According to campaign finance reports filed with the Indiana Secretary of State, Indiana Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch has raised $1.3 million and spent $210,993 between Jan. 1, 2021, and Apr. 8, 2022. Crouch currently serves as the president of the state senate.
Crouch is a member of the Republican Party and assumed office in 2017. In Indiana, the president of the senate is one of the roles of the lieutenant governor. 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. Crouch’s current term ends in 2025.
Crouch’s reported campaign finance activity, by quarter (2017-2022)
Contributions to Crouch
Of the $1,326,550 already reported in the 2022 election cycle, $212,684 came from the top 10 donors.
Top Donors to Crouch (1/1/2021 – 4/8/2022)
|Rank||Total Amount||Donor Name||Donor Type|
|1.||$42,500.00||John C Schroeder||INDIVIDUAL|
|2.||$25,000.00||Richard K Byers Jr||INDIVIDUAL|
|3.||$25,000.00||Vicki and Rick L James||INDIVIDUAL|
|4.||$22,500.00||Theresa and Ira Boots||INDIVIDUAL|
|5.||$21,000.00||Cindy and Robert Koch||INDIVIDUAL|
|6.||$20,000.00||Karen S Cinelli||INDIVIDUAL|
|7.||$17,500.00||Charter Communications LLC||ENTITY|
|8.||$15,000.00||Eric J Bedel||INDIVIDUAL|
|9.||$12,500.00||Wayne C Kinney||INDIVIDUAL|
|10.||$11,683.59||Indiana Builders Political Action Committee||ENTITY|
Expenditures by Crouch
Crouch reported $210,993 in expenditures, with $157,906 going to the 10 payees topping this list.
Top Expenditures by Crouch (1/1/2021 – 4/8/2022)
|Rank||Total Amount||Payee Name||Payee Type|
|1.||$99,458.30||Ma Patterson LLC||ENTITY|
|2.||$12,335.78||Oak Meadow Country Club||ENTITY|
|3.||$11,779.25||Indiana Republican State Committee, Inc||ENTITY|
|4.||$10,489.69||Raise the Money Inc||ENTITY|
|5.||$8,062.27||Midwest Communications Group LLC||ENTITY|
|7.||$3,606.46||Yasmin L Stump Law Group PC||ENTITY|
|10.||$2,243.00||United States Postal Service||ENTITY|
How donations to Crouch 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 Crouch 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 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 Name||Report Due Date|
|2022 Jan Semiannual||1/19/2022|
|2022 Statewide Quarterly/Semiannual||7/15/2022|
|2022 Statewide Quarterly||11/1/2022|
|2022 Annual Report||1/18/2023|