SD12

Anna Caballero (D)
TERM LIMIT: 2026

State Senate '14
Anthony Cannella* (R-Inc) 74,988 60.46%
Shawn K. Bagley (D) 49,039 39.54%
State Senate '18
Anna Caballero (D) 110,386 54.36%
Rob Poythress (R) 92,691 45.64%
Ins. Commisioner '18
Ricardo Lara (D) 105,476 53.97%
Steve Poizner (NPP) 89,957 46.03%
Prop 6 '18 (Gas Tax Repeal)
NO 107,666 53.35%
YES 94,136 46.65%
US Senate '12
Dianne Feinstein* (D-Inc) 121,543 58.97%
Elizabeth Emken (R) 84,551 41.03%
US Senate '16
Kamala D. Harris (D) 104,953 50.49%
Loretta L. Sanchez (D) 102,899 49.51%
US Senate '18
Kevin De Leon (D) 99,078 54.34%
Dianne Feinstein* (D-Inc) 83,242 45.66%
Prop 10 '18 (Rent Control)
NO 131,420 65.45%
YES 69,360 34.55%
President '12
Barack Obama* (D-Inc) 121,469 57.63%
Mitt Romney (R) 84,965 40.31%
Governor '14
Edmund G. Brown (D) 69,755 54.90%
Neel Kashkari (R) 57,294 45.10%
President '16
Hillary Clinton (D) 135,740 57.31%
Donald J. Trump (R) 87,910 37.11%
Governor '18
Gavin Newsom (D) 113,415 55.34%
John H. Cox (R) 91,523 44.66%

Map

Location

Central Valley district encompassing all of the counties of Merced (31% of district voters) and San Benito (8%); eastern Monterey County (22%) including Salinas; and western portions of Stanislaus (17%), Fresno (13%), and Madera (9%) counties. Largest city: Merced.

Overlaps

Fresno County (13.60%) Madera County (11.50%) Merced County (30.05%) Monterey County (22.23%) San Benito County (7.63%) Stanislaus County (14.99%)

AD05 (11.50%) AD21 (45.04%) AD29 (0.06%) AD30 (29.80%) AD31 (13.60%)

SD12 (100.00%)

CD10 (14.99%) CD16 (42.08%) CD20 (29.86%) CD21 (13.07%)

BOE1 (70.14%) BOE2 (29.86%)

Registration (as of Nov 2019)

TOTAL VOTERS: 372,354

D +18.77%

DEM: 44.43% (165,422)  -- REP: 25.65% (95,514)  -- NPP: 24.73% (92,095) -- OTH: 0.36% (1,344)


     Ethnic voter registration: Latino 48.83%, Asian: 4.55%
     Permanent vote-by-mail voters: 66.47%


Anna Caballero (D)

Born: 1955-04-18

Term 2026

ANNA CABALLERO previously served two terms in the Assembly from 2006 until 2010. In 2010, Caballero gave up her Assembly seat to run for State Senate, but ultimately lost to Anthony Cannella (see SD12). After her defeat, she sought a job with Governor Brown's administration and was appointed secretary of the California Business, Consumer Services and Housing Agency in 2011 until she stepped down in November 2015. Caballero moved to the Salinas Valley in 1979 and worked as a lawyer representing farm workers at California Rural Legal Assistance for three years before she and two of her colleagues formed the law firm of Caballero, Matcham & McCarthy. In 1986, she was appointed to the Salinas Planning Commission and served there for five years before being elected to the Salinas City Council in 1991. In 1998, she was elected Mayor of Salinas, and served in that capacity until her election to the Assembly. She holds a bachelor's in Sociology from UC-San Diego and a JD from UCLA. Her husband, Juan Uranga, is the director for Community Advocacy in Salinas. They have three grown children.  

Organization Year Score
AFSCME 2017 95%
American Civil Liberties Union of Northern CA 2018 85%
CA Chamber of Commerce 2018 33%
CA Environmental Justice Association 2018 62%
CA Labor Federation 2017 93%
CA Manufacturers & Technology Assn 2017 40%
CA Police Chiefs Assn 2017 55%
CA Public Interest Research Group 2017 100%
CA Republican Assembly 2017 6%
CA Teachers Assn 2018 76%
California League of Conservation Voters 2010 83%
California Pro-Life Council 2010 0%
California School Employees Assn 2009 50%
Capitol Resource Institute 2007 6%
Common Sense Kids Action 2017 100%
Consumer Federation of CA 2017 70%
Consumer Federation of CA (Lifetime) 2017 81%
Courage Campaign 2017 47%
Drug Policy Forum of CA 2007 100%
Equality CA 2017 100%
Gun Owners of CA 2018 F
Health Access 2017 88%
Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Assn 2017 28%
Humane Society 2010 86%
League of CA Cities 2017 91%
League of Conservation Voters 2017 78%
League of Conservation Voters (Lifetime) 2017 82%
National Federation of Independent Business 2018 63%
National Rifle Association 2016 0%
Planned Parenthood of CA 2017 100%
Sierra Club CA 2018 64%

TOTAL VOTERS: 372,354

D +18.77%

DEM: 44.43% -- REP: 25.65% -- NPP: 24.73% -- OTH: 0.36%

Past Registration/Turnout

p12: D +15.78% DEM: 147,633 (47.89%) REP: 98,993 (32.11%) NPP: 49,588 (16.08%) TOTAL - 308,290 - TURNOUT: 28.15%
g12: D +14.77% DEM: 150,083 (46.67%) REP: 102,600 (31.90%) NPP: 54,333 (16.89%) TOTAL - 321,610 - TURNOUT: 62.70%
p14: D +13.25% DEM: 142,513 (45.43%) REP: 100,930 (32.18%) NPP: 57,319 (18.27%) TOTAL - 313,683 - TURNOUT: 25.14%
g14: D +13.18% DEM: 141,913 (44.85%) REP: 100,201 (31.67%) NPP: 60,839 (19.23%) TOTAL - 316,437 - TURNOUT: 40.55%
p16: D +15.09% DEM: 144,311 (45.26%) REP: 96,176 (30.17%) NPP: 65,133 (20.43%) TOTAL - 318,830 - TURNOUT: 41.48%
g16: D +17.61% DEM: 161,076 (46.31%) REP: 99,838 (28.70%) NPP: 72,306 (20.79%) TOTAL - 347,850 - TURNOUT: 68.67%
p18: D +18.15% DEM: 154,153 (45.61%) REP: 92,797 (27.46%) NPP: 76,106 (22.52%) TOTAL - 337,955 - TURNOUT: N/A
g18: D +18.36% DEM: 157,986 (44.60%) REP: 92,959 (26.24%) NPP: 87,796 (24.79%) TOTAL - 354,272 - TURNOUT: 58.74%

