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
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)|
|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.