These are the results in the top five most expensive Texas State House elections

General elections for all 150 districts in the Texas House of Representatives took place on Nov. 8, 2022. Of the 150 districts up for election in 2022, 96 had a general election with more than one candidate.

Across all contested general elections, candidates raised $51.2 million. Incumbents raised an average of $401,248 per candidate and challengers raised an average of $158,004 per candidate.

Five general elections with the most fundraising

The table below details the five general elections with the most fundraising in the House of Representatives. Winning candidates’ names are in bold.

District Money Raised Officeholder Candidates
District 118 $3,130,573 John Lujan (R) John Lujan and Frank Ramirez
District 70 $3,081,480 Scott Sanford (R) Mihaela Plesa and Jamee Jolly
District 108 $1,981,187 Morgan Meyer (R) Morgan Meyer and Elizabeth Ginsberg
District 37 $1,648,488 Alex Dominguez (D) Janie Lopez, Luis Villarreal Jr., and Arnoldo Alonso
District 121 $1,557,317 Steve Allison (R) Steve Allison and Becca DeFelice

The officeholders above are listed for the current districts they hold. However, this is a redistricting year, so candidates have been identified below as incumbents even if they are running in a different district than they currently hold.

#1 District 118 – $3,130,573

Incumbent John Lujan raised $2,419,676 and Frank Ramirez raised $710,897.

John Lujan won with 52 percent of the vote and Frank Ramirez received 48 percent of the vote.

#2 District 70 – $3,081,480

Jamee Jolly raised $2,470,224 and Mihaela Plesa raised $611,256.

Mihaela Plesa won with 51 percent of the vote and Jamee Jolly received 49 percent of the vote.

#3 District 108 – $1,981,187

Incumbent Morgan Meyer raised $1,554,780 and Elizabeth Ginsberg raised $426,407.

Morgan Meyer won with 57 percent of the vote and Elizabeth Ginsberg received 43 percent of the vote.

#4 District 37 – $1,648,488

Janie Lopez raised $1,377,781, Luis Villarreal Jr. raised $270,707, and Arnoldo Alonso raised $0.

Janie Lopez won with 52 percent of the vote, Luis Villarreal Jr. received 48 percent of the vote, and Arnoldo Alonso withdrew.

#5 District 121 – $1,557,317

Incumbent Steve Allison raised $1,199,105 and Becca DeFelice raised $358,212.

Steve Allison won with 55 percent of the vote and Becca DeFelice received 45 percent of the vote.

The data above are based on campaign finance reports that active Texas PACs submitted to the Texas Ethics Commission. 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.

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.