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 Ohio 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 Ohio Secretary of State. It includes activity between Jan. 1, 2022, and June 30, 2022.
Top fundraisers in the Ohio House of Representatives by party
The top fundraisers in Ohio 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:
- Dani Isaacsohn (District 24) – $243,203
- Allison Russo (District 7) – $235,643
- Jim Obergefell (District 89) – $184,096
- Jeff Crossman – $154,801
- Kathleen Clyde (District 72) – $134,677
In the Republican Party, the top fundraisers in the most recent semiannual reporting period were:
- Shane Wilkin (District 17) – $173,177
- Bob Cupp – $160,808
- Susan Manchester (District 78) – $156,769
- Thomas Hall (District 46) – $139,004
- Thomas Patton (District 17) – $128,575
Overall, Democratic officeholders and candidates raised $2.6 million in this period. Republican officeholders and candidates raised $3.6 million. Combined, all House fundraisers in the Jan. 1, 2022, through June 30, 2022, filing period raised $6.1 million.
The five largest Democratic fundraisers were responsible for 37 percent of all Democratic House fundraising. The five largest Republican fundraisers were responsible for 21 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 – OHIO HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES (Jan. 1, 2022, through June 30, 2022)|
|Dani Isaacsohn||Democratic Party||$243,203||$119,721|
|Allison Russo||Democratic Party||$235,643||$52,977|
|Jim Obergefell||Democratic Party||$184,096||$60,678|
|Shane Wilkin||Republican Party||$173,177||$71,077|
|Bob Cupp||Republican Party||$160,808||$203,313|
|Susan Manchester||Republican Party||$156,769||$116,152|
|Jeff Crossman||Democratic Party||$154,801||$48,322|
|Thomas Hall||Republican Party||$139,004||$32,298|
|Kathleen Clyde||Democratic Party||$134,677||$49,757|
|Thomas Patton||Republican Party||$128,575||$124,502|
Campaign finance reporting periods
The data above are based on campaign finance reports that candidate PACs submitted to the Ohio 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|