Campaign finance requirements govern how much money candidates may receive from individuals and organizations, how often they must report those contributions, and how much individuals, organizations, and political entities may contribute to campaigns.
While campaign finance is not the only factor in electoral outcomes, successful fundraising can provide a candidate with advantages during a campaign. Fundraising can also indicate party momentum.
This article lists top fundraisers in the Indiana House of Representatives, overall and by party. It is based on campaign finance reports that officeholders in and candidates for the House submitted to the Indiana Secretary of State. It includes activity between July 1, 2022, and Dec. 31, 2022.
Top fundraisers in the Indiana House of Representatives by party
The top fundraisers in Indiana House of Representatives elections are shown below. Individuals are presented with the office that they were on the ballot for in 2022, if applicable.
In the Democratic Party, the top fundraisers in the most recent semiannual reporting period were:
- Terri Austin (District 36) – $270,434
- Rita Fleming (District 71) – $258,372
- Heidi Beidinger (District 5) – $250,862
- Matt McNally (District 39) – $227,665
- Victoria Garcia Wilburn (District 32) – $204,363
In the Republican Party, the top fundraisers in the most recent semiannual reporting period were:
- Dale DeVon (District 5) – $341,547
- Scott Hawkins (District 71) – $310,611
- Gerald Torr (District 39) – $308,930
- Julie Olthoff (District 19) – $301,967
- Todd Huston (District 37) – $276,600
Overall, Democratic officeholders and candidates raised $2.9 million in this period. Republican officeholders and candidates raised $5.2 million. Combined, all House fundraisers in the July 1, 2022, through Dec. 31, 2022, filing period raised $8.0 million.
The five largest Democratic fundraisers were responsible for 42 percent of all Democratic House fundraising. The five largest Republican fundraisers were responsible for 30 percent of all Republican House fundraising.
The table below provides additional data from the campaign finance reports from the top 10 fundraisers during this period.
|TOP 10 FUNDRAISERS – INDIANA HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES (July 1, 2022, through Dec. 31, 2022)|
|Dale DeVon||Republican Party||$341,547||$341,468|
|Scott Hawkins||Republican Party||$310,611||$379,430|
|Gerald Torr||Republican Party||$308,930||$307,459|
|Julie Olthoff||Republican Party||$301,967||$309,230|
|Todd Huston||Republican Party||$276,600||$553,034|
|Terri Austin||Democratic Party||$270,434||$343,715|
|Rita Fleming||Democratic Party||$258,372||$220,841|
|Kyle Pierce||Republican Party||$257,389||$258,031|
|Heidi Beidinger||Democratic Party||$250,862||$244,099|
|Matt McNally||Democratic Party||$227,665||$215,780|
Campaign finance reporting periods
The data above are based on campaign finance reports that candidate committees submitted to the Indiana Secretary of State. Candidate committees represent individuals who have run for state or local office at any point, including past and present officeholders. This article does not include non-candidate committees. Transparency USA publishes campaign finance data following major reporting deadlines.
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