Census Data (2015 ACS 5-Year Estimate)

Population & Ethnic Statistics


Total Population: 958,862
White: 231,946 (24.20%)
Latino: 634,229 (66.10%)
African-American: 24,273 (2.50%)
Asian: 46,009 (4.80%)

Household Income


Family Households: 204,793 (78.90%), Non-Family Households: 54,838 (21.10%)
Median Household Income: $45,582
Mean Household Income: $60,652
Per-Capita Income: $17,448

Housing


Owner Occupied: 132,978 (51.20%)
Median Value: $188,300
Renter Occupied: 126,653 (48.80%)
Median Rent: $959

Education


Bachelor's Degree or Higher: 11.40%
Graduate Degree: 19,055 (3.40%)

Poverty Level


Population Below Poverty Level: 24.10%
Population Without Health Insurance: 18,698 (6.50%)

District Profile

This district was not altered much because the Redistricting Commission did not want to dilute the Latino population.  It extends from the Salinas Valley east into the Central Valley through a number of counties in order to find the most Latino precincts, largely farm workers who work the most productive agricultural land in the country. 

The Salinas Valley is the setting for many of John Steinbeck’s novels including “Of Mice and Men.”  The Valley is called the “Salad Bowl of the World” because of the large production of salad greens, including lettuce and spinach, along with tomatoes, strawberries and grapes.

Politically this is a highly competitive district. It was drawn to elect a Democrat in 2001 and Democrats make up plurality of the voters, but it continues to send a Republican to Sacramento, first Jeff Denham followed by Canella.  The Democrats have their strongest advantage in the coastal valleys in Monterey and San Benito Counties and in Stanislaus County where there is a large Latino population in southern Modesto. 

Merced County is home to most of the voters in the district.  For a predominantly rural inland county Democrats tend to do quite well here.  It has been represented by a Democrat in Congress and the Assembly for decades, but Republicans have also been victorious here.

Assembly Districts

AD05, AD21, AD29, AD30, AD31

Congressional Districts

CD10, CD16, CD20, CD21

ZIP Codes

93210, 93234, 93242, 93606, 93608, 93609, 93610, 93620, 93622, 93624, 93625, 93627, 93630, 93631, 93635, 93636, 93637, 93638, 93640, 93652, 93654, 93656, 93660, 93662, 93665, 93668, 93706, 93723, 93725, 93901, 93905, 93906, 93907, 93908, 93925, 93926, 93927, 93930, 93954, 93960, 93962, 95004, 95023, 95043, 95045, 95075, 95301, 95303, 95307, 95312, 95313, 95315, 95317, 95322, 95324, 95326, 95333, 95334, 95340, 95341, 95348, 95351, 95354, 95357, 95358, 95360, 95363, 95365, 95369, 95374, 95380, 95385, 95387, 95388

Campaign 2018

Election Results

June Top-Two Primary
Anna Caballero D 46970 43.37%
Rob Poythress R 28512 26.32%
Johnny Tacherra R 24088 22.24%
Daniel Parra D 8740 8.07%
November General Election
Anna Caballero D 110386 54.36%
Rob Poythress R 92691 45.64%

Analysis

Incumbent Republican Anthony Cannella was termed out, opening up a competitive seat in a district with an 18-point Democratic registration advantage. AD30 Assemblymember Anna Caballero was the top vote-getter in the primary, winning 43.37%. Caballero raised over $1.1 million ahead of the primary, with the CA Democratic Party contributing $400,000. The second spot in the runoff went to Republican Rob Poythress, a Madera County Supervisor and farmer/business owner. Poythress raised $582,015 ahead of the primary and received 26.32% of the vote. Poythress benefited from $180,475 in supportive independent expenditures, with Coalition to Restore California's Middle Class, an IE funded by the petroleum industry,, spending $144,400, and the CA Chamber of Commerce's JOBSPAC spending an additional $36,075. The number three spot went to perennial Republican candidate Johnny Tacherra, a dairy farmer who raised $85,885 and finished with 22.24%. Democrat Daniel Parra, a Fowler City Councilman, finished in 4th place with 8.07%.

Democrats lost their supermajority in the legislature after Republicans picked off SD29 Democrat Josh Newman in a June 2018 recall, and all eyes were on Cannella's seat as ground zero in the battle to get it back. After the primary, this was, by far, the biggest target for both Republicans and Democrats. Caballero's campaign received an additional $2.66 million in support ($2.28 million from the state party and $380,000 from county committees), and Poythress's campaign received $1.9 million ($1.83 million from the state GOP and another $70,000 from county Republican committees). Poythress was endorsed by Parra and another Democrat who ran as a write-in soon after the primary.

Outside spending was also a factor in the general election, with the CA GOP making close to $1 million in IEs in support of Poythress. He received additional support from the CA Chamber of Commerce's JobsPAC, which spent $177,000 opposing Caballero and $33,000 supporting Poythress. Nine other groups joined the fray to back Caballero, with an IE funded by SEIU ($252,000) on one side of the spectrum and the moderate-boosting Californians for Jobs and a Strong Economy ($127,000) on the other. 

