Indiana attorney general raises $492,787 this election cycle

According to the most recent campaign finance reports filed with the Indiana Secretary of State, Indiana Attorney General Todd Rokita has raised $492,787 and spent $195,690 between Jan. 1, 2021, and Apr. 8, 2022. Rokita is currently ranked seventh in state-level donations in the 2022 election cycle.

Rokita is a member of the Republican Party and assumed office in 2021. In Indiana, the attorney general is an elected position. The primary job of a state attorney general is to serve as chief legal adviser to the agencies and legislative organs that make up his or her state’s government, in addition to the citizens residing within the state. Rokita’s current term ends in 2025.

Rokita’s reported campaign finance activity, by quarter (2017-2022)

Source: Transparency USA

Contributions to Rokita

Of the $492,787 already reported in the 2022 election cycle, 17.4 percent came from the top 10 donors.

Top Donors to Rokita (1/1/2021 – 4/8/2022)

RankTotal AmountDonor NameDonor Type
1.$14,089.58Paul O MullinINDIVIDUAL
2.$10,000.00Brian M BauerINDIVIDUAL
3.$10,000.00Christopher BartolomucciINDIVIDUAL
4.$10,000.00Gene SchaerrINDIVIDUAL
5.$10,000.00Michael L ParinINDIVIDUAL
6.$10,000.00Richard RunestadINDIVIDUAL
7.$6,000.00Kurt LuidhardtINDIVIDUAL
8.$5,500.00Mark HarrisonINDIVIDUAL
9.$5,000.00Alex ChoiINDIVIDUAL
10.$5,000.00Anthony D AldersonINDIVIDUAL

Expenditures by Rokita

Rokita reported $195,690 in expenditures, with 79 percent going to the 10 payees topping this list. “Payees” are entities or individuals listed as the recipients of campaign expenditures, and may include vendors, campaign accounts, and transfers.

Top Expenditures by Rokita (1/1/2021 – 4/8/2022)

RankTotal AmountPayee NamePayee Type
1.$36,416.40Targeted Victory LLCENTITY
2.$30,226.33Patterson ConsultingENTITY
3.$27,188.92Regan BondermanINDIVIDUAL
4.$16,000.00Contend CommunicationsENTITY
5.$14,140.00Hoosier Seneca LLCENTITY
6.$10,331.29Littlefield Consulting ServicesENTITY
7.$8,607.31Mdi Imaging & MailENTITY
8.$4,425.811 West Dupont Circle Wine and LiquorsENTITY
9.$4,398.90Kessler Creative LLCENTITY
10.$2,931.74Direct Mail Processors IncENTITY

How donations to Rokita compare to the same office in other states

Contributions vary widely among officeholders in the same role. A number of factors, including whether the position is appointed or elected, can influence donor activity. Here is how Rokita’s donations compare to the 10 other attorney generals with campaign finance data available from Transparency USA in 2022:

Across the U.S., 27 attorney generals are members of the Republican Party and 23 are members of the Democratic Party. Voters elect the attorney general in 43 states, while they are chosen by a state government organ in the other seven. In 2022, 30 states are holding elections for the position.

The data above are based on campaign finance reports that active Indiana PACs submitted to the Indiana 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
2022 Jan Semiannual1/19/2022
2022 Statewide Quarterly/Semiannual7/15/2022
2022 Pre-Election10/17/2022
2022 Statewide Quarterly11/1/2022
2022 Annual Report1/18/2023

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.