TABLE 5
AVERAGE (MEDIAN) EXPENDITURES
ALL MAJOR PARTY CANDIDATES
1976-1996 General Elections
California State Legislature
 
 
YEAR
ASSEMBLY
$
SENATE
$
 1976
22,064
(153)
53,444
(39)
1978
42,861
(153)
51,605
(39)
1980
68,996
(152)
77,493
(39)
1982
78,766
(150)
159,869
(38)
1984
87,048
(144)
108,714
(41)
1986
84,656
(153)
187,340
(39)
1988
104,674
(153)
132,998
(39)
1990
82,454
(148)
156,968
(38)
1992
122,165
(153)
77,111
(38)
1994
95,573
(156)
229,676
(41)
1996
154,883
(154) 
173,585
(40)
 
NOTE: Numbers in parentheses are the total number of major party candidates.
 
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