SD12

Anna Caballero (D)
TERM LIMIT: 2026

President '12
Barack Obama* (D-Inc) 121,469 57.63%
Mitt Romney (R) 84,965 40.31%
President '16
Hillary Clinton (D) 135,740 57.31%
Donald J. Trump (R) 87,910 37.11%
President '20
Joe Biden (D) 176,847 58.03%
Donald Trump* (R-Inc) 121,270 39.79%
Governor '14
Edmund G. Brown (D) 69,755 54.90%
Neel Kashkari (R) 57,294 45.10%
US Senate '12
Dianne Feinstein* (D-Inc) 121,543 58.97%
Elizabeth Emken (R) 84,551 41.03%
State Senate '14
Anthony Cannella* (R-Inc) 74,988 60.46%
Shawn K. Bagley (D) 49,039 39.54%
Governor '18
Gavin Newsom (D) 113,415 55.34%
John H. Cox (R) 91,523 44.66%
US Senate '18
Kevin De Leon (D) 99,078 54.34%
Dianne Feinstein* (D-Inc) 83,242 45.66%
State Senate '18
Anna Caballero (D) 110,386 54.36%
Rob Poythress (R) 92,691 45.64%
Prop 6 '18 (Gas Tax)
No 107,666 53.35%
Yes 94,136 46.65%
Prop 15 '20 (Split Roll)
No 170,190 56.77%
Yes 129,598 43.23%
Prop 22 '20 (Gig Workers)
Yes 178,595 60.06%
No 118,773 39.94%

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

View Registration History Report

REGISTRATION REPORT DATE: April 08, 2022
TOTAL VOTERS: 555,507

R +16.71%

DEM: 28.39% (157,697)  -- REP: 45.10% (250,543)  -- NPP: 18.66% (103,646) -- OTH: 0.70% (3,893)


     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 2019 95%
American Civil Liberties Union of Northern CA 2018 85%
American Conservative Union 2020 11%
American Conservative Union (Lifetime) 2020 14%
CA Chamber of Commerce 2020 50%
CA Environmental Justice Association 2018 62%
CA Labor Federation 2019 86%
CA Labor Federation (Lifetime) 2019 89%
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 Environmental Justice Alliance 2019 82%
California Environmental Justice Association 2020 69%
California Federation of Teachers 2019 73%
California Labor Federation 2020 76%
California Labor Federation (Lifetime) 2020 88%
California League of Conservation Voters 2020 74%
California League of Conservation Voters (Lifetime) 2020 77%
California Pro-Life Council 2010 0%
California School Employees Assn 2009 50%
California Teachers Association 2020 85%
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 2019 52%
Drug Policy Forum of CA 2007 100%
Equality CA 2020 100%
Gun Owners of CA 2018 F
Health Access 2020 100%
Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Assn 2020 34.38%
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 2020 36%
National Rifle Association 2016 0%
Planned Parenthood 2020 100%
Planned Parenthood of CA 2019 100%
Sierra Club CA 2019 75%

REGISTRATION REPORT DATE: April 08, 2022
TOTAL VOTERS: 555,507

R +16.71%

DEM: 28.39% (157,697)  -- REP: 45.10% (250,543)  -- NPP: 18.66% (103,646) -- OTH: 0.70% (3,893)

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 +18.21% DEM: 154,045 (45.66%) REP: 92,591 (27.45%) NPP: 75,893 (22.50%) TOTAL - 337,363 - TURNOUT: 32.81%
g18: D +18.33% DEM: 156,859 (44.71%) REP: 92,556 (26.38%) NPP: 86,194 (24.57%) TOTAL - 350,869 - TURNOUT: 56.85%
p20: D +18.64% DEM: 169,624 (44.99%) REP: 99,340 (26.35%) NPP: 87,590 (23.23%) TOTAL - 377,063 - TURNOUT: 39.44%
g20: D +18.77% DEM: 185,825 (45.44%) REP: 109,063 (26.67%) NPP: 90,810 (22.21%) TOTAL - 408,961 - TURNOUT: 75.62%

Census Data (2019 ACS 5-Year Estimate)

