According to campaign finance reports filed with the Wisconsin Ethics Commission, Wisconsin State Sen. Roger Roth has raised $183,174 and spent $39,422 between Jan. 1, 2021, and Mar. 31, 2022. Roth currently serves as the president of the state senate.
Roth is a member of the Republican Party and assumed office in 2015. In Wisconsin, the president of the senate is a state senator elected to the role by the members of the chamber.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. Roth’s current term ends in 2023, and he is running for lieutenant governor.
Roth’s reported campaign finance activity, by quarter (2017-2021)
Contributions to Roth
Of the $183,174 already reported in the 2022 election cycle, $20,000 came from the top 10 donors.
Top Donors to Roth (1/1/2021 – 3/21/2022)
|Rank||Total Amount||Donor Name||Donor Type|
|1.||$2,000.00||Act Comm/rural Electrification||ENTITY|
|6.||$2,000.00||Concerned Realtors Committee||ENTITY|
Expenditures by Roth
Roth reported $39,422 in expenditures, with $33,582 going to the 10 payees topping this list.
Top Expenditures by Roth (1/1/2021 – 3/21/2022)
|Rank||Total Amount||Payee Name||Payee Type|
|1.||$12,993.30||Butte Des Morts Country Club Inc||ENTITY|
|6.||$1,193.12||United States Postal Service||ENTITY|
|7.||$1,000.00||Kunesh for Assembly||ENTITY|
|8.||$999.30||Tripple J Wing and Clay||ENTITY|
How donations to Roth 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 Roth 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 Wisconsin PACs submitted to the Wisconsin 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 Spring Pre-Primary||2/7/2022|
|2022 Spring Pre-Election||3/28/2022|
|2022 Jul Semiannual||7/15/2022|
|2022 Fall Pre-Primary||8/1/2022|
|2022 Sept Data||9/27/2022|
|2022 Fall Pre-General||10/31/2022|
|2023 Jan Semiannual||1/7/2023|
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.