Contributions in the race for Sacramento County District Attorney have topped $1.2 million as criminal justice reform advocates battle law enforcement agencies in the wake of the Stephon Clarke shooting.
Challenger Noah Phillips received more than $350,000 in contributions during May alone, according to the latest campaign filings. Many of Phillips' contributors favor criminal justice reform and are angry about the Clarke shooting. Phillips has raised a total of $643,000.
Most of Phillips' contributions have come from the California Justice & Public Safety PAC, which is funded by billionaire George Soros. That organization has given more than $375,000 worth of in-kind contributions to Phillips' campaign.
Incumbent Anne Marie Schubert drew almost $100,000 in new contributions in May, mostly from law enforcement organizations and lawyers. The Sacramento County Deputy Sheriff's Association gave Schubert another $25,000 earlier this month, bringing their total contributions to nearly $70,000. Schubert has raised a total of $652,000.
The charts below show the largest contributors to the District Attorney's race, along with other key races in the Sacramento region. The statewide primary will be held June 5.
Sacramento County District Attorney
Sacramento County Sheriff
Incumbent Scott Jones has raised $5 for every $1 raised by challenger Milo Fitch, a late entry into the race.
Sacramento City Council
Incumbents for Sacramento City Council seats have a large financial advantage over their challengers.
Note: Data includes in-kind contributions. Only includes candidates who received more than $30,000 in contributions this election cycle. Only includes itemized contributions. Excludes contributions before 2015.