On election night, Caballero was narrowly ahead by a little over 1,000 votes, but, as was the case in every other seriously contested race, the ballots counted post-election broke a decisive 59.3%/40.7% in her favor, and her final margin was over 17,000 votes, good for a 54.4%/45.6% win. 


Democratic Party Pre-Endorsement Conference Endorsement (Primary): Caballero, Anna
Democratic Party Primary Endorsement: Caballero, Anna

Financials

CMTE RAISED LAST SINCE LIFETIME RAISED SPENT LAST LIFETIME SPENT CASH ON HAND PERIOD ENDING
ALEJO FOR SENATE 2018; LUIS $0 $0 $256,428 $11,527 $252,539 $8,004 2019-06-30
BRAZIL FOR STATE SENATE 2018, DENNIS $100 $0 $11,384 $231 $104,487 $0 2018-12-31
CABALLERO FOR SENATE 2018: ANNA $704,213 $0 $4,466,112 $847,349 $4,470,583 $0 2018-12-31
POYTHRESS FOR SENATE 2018 $488,241 $0 $3,338,979 $726,758 $3,241,283 $0 2018-12-13
ROBINSON FOR STATE SENATE 2018; FRIENDS OF DEREK $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
TACHERRA FOR SENATE 2018 $0 $0 $85,885 $3,454 $87,433 $0 2018-12-31
PARRA FOR SENATE 2018; DANIEL $2,200 $0 $50,305 $1,162 $73,771 $9 2019-06-30

Candidate Filing Status

NAME PARTY SIL ISSUE SIL FILE NOM ISSUE NOM FILE COUNTY
Dennis Brazil D 2018-01-09 2018-03-09 2018-03-09 MERCED
Anna Caballero D 2018-02-20 2018-03-02 MONTEREY
Daniel Parra D 2018-01-31 2018-02-07 2018-03-09 2018-03-09 FRESNO
Robert Poythress R 2018-02-20 2018-02-28 MADERA
Johnny Tacherra R 2017-12-14 2018-02-05 2018-03-08 2018-03-08 MERCED

Primary Election - June 5, 2018

CANDIDATE NAME PARTY BALLOT DESCRIPTION
Anna Caballero D California State Assemblywoman
Daniel Parra D Councilman, City of Fowler
Rob Poythress R Farmer/Business Owner
Johnny Tacherra R Dairy Farmer

November 6th General Election Results

SD12

372,354 Registered Voters (Nov '18)
D: 165,422 (44.43%) | R: 95,514 (25.65%) | NPP: 92,095 (24.73%)

D +18.78%

676 of 676 precincts in (0 added)

203,077 votes cast (36 added)
54.54% Voter Turnout

NAME PARTY VOTES Δ % Rank Last Votes Behind
Anna Caballero
California State Assemblywoman
DEM 110,386 +19 54.36% 1 1
Rob Poythress
Farmer/Business Owner
REP 92,691 +17 45.64% 2 2 -17,695

Candidates

ANNA CABALLERO (D)

ANNA CABALLERO previously served two terms in the Assembly from 2006 until 2010. In 2010, Caballero gave up her Assembly seat to run for State Senate, but ultimately lost to Anthony Cannella (see SD12). After her defeat, she sought a job with Governor Brown's administration and was appointed secretary of the California Business, Consumer Services and Housing Agency in 2011 until she stepped down in November 2015. Caballero moved to the Salinas Valley in 1979 and worked as a lawyer representing farm workers at California Rural Legal Assistance for three years before she and two of her colleagues formed the law firm of Caballero, Matcham & McCarthy. In 1986, she was appointed to the Salinas Planning Commission and served there for five years before being elected to the Salinas City Council in 1991. In 1998, she was elected Mayor of Salinas, and served in that capacity until her election to the Assembly. She holds a bachelor's in Sociology from UC-San Diego and a JD from UCLA. Her husband, Juan Uranga, is the director for Community Advocacy in Salinas. They have three grown children.  

