The top fundraisers in the Wisconsin House

Campaign finance requirements govern how much money candidates may receive from individuals and organizations, how often they must report those contributions, and how much individuals, organizations, and political entities may contribute to campaigns.

While campaign finance is not the only factor in electoral outcomes, successful fundraising can provide a candidate with advantages during a campaign. Fundraising can also indicate party momentum.

This article lists top fundraisers in the Wisconsin House of Representatives, overall and by party. It is based on campaign finance reports that officeholders in and candidates for the House submitted to the Wisconsin Ethics Commission. It includes activity between Jan. 1, 2022, and June 30, 2022.

Top fundraisers in the Wisconsin House of Representatives by party

The top fundraisers in Wisconsin House of Representatives elections are shown below. Individuals are presented with the office that they are on the ballot for in 2022, if applicable.

In the Democratic Party, the top fundraisers in the most recent semiannual reporting period were:

  • Steve Doyle (District 94) – $547,972
  • Katrina Shankland (District 71) – $248,451
  • Sara Rodriguez – $231,208
  • Mark Spreitzer – $51,763
  • Dianne Hesselbein – $46,389

In the Republican Party, the top fundraisers in the most recent semiannual reporting period were:

  • Timothy Ramthun – $172,628
  • Rachael Cabral-Guevara – $125,802
  • Amy Loudenbeck – $98,012
  • Robin Vos (District 63) – $85,669
  • Tyler August (District 32) – $65,508

Fundraising totals

Overall, Democratic officeholders and candidates raised $1.7 million in this period. Republican officeholders and candidates raised $1.4 million. Combined, all House fundraisers in the Jan. 1, 2022, through June 30, 2022, filing period raised $3.2 million.

The five largest Democratic fundraisers were responsible for 64 percent of all Democratic House fundraising. The five largest Republican fundraisers were responsible for 39 percent of all Republican House fundraising.

The table below provides additional data from the campaign finance reports from the top 10 fundraisers during this period.

Name Party Affiliation Raised Spent
Steve Doyle Democratic Party $547,972 $79,925
Katrina Shankland Democratic Party $248,451 $13,057
Sara Rodriguez Democratic Party $231,208 $103,867
Timothy Ramthun Republican Party $172,628 $91,176
Rachael Cabral-Guevara Republican Party $125,802 $33,466
Amy Loudenbeck Republican Party $98,012 $81,769
Robin Vos Republican Party $85,669 $54,469
Tyler August Republican Party $65,508 $14,464
Mark Born Republican Party $59,181 $31,863
Mark Spreitzer Democratic Party $51,763 $10,820

Campaign finance reporting periods

The data above are based on campaign finance reports that candidate PACs submitted to the Wisconsin Ethics Commission. Candidate PACs represent individuals who have run for state or local office at any point, including past and present officeholders. This article does not include non-candidate PACs. 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.