Wilton Simpson raised more than any other Republican State Senate candidate or officeholder in Florida

Florida Republican State Senate candidates and officeholders have raised $17.8 million during the 2022 election cycle. Among state senators and candidates, Wilton Simpson has raised more than any other Republican.

Simpson is the representative for Florida State Senate District 10 and is running for Florida Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services in 2022. Simpson raised $9.0 million and spent $2.6 million between Jan. 1, 2021, and June 30, 2022. According to Florida Department of State reports, the following individual donors and PACs gave the most money to Simpson.

Wilton Simpson’s Top 10 Donors, (1/1/2021 – 6/30/2022)

Of the $9.0 million in reported donations, $2.5 million came from these 10 donors:

Total Donations Name Type
$1,022,488 Jobs for Florida ENTITY
$458,000 Associated Industries of Florida PAC ENTITY
$200,000 Republican State Leadership Committee ENTITY
$171,000 Florida Chamber of Commerce PAC ENTITY
$120,000 Florida Republican Senatorial Campaign Committee ENTITY
$118,000 Florida Jobs PAC ENTITY
$114,585 Phillips and Jordan Inc ENTITY
$110,000 Nextera Energy Capital Holdings Inc ENTITY
$103,000 John D Rood INDIVIDUAL
$100,000 Citizens Against Wasteful Spending PC ENTITY

The data above are based on campaign finance reports that active Florida 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. Federal PACs are not required to report to state agencies. Transparency USA publishes campaign finance data following major reporting deadlines. State or federal law may require filers to submit additional reports.

See updates to Wilton Simpson’s campaign finance data after the next reports are available.

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.