Gavin Newsom raised more than any other Democratic statewide candidate or officeholder in California

California Democratic statewide candidates and officeholders have raised $44.3 million during the 2022 election cycle. Among statewide officials and candidates, Gavin Newsom has raised more than any other Democrat.

Newsom is Governor of California and is running for re-election in 2022. Newsom raised $12.7 million and spent $14.8 million between Jan. 1, 2021, and June 30, 2022. According to California Secretary of State reports, the following individual donors and PACs gave the most money to Newsom.

Gavin Newsom’s Top 10 Donors, (1/1/2021 – 6/30/2022)

Of the $12.7 million in reported donations, $702,458 came from these 10 donors:

Total Donations Name Type
$119,258 First Foundation Bank ENTITY
$64,800 Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians ENTITY
$64,800 Akiko Yamazaki INDIVIDUAL
$64,800 Alexandra Parker INDIVIDUAL
$64,800 Andrew Hauptman INDIVIDUAL
$64,800 Angelo K Tsakopoulos and Affiliated Entities ENTITY
$64,800 Cercacor Laboratories Inc ENTITY
$64,800 Charles Lorre INDIVIDUAL
$64,800 Christian Larsen INDIVIDUAL
$64,800 Diane B Wilsey INDIVIDUAL

The data above are based on campaign finance reports that active California PACs submitted to the California Secretary of State. Political expenditures that are not controlled by candidates or their campaigns, known as satellite spending, are not included in candidate totals. 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. Data from additional reports due in between the deadlines below are published along with the reports listed here.

See updates to Gavin Newsom’s campaign finance data after the next reports are available.

Report Name Due Date
Semiannual 1/31/2022
1st Pre-Election – Primary 4/28/2022
2nd Pre-Election – Primary 5/26/2022
Semiannual 8/1/2022
1st Pre-Election – General 9/29/2022
2nd Pre- Election – General 10/27/2022
Semiannual 1/31/2023

This article is a joint publication from Ballotpedia and Transparency USA, who are working together to provide campaign finance information for state-level elections. Learn more about our work here.