AMOUNT COMMITTEE FPPC ID
$2,456,906 CA Democratic Party 741666
$230,000 Fresno County Democratic Central Cmte (FCDCC) 743910
$50,000 San Mateo County Democratic Central Cmte 882509
$25,000 Santa Barbara County Democratic Central Cmte 742091
$25,000 Tehama County Democratic Central Cmte 930532
$25,000 Napa County Democratic Central Cmte 741985
$25,000 Humboldt County Democratic Central Cmte 761414
$17,600 CA State Council of Laborers SCC 902770
$17,600 CA Prof Firefighters PAC SCC 744058
$17,600 SEIU United Healthcare Workers West PAC SCC 747285
$17,600 CA State Council of Service Employees SCC 831628
$17,600 Service Employees International Union Local 1000 Candidate PAC SCC 1273063
$17,600 State Building and Construction Trades Council of CA PAC SCC 743501
$17,600 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees-CA People SCC 960772
$15,800 Political Action for Classified Employees of CA School Employees SCC 761128
$13,800 Prof Engineers in CA Govt (PECG-PAC) SCC 822501
$13,200 Assn of CA School Administrators PAC SCC 842151
$13,200 CA Teachers Assn/Assn For Better Citizenship SCC 741941
$8,800 The Doctors Company PAC 923140
$8,800 Laborers Pacific Southwest Regional Organizing Coalition PAC 1358723
$8,800 Northern CA Carpenters Regional Council SCC 972104
$8,800 CA Building Industry Assn PAC 890483
$8,800 Blanca Rubio for Assembly 2018 1393364
$8,800 Womens Political Cmte 770995
$8,800 Women in Power (WIP PAC) 1326620
$8,800 CA Real Estate PAC (CREPAC)-CA Assn of Realtors SCC 890106
$8,800 CA State Assn of Electrical Workers SCC 743107
$8,800 CA State Pipe Trades Council SCC 743895
$8,800 CAns for Jobs and A Strong Economy 1275549
$8,800 Eggman for Assembly 2018 1393824
$8,800 Standing Cmte On Political Education Of The CA Labor Federation, AFL-CIO SCC 741504
$8,800 Faculty for Our Universitys Future - SCC 850007
$8,800 Govern for CA Courage Cmte PAC 1392639
$8,800 CA Assn of Prof Scientists CAPS-PAC 860894
$8,800 CA Laborers for Equality and Progress SCC 781984
$8,800 United Food and Commercial Workers 8 Golden State PAC SCC 950663
$8,800 CA State Retirees PAC SCC 1302173
$8,800 Northern CA District Council of Laborers PAC SCC 1243030
$8,500 Southwest Regional Council of Carpenters Political Action Fund SCC 870169
$8,000 United Domestic Workers of America Action Fund SCC 1302384
$7,500 Dairy Institute Legislative Cmte 741436
$7,400 CA Hospital Assn PAC 790773
$6,500 Associated General Contractors PAC 890194
$6,500 Wine Institute CA PAC 1277874
$6,400 United Contractors PAC 891124
$5,500 Blue Diamond Growers PAC State 771333
$5,458 CA Forestry Assn PAC 761244
$5,400 CA Medical Assn PAC 742617
$5,400 Bill Dodd for Senate 2020 1392482
$5,000 Western States Council of Sheet Metal Workers PAC SCC 851706
$5,000 CA New Car Dealers Assn PAC 741623
$4,400 CA Latino PAC 1321501
$4,400 Re-Elect Scott Wiener for State Senate 2020 1392654
$4,400 Re-Elect Senator Atkins 2020 1393189
$4,400 Rendon for Assembly 2018 1393414
$4,400 CA Medical Assn SCC 1231460
$4,400 Skinner for Senate 2020 1392359
$4,400 Mike McGuire for State Senate 2018 1373364
$4,400 Sheet Metal Workers International Assn Local 104 PAC 850381
$4,400 Better CA PAC 1405649
$4,400 CA Conference Board Amalgamated Transit Union SCC 761357
$4,400 Charter Public Schools PAC 1302433
$4,400 CA Teamsters Public Affairs Council 742500
$4,400 CA Assisted Living Assn PAC 1247506
$4,400 Operating Engineers Local No. 3 Statewide PAC SCC 981697
$4,400 Dr. Richard Pan for Senate 2018 1374058
$4,400 CA Optometric PAC 745825
$4,400 CA Correctional Peace Officers Assn PAC 830349
$4,400 Ben Allen for Senate 2018 1374149
$4,400 Farmers Employees & Agents PAC 901422
$4,400 Stern for Senate 2020 1392385
$4,400 National Union of Healthcare Workers Candidate Cmte for Quality Patient Care and Union Democracy 1318200
$4,400 Re-Elect Senator Wieckowski for Senate 2018 1374486
$4,400 North Valley Labor Federation PAC 1328933
$4,400 International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT) 1282936
$4,400 CA Construction and Industrial Materials Assn PAC 1299236
$4,400 Glazer for Senate 2020 1393610
$4,400 Assn of CA State Supervisors PAC 1303937
$4,400 Holly J. Mitchell for Senate 2018 1373775
$4,400 Jerry Hill for Senate 2016 1353750
$4,400 The CA Womens List 1379150
$4,400 Major General Richard D. Roth USAF (RET.) for Senate 2020 1392808
$4,400 Bill Monning for Senate 2016 1353537
$4,400 CA YIMBY Victory Fund 1401346
$4,400 Portantino for Senate 2020 1392849
$4,400 Farmers Group, Inc. Employees and Agents PAC SCC 1343619
$4,400 Connie M. Leyva for Senate 2018 1374053
$4,000 United Food & Commercial Workers Local 5 PAC 1294035
$4,000 CA Electrical Contractors PAC 960891
$3,980 Personal Insurance Federation of CA Agents & Employees PAC 1338487
$3,792 FairPAC, Sponsored by the Civil Justice Assn of CA 1311499
$3,500 CA Beer & Beverage Distributors Community Affairs 761487
$3,500 CA Water Assn PAC 890906
$3,400 Newsom for CA Governor 2018 1375287
$3,000 CA Defense Counsel PAC 850665
$3,000 Mc Donalds CA Operators PAC 782257
$3,000 CA Farm Bureau Fund to Protect the Family Farm PAC 760960
