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 Florida 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 Florida Department of State. It includes activity between July 1, 2022, and Dec. 31, 2022.
Top fundraisers in the Florida House of Representatives by party
The top fundraisers in Florida 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:
- Carlos Guillermo Smith (District 37) – $298,770
- Joy Goff-Marcil (District 30) – $260,246
- Sarah Henry (District 38) – $254,056
- Hillary Cassel (District 101) – $219,539
- Andy Thomson (District 91) – $205,933
In the Republican Party, the top fundraisers in the most recent semiannual reporting period were:
- Carolina Amesty (District 45) – $498,476
- Nick DiCeglie (District 66) – $484,415
- David Smith (District 38) – $473,982
- Chip LaMarca (District 100) – $424,576
- Randy Fine (District 33) – $356,942
Overall, Democratic officeholders and candidates raised $5.3 million in this period. Republican officeholders and candidates raised $12.8 million. Combined, all House fundraisers in the July 1, 2022, through Dec. 31, 2022, filing period raised $18.0 million.
The five largest Democratic fundraisers were responsible for 24 percent of all Democratic House fundraising. The five largest Republican fundraisers were responsible for 18 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 – FLORIDA HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES (July 1, 2022, through Dec. 31, 2022)|
|Carolina Amesty||Republican Party||$498,476||$549,011|
|Nick DiCeglie||Republican Party||$484,415||$291,606|
|David Smith||Republican Party||$473,982||$541,509|
|Chip LaMarca||Republican Party||$424,576||$274,037|
|Randy Fine||Republican Party||$356,942||$94,371|
|Karen Gonzalez Pittman||Republican Party||$334,954||$302,965|
|Demi Busatta Cabrera||Republican Party||$326,205||$281,372|
|Jim Mooney||Republican Party||$305,086||$278,711|
|Vicki Lopez||Republican Party||$304,061||$270,137|
|Carlos Guillermo Smith||Democratic Party||$298,770||$263,505|
Campaign finance reporting periods
The data above are based on campaign finance reports that candidate committees submitted to the Florida Department 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.