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Listed at the top are current state legislators in 2019-2020 who have accepted campaign contributions from tobacco companies.  Below that is the historical record from candidates in previous election election cycles.           

We have included the cumulative total of campaign contributions candidates have accepted since we initiated the Snuff Tobacco Money out of California Politics Challenge in July of 2014 (updated as of 6/30/19).

Constitutional Officers

Attorney General Xavier Becerra                                    

$15,000                           

Current State Senators

Senator Brian Dahle

SD 1 - $36,800

Senator Jim Nielsen

SD 4 - $16,800                

Senator Andreas Borgeas

SD 8 - $25,700

Senator Shannon Grove

SD 16 - $32,200

Senator Robert Hertzberg

SD 18 - $4,700

Senator Scott Wilk

SD 21 - $28,800

Senator Ling Ling Chang                                            

SD 29 - $41,600

Senator Steven Bradford

SD 35 - $16,000

Senator Pat Bates

SD 36 - $21,900

Senator John Moorlach

SD 37 - $38,700

Senator Brian Jones

SD 38 - $30,900

Senator Ben Hueso

SD 40 - $8,400

Current Assemblymembers 

Assemblymember James Gallagher                          

AD 3 -  $54,800

Assemblymember Frank Bigelow

AD 5 -  $51,500

Assemblymember Kevin Kiley

AD 6 -  $21,400

Assemblymember Jim Cooper

AD 09 - $13,800

Assemblymember Heath Flora

AD 12 - $26,800

Assemblymember Adam Gray

AD 21 - $200,700

Assemblymember Jim Patterson

 AD 23 - $40,900

Assemblymembe Devon Mathis

 AD 26 - $50,100

Assemblymember Rudy Salas

 AD 32 - $42,200

Assemblymember Jay Obernolte

 AD 33 - $36,000

Assemblymember Vince Fong

AD 34 - $31,500

Assemblymember Jordan Cunningham

 AD 35 - $26,800

Assemblymember Tom Lackey

 AD 36 - $46,900

Assemblymember Chad Mayes

 AD 42 - $36,300

Assemblymember Freddie Rodriguez

 AD 52 - $17,100

Assemblymember Phillip Chen

 AD 55 - $26,800

Assemblymember Ian Calderon

 AD 57 - $31,900

Assemblymember Reggie Jones-Sawyer

 AD 59 - $40,700

Assemblymember Jose Medina

 AD 61 - $26,600

Assemblymember Mike Gipson

 AD 64 - $39,700

Assemblymember Melissa Melendez

 AD 67 - $46,900

Assemblymember Steven Choi

 AD 68 - $26,800

Assemblymember Tom Daly

 AD 69 - $44,200

Assemblymember Randy Voepel

 AD 71 - $26,800

Assemblymember Bill Brough

 AD 73 - $47,800

Assemblymember Marie Waldron

 AD 75 - $36,500

Assemblymember Brian Maienschein

 AD 77 - $27,100

 

Current Board of Equalization Members

Boardmember Ted Gaines                               

$31,400    

 

2018 Candidates and Officeholders

Statewide Office

Gubernatorial Candidates

Assemblymember Travis Allen                                

$23,200                          

Candidates for Attorney General

Attorney General Xavier Becerra                                    

$12,300                           

2018 Senate Candidates

Senator Jim Nielsen

SD 4 - $16,800                

Senator Andy Vidak

SD 14 - $16,200

Assemblymember Shannon Grove

SD 16 - $13,400

Senator Scott Wilk

SD 21 - $18,300

Senator Mike Morrell

SD 23 - $22,100

Assemblymember Ling Ling Chang                          

SD 29 - $18,100

Senator Janet Nguyen

SD 34 - $15,800

Senator Steven Bradford

SD 35 - $11,800

Senator Pat Bates

SD 36 - $15,600

Senator John Moorlach

SD 37 - $18,800

Assemblymember Brian Jones

SD 38 - $13,400

Senator Ben Hueso

SD 40 - $8,400

 

