These 10 Virginia donors gave over $21.3 million

In Virginia politics, state-level candidates and political action committees have received $54.2 million in total donations between Jan. 1, 2022, and June 30, 2022. The 10 largest donors gave more than $21.3 million, or 39 percent of all contributions.

These are the top 10 individual donors to Virginia state-level candidates and political action committees (PACs) in the 2023 election cycle, according to campaign finance reports submitted to the Virginia Department of Elections:

Top 10 Virginia Donors (1/1/2022 – 6/30/2022)

Rank Donor Name Total Donations
1 Glenn Youngkin $20,000,000
2 Michael Bills $390,000
3 Sonjia S Smith $193,000
4 Ronald D Abramson $162,667
5 Charles Hobbs $100,125
6 Chris Perry $100,000
7 Tiffany Brooks $100,000
8 Paul B Manning $90,119
9 Leonard A Bennett $81,000
10 Timothy Chapman $75,000

The list of Virginia donors in this time period includes more than 622 individuals identified by name in the Virginia Department of Elections’s public records.

The data above are based on campaign finance reports that active Virginia PACs submitted to the Virginia Department of Elections. 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 1/15/2022
2022 Jul Semiannual (and Post-Primary) 7/15/2022
2023 Jan Semiannual 1/15/2023

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.