The top fundraisers in the Texas 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 Texas 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 Texas Ethics Commission. It includes activity between Jan. 1, 2022, and June 30, 2022.

Top fundraisers in the Texas House of Representatives by party

The top fundraisers in Texas 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:

  • Jolanda Jones (District 147) – $245,432
  • Ann Johnson (District 134) – $239,229
  • Richard Raymond (District 42) – $233,215
  • Danielle Keys Bess (District 147) – $176,028
  • Venton Jones (District 100) – $174,416

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

  • Dade Phelan (District 21) – $3,600,356
  • Stephanie Klick (District 91) – $1,616,488
  • Glenn Rogers (District 60) – $1,245,624
  • Carl Tepper (District 84) – $1,191,540
  • Kyle Kacal (District 12) – $946,160

Fundraising totals

Overall, Democratic officeholders and candidates raised $6.7 million in this period. Republican officeholders and candidates raised $34.1 million. Combined, all House fundraisers in the Jan. 1, 2022, through June 30, 2022, filing period raised $40.8 million.

The five largest Democratic fundraisers were responsible for 16 percent of all Democratic House fundraising. The five largest Republican fundraisers were responsible for 25 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.

TOP 10 FUNDRAISERS – TEXAS HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES (Jan. 1, 2022, through June 30, 2022)
Name Party Affiliation Raised Spent
Dade Phelan Republican Party $3,600,356 $3,670,185
Stephanie Klick Republican Party $1,616,488 $961,019
Glenn Rogers Republican Party $1,245,624 $907,617
Carl Tepper Republican Party $1,191,540 $133,503
Kyle Kacal Republican Party $946,160 $872,885
Ryan Guillen Republican Party $843,817 $978,092
Barron Casteel Republican Party $728,119 $669,260
Terri Leo-Wilson Republican Party $710,044 $255,610
Reggie Smith Republican Party $657,629 $395,370
Laura Hill Republican Party $637,531 $393,851

Campaign finance reporting periods

The data above are based on campaign finance reports that candidate PACs submitted to the Texas 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 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

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.