These 10 Pennsylvania donors gave over $22.1 million

In Pennsylvania politics, state-level candidates and political action committees have received $308.6 million in total donations between January 1, 2021, and December 31, 2021. The 10 largest donors gave more than $22.1 million, or 7 percent of all contributions.

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

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

RankDonor NameTotal Donations
1Jeffrey Yass$13,520,000
2Debra Ann and David J White$2,074,833
3Deborah Simon$1,350,000
4Karla T Jurvetson$1,006,100
5Jennifer Duda$1,000,000
6Paul J Martino$948,219
7Chani and Steven Laufer$853,915
8Thomas B Hagen$510,000
9Clay Hamlin$450,000
10William Harris$400,000

The list of Pennsylvania donors in this time period includes more than 4,555 individuals identified by name in the Pennsylvania Department of State’s public records.

The data above are based on campaign finance reports that active Pennsylvania PACs submitted to the Pennsylvania Department 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 Annual (C7)1/31/2022
2022 Pre-Primary (C1)3/17/2022
2022 Pre-Primary (C2)5/9/2022
2022 Post-Primary (C3)6/20/2022
2022 Pre-General (C4)9/22/2022
2022 Pre-General (C5)10/31/2022
2022 Post-General (C6)12/12/2022
2022 Annual (C7)2/1/2023

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.