2018 Assembly Candidates

Assemblymember Brian Dahle                                

AD 1 -  $23,300              

Assemblymember James Gallagher

AD 3 -  $22,500

Assemblymember Frank Bigelow

AD 5 -  $23,500

Assemblymember Kevin Kiley

AD 6 -  $12,600

Assemblymember Jim Cooper

AD 09 - $4,400

Assemblymember Heath Flora

AD 12 - $10,100

Assemblymember Adam Gray

AD 21 - $79,100

Assemblymember Jim Patterson

 AD 23 - $22,700

AssemblymemberDevon Mathis

 AD 26 - $19,300

Assemblymember Jay Obernolte

 AD 31 - $19,300

Assemblymember Rudy Salas

 AD 32 - $24,000

Assemblymember Vice Fong

 AD 34 - $10,100

Assemblymember Jordan Cunningham

 AD 35 - $10,100

Assemblymember Tom Lackey

 AD 36 - $19,300

Assemblymember Dante Acosta

 AD 38 - $12,600

Assemblymember Chad Mayes

 AD 42 - $23,500

Assemblymember Freddie Rodriguez

 AD 52 - $8,000

Assemblymember Phillip Chen

 AD 55 - $10,100

Assemblymember Ian Calderon

 AD 57 - $19,200

Assemblymember Reggie Jones-Sawyer

 AD 59 - $20,300

Assemblymember Jose Medina

 AD 61 - $14,800

Assemblymember Mike Gipson

 AD 64 - $16,800

Assemblymember Melissa Melendez

 AD 67 - $19,300

Assemblymember Steven Choi

 AD 68 - $10,100

Assemblymember Tom Daly

 AD 69 - $16,000

Assemblymember Randy Voepel

 AD 71 - $10,100

Assemblymember Bill Brough

 AD 73 - $26,400

Assemblymember MatthewHarper

 AD 74 - $19,300

Assemblymember Marie Waldron

 AD 75 - $18,300

Assemblymember Brian Maienschein

 AD 77 - $18,300

 

2018 Board of Equalization Candidates

Senator Ted Gaines                                                 

BOE 1 - $19,700             

Senator Cathleen Galgiani 

BOE 2 - $11,700  

Boardmember Diane Harkey 

BOE 4 - $9,000  


 

