Mike DeWine raised more than any other Republican statewide candidate or officeholder in Ohio

Ohio Republican statewide candidates and officeholders have raised $24.9 million during the 2022 election cycle. Among statewide officials and candidates, Richard Michael DeWine has raised more than any other Republican.

DeWine is Governor of Ohio and is running for re-election in 2022. DeWine raised $15.1 million and spent $6.8 million between Jan. 1, 2021, and June 30, 2022. According to Ohio Secretary of State reports, the following individual donors and PACs gave the most money to DeWine.

Richard Michael DeWine’s Top 10 Donors, (1/1/2021 – 6/30/2022)

Of the $15.1 million in reported donations, $2.8 million came from these 10 donors:

Total Donations Name Type
$1,959,075 Ohio Republican Party State Candidate Fund ENTITY
$520,784 Ohio Republican Party ENTITY
$44,804 John A Payiavlas INDIVIDUAL
$37,826 Leslie Miller INDIVIDUAL
$35,650 Eric Wagenbrenner INDIVIDUAL
$35,000 Mandi and Brian Yeager INDIVIDUAL
$33,000 Akron Sheet Metal Workers Local 33 ENTITY
$32,700 Barbara J Siemer INDIVIDUAL
$32,404 Dean Kereiakes INDIVIDUAL
$30,609 George A Skestos INDIVIDUAL

The data above are based on campaign finance reports that active Ohio PACs submitted to the Ohio Secretary 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 Richard Michael DeWine’s campaign finance data after the next reports are available.

Report Name Report Due Date
2021 Annual 1/31/2022
2022 Pre-Primary 4/21/2022
2022 Post-Primary 6/10/2022
2022 Semiannual 7/29/2022
2022 Pre-General 10/27/2022
2022 Post-General 12/16/2022

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.