Population & Ethnic Statistics


Total Population: 978,538
White: 216,950 (22.20%)
Latino: 670,064 (68.50%)
Black: 24,013 (2.50%)
Asian: 44,535 (4.60%)

Household Income


Total Households: 265,981
Family Households: 144,917 (54.50%), Non-Family Households: 121,064 (46%)
Median Household Income: $57,057
Mean Household Income: $74,985
Per-Capita Income: $21,583

Housing


Owner Occupied: 140,582 (52.90%)
Median Value: $281,100
Renter Occupied: 125,399 (47.10%)
Median Rent: $1,106

Education


Bachelor's Degree or Higher: 71,963 (12.40%)
Graduate Degree: 21,277 (3.70%)

Poverty Level


Population Below Poverty Level: 19.30%
Population Without Health Insurance: 90,934 (9.50%)

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 2022

Analysis

New district lines are expected in early 2022. Under the current boundaries, this is a competitive district that leans Democratic. Incumbent Democrat Anna Caballero is up for re-election. At the present time, no challenger has filed.


Democratic Party Pre-Endorsement Conference Endorsement (Primary): Gundy, Susanne
Democratic Party Primary Endorsement: Gundy, Susanne
Republican Party Primary Endorsement: Grove, Shannon

Financials

CMTE RAISED LAST SINCE LIFETIME RAISED SPENT LAST LIFETIME SPENT CASH ON HAND PERIOD ENDING
CABALLERO FOR SENATE 2022, ANNA $191,971 $28,000 $1,696,462 $261,475 $1,351,494 $358,599 2022-09-24
HURTADO FOR SENATE 2022 $1,866,973 $26,937 $3,405,141 $1,753,386 $2,970,479 $546,127 2022-09-24

