According to campaign finance reports filed with the Virginia Department of Elections, Virginia Lt. Governor Winsome Earle-Sears has raised $21,336 and spent $156,689 between Jan. 1, 2022, and Jun. 9, 2022. Earle-Sears currently serves as the president of the state senate.
Earle-Sears is a member of the Republican Party and assumed office in 2022. In Virginia, 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. Earle-Sears’ current term ends in 2026.
Earle-Sears’ reported campaign finance activity, by quarter (2021-2022)
Contributions to Earle-Sears
Of the $21,336 already reported in the current election cycle, $18,836 came from the top 10 donors.
Top Donors to Earle-Sears (1/1/2022 – 6/9/2022)
|Rank||Total Amount||Donor Name||Donor Type|
|2.||$2,467.86||Aggregated Unitemized Cash Contributions*||Individual|
|5.||$2,000.00||Black American’s PAC Bampac Federal||Entity|
|6.||$1,000.00||Irfan K Ali||Individual|
|10.||$870.93||Mdi Imaging & Mail LLC||Entity|
Expenditures by Earle-Sears
Earle-Sears reported $156,689 in expenditures, with $135,897 going to the 10 payees topping this list.
Top Expenditures by Earle-Sears (1/1/2022 – 6/9/2022)
|Rank||Total Amount||Payee Name||Payee Type|
|4.||$12,197.08||Camp Strategic LLC||Entity|
|5.||$11,045.00||40 Acres and Mule 15 LLC||Entity|
|6.||$6,869.70||Red Curve Solutions||Entity|
|9.||$4,350.00||Ashby Law PLLC||Entity|
|10.||$4,059.10||Beacon Hill Group LLC||Entity|
State senate presidents across the United States
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 Virginia PACs submitted to the Virginia Department of Elections. 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||1/15/2022|
|2022 Pre- Primary||6/13/2022|
|2022 Jul Semiannual||7/15/2022|
|2023 Jan Semiannual||1/15/2023|
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