$3,000 CA Bankers Assn State PAC 742694
$3,000 CA Cable & Telecommunications Assn PAC 745932
$2,600 SUN PAC, Sponsored by CA Solar & Storage Assn 961083
$2,500 Apartment Assn of Greater Los Angeles PAC 811735
$2,500 CAns Allied for Patient Protection (CAPP) PAC 920780
$2,500 Assn of CA Insurance Companies PAC 830078
$2,500 CA Staffing Profs PAC 791058
$2,500 CA Restaurant Assn PAC 890231
$2,500 CA Nurses Assn PAC (CNA-PAC) SCC 780657
$2,500 Ind Insurance PAC (IIPAC) 743103
$2,500 Laborers Local Union 270 PAC SCC 901351
$2,000 Fidelity National Financial Inc. PAC for CA 2001 1233452
$2,000 Retired Public Employees Assn-Legislative Action Organization (RPEA-LAO) 870166
$2,000 Caterpillar Employee PAC 1307878
$2,000 Motion Picture Assn of America CA PAC 901889
$2,000 The Plumbing, Piping and Mechanical Contractors PAC 1219570
$2,000 CA Ind Telephone PAC 771171
$2,000 Rendon For Assembly 2016 1373599
$2,000 Charter Community PAC 1370000
$2,000 Califronia Manufacturers & Technology Assn (CMTA) PAC 1328039
$2,000 Western United Dairymen PAC 771500
$2,000 National Assn of Insurance & Financial Advisors PAC/CA PAC 743365
$2,000 CA Veterinary Medical Assn PAC 771044
$2,000 Cecilia Aguiar-Curry for Assembly 2018 1392362
$2,000 Lorena Gonzalez for Assembly 2018 1392494
$2,000 American Insurance Assn PAC 871697
$2,000 United Nurses Assn of CA/Union of Health Care Profs PAC (UNAC PAC) 1295768
$2,000 Service Employees International Union Local 521 Candidate PAC SCC 1297708
$2,000 CA Almond Industry PAC, Sponsored by the Almond Alliance of CA 1365388
$2,000 Faculty Assn of CA Community Colleges (FACCC-PAC) 841118
$1,883 Agricultural Council of CA PAC 761092
$1,600 Sheet Metal Workers 104 District 2 SCC 882292
$1,500 CA Life Sciences Assn PAC 1272633
$1,500 Sunkist PAC 782491
$1,500 CA Assn of Health Plans PAC 950541
$1,500 CA Apartment Assn PAC (CAAPAC) 745208
$1,500 Assn for Los Angeles Deputy Sheriffs State PAC 1359227
$1,500 CA Grain & Feed Assn PAC 810430
$1,500 CA Grocers Assn PAC 760914
$1,500 Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers CA PAC 1305799
$1,500 Edvoice for the Kids PAC 1243091
$1,500 CA Assn of Winegrape Growers State PAC 801893
$1,500 CA Coalition On Workers Compensation PAC 841219
$1,500 CAL FIRE Local 2881 SCC 790318
$1,500 CA State Council of UNITE HERE 744194
$1,500 Peace Officers Research Assn of CA PAC (PORAC PAC) 810830
$1,500 Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers Assn of America PAC 1282378
$1,500 CA Mortgage Bankers Assn PAC, sponsored by CA Mortgage Bankers Assn 890152
$1,500 Los Angeles Police Protective League PAC 743579
$1,500 Pacific Coast Producers PAC 901743
$1,500 Solar Energy Industries Assn CA PAC 1327739
$1,500 CA Chamber of Commerce PAC (CHAMBERPAC) 950352
$1,500 LeadingAge CA PAC 1371227
$1,300 Honeywell International PAC 1372848
$1,300 CALCOM PAC 1314447
$1,250 CA Physical Therapy PAC 780079
$1,200 CA Academy of Physician Assistants PAC (CAPA PAC) 981553
$1,000 CA Assn of Nurse Anesthetist PAC 811300
$1,000 Ernst & Young LLP CA PAC 782408
$1,000 CalTravel Assn PAC 923507
$1,000 Matt Dababneh for Assembly 2018 1393201
$1,000 Pacific Assn of Domestic Insurance Companies PAC (PADIC-PAC) 1350983
$1,000 CA Assn of Marriage and Family Therapists PAC 801218
$1,000 Western Manufactured Housing Communities Assn PAC 742422
$1,000 The Political Action Cmte of the American Staffing Assn 1250925
$1,000 Bay Area Municipal Election Cmte 841499
$1,000 PrivacyPAC: Naral Pro-Choice CA 1286599
$1,000 CA League of Food Processors PAC 760553
$1,000 National Womens Political Caucus PAC (NWPC PAC) 801942
$1,000 CA Chiropractic Assn PAC 742986
$1,000 Equality CA PAC 1254010
$1,000 Pacific Merchant Shipping Assn PAC 1243454
$1,000 Political Action League for Monterey/Santa Cruz Counties Building & Construction Trades Council 850048
$1,000 CA American Council of Engineering Companies PAC (CA ACEC PAC) 782143
$1,000 CA Applicants Attorneys Assn PAC 746189
$1,000 Santa Clara & San Benito Counties Building & Construction Trades Council PAC 743618
$1,000 Personal Care Products Council Cmte for Responsible Govt 1271787
$1,000 Engineering Contractors Assn PAC 790729
$1,000 IBEW 332 Education Fund Sponsored by International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 332 1298069
$1,000 Monterey County Deputy Sheriff Assn PAC 1334267
$1,000 Recreation PAC, Sponsored by the CA Assn of RV Parks and Campgrounds 831498
$1,000 United Food & Commercial Workers Western States Council Candidate PAC 910874
$1,000 Affordable Housing Political Action Cmte 1349036
$1,000 CA Pawnbrokers Assn PAC 743255
$500 CompTIA PAC 992310
$500 CA Psychiatric PAC 790281
$500 Local Societies of the CA Optometric Assn PAC 950393
$500 Family Business PAC 1365285
$500 CA Hotel & Lodging Assn PAC 760808
$400 TechNet PAC 970849
$350 Recording Industry Assn of America PAC 943103
$325 CTIA The Wireless Assn CA PAC 1266189
$285 Santos 4 Madera City Council 2018 1408713
$160 Santa Clara County Democratic Club-State 1288723
$121 Cristina Garcia for Assembly 2018 1393064
$100 John Pedrozo Campaign 1260554
$100 Clovis Democratic Club 1329784
DANIEL PARRA (D)

