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 North Carolina 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 North Carolina State Board of Elections (NCSBE). It includes activity between July 1, 2022, and Dec. 31, 2022.
Top fundraisers in the North Carolina House of Representatives by party
The top fundraisers in North Carolina 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:
- Diamond Staton-Williams (District 73) – $1,279,689
- Terence Everitt (District 35) – $950,379
- Laura Budd (District 103) – $812,260
- Robert Reives (District 54) – $676,032
- Brian Farkas (District 9) – $641,657
In the Republican Party, the top fundraisers in the most recent semiannual reporting period were:
- Timothy K. Moore (District 111) – $1,366,222
- William Brawley (District 103) – $739,964
- Timothy Reeder (District 9) – $658,386
- Brian Echevarria (District 73) – $630,145
- Stephen M. Ross (District 63) – $584,472
Overall, Democratic officeholders and candidates raised $9.4 million in this period. Republican officeholders and candidates raised $12.0 million. Combined, all House fundraisers in the July 1, 2022, through Dec. 31, 2022, filing period raised $21.4 million.
The five largest Democratic fundraisers were responsible for 46 percent of all Democratic House fundraising. The five largest Republican fundraisers were responsible for 33 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 – NORTH CAROLINA HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES (July 1, 2022, through Dec. 31, 2022)|
|Timothy K. Moore||Republican Party||$1,366,222||$2,094,162|
|Diamond Staton-Williams||Democratic Party||$1,279,689||$1,089,195|
|Terence Everitt||Democratic Party||$950,379||$775,298|
|Laura Budd||Democratic Party||$812,260||$707,222|
|William Brawley||Republican Party||$739,964||$718,483|
|Robert Reives||Democratic Party||$676,032||$550,841|
|Timothy Reeder||Republican Party||$658,386||$628,645|
|Brian Farkas||Democratic Party||$641,657||$524,755|
|Brian Echevarria||Republican Party||$630,145||$613,977|
|Ricky Hurtado||Democratic Party||$628,858||$524,569|
Campaign finance reporting periods
The data above are based on campaign finance reports that candidate committees submitted to the North Carolina State Board of Elections (NCSBE). 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.