According to the most recent campaign finance reports made to the Arizona Secretary of State, Arizona House Speaker Russell Bowers has raised $20,400 and spent $2,552 between Jan. 1, 2021, and Dec. 31, 2021.
The speaker of the Arizona House is the leader of the state’s lower chamber. Rep. Bowers is a member of the Republican Party and has served as a state representative since 2015. His current term ends in 2022.
Rep. Bowers’ reported campaign finance activity, by quarter (2017-2021)
Contributions to Rep. Bowers
Of the $20,400 already reported in the 2022 election cycle, 41.7 percent came from the top 10 donors.
Top Donors to Bowers (1/1/2021 – 12/31/2021)
|Rank||Donor Name||Total Amount||Type|
|2.||$1,000.00||Cigna Corporation Employee PAC||Entity|
|3.||$1,000.00||The Home Depot Inc PAC||Entity|
|8.||$500.00||AZ Acre PAC (Action Committee for Rural Electrification)||Entity|
|9.||$500.00||Arizona Lodging and Tourism PAC||Entity|
|10.||$500.00||Associations Inc PAC/associa PAC||Entity|
Expenditures by Rep. Bowers
On the expenditures side, Bowers reported $2,552, with 100 percent of all spending going to the four payees on the list.
Top Expenditures by Bowers (1/1/2021 – 12/31/2021)
|Rank||Payee Name||Total Amount||Type|
|4.||$75.43||First Watch Cafe||Entity|
How Rep. Bowers’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 Bowers 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 Arizona PACs submitted to the Arizona 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 Name||Report Due Date|
|2022 Post-Primary and Q3||10/15/2022|
|2022 Post-General and Q4||1/17/2023|
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