Candidates

FPPC STATEMENTS OF INTENTION

CANDIDATE PARTY FPPC ID MORE DATE LOGGED
GROVE, SHANNON REPUBLICAN 1325437 Info 2022-02-09
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
$19,400 Peace Officers Research Assn of CA PAC SCC (PORAC PAC) 810830
$19,400 American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees - CA People 960772
$19,400 CA Nurses Assn PAC SCC (CNA-PAC) 780657
$19,400 CA Prof Firefighters PAC SCC 744058
$19,400 CA Real Estate PAC 890106
$19,400 CA State Assn of Electrical Workers PAC 743107
$19,400 Los Angeles Police Protective League PAC 743579
$19,400 CA State Pipe Trades Council 743895
$18,600 Northern CA Carpenters Regional Council- SCC 972104
$14,550 CA State Council of Laborers PAC 902770
$9,800 CA New Car Dealers Assn PAC 741623
$9,800 GFC Courage Cmte - San Fernando Valley Chapter 1420465
$9,800 GFC Courage Cmte - Golden Gate Chapter 1425929
$9,800 GFC Courage Cmte - San Diego Chapter 1423919
$9,800 CAns for Jobs and a Strong Economy 1275549
$9,800 CA Dental Assn PAC (CDA PAC) 742855
$9,800 GFC Courage Cmte-Common Sense Chapter 1424659
$9,800 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers, Iron Ship Builders, Blacksmiths, Forgers and Helpers Local 549 PAC 962367
$9,800 Govern for CA Courage Cmte 1392639
$9,800 McDonalds CA Operators PAC 782257
$9,800 GFC Courage Cmte-Los Angeles Chapter 1416442
$9,800 Anthony Portantino for Senate 2020 1392849
$9,800 CA Building Industry Assn PAC 890483
$9,800 CA Apartment Assn PAC 745208
$9,800 Western Manufactured Housing Communities Assn PAC 742422
$9,800 CA Farm Bureau Fund to Protect the Family Farm (FARM PAC) 760960
$9,800 Associated General Contractors PAC 890194
$9,799 CA Hospital Assn PAC 790773
$9,700 CA Teachers Assn for Better Citizenship 741941
$9,700 Faculty for Our Universitys Future 850007
$9,700 CA State Council of Service Employees 831628
$9,400 CA Bankers Assn State PAC 742694
$9,300 State Building and Construction Trades Council of CA PAC 743501
$9,000 GFC Courage Cmte - Palo Alto Chapter 1416422
$8,900 Resource Recovery Coalition of CA PAC 923445
$8,600 General Motors Company PAC 790461
$8,500 Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers Assn of America PAC 1282378
$7,900 GFC Courage Cmte - Oakland Chapter 1420855
$7,900 CA Restaurant Assn PAC 890231
$7,800 CA Medical Assn PAC 742617
$7,500 Wine Institute CA PAC 1277874
$7,350 GFC Courage Cmte-Santa Clara Chapter 1416428
$7,250 Apartment Assn of Greater Los Angeles PAC 811735
$7,000 American Council of Engineering Companies CA PAC 782143
$7,000 CA Assn of Highway Patrolmen PAC 802001
$7,000 CA Credit Union League PAC 760225
$6,900 Abbott Laboratories Employee Political Action Cmte 1332968
$6,500 Western United Dairies PAC 771500
$6,500 CA Financial Service Providers PAC 901491
$6,200 GFC Courage Cmte - San Francisco Chapter 1416440
$6,000 CA Hotel & Lodging Assn PAC 760808
$6,000 Cooperative of American Physicians State PAC 760951
$6,000 CCSA Advocates for Great Public Schools 1392124
$6,000 Dairy Institute Legislative Cmte 741436
$6,000 CA Assn of Nurse Practitioners PAC 860692
$5,992 CAs Allied for Patient Protection (CAPP) PAC 920780
$5,900 Doctors Company PAC, The AKA DOCPAC 923140
$5,700 GFC Courage Cmte - Santa Cruz Chapter 1416438
$5,500 CA Beer & Beverage Distributors Community Affairs 761487
$5,200 CA Ind Telephone PAC 771171
$5,000 CA Pawnbrokers Assn PAC 743255
