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)
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)
|Rank||Donor Name||Total Amount||Type|
|1.||$13,704.41||Affiliated Construction Trades Ohio Foundation PCE||ENTITY|
|2.||$13,700.00||Ohio Credit Union Legislative Action Committee||ENTITY|
|3.||$13,000.00||Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company Political Participation Committee||ENTITY|
|4.||$10,000.00||Dominion Energy Inc PAC – Dominion PAC||ENTITY|
|5.||$10,000.00||Friends of Ohio Hospitals||ENTITY|
|6.||$10,000.00||Ohio Certified Public Accountants PAC||ENTITY|
|7.||$10,000.00||Ohio Education Assoc Fund for Children and Public Education||ENTITY|
|8.||$10,000.00||Ohio Laborers District Council PAC||ENTITY|
|9.||$10,000.00||Ohio Optometry PAC||ENTITY|
|10.||$10,000.00||Political Education Patterns Political Arm of the Iuoe||ENTITY|
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)
|Rank||Payee Name||Total Amount||Type|
|1.||$125,000.00||Ohio House Republican Alliance (Ohra)||ENTITY|
|2.||$20,000.00||Ohio Republican Alliance Building Fund||ENTITY|
|3.||$5,000.00||Joseph A Miller III||ENTITY|
|5.||$1,260.00||Suzanne E Marshall||INDIVIDUAL|
|7.||$201.00||Village Store and Lock||ENTITY|
|9.||$170.60||Ohio House of Representatives||ENTITY|
|10.||$150.50||Ohio Statehouse Museum Shop||ENTITY|
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.
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