FIGURE 7

AVERAGE (MEDIAN) EXPENDITURES
ALL MAJOR PARTY CANDIDATES 1976-1998 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)

1998

143,519
(153)

248,481
(38)

NOTE: Numbers in parentheses are the total number of major party candidates.