DANIEL PARRA (D) was first elected to the Fowler City Council in 2008, after previously running unsuccessfully in 2006. He was easily re-elected in 2012 and again in 2016. In 2014, he unsuccessfully ran for Fresno County Supervisor, losing to Buddy Mendes in a lopsided 62.3%/37.5% November runoff. He filed to challenge CA21 Republican David Valadao in the 2016 campaign, but his poor fundraising throughout 2015 prompted local Democrats to push him aside. Parra remained in the race and ultimately finished a close 3rd in the June primary. Raised in the Central Valley in the small community of Parlier, he enlisted in the USAF in 1985. After being honorably discharged, he moved to Fowler, and has worked as a Computer Systems Analyst at Northrop Grumman's Lemoore Naval Air Station for over twenty years. He holds a bachelor's in Business Administration and a masters in Public Administration, both from National University, and holds a Senior Executives in State and Local Government Certificate from Harvard's Kennedy School of Business. He resides in Fowler with his wife, Sandra. They have two children.

AMOUNT COMMITTEE FPPC ID
$1,000 Rivera for City Council 2018 1400452
JOHNNY TACHERRA (R)

JOHNNY TACHERRA (R) previously ran in 2014 and 2016 vs CD16 Democratic Rep Jim Costa, falling just 1,334 votes shy of unseating Costa in 2014. In the more inhospitable 2016 climate, Tacherra was defeated 58/42. Born and raised in Fresno County, Tacherra is a third generation dairy farmer of Portuguese descent. The family dairy (Morning Star Dairy) milks over 1000 head of Holstein cattle and farms hay, oats, wheat, corn, several winter forages and pomegranates. For several years Tacherra has lobbied in Washington D.C. on behalf of the dairy industry. He and his wife, Lisa Marie, have four children. They reside in Burrel.

AMOUNT COMMITTEE FPPC ID
$500 Allied Grape Growers State PAC 800134
ROBERT L. POYTHRESS (R)

ROB POYTHRESS (R) was elected to the Madera County Board of Supervisors in 2016, unseating first term incumbent Rick Farinelli 62.46%/37.07% in the June Primary to win outright. He previously was elected to the Madera City Council in 2004, winning re-election in 2008. In 2012, he was elected as the first elected Mayor in the City of Madera through 2016. A native Maderan, he has been in the banking industry since 1979. He is currently Vice President and Manager of Citzen's Business Bank in Madera, where he has worked since 2005. He is also a partner in Teco hardware and Poythress Farms. He holds a bachelor's in Agricultural Business Management from California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo, and holds a graduate degree from Pacific Coast Banking School at the University of Washington. He resides in Madera with his wife, Carol. They have three children.

AMOUNT COMMITTEE FPPC ID
$1,932,292 CA Republican Party 810163
$158,000 Los Angeles Republican Central Cmte 742145
$142,000 Orange County Republican Central Cmte 742088
$48,000 Alameda County Republican Central Cmte 743270
$17,600 Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Assn - SCC 1238271
$8,800 New Majority CA PAC 992074
$8,800 Taxpayers for Jim Nielsen 2018 1373597
$8,800 Kristin Olsen for Supervisor 1384440
$8,800 Moorlach for Senat 2020 1392543
$8,800 Associated Builders and Contractors Northern CA Chapter PAC 901313
$8,800 Jones for Senate 2018 1374146
$8,800 Cannella For Senate 2014 13341019
$8,000 Mike Morrell for Assembly 2020 1394428
$5,400 Lincoln Club of Northern CA PAC 820082
$5,334 CA Trailblazers 1342672
$4,400 Wilk for Senate 2020 1392822
$4,400 Bravo Ag Group PAC C00571240
$4,400 Ca Womens Leadership Assoc PAC 1237224
$4,400 Janet Nguyen for Senate 2018 1373835
$4,400 CA Dental Assn PAC 742855
$4,400 Western Manufactured Housing Communties Assn.PAC 742422
$4,400 Kevin Mccarthy For Congress C00420935
$4,400 Grove for Senate 2018 1374834
$4,400 Gallagher for Assembly 2018 1392567
$4,400 Borgeas for Senate 2018 1398994
$4,400 American Pistachio Growers CA PAC 1343200
$4,400 Vince Fong for Assembly 2018 1393014
$4,400 Jean Fuller for Assembly 2018 1376380
$4,400 Cargo PAC CA Trucking Assn 760458
$4,400 Friends Of Frank Bigelow for Assembly 2018 1392565
$4,400 Republican State Leadership Cmte-california 1328013
$4,400 Denham for Lt. Governor 2018 1364261
$4,400 The Lincoln Club of Orange State PAC 970861
$4,400 Pat Bates for Senate 2018 1374577
$4,400 Farmers Employees & Agents PAC 901422
$4,400 Brian Dahle for Assembly 2018 1393369
$4,300 NatL Assoc Industrail & Office Properties NAIOP PAC 950520
$3,000 Kern Island PAC 1402069
$2,750 CA Cotton Ginners and Growers Assn PAC 802171
$2,500 Fresno Chamber PAC 8320784
$2,500 CA Assn of Winegrape Growers State PAC 801893
$2,500 UPSPAC C-0006476
$2,500 McDonalds CA Operators PAC 782257
$2,200 Tom Berryhill for Board of Equalization 2018 1373688
$2,000 AT&T Inc.and its Affiliates 478036
$2,000 ChamberPAC SCC 1275328
$2,000 NFIB CA PAC 822768
$1,500 CA Dairies CA Activities 1222034
$1,500 Western Agricultural Processors Assn PAC 1357198
$1,500 CA Agricultural Aircraft Assn 791057
$1,500 Western Plant Health Assn PAC 850321
$1,500 Exchange Contractors PAC 1268631
$1,500 CA Fresh Fruit Assn PAC 800697
$1,000 Bob Whalen Clovis City Council 2019 1355405
$1,000 CA Business Properties PAC 850288
$1,000 Associated Builders And Contractors Central CA Charter -PAC 1396473
$1,000 Friant Water PAC 1396710
$990 Poochigian for Assessor-Recorder 2022 1393358
$575 Allied Grape Growers State PAC 800134
$500 Kings River Water PAC 930708
$500 Ind Oil Producers Agency C00183434
$500 Cmte to Elect David Rogers 1325135
$500 Chiesa for Supervisor 1300699
$250 Arredondo for MUSD Area 6 1318064

Campaign Ads

Table ( + Caballero)
campaign ad From Anna Caballero

Rob Poythress Has a Plan ( + Poythress)
campaign ad From Rob Poythress

Water ( + Poythress)
campaign ad From Rob Poythress

Campaign 2014

Election Results

June Top-Two Primary
Anthony Cannella R-Inc 47551 63.77%
Shawn Bagley D 27017 36.23%
November General Election
Anthony Cannella R-Inc 74988 60.46%
Shawn Bagley D 49039 39.54%

Analysis

Cannella and Shawn Bagley, a produce broker and Democratic Party activist, were the only candidates running in the June Primary. By a wide margin, Cannella outpolled Bagley 64% to 36%.

Cannella found himself seeking reelection in a district that has a solid Democratic bias, though Cooley and Fiorina narrowly outpolled their Democratic opponents here in 2010. However, the Democratic leadership decided not to play in this race and Cannella was one of a very small group of Republicans who was endorsed by the CA Labor Federation.

