Indiana Speaker Huston raises $658,066 this election cycle

According to the most recent campaign finance reports made to the Indiana Secretary of State, Indiana House Speaker Todd Huston has raised $658,066 and spent $49,520 between Jan. 1, 2021 and Dec. 31, 2021. Huston is the number four fundraiser in state politics in the 2022 election cycle so far.

The speaker of the Indiana House is the leader of the state’s lower chamber. Rep. Huston is a member of the Republican Party and has served as a state representative since 2012. Rep. Huston is running for re-election in 2022.

Rep. Huston’s reported campaign finance activity, by quarter (2015-2022)

Source: Transparency USA

Contributions to Rep. Huston

Of the $658,066 million already reported in the 2022 election cycle, 20.9 percent came from the top 10 donors.

Top Donors to Huston (1/1/2021 – 2/28/2022)

RankDonor Name Total AmountType
1.$30,000.00Indiana Merit Construction PAC of ABCEntity
2.$20,000.00Indiana Multi Family Housing Political Action CommitteeEntity
3.$15,000.00NiSource Inc. PACEntity
4.$12,314.89Kathy and Allan B HubbardIndividual
5.$10,000.00Anthem, Inc. Political Action CommitteeEntity
6.$10,000.00Catalyst Public Affairs Group LLCEntity
7.$10,000.00Devin D AndersonIndividual
8.$10,000.00Indiana BANKPAC – State FundEntity
9.$10,000.00Indiana Realtors Political Action CommitteeEntity
10.$10,000.00Krg Management LLCEntity

Expenditures by Rep. Huston

On the expenditures side, Huston reported $49,520, with 68.2 percent of all spending going to the 10 payees topping this list. 

Top Expenditures by Huston (1/1/2021 – 2/28/2022)

RankPayee Name Total AmountType
1.$10,000.00Indiana Republican PartyEntity
2.$8,062.34House Republican Campaign CommitteeEntity
3.$3,000.00Hamilton County Republican Central CommitteeEntity
4.$2,919.54Midwest Communications Group LLCEntity
5.$2,800.13The Hawthorns Country ClubEntity
6.$2,314.89Kathy and Allan B HubbardEntity
7.$1,320.96Indiana Builders Political Action CommitteeEntity
8.$1,165.02Raise the Money IncEntity
9.$1,142.19Harry and Izzy’sEntity
10.$1,059.19Qdoba CateringEntity

How Rep. Huston’s fundraising compares to other state speakers

Among members of the state legislature, fundraising varies widely. A number of factors, including whether an incumbent officeholder is running for re-election, influence donor activity. Here is how fundraising by Huston compares to the nine other state speakers with campaign finance data available from Transparency USA for the 2022 election cycle:

Fundraising reported by 10 state speakers in the 2022 election cycle

The data above are based on campaign finance reports that active Indiana PACs submitted to the Indiana 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
2022 Jan Semiannual1/19/2022
2022 Statewide Quarterly/Semiannual7/15/2022
2022 Pre-Election10/17/2022
2022 Statewide Quarterly11/1/2022
2022 Annual Report1/18/2023

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.