Ohio Speaker Cupp raises $340,75 this election cycle

According to the most recent campaign finance reports made to the Ohio Secretary of State, Ohio House Speaker Bob Cupp has raised $340,751 and spent $154,545 between Jan. 1, 2021 and Dec. 31, 2021.

The speaker of the Ohio House is the leader of the state’s lower chamber. Rep. Cupp is a member of the Republican Party and has served as a state representative since 2015. Rep. Cupp’s current term ends in 2022.

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

Source: Transparency USA

Contributions to Rep. Cupp

Of the $340,751 already reported in the 2022 election cycle, 32.4 percent came from the top 10 donors.

Top Donors to Cupp (1/1/2021 – 12/31/2021)

RankDonor Name Total AmountType
1.$13,704.41Affiliated Construction Trades Ohio Foundation PCEENTITY
2.$13,700.00Ohio Credit Union Legislative Action CommitteeENTITY
3.$13,000.00Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company Political Participation CommitteeENTITY
4.$10,000.00Dominion Energy Inc PAC – Dominion PACENTITY
5.$10,000.00Friends of Ohio HospitalsENTITY
6.$10,000.00Ohio Certified Public Accountants PACENTITY
7.$10,000.00Ohio Education Assoc Fund for Children and Public EducationENTITY
8.$10,000.00Ohio Laborers District Council PACENTITY
9.$10,000.00Ohio Optometry PACENTITY
10.$10,000.00Political Education Patterns Political Arm of the IuoeENTITY

Expenditures by Rep. Cupp

On the expenditures side, Cupp reported $154,545, with 99.8 percent of all spending going to the 10 payees topping this list. 

Top Expenditures by Cupp (1/1/2021 – 12/31/2021)

RankPayee Name Total AmountType
1.$125,000.00Ohio House Republican Alliance (Ohra)ENTITY
2.$20,000.00Ohio Republican Alliance Building FundENTITY
3.$5,000.00Joseph A Miller IIIENTITY
4.$2,059.65Andrea MartinINDIVIDUAL
5.$1,260.00Suzanne E MarshallINDIVIDUAL
6.$203.82Office DepotENTITY
7.$201.00Village Store and LockENTITY
8.$200.00Matthew AyersINDIVIDUAL
9.$170.60Ohio House of RepresentativesENTITY
10.$150.50Ohio Statehouse Museum ShopENTITY

How Rep. Cupp’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 Cupp 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 Ohio PACs submitted to the Ohio 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
2021 Annual1/31/2022
2022 Pre-Primary4/21/2022
2022 Post-Primary6/10/2022
2022 Semiannual7/29/2022
2022 Pre-General10/27/2022
2022 Post-General12/16/2022

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.