Elections for 17 of 33 seats in the Ohio State Senate took place on Nov. 8, 2022. Republicans held a 25-8 majority heading into the election.
Committee chair fundraising
State legislative committee chairs set a committee’s legislative agenda. Some committee chairs raise significantly more money than their non-chair counterparts in the state legislature. The average amount raised by delegates who did not serve as a committee chair was $180,282. The funds raised by each of the State Senate’s 17 committee chairs are shown below.
- Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee – Tim Schaffer – $120,670
- Correctional Institution Inspection Committee – Nathan Manning – $857,800
- Energy and Public Utilities Committee – Bob Peterson – $126,419
- Financial Institutions and Technology – Steve Wilson – $294,748
- General Government Budget Committee – Tim Schaffer – $120,670
- Government Oversight and Reform Committee – Kristina Daley Roegner – $1,420,122
- Government Oversight Committee – Shane Wilkin – $444,030
- Judiciary Committee – Nathan Manning – $857,800
- Local Government and Elections Committee – Theresa Gavarone – $222,067
- Senate Finance Committee – Matt Dolan – $144,255
- Senate Health Committee – Stephen Huffman – $207,635
- Senate Insurance Committee – Robert Hackett – $128,498
- Senate Primary and Secondary Education Committee – Andrew Brenner – $163,064
- Senate Rules and Reference Committee – Matt Huffman – $1,186,839
- Senate Ways and Means Committee – Louis W. Blessing, III – $155,803
- Small Business and Economic Opportunity Committee – Michael Rulli – $628,933
- Transportation Committee – Stephanie Kunze – $94,119
- Veterans and Public Safety Committee – Frank Hoagland – $67,659
- Workforce and Higher Education Committee – Terry Johnson – $91,020
The data above are based on campaign finance reports that active Ohio PACs submitted to the Ohio Secretary of State. 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.
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