Minnesota Speaker Hortman raises $26,820 this election cycle

According to the most recent campaign finance reports made to the Minnesota Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board, Minnesota House Speaker Melissa Hortman has raised $26,820 and spent $22,471 between Jan. 1, 2021 and Dec. 31, 2021.

The speaker of the Minnesota House is the leader of the state’s lower chamber. Rep. Hortman is a member of the Democratic Party and has served as a state representative since 2005. Rep. Hortman’s current term ends in 2023.

Rep. Hortman’s reported campaign finance activity, by quarter (2017-2021)

Source: Transparency USA

Contributions to Rep. Hortman

Of the $26,820 already reported in the 2022 election cycle, 62.6 percent came from the top 14 donors.

Top Donors to Hortman (1/1/2021 – 12/31/21)

RankDonor Name Total AmountType
1.$1,070.00Melissa A HortmanIndividual
2.$1,000.00Dabar HukunIndividual
3.$1,000.00David C JohnsonIndividual
4.$1,000.00Eric DaytonIndividual
5.$1,000.00James D DealIndividual
6.$1,000.00Laborers District Council of Minn & Nd Pol FundEntity
8.$1,000.00MN Cpas Public Affairs CommitteeEntity
9.$1,000.00Pamela S and James D DealIndividual
10.$1,000.00Patrick HaluptzokIndividual
11.$1,000.00Phyllis WienerIndividual
12.$1,000.00Shay M BerkowitzIndividual
13.$1,000.00St Paul Pipefitters Local 455 PACEntity
14.$1,000.00Thomas P MurthaIndividual

Expenditures by Rep. Hortman

On the expenditures side, Hortman reported $22,471, with all spending going to the 11 payees on this list. 

Top Expenditures by Hortman (1/1/2021 – 12/31/21)

RankPayee Name Total AmountType
1.$12,500.00DFL House CaucusEntity
2.$3,109.72Do-Goodbiz IncEntity
3.$2,549.65Seven Corners Print & PromoEntity
4.$1,819.50Minneapolis Labor ReviewEntity
7.$341.40Vantiv LLCEntity
9.$327.40Claudia L AndersonIndividual
10.$274.37Festival FoodsEntity
11.$225.00IBEW Local 292Entity

How Rep. Hortman’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 Hortman 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 Minnesota PACs submitted to the Minnesota Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board. 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 Annual1/31/2022
2022 Q14/14/2022
2022 Q26/14/2022
2022 Jul Semiannual7/25/2022
2022 Q39/27/2022
2022 Q410/31/2022
2022 Jan Annual1/31/2023

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.