These 10 Texas donors gave over $23.7 million

In Texas politics, state-level candidates and political action committees have received $375.3 million in total donations between January 1, 2021, and February 19, 2022. The 10 largest donors gave more than $23.7 million, or 6 percent of all contributions.

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

Top 10 Texas Donors (1/1/2021 – 2/19/2022)

RankDonor NameTotal Donations
1Richard Weekley$4,066,334
2Timothy M and Terri Dunn$3,032,500
3Michael & Mary Porter$2,445,000
4Dr Miriam Adelson$2,300,000
5Farris & JoAnn Wilks$2,272,500
6H Ross Perot Jr$2,212,700
7John L and Barbara Nau III$2,134,088
8Harlan R Crow$1,958,000
9Robert B Rowling$1,805,000
10Reed Hastings$1,511,000

The list of Texas donors in this time period includes more than 8,329 individuals identified by name in the Texas Ethics Commission’s public records.

The data above are based on campaign finance reports that active Texas PACs submitted to the Texas Ethics Commission. 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
2022 Jan Semiannual1/18/2022
2022 Pre-Primary (30 Days)1/31/2022
2022 Pre-Primary (8 Days)2/22/2022
2022 Primary Runoff5/16/2022
2022 Jul Semiannual7/15/2022
2022 Pre-General (30 Days)10/11/2022
2022 Pre-General (8 Days)10/31/2022
2022 Semiannual Data1/17/2023

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.




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