Pennsylvania Gov. Wolf raises $55,402, with PA Opportunity and Jobs PAC as top donor

According to campaign finance reports made to the Pennsylvania Department of State, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf received $76,791 in contributions to his campaign account and spent $216,627 between Jan. 1, 2021 and Sept. 10, 2022. Wolf’s current term ends in 2023.

Gov. Wolf is a member of the Democratic Party and first assumed office in 2015.

Contributions to Gov. Wolf

Gov. Wolf received $76,791 in contributions this cycle, with 57.3 percent coming from his top 10 donors.

Top Contributions to Gov. Wolf (1/1/2021 – 9/10/2022)

RankTotal AmountPayee NamePayee Type
1.$10,000.00PA Opportunity and Jobs PACENTITY
2.$5,000.00Gregory E FellermanINDIVIDUAL
3.$5,000.00Michael SandoneINDIVIDUAL
4.$5,000.00Patrick SandoneINDIVIDUAL
5.$5,000.00Thomas Erica & RomanowskiINDIVIDUAL
6.$3,869.00Alplesh PatelENTITY
7.$2,602.54Jerome P Natishan JrINDIVIDUAL
8.$2,500.00Mid Atlantic Laborers Political LeagueENTITY
10.$2,500.00Pafwd PACENTITY

Expenditures by Gov. Wolf

Gov. Wolf’s campaign account reported $216,627 in expenditures, with 97.5 percent of all spending going to the 10 payees topping the list. 

Top Expenditures by Gov. Wolf (1/1/2021 – 9/10/2022)

RankTotal AmountPayee NamePayee Type
1.$79,717.88Paychex IncENTITY
2.$44,135.18Downtown Digital Marketing LLCENTITY
3.$21,880.22Blasi PrintingENTITY
4.$19,500.00Cabbage Hill Consulting LLCENTITY
5.$15,000.00Andrew George Barr Dba Stet CommunicationsENTITY
6.$12,000.00Nate UrbanENTITY
7.$9,000.00Gilbert & Wolfand PCENTITY
8.$4,256.48Wyoming Valley Country ClubENTITY
9.$3,036.48Cheltenham Printing CompanyENTITY
10.$2,676.80Cole PerkinsENTITY

How Gov. Wolf’s fundraising compares to other governors

Among elected officials holding the same level of state office, fundraising varies widely. A number of factors, including whether an incumbent officeholder is running for reelection, influence donor activity. Here is how fundraising by Pennsylvania Gov. Wolf compares to the 10 other governors with campaign finance data available from Transparency USA in 2022:

Fundraising reported by 11 U.S. governors in the 2022 election cycle

The data above are based on campaign finance reports that active Pennsylvania PACs submitted to the Pennsylvania Department of State. Transparency USA publishes campaign finance data following major reporting deadlines. State or federal law may require filers to submit additional reports.

Name of ReportReporting PeriodDeadline
C11/1/22 – 3/28/224/5/2022
C2 Pre-Primary1/1/22 – 5/2/225/6/2022
C3 Post- Primary1/1/22 – 6/6/226/16/2022
C4 Pre-General1/1/22 – 9/19/229/27/2022
C5 Pre- General1/1/22 – 10/24/2210/28/2022
C6 Post- General1/1/22 – 11/28/2212/8/2022
C7 2022 Annual1/1/22 – 12/31/221/31/2023

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.