In Texas politics, state-level candidates and political action committees have received $956.4 million in total contributions between Jan. 1, 2021, and Dec. 31, 2022. The 10 largest contributors gave more than $47.9 million, or 5 percent of all contributions.
These are the top 10 individual contributors to Texas state-level candidates and committees in the 2022 election cycle, according to campaign finance reports submitted to the Texas Ethics Commission:
Top 10 Texas Contributors (1/1/2021 – 12/31/2022)
|Rank||Contributor Name||Total Contributions|
|1||Timothy M and Terri Dunn||$8,024,704|
|2||Janet L Duncan||$6,688,693|
|4||S Javaid Anwar||$5,499,500|
|5||H Ross Perot Jr||$4,072,893|
|6||Michael & Mary Porter||$3,836,239|
|7||Kenny A and Lisa Troutt||$3,699,401|
|8||John L and Barbara Nau III||$3,479,355|
|9||Farris & JoAnn Wilks||$3,455,000|
The list of Texas contributors in this time period includes more than 11,309 individuals identified by name in the Texas Ethics Commission’s public records.
The data above are based on campaign finance reports that active Texas committees 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 committees 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.