$5,000 Sheet Metal Workers 104 Disctrict 2 882292
$4,900 United Domestic Workers of America Action Fund SCC 1302384
$4,900 CA Optometric PAC 745825
$4,900 Esparza for Fresno City Council 1396365
$4,900 GFC Courage Cmte-Southern CA Chapter 1435445
$4,900 CA Applicants Attorneys Assn PAC 746189
$4,900 CA Citrus Mutual PAC 830341
$4,900 Sheet Metal Workers International Assn Local No. 104 PAC 850381
$4,900 CA Correctional Peace Officers Assn PAC (CCPOA) 830349
$4,700 Assn for Los Angeles Deputy Sheriffs State PAC 1359227
$4,700 GFC Courage Cmte-Future Generations Chapter 1416436
$4,500 CA Statewide Law Enforcement Assn PAC 970375
$4,500 The Boeing Company PAC 1329180
$4,500 ChamberPAC SCC 1275328
$4,500 Wells Fargo & CO Employee PAC 1333483
$4,491 CA Assn of Health Facilities PAC 741816
$4,000 Blue Diamond Growers PAC 771333
$4,000 CA Water Assn PAC 890906
$4,000 Experian PAC (FEC#C00379768) 1362471
$4,000 The Home Depot Inc. PAC 1409634
$4,000 Sanofi US Services Inc. Employees PAC 1312725
$4,000 Experian PAC C00379768
$4,000 CA Financial Services Assn PAC 881022
$4,000 Personal Insurance Federation of CA Agents and Employees PAC 1338487
$3,500 JPMorgan Chase & Co. PAC 1257506
$3,500 CA Mortgage Assn PAC 990462
$3,500 CA Defense Counsel PAC 850665
$3,400 International Paper Fed PAC (FEC ID: C00034405) 1318753
$3,400 D.R.I.V.E-Democrat, Republican, Ind Voter Education 880969
$3,000 Associated Builders and Contractors Northern CA Chapter PAC 901313
$3,000 Abbvie Political Action Cmte 1357479
$3,000 Ernst & Young LLP, Cal PAC 782408
$3,000 Cling Peach Growers for Effective Govt 744129
$3,000 TechNet PAC 970849
$3,000 Eli Lilly and Company PAC 990321
$3,000 American Subcontractors Assn CA PAC 981243
$3,000 We Vote - Nosotros Votamos PPAMM Cmte (Fed PAC ID#C00527226) 1434166
$3,000 Caterpillar Employees PAC 1307878
$3,000 Nationwide Mutual Insurance Co. PAC 1338355
$3,000 American Property Casualty Insurance Assn CA PAC 830078
$3,000 Waterfowl Political Action Cmte 1392397
$3,000 Prof Engineers in CA Govt (PECG-PAC) 822501
$2,800 CA Veterinary Medical Assn PAC 771044
$2,500 GFC Courage Cmte-East Bay Chapter 1416434
$2,500 CA Almond Industry PAC 1365388
$2,500 GFC Courage Cmte-Marin Chapter 1435894
$2,500 Concerned Americans for Responsible Govt Sponsored by the CA Trucking Assn (CARGO) PAC 760458
$2,500 UFCW Western States Council Candidates PAC - SCC 910874
$2,500 CA Manufacturers & Technology Assn PAC 760359
$2,500 Farmers Group Inc., Employees and Agents PAC- SCC 1343619
$2,500 GFC Courage Cmte-Hollywood Chapter 1416424
$2,500 GFC Courage Cmte-Hollywood Chapter 1416427
$2,500 National Union of Healthcare Workers Candidate Cmte 1318200
$2,403 Valley Forward Action Fund 1432399
$2,359 FairPAC, Sponsored by the Civil Justice Assn of CA 1311499
$2,250 CA Conference Board Amalgamated Transit Union SCC 761357
$2,134 CA Forestry Assn PAC 761244
$2,000 Friant Water PAC 1396710
$2,000 Service Employees International Union Local 521, Candidate PAC 1297708
$2,000 Recreation PAC, Sponsored by the CA Assn of RV PArks & Campgrounds (CALARVC) 831498
$2,000 Sysco Corporation Good Govt Cmte (FEC ID #C00589663) 1398432
$2,000 Western Plant Health Assn PAC 850321
$2,000 CA Permanente Medical Groups PAC 992303
$2,000 American Pistachio Growers CA PAC 1343200
$2,000 Equality CA PAC 1254010
$2,000 CA Pharmacists Assn - SCC 1291777
$2,000 CA Prof Assn of Specialty Contractors PAC 1263100
$2,000 Advamed CA PAC 1347389
