These 10 Indiana donors gave over $2.7 million

In Indiana politics, state-level candidates and political action committees have received $54.0 million in total donations between Jan. 1, 2021, and June 30, 2022. The 10 largest donors gave more than $2.7 million, or 5 percent of all contributions.

These are the top 10 individual donors to Indiana state-level candidates and political action committees (PACs) in the 2022 election cycle, according to campaign finance reports submitted to the Indiana Secretary of State:

Top 10 Indiana Donors (1/1/2021 – 6/30/2022)

Rank Donor Name Total Donations
1 Reed Hastings $700,000
2 Jim Walton $425,000
3 Woodrow A Myers $398,143
4 Lawrence H Garatoni $260,500
5 Maci and Eric Doden $209,210
6 Deborah J Simon $152,500
7 Brenda Doden $150,500
8 Robert Lauter $150,000
9 Daryle L Doden $150,000
10 Payroll Deduction $140,101

The list of Indiana donors in this time period includes more than 456 individuals identified by name in the Indiana Secretary of State’s public records.

The data above are based on campaign finance reports that active Indiana PACs submitted to the Indiana Secretary of State. 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. Data from additional reports due in between the deadlines below are published along with the reports listed here.

Report Name Report Due Date
2022 Jan Semiannual 1/19/2022
2022 Statewide Quarterly/Semiannual 7/15/2022
2022 Pre-Election 10/17/2022
2022 Statewide Quarterly 11/1/2022
2022 Annual Report 1/18/2023

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.