North Carolina senate president raises $2,036,086 this election cycle

According to campaign finance reports filed with the North Carolina State Board of Elections, North Carolina Lt. Governor Mark Robinson has raised $2,036,086 and spent $799,763 between Jan. 1, 2021, and Feb. 28, 2022. Robinson currently serves as the president of the state senate.

Robinson is a member of the Republican Party and assumed office in 2021. In North Carolina, 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. Robinson’s term ends in 2025.

Robinson’s reported campaign finance activity, by quarter 2019-2022

Source: Transparency USA

Contributions to Robinson

Of the $2 million already reported in the 2022 election cycle, $56,125  came from the top 10 donors.

Top Donors to Robinson (1/1/2021 – 2/28/2022)

RankTotal AmountDonor NameDonor Type
1.$5,700.00Gregg SindersIndividual
2.$5,625.00William MarshIndividual
3.$5,600.00Alex F NelsonIndividual
4.$5,600.00Amy F EdgeIndividual
5.$5,600.00Bob BarkerIndividual
6.$5,600.00Brenda K ClineIndividual
7.$5,600.00Cecil WorsleyIndividual
8.$5,600.00Charles B SuttonIndividual
9.$5,600.00Chi (Leo) ChanIndividual
10.$5,600.00Courtnay AycockIndividual

Expenditures by Robinson

Robinson reported $799,763 in expenditures, with $758,841 going to the 10 payees topping this list. 

Top Expenditures by Robinson (1/1/2021 – 2/28/2022)

RankTotal AmountPayee NamePayee Type
1.$242,786.00Conservative ConnectionsEntity
2.$148,188.00Whillier Group IncEntity
3.$88,607.40Southwest Publishing & MailingEntity
4.$69,295.00J Books Services IncEntity
5.$58,829.07America Direct IncEntity
6.$51,475.75Response America LLCEntity
7.$36,789.17Anedot IncEntity
8.$33,495.40Capitol Hill Lists LLCEntity
9.$18,601.22Direct Mail Processors IncEntity
10.$10,774.26Win RedEntity

How donations to Robinson 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 Robinson 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 North Carolina PACs submitted to the North Carolina State Board 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 Semiannual1/28/2022
2022 Q1 Plus5/10/2022
2022 Semiannual (only candidates not on 2022 ballot)7/29/2022
2022 Q3 Plus10/31/2022
2022 Q41/11/2023

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.

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Kalyn Stralow