Bonta tops East Bay legislators with $2.4 million in cash reserves

The lack of competitive state legislative races in the East Bay has not stopped some incumbents from fattening already plump campaign cash reserves.

2020 march primary logo drop shadowAssemblymember Rob Bonta continues to sport the East Bay’s largest cash reserves. His campaign reported $2.4 million in cash on hand, according to finance reports released last week.

The only other East Bay state legislator to join the million-dollar campaign club is state Sen. Steve Glazer. His campaign reported $1.7 million in cash reserves, through Jan. 18.

Unlike Bonta, who is facing a rematch against an unfunded Republican in the 18th Assembly District, Glazer, also a Democrat, is facing an upstart challenge from his left.

Democrat Marisol Rubio reported $63,361 in cash remaining, a paltry number in comparison to Glazer, but a respectable haul for a first-time candidate who is challenging an incumbent within her own party.

Perhaps, Glazer is taking the challenge seriously. His campaign raised $44,073 during the short, first pre-election reporting period that covers fundraising activity from Jan. 1-18. The total haul is the largest of any East Bay candidate this year.

Below is fundraising charts for the seven state legislative races on the March primary ballot. ($$ In = Contributions received; $$ Out = Expenditures paid; COH = Cash on hand; Blank = No report filed yet with California Secretary of State’s office.)

State Assembly

15th District

Jan. 1-18$$ IN$$ OUTCOH
Wicks$29,779$13,485$203,598
Solnordal$850$750$200
Brink   

16th District

Jan. 1-18$$ IN$$ OUTCOH
Bauer-Kahan$4,358$5,849$585,719
Rubay$1,000$527$5,000

18th District

Jan. 1-18$$ IN$$ OUTCOH
Bonta$18,150$52,610$2,402,823
Slauson   

20th District

Jan. 1-18$$ IN$$ OUTCOH
Quirk$6,950$7,477$182,352
Villalobos$11$73$1,882
Bajwa   
Nguyen   

25th District

Jan. 1-18$$ IN$$ OUTCOH
Song$7,424$2,524$31,146
Lee$100$429$10,642
Brunton$1,310$5,773$234
Canova   
Gupta   
Kepner   
Montano   
Phan   
Reed   

State Senate

7th District

Jan. 1-18$$ IN$$ OUTCOH
Glazer$44,073$10,521$1,738,000
Rubio$20,862$15,370$63,361
Mobley$3,630$3,357$1,497

9th District

Jan. 1-18$$ IN$$ OUTCOH
Skinner$7,225$12,885$881,498