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

Top fundraisers in the Michigan House of Representatives by party

The top fundraisers in Michigan 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:

  • Darrin Camilleri (District 4) – $355,613
  • Padma Kuppa (District 9) – $332,829
  • Terry Sabo (District 32) – $245,311
  • Carol Glanville (District 84) – $179,458
  • David LaGrand (District 30) – $165,879

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

  • Jason Wentworth – $641,950
  • Matt Hall (District 42) – $300,608
  • Thomas Albert (District 18) – $245,049
  • John Wetzel (District 84) – $151,010
  • Bill G. Schuette (District 95) – $150,300

Fundraising totals

Overall, Democratic officeholders and candidates raised $5.0 million in this period. Republican officeholders and candidates raised $6.3 million. Combined, all House fundraisers in the Jan. 1, 2022, through June 30, 2022, filing period raised $11.3 million.

The five largest Democratic fundraisers were responsible for 26 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 – MICHIGAN HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES (Jan. 1, 2022, through June 30, 2022)
Name Party Affiliation Raised Spent
Jason Wentworth Republican Party $641,950 $434,428
Darrin Camilleri Democratic Party $355,613 $156,053
Padma Kuppa Democratic Party $332,829 $136,496
Matt Hall Republican Party $300,608 $383,401
Terry Sabo Democratic Party $245,311 $127,762
Thomas Albert Republican Party $245,049 $213,378
Carol Glanville Democratic Party $179,458 $67,818
David LaGrand Democratic Party $165,879 $79,966
Jennifer Conlin Democratic Party $164,420 $64,202
Betsy Coffia Democratic Party $159,023 $49,044

Campaign finance reporting periods

The data above are based on campaign finance reports that candidate PACs submitted to the Michigan Secretary of State. 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 Annual/January 1/31/2022
2022 April (PACs) 4/25/2022
2022 July (PACs) 7/25/2022
2022 Post-Primary 9/1/2022
2022 Pre-General 10/28/2023
2022 Post-General 12/8/2022

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.