Digging Into Luz Robles’ Campaign Finance Disclosures

2nd Congressional District candidate Luz Robles surprised many observers when her campaign reported pulling in more than $50,000 in its first set of fundraising disclosures.

Digging into those numbers reveals some interesting tidbits.


  • Of the 42,922.01 in itemized donations, 82% of those came from in-state donors.
  • 6 of the 67 named donors on the report have given the maximum allowed by law of $2,600.

A number of prominent Utah Democrats who have donated to Robles’ campaign:

  • Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker – $250
  • State Rep. Rebecca Chavez-Houck – $500
  • Salt Lake County Deputy Mayor Nichole Dunn – $250
  • Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams – $250
  • Former state Senator Ross Romero – $250
  • Former Congresswoman Karen Shepherd – $2,600

Some other notable Utahns who have donated to Robles:

  • Judy Hillman, Vice President of Arches Health Plan – $1000
  • Thomas Love, President of Love Communications – $500
  • Pat Rusk, Former President of the Utah Education Association – $259

Of the in-state donors, most of them list their residences as Salt Lake City or a suburb of the state’s capital. While a few donors come from Summit, Davis, Weber and Utah Counties, no donations have come in from southern Utah, which makes up a large part of the 2nd Congressional District.