The top fundraisers in the Florida 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 Florida 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 Florida Department of State. It includes activity between Jan. 1, 2022, and June 30, 2022.

Top fundraisers in the Florida House of Representatives by party

The top fundraisers in Florida 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:

  • Joy Goff-Marcil (District 30) – $187,001
  • David Richardson (District 106) – $174,155
  • Allison Tant (District 9) – $139,041
  • Daryl Campbell (District 94) – $129,924
  • Andrew Learned – $117,039

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

  • Alina Garcia (District 115) – $398,109
  • Bryan Avila (District 39) – $319,559
  • Jay Trumbull (District 2) – $250,455
  • Erin Grall (District 29) – $231,463
  • Colleen Burton (District 12) – $221,825

Fundraising totals

Overall, Democratic officeholders and candidates raised $2.1 million in this period. Republican officeholders and candidates raised $6.2 million. Combined, all House fundraisers in the Jan. 1, 2022, through June 30, 2022, filing period raised $8.3 million.

The five largest Democratic fundraisers were responsible for 35 percent of all Democratic House fundraising. The five largest Republican fundraisers were responsible for 23 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 – FLORIDA HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES (Jan. 1, 2022, through June 30, 2022)
Name Party Affiliation Raised Spent
Alina Garcia Republican Party $398,109 $54,631
Bryan Avila Republican Party $319,559 $76,991
Jay Trumbull Republican Party $250,455 $11,718
Erin Grall Republican Party $231,463 $64,468
Colleen Burton Republican Party $221,825 $90,782
Jim Mooney Republican Party $197,749 $53,828
Joy Goff-Marcil Democratic Party $187,001 $50,917
Bruno Portigliatti Republican Party $174,606 $30,367
David Richardson Democratic Party $174,155 $13,525
David Smith Republican Party $169,759 $87,655

Campaign finance reporting periods

The data above are based on campaign finance reports that candidate PACs submitted to the Florida Department of State. Political expenditures that are not controlled by candidates or their campaigns, known as satellite spending, are not included in candidate totals. 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 Q4 Data (2021 M12) 1/10/2022
2022 M3 4/11/2022
2022 Primary 2 7/8/2022
2022 Primary 5 8/5/2022
2022 General 1 9/2/2022
2022 General 3 9/30/2022

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.