General elections for all 30 districts in the Arizona State Senate took place on Nov. 8, 2022. Of the 30 districts up for election in 2022, 25 had a general election with more than one candidate.
Across all contested general elections, candidates raised $7.8 million. Incumbents raised an average of $422,551 per candidate and challengers raised an average of $62,378 per candidate.
Five general elections with the most fundraising
The table below details the five general elections with the most fundraising in the State Senate. Winning candidates’ names are in bold.
|District 7||$3,283,583||Theresa Hatathlie (D)||Wendy Rogers, Kyle Nitschke, and Jeff Daniels|
|District 4||$786,400||Lisa Otondo (D)||Christine Marsh and Nancy K. Barto|
|District 13||$444,591||Sine Kerr (R)||J.D. Mesnard and Cindy Hans|
|District 2||$426,301||Rosanna Gabaldon (D)||Steve Kaiser and Jeanne Casteen|
|District 9||$420,938||Victoria Steele (D)||Eva Burch and Robert Scantlebury|
The officeholders above are listed for the current districts they hold. However, this is a redistricting year, so candidates have been identified below as incumbents even if they are running in a different district than they currently hold.
#1 District 7 – $3,283,583
Incumbent Wendy Rogers raised $3,234,404, Kyle Nitschke raised $49,180, and Jeff Daniels raised $0.
Wendy Rogers won with 63 percent of the vote, Kyle Nitschke received 37 percent of the vote, and Jeff Daniels received 0 percent of the vote.
#2 District 4 – $786,400
Incumbent Nancy K. Barto raised $390,158 and Incumbent Christine Marsh raised $396,242.
Christine Marsh won with 50 percent of the vote and Nancy K. Barto received 50 percent of the vote.
#3 District 13 – $444,591
Incumbent J.D. Mesnard raised $228,069 and Cindy Hans raised $216,522.
J.D. Mesnard won with 52 percent of the vote and Cindy Hans received 48 percent of the vote.
#4 District 2 – $426,301
Jeanne Casteen raised $246,783 and Steve Kaiser raised $179,518.
Steve Kaiser won with 52 percent of the vote and Jeanne Casteen received 48 percent of the vote.
#5 District 9 – $420,938
Eva Burch raised $305,724 and Robert Scantlebury raised $115,214.
Eva Burch won with 52 percent of the vote and Robert Scantlebury received 48 percent of the vote.
The data above are based on campaign finance reports that active Arizona PACs submitted to the Arizona 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.
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