Bagley ended up making no more than a token effort. October finance reports show him spending $57,000, while Cannella spent just over $650,000, with over $840,000 cash on hand.

Cannella won the race with 60.5%, outpolling Gov. Brown, who carried the district with 55% of the vote.

Campaign consultant: Jim Nygren; polling: Moore Information

Financials

CMTE RAISED LAST SINCE LIFETIME RAISED SPENT LAST LIFETIME SPENT CASH ON HAND PERIOD ENDING
BAGLEY FOR SENATE 2014 $0 $0 $63,298 $2,585 $64,500 $0 2015-02-26
CANNELLA FOR SENATE 2014 $0 $0 $1,884,770 $78,282 $2,010,013 $0 2018-12-31

Candidates

ANTHONY JOSEPH CANNELLA (R)

ANTHONY CANNELLAthe son of former Democratic Asm. Sal Cannella, is  a graduate of Ceres High School (1987) and has a bachelor’s in Civil Engineering from UC Davis. He and his business partners operate NorthStar Engineering Group, which provides public and private entities with a variety of engineering, design and survey services. Cannella was elected to the Ceres City Council in 2003, serving until his election to the Senate in 2010.  He and his wife, Julie, have three children. 

AMOUNT COMMITTEE FPPC ID
$128,819 CA Republican Party 810163
$32,745 Cannella for Senate 2010 1318120
$16,400 District Council of Iron Workers Political Action League 831693
$16,400 CA Real Estate PAC 890106
$16,400 Peace Officers Research Assn of Calfiornia PAC (PORAC) 810830
$16,400 CA Prof Firefighters PAC SCC 744058
$16,400 CA State Council of Laborers PAC- SCC 902770
$16,400 CA State Assn of Electrical Workers 743107
$16,400 State Building and Construction Trades Council Trades Council of CA PAC 743501
$13,500 Northern CA Carpenters Regional Council SCC 972104
$12,300 CA Teachers Assn for Better Citizenship 741941
$11,400 CA Medical Assn PAC 1231460
$10,700 Southern CA Pipe Trades District Council #16 760715
$10,000 Southwest Regional Council of Carpenters Political Action Fund 870169
$9,000 CA Dental PAC 742855
$8,200 Engineering & Utility Contractors Assn PAC 891124
$8,200 CARGO PAC 760458
$8,200 CA Bankers Assn PAC 742694
$8,200 CA Credit Union League PAC 760225
$8,200 CA Cable & Telecommunications Assn PAC 745932
$8,200 Western United Dairyman PAC 771500
$8,200 CCPOA PAC 830349
$8,200 Western Manufactured Housing Communities Assn. PAC 742422
$8,200 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees SCC 960772
$8,200 CA Citrus Mutual PAC 830341
$8,200 CA Rice PAC 891390
$8,200 Jean Fuller for Senate 2014 1333812
$8,200 Lincoln Club of Northern CA PAC 820082
$8,200 Wine Institute CA PAC 1277874
$8,000 John Deere PAC 1290624
$8,000 CTA Truck Unit PAC 1238126
$7,700 CA Ind Petroleum Assn PAC 822237
$7,200 CA State Pipe Trades Council PAC 743895
$7,000 FarmPAC 760960
$6,836 Agricultural Council of CA PAC 761092
$6,250 Insurance Brokers and Agents Candidate PAC 743103
$6,200 CA Building Industry Assn PAC 890483
$6,100 CA Ind Telephone 771171
$6,000 CSLEA PAC 970375
$6,000 CA Beer & Beverage Distributors Community Affairs 761487
$6,000 CA Assn of Winegrap Growers State PAC 801893
$5,900 CA American Council of Engineering Companies PAC 782143
$5,600 The Doctors Company PAC 923140
$5,500 CA New Car Dealers Assn PAC 741623
$5,000 CA Westside Farmers State PAC 771276
$5,000 Associated General Contractors PAC 890194
$5,000 UPSPAC - CA 921055
$5,000 Exchange Contractors PAC 1268631
$5,000 Construction Employers Assn PAC 990629
$5,000 CA Assn of Health Facilities PAC 741816
$5,000 Prof Engineers In CA Govt PECG -PAC 822501
$4,500 Republican Central Cmte of San Luis Obispo 841621
$4,500 Pacific Egg & Poultry Assn PAC 983310
$4,500 CA Assn of Psychiatric Technicians, Inc. PAC 882070
$4,500 CA Assn of Highway Patrolmen PAC 802001
$4,500 McDonalds CA Operators PAC 782257
$4,100 Taxpayers for Jim Nielsen Senate 2014 1343909
$4,100 Re-Elect Bill Emmerson for Senate 2012 1328303
$4,100 CA Apartment Assn PAC 745208
$4,100 Cooperative of American Physicians State PAC 760951
$4,100 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers, Iron Ship Builders, Blacksmiths, Forgers and Helpers Local Lodge 549 PAC 962367
$4,100 Tax Fighters for Anderson Senate 2014 1336563
$4,100 Tom Harman for Board of Equalization 2014 1334860
$4,100 New Majority CA PAC 992074
$4,100 Olsen for Assembly 2014 1353676
$4,100 Taxpayers For Bob Huff - Senate 2012 1314495
$4,100 Farmers Employees & Agents PAC 901422
$4,100 Rubio for Senate 2014 1334304
$4,100 Friend of Mimi Walters For Senate 2012 1314311
$4,100 Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers CA PAC 1305794
$4,000 ABBVIE PAC 1357479
$4,000 CA Pest Control Advisers PAC 801164
$4,000 Operating Engineers Local No. 3 Statewide PAC 981697
$4,000 Western Plant Health Assn PAC 850321
$4,000 SCCA Political Action Cmte 881014
$4,000 Fair PAC, Sponsored by Civil Justice Assoc. of CA 1311499
$4,000 Cal ISRI PAC 1338662
$4,000 Dairy Institute Legislative Cmte 741436
