These 10 Texas donors gave over $36.8 million

In Texas politics, state-level candidates and political action committees have received $597.5 million in total donations between Jan. 1, 2021, and June 30, 2022. The 10 largest donors gave more than $36.8 million, or 6 percent of all contributions.

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

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

Rank Donor Name Total Donations
1 Janet L Duncan $6,438,606
2 Timothy M and Terri Dunn $5,617,500
3 Richard Weekley $4,843,834
4 H Ross Perot Jr $3,576,861
5 S Javaid Anwar $3,323,900
6 Kenny A and Lisa Troutt $3,079,651
7 John L and Barbara Nau III $2,576,629
8 Harlan R Crow $2,518,000
9 Michael & Mary Porter $2,445,000
10 Farris & JoAnn Wilks $2,402,500

The list of Texas donors in this time period includes more than 9,491 individuals identified by name in the Texas Ethics Commission’s public records.

The data above are based on campaign finance reports that active Texas PACs submitted to the Texas Ethics Commission. 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 1/18/2022
2022 Pre-Primary (30 Days) 1/31/2022
2022 Pre-Primary (8 Days) 2/22/2022
2022 Primary Runoff 5/16/2022
2022 Jul Semiannual 7/15/2022
2022 Pre-General (30 Days) 10/11/2022
2022 Pre-General (8 Days) 10/31/2022
2022 Semiannual Data 1/17/2023

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.