$2,000 CA Poultry Federation PAC 911046
$2,000 Construction Employers Assn PAC 990629
$1,674 CA Assn of Winegrape Growers State PAC 801893
$1,500 CA Seed Assn PAC 970787
$1,500 Bank of America State and Fed PAC 1357000
$1,500 21st Century Alliance Good Govt PAC 1439959
$1,500 Ind Insurance PAC 743103
$1,500 CA Assn of Health Underwriters PAC 892177
$1,500 CA Assn of Nurse Anesthetists 811300
$1,500 CA Assn of Marriage & Family Therapists PAC 801218
$1,500 Assn of CA Life & Health Insurance Companies PAC 761012
$1,500 CA Mortgage Bankers Assn PAC 890152
$1,500 CA Grocers Assn PAC 760914
$1,500 Riverside Sheriffs Assn Public Education Fund 1286381
$1,500 The CA Society of Certified Public Accountants PAC 782601
$1,500 The Home Depot Inc. PAC C00284885
$1,500 CA Assn of Health Plans PAC 950541
$1,500 Medical Insurance Exchange of CA PAC 1323065
$1,500 Plumbers, Steamfitters & Refrigeration Fitters Local 393 Political Action Fund SCC 851452
$1,500 Political Action for Classified Employees of CA School Employees SCC 761128
$1,500 CA Coalition on Workers Compensation PAC 841219
$1,500 Pacific Merchant Shipping Assn PAC 1243454
$1,500 Pacific Coast Producers PAC 901743
$1,500 Cal Fire Local 2881 Small Contributor PAC 790318
$1,500 Sunkist PAC 782491
$1,500 Biocom PAC 963088
$1,500 CA Water Political Action Cmte 1268785
$1,300 Honeywell International PAC C00096156
$1,000 National Assn of Insurance and Financial Advisors CA PAC 743365
$1,000 CA Chamber of Commerce AKA ChamberPAC 950352
$1,000 International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees Local 600 PAC 943521
$1,000 CALCOM PAC 1314447
$1,000 UA Local 246 Plumbers & Pipefitters COPE Cmte 870601
$1,000 The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. PAC 930174
$1,000 Pacific Assn of Domestic Insurance Companies PAC 1323063
$1,000 CAns for Fair Housing PAC 1416673
$1,000 Pacific Assn of Domestic Insurance Companies PAC (PADIC-PAC) 1350983
$1,000 Santos 4 Mayor 2020 1431551
$1,000 Democratic Women of Monterey Co. 1282023
$1,000 CA Mobilehome Parkowners Alliance PAC 881008
$1,000 North Valley Labor Federation Cmte on Political Education 1328933
$1,000 Family Business PAC 1365285
$1,000 CA Fresh Fruit Assn PAC 800697
$1,000 CA Machinists Non Partisan Political League 761035
$1,000 CA Staffing Profs PAC 791058
$1,000 CA Federation of Teachers COPE 741857
$1,000 Govern for CA Network Cmte 1383984
$1,000 Milk Producers Council PAC 744692
$1,000 American Beverage Assn CA PAC 1344506
$750 Recording Industry Assn of America CA PAC 943103
$750 Solar Energy Industries Assn CA PAC 1327739
$750 Sun PAC- CA Solar Energy Industries Assn 961083
$750 EDP Renewables North America, LLC PAC 1367247
$750 Engie North America, Inc. PAC 1412323
$750 Large Scale Solar Assn PAC 1332838
$566 Robert Rivas for Assembly 2020 1414711
$500 Pattern Energy Group, Inc. PAC (Pattern PAC) 1413729
$500 San Joaquin Valley Latino Leaders PAC 1384298
$500 Charter Public Schools PAC 1302433
$500 Cmte to Elect Gonzalez Supervisor District 4 1421145
$500 International Union of Elevator Constructors Local #8 PAC 1220653
$500 CA Democratic Party 741666
$391 Annalisa Perea for City Council 2022 1429093
$300 Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers Local No. 3 PAC 1244975
$250 CA Physical Therapy Assn PAC (CA-PT-PAC) 780079
$200 Anita for Madera City Council 1429458
$143 CA Dialysis PAC 841652
MELISSA HURTADO (D)

