Indiana senate president raises $1.3 million this election cycle

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)

Source: Transparency USA

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)

RankTotal AmountDonor NameDonor Type
1.$42,500.00John C SchroederINDIVIDUAL
2.$25,000.00Richard K Byers JrINDIVIDUAL
3.$25,000.00Vicki and Rick L JamesINDIVIDUAL
4.$22,500.00Theresa and Ira BootsINDIVIDUAL
5.$21,000.00Cindy and Robert KochINDIVIDUAL
6.$20,000.00Karen S CinelliINDIVIDUAL
7.$17,500.00Charter Communications LLCENTITY
8.$15,000.00Eric J BedelINDIVIDUAL
9.$12,500.00Wayne C KinneyINDIVIDUAL
10.$11,683.59Indiana Builders Political Action CommitteeENTITY

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)

RankTotal AmountPayee NamePayee Type
1.$99,458.30Ma Patterson LLCENTITY
2.$12,335.78Oak Meadow Country ClubENTITY
3.$11,779.25Indiana Republican State Committee, IncENTITY
4.$10,489.69Raise the Money IncENTITY
5.$8,062.27Midwest Communications Group LLCENTITY
6.$4,645.00El ToroENTITY
7.$3,606.46Yasmin L Stump Law Group PCENTITY
8.$2,791.46Rhonda HansonENTITY
9.$2,494.73Colin PatrickENTITY
10.$2,243.00United States Postal ServiceENTITY

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 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.