$3,900 Verizon Communications, Inc. Good Govt Club 790703
$3,900 CA Cattlemens Asssociation PAC 760980
$3,900 Farmers Group, Inc. 1343619
$3,500 CA Cotton Ginners/Growers PAC 802171
$3,500 CA Assn of Health Plans PAC 950541
$3,500 Western Growers PAC 743897
$3,000 Collateral Promotion Trustee Account 743255
$3,000 CDF Firefighters Small Contributor PAC 790318
$3,000 CA Healthcare Institute PAC 1272633
$3,000 CA Financial Services Assn PAC 881022
$3,000 Northern CA Water Assn PAC 1334109
$3,000 CA Nations Indian Gaming Assn Sovereignty Protection Fund 1266480
$3,000 Wells Fargo & Co. Employee PAC 1333483
$3,000 CA League of Food Processors PAC 760553
$3,000 Blue Diamond Growers PAC 771333
$3,000 CA Land Title Assn Political Action Cmte 743175
$3,000 Personal Insurance Federation of CA PAC 910256
$3,000 CA Defense Counsel PAC 850665
$3,000 CAPPS- Ind Coalition of Educators 901751
$3,000 CA Grape & Tree Fruit League 8000697
$2,750 Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers Assn of America PAC 1282378
$2,500 CA Electrical Contractors PAC 960891
$2,500 CA Restaurant Assn 890231
$2,500 Pfizer Inc. PAC 1275529
$2,500 The Plumbing, Piping and Mechanical Contractors PAC 1219570
$2,429 CA Forestry Assn PAC 761244
$2,350 CA Medical Assn PAC 742617
$2,250 CA Water Assn PAC 890906
$2,050 SEIU United Healthcare Workers West PAC 747285
$2,000 Microsoft Corporation PAC 1263106
$2,000 Peach PAC State Account 744129
$2,000 Political Action by Pest Control Operators 790454
$2,000 Personal Insurance Federation of CA Agents & Employees PAC 1338487
$2,000 District Council of Plasterers and Cement Masons 1223459
$2,000 Charter Schools PAC 1302433
$2,000 Valero PAC 1236101
$2,000 Techamerica PAC 992310
$2,000 CA Building Industry Assn SCC 1233615
$2,000 CA Chiropractic Assn PAC 742986
$2,000 CA Hotel & Lodging Assns PAC 760808
$2,000 Western Agricultural Processors Assn PAC 1357198
$2,000 Thoroughbred Owners of CA PAC 950767
$2,000 Disability PAC, Sponsored by Assn of CA Life & Health Insurance PAC 1252379
$2,000 CA Veterinary Medical Assn PAC 771044
$1,750 CA Ind Oil Marketers 760982
$1,750 CA Chamber of Commerce PAC (CHAMBER PAC) 950352
$1,500 Catepillar CA Dealers PAC 870343
$1,500 Assn of CA School Administration PAC 842151
$1,500 CA Assn Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors National Assn PAC 801777
$1,500 Ford Motor Company Civic Action Fund 761070
$1,500 Monsanto Citizenship Fund 801507
$1,500 Land OLakes State PAC 802381
$1,500 CA Associaiton for Health Services at Home 870281
$1,500 CA Grain and Feed Associaiton PAC 810430
$1,500 Security PAC 1256272
$1,500 CA Academy of Family Physicians PAC 1258616
$1,500 Dairy Farmers of America Dairy Educational PAC 1219426
$1,500 ChamberPAC SCC 1275328
$1,200 Pacific Coast Producers PAC 901743
$1,000 CA Assn Of Prof Liability Insurers PAC 891271
$1,000 CA Alarm Assn PAC 970990
$1,000 National Assn of Insurance & Financial Advisors PAC 743365
$1,000 IBEW Local #684 PAC 1309647
$1,000 CA Automotive Wholesalers Assn PAC 743364
$1,000 CA Optometric PAC 745825
$1,000 Ind Energy Producers Assn PAC 890773
$1,000 Wilk for Assembly 2014 1353998
$1,000 Assn of Life & Health Insurance Companies PAC 761012
$1,000 CA Hospital Assn. PAC, Sponsored By CAHHS 790773
$1,000 Republican Party of Madera County 1265437
$1,000 CA Assn of Health Underwriters PAC 892177
$1,000 Affordable Housing Political Action Cmte 1349036
$1,000 CA Mobilhome Parkowners Alliance 881008
$1,000 Ernst & Young LLP CAL PAC 782408
$1,000 The Boeing Company PAC - Fed 1329180
$1,000 Del Monte Foods CalPAC 478256
$1,000 CA Staffing Profs PAC 791058
$1,000 Sunkist PAC 782491
$1,000 Sheet Metal Workers International Assn Local No.104 850381
$1,000 Biocom PAC 963088
$1,000 CA/Nevada Soft Drink Assn PAC 802438
$1,000 Allied Grape Growers State PAC 800134
$1,000 The CA Society of Certified Public Accoutants PAC 782601
$1,000 San Diego Credit Unions PAC 1239870
$1,000 Wescom Credit Union State PAC 1273830
$1,000 American Insurance Assn PAC 871697
$1,000 Pacific Assocation of Domestic Insurance Companies PAC 1350983
$1,000 CA Grocers Assn PAC 760914
$828 Cannella for Mayor 1279747
$500 American Subcontractors Assn CA, Inc. 981243
$500 Schools First FCU Employees State PAC 1258919
$500 CA Machinists Non-Partisan Political League 761035
$320 Heath Flora For Assembly 2016 1376112
$250 Cal PT PAC 780079
$234 IBEW Local Union 234 PAC 1316529
$100 Terry Withrow For Supervisor 2010 1323670
SHAWN BAGLEY (D)

SHAWN K. BAGLEY is a produce broker, Monterey County Democratic Party activist and member of the Democratic National Committee. Bagley also served as a gubernatorial appointee to the Monterey County Fair Board. He and his wife, Marjetka, have two adult children and five grandchildren. They reside in the Salinas area.

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