MELISSA HURTADO (D) was elected to the State Senate in November 2018, defeating incumbent Republican Andy Vidak. At the time of her election, she was serving her first term on Sanger's city council, winning election to the city's st City Council district in 2016, defeating her opponent 68.2%/31%. Hurtado is an IRS  registered tax preparer and also worked as a community organizer for public employees. After the 2021 redistricting put Hurtado's Sanger residence in a district contested by another Democratic incumbent, she relocated to Bakersfield.

AMOUNT COMMITTEE FPPC ID
$439,459 CA Democratic Party 741666
$250,000 Democratic Party of Orange County 742006
$200,000 Napa County Democratic Central Cmte 741985
$200,000 Tehama County Democratic Central Cmte 930532
$200,000 Fresno County Democratic Central Cmte 743910
$150,000 San Mateo County Democratic Central Cmte 882509
$150,000 San Francisco Democratic County Central Cmte 742051
$100,000 San Diego County Democratic Party 741906
$40,500 CA Democratic Party 1276582
$21,907 Hurtado for Senate 2018 1401462
$19,400 CA Real Estate PAC - CA Assn of Realtors (CREPAC-C.A.R.) 890106
$19,400 CA Prof Firefighters PAC SCC 744058
$19,400 United Domestic Workers of America Action Fund SCC 1302384
$18,600 Northern CA Carpenters Regional Council SCC 972104
$14,800 State Building and Construction Trades Council of CA PAC SCC 743501
$14,600 Building a Stronger CA Sponsored by Southwest Regional Council of Carpenters SCC 870169
$13,200 CA Nurses Assn PAC (CNA-PAC) SCC 780657
$10,700 CA Assn of Prof Scientists (CAPS PAC) SCC 860894
$9,800 CA Ind Petroleum Assn PAC 822237
$9,800 Lena Gonzalez for Senate 2024 1435497
$9,800 Josh Becker for Senate 2024 1435512
$9,800 John Laird for Senate 2024 1434540
$9,800 Susan Rubio for Senate 2022 1415107
$9,800 Dave Min for State Senate 2024 1435246
$9,800 Dave Cortese for Senate 2024 1435449
$9,800 CA Almond Industry PAC, sponsored by the Almond Alliance of CA 1365388
$9,800 CA Westside Farmers State PAC 771276
$9,800 CA Dental Assn PAC 742855
$9,800 Bill Dodd for Lt. Governor 2026 1435087
$9,800 Western State Petroleum Assn PAC (WSPA PAC) 1414539
$9,800 Mike McGuire for State Senate 2022 1414279
$9,800 Limon for Senate 2024 1434494
$9,800 Re-Elect Senator Atkins 2020 1393189
$9,800 Western United Dairies PAC 771500
$9,800 Stern for Senate 2024 1435181
$9,800 CAns for Jobs and a Strong Economy PAC 1275549
$9,800 CA Medical Assn PAC 742617
$9,800 Skinner for Senate 2020 1392359
$9,800 Robert Wieckowski for Assembly 2024 1436033
$9,800 Portantino for Senate 2020 1392849
$9,800 Re-Elect Scott Wiener for State Senate 2024 1434666
$9,800 CA Bankers Assn State 742694
$9,800 McDonalds CA Operators PAC 782257
$9,800 Maria Elena Durazo Democrat for State Senate 2022 1415821
$9,800 Major General Richard D. Roth, USAF (Ret.) for Insurance Commissioner 2026 1434784
$9,800 Josh Newman for Senate 2024 1435010
$9,700 CA Teachers Assn/Assn for Better Citizenship SCC 741941
$9,700 Political Action for Classified Employees of CA School Employees SCC 761128
$9,500 Prof Engineers in CA Govt (PECG-PAC) 822501
$9,400 Americas Physician Groups CA PAC 990463
$9,400 CA Apartment Assn PAC 745208
$9,300 CA State Council of Laborers SCC 902770
$9,300 CA State Assn of Electrical Workers SCC 743107
$9,300 CA State Pipe Trades Council SCC 743895
$9,000 Doctors Company AKA DOCPAC 923140
$8,500 CA New Car Dealers Assn PAC 741623
$8,400 GFC Courage Cmte - Future Generations 1416436
$8,100 Faculty for Our Universitys Future, A Cmte Sponsored by the CA Faculty Assn SCC 850007
$7,800 CA Academy of Family Physicians PAC 1258616
$7,500 GFC Courage Cmte - San Francisco Chapter 1416440
$7,500 CA Farm Bureau Fund to Protect the Family Farm (FARM) PAC 760960
$7,000 Peace Officers Research Assn Of CA (PORAC) PAC Small Contributors Cmte 810830
$6,900 CA Optometric PAC 745825
$6,700 Govern for CA Courage Cmte 1392639
