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 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.