According to the most recent campaign finance reports made to the Pennsylvania Department of State, the Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf received no contributions to his campaign account and spent $144,722 between January 1, 2021 and December 31, 2021. His current term ends in 2023.
Gov. Wolf is a member of the Democratic Party and first assumed office in 2015. The governor’s 2022 campaign finance reports are notable in contrast to the campaign finance contributions and expenditures of both his 2018 campaign for governor, and the reports of other incumbent governors this cycle.
Gov. Wolf’s reported campaign finance activity, by quarter (2017-2021)
Expenditures by Gov. Wolf
While Gov. Wolf received no new contributions this cycle, his campaign account reported $144,722 in expenditures, with 98.9 percent of all spending going to the 10 payees topping the list.
Top Expenditures by Gov. Wolf (1/1/2021 – 12/31/2021)
|Rank||Total Amount||Payee Name||Payee Type|
|2.||$19,500||Cabbage Hill Consulting LLC||Entity|
|3.||$15,000||Andrew George Barr Dba Stet Communications||Entity|
|5.||$9,000||Gilbert & Wolfand PC||Entity|
|6.||$3,036||Cheltenham Printing Company||Entity|
How Gov. Wolf’s fundraising compares to other governors
Among elected officials holding the same level of state office, fundraising varies widely. A number of factors, including whether an incumbent officeholder is running for reelection, influence donor activity. Here is how fundraising by Pennsylvania Gov. Wolf compares to the 10 other governors with campaign finance data available from Transparency USA in 2022:
Fundraising reported by 11 U.S. governors in the 2022 election cycle
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 Name||Report 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|
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