According to campaign finance reports filed with the Texas Ethics Commission, Texas Lt. Governor Dan Patrick has raised $11,825,311 and spent $6,478,357 between Jan. 1, 2021, and May 16, 2022. Patrick currently serves as the president of the state senate.
Patrick is a member of the Republican Party and assumed office in 2015. In Texas, 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. Patrick is running for re-election and his current term ends in 2023.
Patrick’s reported campaign finance activity, by quarter 2017-2022
Contributions to Patrick
Of the $11.8 million already reported in the 2022 election cycle, $2.3 million came from the top 10 donors.
Top Donors to Patrick (1/1/2021 – 5/16/2022)
|Rank||Total Amount||Donor Name||Donor Type|
|1.||$350,000.00||R Drayton McLane Jr||Individual|
|2.||$350,000.00||Robert B Rowling||Individual|
|3.||$250,200.00||H Ross Perot Jr||Individual|
|5.||$250,000.00||S Javaid Anwar||Individual|
|6.||$200,000.00||James D Pitcock Jr||Individual|
|7.||$175,000.00||Edward Roski Jr||Individual|
|8.||$175,000.00||Gulf States Toyota Inc. State PAC||Entity|
|10.||$152,200.00||Kelley and Michael Hernandez III||Individual|
Expenditures by Patrick
Patrick reported $6,478,357 in expenditures, with $5,015,851 going to the 10 payees topping this list.
Top Expenditures by Patrick (1/1/2021 – 5/16/2022)
|Rank||Total Amount||Payee Name||Payee Type|
|1.||$2,565,761.35||Political Communications Advertising||Entity|
|2.||$742,988.00||Blakemore & Associates||Entity|
|3.||$358,294.12||Raconteur Media Company||Entity|
|4.||$262,456.43||John Doner & Associates Inc||Entity|
|5.||$255,284.21||Case Hall & Company||Entity|
|6.||$210,647.95||Solutions in Texas for Fundraising LLC||Entity|
|8.||$174,053.00||Baselice & Associates Inc||Entity|
How donations to Patrick 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 Patrick 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 Texas PACs submitted to the Texas Ethics Commission. 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||1/18/2022|
|2022 Pre-Primary (30 Days)||1/31/2022|
|2022 Pre-Primary (8 Days)||2/22/2022|
|2022 Primary Runoff||5/16/2022|
|2022 Jul Semiannual||7/15/2022|
|2022 Pre-General (30 Days)||10/11/2022|
|2022 Pre-General (8 Days)||10/31/2022|
|2022 Semiannual Data||1/17/2023|