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

General elections for all 31 districts in the Texas State Senate took place on Nov. 8, 2022. Of the 31 districts up for election in 2022, 22 had a general election with more than one candidate.

Across all contested general elections, candidates raised $19.5 million. Incumbents raised an average of $661,250 per candidate and challengers raised an average of $210,815 per candidate.

Five general elections with the most fundraising

The table below details the five general elections with the most fundraising in the State Senate. Winning candidates’ names are in bold.

District Money Raised Officeholder Candidates
District 24 $1,851,332 Dawn Buckingham (R) Peter P. Flores and Kathy Jones-Hospod
District 27 $1,851,073 Eddie Lucio (D) Morgan LaMantia, Adam Hinojosa, and Javier Navarro
District 12 $1,479,387 Jane Nelson (R) Tan Parker and Francine Ly
District 9 $1,344,572 Kelly Hancock (R) Kelly Hancock and Gwenn Burud
District 8 $1,250,560 Angela Paxton (R) Angela Paxton, Jon Cocks, and Ed Kless

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 24 – $1,851,332

Peter P. Flores raised $1,841,799 and Kathy Jones-Hospod raised $9,533.

Peter P. Flores won with 67 percent of the vote and Kathy Jones-Hospod received 33 percent of the vote.

#2 District 27 – $1,851,073

Morgan LaMantia raised $973,322, Adam Hinojosa raised $877,752, and Javier Navarro raised $0.

Morgan LaMantia won with 50 percent of the vote, Adam Hinojosa received 50 percent of the vote, and Javier Navarro withdrew.

#3 District 12 – $1,479,387

Tan Parker raised $1,367,635 and Francine Ly raised $111,751.

Tan Parker won with 62 percent of the vote and Francine Ly received 38 percent of the vote.

#4 District 9 – $1,344,572

Incumbent Kelly Hancock raised $927,008 and Gwenn Burud raised $417,565.

Kelly Hancock won with 60 percent of the vote and Gwenn Burud received 40 percent of the vote.

#5 District 8 – $1,250,560

Incumbent Angela Paxton raised $1,240,881, Jon Cocks raised $9,679, and Ed Kless raised $0.

Angela Paxton won with 58 percent of the vote, Jon Cocks received 39 percent of the vote, and Ed Kless received 3 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.