General elections for 26 of 50 districts in the Pennsylvania State Senate took place on Nov. 8, 2022. Of the 26 districts up for election in 2022, 22 had a general election with more than one candidate.
Across all contested general elections, candidates raised $22.4 million. Incumbents raised an average of $575,475 per candidate and challengers raised an average of $418,590 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 38||$3,084,024||Lindsey Williams (D)||Lindsey Williams and Lori Mizgorski|
|District 24||$2,458,152||Bob Mensch (R)||Tracy Pennycuick and Jill Dennin|
|District 6||$2,426,102||Robert Tomlinson (R)||Frank Farry, Ann Marie Mitchell, and Brandon Bentrim|
|District 40||$1,788,538||Mario Scavello (R)||Rosemary Brown, Jennifer Shukaitis, and Joel Getz|
|District 16||$1,420,081||Pat Browne (R)||Jarrett Coleman and Mark Pinsley|
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 38 – $3,084,024
Incumbent Lindsey Williams raised $1,618,206 and Lori Mizgorski raised $1,465,818.
Lindsey Williams won with 56 percent of the vote and Lori Mizgorski received 44 percent of the vote.
#2 District 24 – $2,458,152
Tracy Pennycuick raised $2,119,944 and Jill Dennin raised $338,207.
Tracy Pennycuick won with 52 percent of the vote and Jill Dennin received 48 percent of the vote.
#3 District 6 – $2,426,102
Frank Farry raised $1,881,416, Ann Marie Mitchell raised $544,686, and Brandon Bentrim raised $0.
Frank Farry won with 53 percent of the vote, Ann Marie Mitchell received 45 percent of the vote, and Brandon Bentrim received 2 percent of the vote.
#4 District 40 – $1,788,538
Rosemary Brown raised $1,504,292, Jennifer Shukaitis raised $284,246, and Joel Getz raised $0.
Rosemary Brown won with 55 percent of the vote, Jennifer Shukaitis received 45 percent of the vote, and Joel Getz withdrew.
#5 District 16 – $1,420,081
Jarrett Coleman raised $1,206,566 and Mark Pinsley raised $213,514.
Jarrett Coleman won with 55 percent of the vote and Mark Pinsley received 45 percent of the vote.
The data above are based on campaign finance reports that active Pennsylvania PACs submitted to the Pennsylvania Department 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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