Pennsylvania Speaker Cutler spends $569,912 of campaign funds this election cycle

According to the most recent campaign finance reports made to the Pennsylvania Department of State, Pennsylvania House Speaker Bryan Cutler has raised $457,816 and spent $569,912 between Jan. 1, 2021 and Mar. 9, 2022.

The speaker of the Pennsylvania House is the leader of the state’s lower chamber. Rep. Cutler is a member of the Republican Party and has served as a state representative since 2006. Rep. Cutler is running for re-election in 2022.

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

Source: Transparency USA

Contributions to Rep. Cutler

Of the $457,816 already reported in the 2022 election cycle, YY percent came from the top 10 donors.

Top Donors to Cutler (1/1/2021 – 3/9/2022)

RankDonor Name Total AmountType
1.$25,000.00Danielle and Vahan GureghianIndividual
2.$25,000.00Local 0066 PAC ClubEntity
3.$15,000.00PA Duquesne Light (Penndupac)Entity
4.$14,780.99Pennsylvania Bankers Public Affairs CommitteeEntity
5.$12,000.00PA Insurance PAC (Pipac)Entity
6.$10,500.00Independence Blue Cross PAC (Ibcpac) PAEntity
7.$10,000.00Ortho (PAC)Entity
8.$10,000.00Unitedhealth GroupEntity
9.$8,000.00Vanessa and Zachary M ShambergIndividual
10.$7,500.00Cvs Health PAC FederalEntity

Expenditures by Rep. Cutler

On the expenditures side, Cutler reported $569,912, with 30.1 percent of all spending going to the 10 payees topping this list. 

Top Expenditures by Cutler (1/1/2021 – 3/9/2022)

RankPayee Name Total AmountType
1.$390,000.00House Republican Campaign CommitteeEntity
2.$60,448.72Maverick Finance LLCEntity
3.$38,500.00Operators for Skill PACEntity
4.$10,000.002999 Group PACEntity
5.$10,000.00Building a Stronger PennsylvaniaEntity
6.$10,000.00Republican Committee of LancasterEntity
8.$6,057.30Lynda J BowmanEntity
9.$5,000.00Anne B Anstine Excellence in Public Service SeriesEntity
10.$4,658.10Bryan CutlerEntity

How Rep. Cutler’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 Cutler 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 Pennsylvania PACs submitted to the Pennsylvania Department 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 Annual (C7)1/31/2022
2022 Pre-Primary (C1)4/05/2022
2022 Pre-Primary (C2)5/9/2022
2022 Post-Primary (C3)6/20/2022
2022 Pre-General (C4)9/22/2022
2022 Pre-General (C5)10/31/2022
2022 Post-General (C6)12/12/2022
2022 Annual (C7)2/1/2023

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.