$6,400 GFC Courage Cmte- East Bay Chapter 1416434
$6,400 GFC Courage Cmte - Palo Alto Chapter 1416422
$6,400 American Property Casualty Insurance Assn CA PAC 830078
$6,400 CA Credit Union League PAC 760225
$6,139 Friant Water PAC 1396710
$6,000 Associated General Contractors PAC 890194
$5,900 CA Restaurant Assn PAC 890231
$5,500 Cal Fire Local 2881 PAC SCC 790318
$5,500 CA Law Enforcement Assn (CSLEA PAC) 970375
$5,350 Western Agricultural Processors Assn PAC 1357198
$5,350 CA Cotton Ginners and Growers Assn PAC 802171
$5,000 Pipe Trades District Council #36 PAC SCC 910629
$4,900 Galgiani for State Controller 2022 1416797
$4,900 Farmers Group, Inc. Employees and Agents PAC-SCC 1343619
$4,900 District Council 16 International Union of Painters and Allied Trades 1402088
$4,900 State Affiliated Cops Prop. 34 Cmte (SAC PAC) 1235097
$4,900 National Union of Healthcare Workers Candidate Cmte for Quality Patient Care and Union Democracy 1318200
$4,900 Re-Elect Fiona Ma for State Treasurer 2022 1414254
$4,900 Blanca Rubio for Assembly 2022 1435469
$4,900 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees - CA People SCC 960772
$4,900 Steven Bradford for State Controller 2022 1436176
$4,900 Women in Power (WIP) PAC 1326620
$4,900 Susan Eggman for Lieutenant Governor 2026 1445464
$4,900 GFC Courage Cmte - Santa Cruz Chapter 1416438
$4,900 CA Permanente Medical Groups PAC 992303
$4,900 CA Cable & Telecommunications Assn PAC 745932
$4,900 Susan Eggman for Lieutenant Governor 2026 144565
$4,900 Deputy Sheriffs Assn of San Diego County PAC 862122
$4,900 Western Manufactured Housing Communities Assn PAC 742422
$4,900 Ben Allen for Senate 2022 1414553
$4,876 CA Fresh Fruit Assn PAC 800697
$4,700 Consumer Attorneys of CA PAC 760231
$4,700 Sheet Metal Workers International Assn Local No. 104 PAC 850381
$4,700 United Agribusiness League PAC 861050
$4,696 CA Correctional Peace Officers Assn PAC (CCPOA) 830349
$4,600 Standing Cmte on Political Education of the CA Labor Federation SCC 741504
$4,500 Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers Assn of America PAC 1282378
$4,500 Chamber PAC SCC 1275328
$4,200 American Pistachio Growers CA PAC 1343200
$4,135 Kern County Fire Fighters Union Local 1301 PAC 744675
$4,000 CA Rice PAC 891390
$4,000 CA Yimby Victory Fund 1401346
$3,940 AT&T CA Employee PAC SCC 981470
$3,800 CA Hotel & Lodging Assn PAC 760808
$3,500 GFC Courage Cmte - Golden Gate Chapter 1425929
$3,500 IBEW Local Union 1245 Executive Board 742993
$3,500 CAns Allied for Patient Protection PAC 920780
$3,500 GFC Courage Cmte- Santa Clara Chapter 1416428
$3,500 CA Assn of Health Plans (CAHP) PAC 950541
$3,500 CA Veterinary Medical Assn PAC 771044
$3,500 Blue Diamond Growers PAC 771333
$3,301 FairPAC, Sponsored by the Civil Justice Assn of CA 1311499
$3,284 Personal Insurance Federation of CA Agents & Employees PAC 1338487
$3,000 LeadingAge CA PAC 1371227
$3,000 CA Assn of Psychitric Technicians, Inc. SCC 882070
$3,000 CA Hospital Assn PAC 790773
$3,000 Dairy Institute Legislative Cmte 741436
$2,991 CA Assn of Health Facilities (CAHF) PAC 741816
$2,700 Union of American Physicians and Dentists SCC 1356185
$2,700 Plumbers & Steamfitters Local 460 PAC SCC 1280263
$2,700 Heat and Frost Insulators and Asbestos Workers Local 5 - PAC SCC 1232371
$2,500 CA Beer & Beverage Distributors Community Affairs PAC 761487
$2,500 Western Plant Health Assn PAC 850321
$2,500 Ernst & Young LLP CA 782408
$2,500 Aera Energy, LLC Employee PAC (Aera Employee PAC) 1423732
$2,500 Cooperative of American Physicians PAC 760951
$2,500 Kamlager for Senate 2022 1432283
$2,350 Apartment Assn of Greater Los Angeles PAC 811735
$2,252 CA Forestry Assn PAC 761244
$2,000 National Assocation Of Insurance & Financial Advisors of CA PAC 743365
$2,000 CA Grocers Assn PAC 760914
$2,000 CA Refuse Recycling Council South PAC 761465
$2,000 CalTravel Assn PAC 923507
