100,580
- Anthony Kern (District 27) – $78,659
Overall, Democratic officeholders and candidates raised $1.4 million in this period. Republican officeholders and candidates raised $2.1 million. Combined, all State Senate fundraisers in the Jan. 1, 2022, through June 30, 2022, filing period raised $3.5 million.
The five largest Democratic fundraisers were responsible for 43 percent of all Democratic State Senate fundraising. The five largest Republican fundraisers were responsible for 52 percent of all Republican State Senate fundraising.
The table below provides additional data from the campaign finance reports from the top 10 fundraisers during this period.
|TOP 10 FUNDRAISERS – ARIZONA STATE SENATE (Jan. 1, 2022, through June 30, 2022)|
|Wendy Rogers||Republican Party||$551,981||$846,681|
|Steve Zipperman||Republican Party||$190,939||$201,727|
|Russell Bowers||Republican Party||$159,093||$54,980|
|Al Jones||Democratic Party||$133,893||$133,893|
|Eva Burch||Democratic Party||$120,543||$9,622|
|Christine Marsh||Democratic Party||$118,970||$23,308|
|Martin Quezada||Democratic Party||$110,880||$110,316|
|Morgan Abraham||Democratic Party||$107,792||$149,940|
|Denise Epstein||Democratic Party||$101,976||$20,620|
|Nancy K. Barto||Republican Party||$100,580||$38,891|
Campaign finance reporting periods
The data above are based on campaign finance reports that candidate PACs submitted to the Arizona Secretary of State. Candidate PACs represent individuals who have run for state or local office at any point, including past and present officeholders. This article does not include non-candidate PACs. 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|
|2022 Post-Primary and Q3||10/15/2022|
|2022 Post-General and Q4||1/17/2023|