According to campaign finance reports filed with the Arizona Secretary of State, Arizona State Senator Karen Fann has raised $262,331 and spent $243,062 between Jan. 1, 2021, and Apr. 15, 2022. Fann currently serves as the president of the state senate.
Fann is a member of the Republican Party and assumed office in 2019. In Arizona, the president of the senate is a state senator elected to the role by the members of the chamber. The primary job of a state senate president is to preside over legislative sessions and ensure that members of the chamber abide by procedural rules. Fann’s term ends in 2023.
Fann’s reported campaign finance activity, by quarter (2017-2022)
Contributions to Fann
Of the $262,331 already reported in the 2022 election cycle, $241,405 came from the top 10 donors.
Top Donors to Fann (1/1/2021 – 4/15/2022)
|Rank||Total Amount||Donor Name||Donor Type|
|2.||$1,500.00||Associations Inc PAC/associa PAC||Entity|
|7.||$1,000.00||Pinnacle West Capital Corporation PAC||Entity|
|9.||$500.00||AZ Acre PAC (Action Committee for Rural Electrification)||Entity|
|10.||$500.00||Arizona at&t PAC||Entity|
Expenditures by Fann
Fann reported $243,062 in expenditures, with $237,085 going to the 10 payees topping this list.
Top Expenditures by Fann (1/1/2021 – 4/25/2022)
|Rank||Total Amount||Payee Name||Payee Type|
|10.||$299.76||Oak on Camelback||ENTITY|
*For candidates with more than one campaign account, transferring money between accounts will appear as a donation on one account’s reports and an expenditure on the other. The majority of reported campaign finance activity for Sen. Fann in the 2022 election cycle reflects a single transaction of this nature.
How donations to Fann compare to the equivalent role in other states
A number of factors, including whether the position holder is the lieutenant governor or a state senator, can influence donor activity. Here is how Fann compares to the 10 other senate presidents with campaign finance data available from Transparency USA in 2022:
Across the U.S., 30 senate presidents are members of the Republican Party and 19 are members of the Democratic Party, with one vacancy. The lieutenant governor serves as the president of the senate in 25 states. In other states, the president of the senate is a state senator chosen by the members of the chamber.
The data above are based on campaign finance reports that active Arizona PACs submitted to the Arizona Secretary of State. Transparency USA publishes campaign finance data following major reporting deadlines. State or federal law may require filers to submit additional reports.
|Arizona Reports||Report Due Date|
|2022 Post-Primary and Q3||10/15/2022|
|2022 Post-General and Q4||1/17/2023|
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.