$2,000 CA Financial Service Providers PAC 901491
$2,000 American Council of Engineering Companies PAC 782143
$2,000 CA Pawnbrokers Assn PAC 743255
$2,000 CA State Fire Fighters Assn PAC 746229
$2,000 Ind Insurance PAC (IIPAC) 743103
$2,000 Charter Public Schools PAC 1302433
$2,000 Associated General Contractors Issues PAC 970230
$2,000 Political Action by Pest Control 790454
$2,000 CA Assn of Highway Patrolmen PAC SCC 802001
$2,000 CA Manufacturers & Technology Assn PAC 760359
$2,000 CA Academy of Eye Physicians and Surgeons PAC 980331
$2,000 Wine Institute CA PAC 1277874
$2,000 CA Prof Assn of Specialty Contractors PAC 1263100
$1,900 CA Physical Therapy PAC 780079
$1,676 Western Growers PAC CA 743897
$1,500 Los Angeles Police Protective League PAC 743579
$1,500 CA Dental Hygienists PAC 830002
$1,500 Sentry Insurance a Mutual Company Fed PAC (FEC ID #C00545194) 1384599
$1,500 CA Assn of Health Underwriters PAC 892177
$1,500 CA Conference Board Amalgamated Transit Union SCC 761357
$1,500 Agricultural Council of CA PAC 761092
$1,500 CA Assn of Nurse Anesthetists PAC 811300
$1,500 Pacific Egg & Poultry Assn PAC 983310
$1,500 Milk Producers Council PAC 744692
$1,500 Bank of America Corporation State and Fed PAC (FEC ID#C00043489) 1357000
$1,500 CA Federation of Teachers COPE SCC 741857
$1,000 Affordable Housing PAC 1349036
$1,000 CA Building Industry Assn PAC (CBIA-PAC) 890483
$1,000 Pacific Assn of Domestic Insurance Companies PAC (PADIC-PAC) 1350983
$1,000 CA Radiological PAC 811596
$1,000 Exchange Contractors State PAC 1268631
$1,000 GFC Courage Cmte - San Diego Chapter 1423919
$1,000 Emergency Medical PAC 771066
$1,000 PACE of CA School Employees Assn - Local, State, Fed Candidates SCC 1325942
$1,000 CA Assn of Winegrape Growers State PAC 801893
$1,000 Sunkist PAC 782491
$1,000 ASA Staffing PAC 1250925
$1,000 Assn of CA Life & Health Insurance Companies PAC (ACLHIC PAC) 761012
$1,000 CA Chamber of Commerce 478632
$1,000 CA Wind Energy Assn PAC 1232015
$1,000 Dr. Richard Pan for Senate 2018 1374058
$1,000 Associated Builders and Contractors Northern CA Chapter PAC 901313
$1,000 CAns for Fair Housing PAC 1416673
$1,000 CA Clinical Laboratory Assn PAC 870331
$1,000 Citigroup, Inc. PAC - State 1280730
$1,000 American Beverage Assn CA PAC 1344506
$1,000 CA Assn for Nurse Practicioners PAC 860692
$1,000 GFC Courage Cmte - Common Sense Chapter 1424659
$1,000 6Beds PAC 1377313
$1,000 Eli Lilly and Company Fed PAC 990321
$900 CA Citrus Mutual PAC 830341
$750 Faculty Assn of CA Community Colleges (FACCC) PAC 841118
$500 CA Consortium of Addiction Programs and Profs PAC 1398934
$500 Leticia Perez for Supervisor 2020 1423686
$300 Sheet Metal Workers 104 District 2 SCC 882292
$250 Fuentes for Fresno County Board of Education 2020 1415203
$143 CA Dialysis PAC 841652
$125 Family Winemakers of CA 1336670

Campaign 2018

Election Results

June Top-Two Primary
Anna Caballero D 46,970 43.37%
Rob Poythress R 28,512 26.32%
Johnny Tacherra R 24,088 22.24%
Daniel Parra D 8,740 8.07%
November General Election
Anna Caballero D 110,386 54.36%
Rob Poythress R 92,691 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 $1,396 $258,415 $0 2020-02-19
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 $9,857 $0 $94,062 $961 $84,678 $0 2020-06-30

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

354,217 Registered Voters (2018-10-22)
D: 157,986 (44.60%) | R: 92,959 (26.24%) | NPP: 87,796 (24.79%)

D +18.36%

676 of 676 precincts in (0 added)

203,077 votes cast (36 added)
57.33% 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.

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Campaign 2014

Election Results

June Top-Two Primary
Anthony Cannella R-Inc 47,551 63.77%
Shawn Bagley D 27,017 36.23%
November General Election
Anthony Cannella R-Inc 74,988 60.46%
Shawn Bagley D 49,039 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.