Frank Bigelow spent more than any other Republican Assembly candidate or officeholder in California

California Republican Assembly candidates and officeholders have spent $21.4 million during the 2022 election cycle. Among state representatives and candidates, Frank Bigelow has spent more than any other Republican.

Bigelow is the representative for California Assembly District 5 and is not up for re-election in 2022. Bigelow raised $2.2 million and spent $2.2 million between Jan. 1, 2021, and June 30, 2022. According to California Secretary of State reports, Bigelow spent the most money with the following individual payees and PACs.

Frank Bigelow’s Top 10 Payees, (1/1/2021 – 6/30/2022)

Of the $2.2 million in reported expenditures, $2.1 million went to these 10 payees:

Total Expenditures Name Type
$1,852,622 Frank Bigelow Campaign ENTITY
$74,772 Wendy Warfield & Associates Inc ENTITY
$43,385 California Republican Party ENTITY
$40,500 Sacramento County Republican Party ENTITY
$31,157 Bank of America ENTITY
$14,459 Vona Copp INDIVIDUAL
$12,730 Katie Phillips INDIVIDUAL
$10,000 California Youth Ag Expo ENTITY
$9,800 Greg Wallis Campaign ENTITY
$9,800 Janet Nguyen Campaign ENTITY

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.

See updates to Frank Bigelow’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.