Previous Election Cycles

2016 Candidates and Officeholders

Senate

Senator Ted Gaines

SD 1 - $10,800

Senator Jim Nielsen

SD 4 - $8,600

Senator Cathleen Galgiani

SD 5 - $1,900

Former Assemblymember Sandre Swanson

SD 9 - $2,500

Senator Anthony Canella

SD 12 - $4200

Senator Andy Vidak

SD 14 - $13,200

Senator Jean Fuller

SD 16 - $8,400

Assemblymember Shannon Grove

SD 16 - $10,900

Senator Sharon Runner

SD 21 - $12,600

Senator Mike Morrell

SD 23 - $12,800

Assemblymember Ling Ling Chang

SD 29 - $16,900

Senator Tony Mendoza

SD 32 - $2,500

Senator Janet Nguyen

SD 34 - $11,300

Senator Isadore Hall

SD 35 - $9,400

Former Assemblymember Steven Bradford

SD 35 - $4,400

Senator Pat Bates

SD 36 - $8,400

Senator John Moorlach

SD 37 - $14,400

Senator Joel Anderson

SD 38 - $8,400

Senator Ben Hueso

SD 40 - $6,700

Assembly

Assemblymember Brian Dahle

AD 01 - $13,400

Assemblymember James Gallagher

AD 03 - $15,100

Assemblymember Frank Bigelow

AD 05 - $15,100

Kevin Kiley

AD 06 - $4,200

Assemblymember Beth Gaines

AD 06 - $10,900

Heath Flora

AD 12 - $4,200

Assemblymember Kristin Olsen

AD 12 - $8,400

Assemblymember Adam Gray

AD 21 - $65,900

Assemblymember Jim Patterson

AD 23 - 13,400

Assemblymember Devon Mathis

AD 26 - $13,400

Assemblymember Rudy Salas

AD 32 - $16,600

Assemblymember Jay Obernolte

AD 33 - $13,400

Vince Fong

AD 34 - $4,200

Jordan Cunningham

AD 35 - $4,200

Assemblymember Tom Lackey

AD 36 - $9,200

Assemblymember Scott Wilk

AD 38 - $10,900

Dante Acosta

AD 38-$4,200

Former Assemblymember Raul Bocanegra

AD 39 - $4,100

Assemblymember Marc Steinorth

AD 40 - $15,100

Assemblymember Chad Mayes

AD 42 - $15,100

Assemblymember Freddie Rodriguez

AD 52 – $5,000

Assemblymember Ian Calderon

AD 57 - $13,300

Assemblymember Reggie Jones-Sawyer

AD 59 - $13,400

Assemblymember Eric Linder

AD 60 - $14,800

Assemblymember Jose Medina

AD 61 - $9,200

Assemblymember Mike Gipson

AD 64 - $10,900

Assemblymember Young Kim

AD 65 - $13,400

Assemblymember Melissa Melendez

AD 67 - $13,400

Harry Sidhu

AD 68 - $2,500

Steven Choi

AD-68 - $4,200

Assemblymember Tom Daly

AD 69 - $9,100

Assemblymember Brian Jones                               

AD 71 - $2,500

Randy Voepel

AD 71 - $4,200

Assemblymember Travis Allen

AD 72 - $17,300

Assemblymember Bill Brough

AD 73 - $17,500

Assemblymember Matthew Harper

AD 74 - $13,400

Assemblymember Marie Waldron

AD 75 - $10,900

Assemblymember Rocky Chavez

AD 76 - $6,400

Assemblymember Brian Maienschein

AD 77 - $10,900



Candidates for the 2014 General Election Who Accepted Tobacco Money

Statewide Office

Governor Jerry Brown

State Senate

Senator Ted Gaines

SD 01

Senator Jim Nielsen

SD 04

Senator Cathleen Galgiani

SD 05

Senator Andy Vidak

SD 14

Senator Sharon Runner

SD 31

Senator Mike Morrell

SD 23

Senator Bob Huff

SD 29

Senator Janet Nguyen

SD 34

Senator Isadore Hall

SD 35

Senator Pat Bates

SD 36

Senator John Moorlach

SD 37

Senator Ben Hueso

SD 40

State Assembly

Assemblymember Brian Dahle

AD 01

Assemblymember James Gallagher

AD 03

Assemblymember Frank Bigelow

AD 06

Assemblymember Beth Gaines

AD 06

Assemblymember Kristen Olsen

AD 12

Assemblymember Adam Gray

AD 21

Assemblymember Jim Patterson

AD 23

Assemblymember Devon Mathis

AD 26

Assemblymember Henry Perea

AD 31

Assemblymember Rudy Salas

AD 32

Assemblymember Jay Obernolte

AD 33

Assemblymember Shannon Grove

AD 34

Assemblymember Tom Lackey

AD 36

Assemblymember Scott Wilk

AD 38

Assemblymember Raul Bocanegra

AD 39

Assemblymember Marc Steinorth

AD 40

Assemblymember Chad Mayes

AD 42

Assemblymember Freddie Rodriguez

AD 52

Assemblymember Roger Hernandez

AD 48

Assemblymember Ling Ling Chang

AD 55

Assemblymember Ian Calderon

AD 57

Assemblymember Reggie Jones-Sawyer

AD 59

Assemblymember Eric Linder

AD 60

Assemblymember Jose Medina

AD 61

Assemblymember Mike Gipson

AD 64

Assemblymember Young Kim

AD 65

Assemblymember David Hadley

AD 66

Assemblymember Melissa Melendez

AD 67

Assemblymember Donald Wagner

AD 68

Assemblymember Tom Daly

AD 69

Assemblymember Brian Jones

AD 71

Assemblymember Travis Allen

AD 72

Assemblymember Bill Brough

AD 73

Assemblymember Matthew Harper

AD 74

Assemblymember Marie Waldron

AD 75

Assemblymember Rocky Chavez

AD 76

 




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Ca Tobacco Right Side

Jim Patterson  $    22,700.00
Devon Mathis  $    19,300.00
Jay Obernolte (Current Senator not running in 2018)  $    19,300.00
Rudy Salas  $    24,000.00
Vince Fong  $    10,100.00
Jordan Cunningham  $    10,100.00
Tom Lackey  $    19,300.00