Virginia Speaker Gilbert raises $637,115 during 2021 election cycle

According to the most recent campaign finance reports made to the Virginia Department of Elections, Virginia House Speaker Todd Gilbert raised $637,115 and spent $583,402 between Jan. 1, 2020 and Dec 31, 2021. 

The speaker of the Virginia House is the leader of the state’s lower chamber. Rep. Gilbert is a member of the Republican Party and has served as a state delegate since 2006. Rep. Gilbert’s current term ends in 2024.

Rep. Gilbert’s reported campaign finance activity, by quarter (2016-2021)

Contributions to Rep. Gilbert

Of the $637,115 reported in the 2021 election cycle, 31.9 percent came from the top 10 donors.

Top Donors to Gilbert (1/1/2020 – 12/31/2021)

RankDonor Name Total AmountType
1.$45,000.00VA Automobile and Truck Dealers PACEntity
2.$30,000.00Verizon Good Government Club of VirginiaEntity
3.$25,000.00Nra Political Victory FundEntity
4.$25,000.00Realtors PAC of VirginiaEntity
5.$20,000.00Altria Client Services LLCEntity
6.$15,000.00Virginia Beer Wholesalers Association PACEntity
7.$12,500.00Virginia Bankers Association PACEntity
8.$10,500.00Virginia Trial Lawyers PACEntity
9.$10,451.95Hunton Andrews Kurth LLPEntity
10.$10,375.00Republican Party of Virginia IncEntity

Expenditures by Rep. Gilbert

On the expenditures side, Gilbert reported $583,402, with 62.1 percent of all spending going to the 10 payees topping this list. 

Top Expenditures by Gilbert (1/1/2020 – 12/31/2021)

RankPayee Name Total AmountType
1.$50,000.00H Otto Wachsmann Jr.Entity
2.$47,500.00Roxann RobinsonEntity
3.$45,000.00Tara DurantEntity
4.$40,000.00Tim AndersonEntity
5.$37,500.00Jason BallardEntity
6.$30,000.00Mary Margaret KastelbergEntity
7.$30,000.00Nick ClementeEntity
8.$30,000.00Tanya GouldEntity
9.$27,500.00Mike CherryEntity
10.$25,000.00Christopher HolmesEntity

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.

The data above are based on campaign finance reports that active Virginia PACs submitted to the Virginia Department of Elections. 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 Semiannual1/15/2022
2022 Jul Semiannual (and Post-Primary)7/15/2022
2023 Jan Semiannual1/15/2023

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.