These 10 Ohio donors gave over $2.3 million

In Ohio politics, state-level candidates and political action committees have received $64.2 million in total donations between January 1, 2021, and December 31, 2021. The 10 largest donors gave more than $2.3 million, or 4 percent of all contributions.

These are the top 10 individual donors to Ohio state-level candidates and political action committees (PACs) in the 2022 election cycle, according to the most recent campaign finance reports submitted to the Ohio Secretary of State:

Top 10 Ohio Donors (1/1/2021 – 12/31/2021)

RankDonor NameTotal Donations
1James B Renacci$1,080,649
2Ellen Dolores Rakowski$441,442
3Richard H Rosenthal$155,804
4Susan B and James A Haslam III$119,635
5Lisa Mennet$100,000
6Geraldine B Warner$86,204
7Brian Colleran$81,300
8Jason S Lucarelli$77,704
9See Upload Payroll Deductions$74,532
10Marianne E Gable$70,146

The list of Ohio donors in this time period includes more than 1,272 individuals identified by name in the Ohio Secretary of State’s public records.

The data above are based on campaign finance reports that active Ohio PACs submitted to the Ohio Secretary of State. Transparency USA publishes campaign finance data following major reporting deadlines. State or federal law may require filers to submit additional reports.

Report NameReport Due Date
2021 Annual1/31/2022
2022 Pre-Primary4/21/2022
2022 Post-Primary6/10/2022
2022 Semiannual7/29/2022
2022 Pre-General10/27/2022
2022 Post-General12/16/2022

This article is a joint publication from Ballotpedia and Transparency USA, who are working together to provide campaign finance information for state-level elections. Learn more about our work here.