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$106.8 million raised in the race for Florida governor

The general election for Governor of Florida will take place on Nov. 7, 2022. In total, candidates running for Florida governor have raised $106.8 million, received no loans, and spent $9.2 million between Jan. 1, 2021, and Mar. 31, 2022. The Democratic and Republican primaries are on Aug. 22, 2022.

Here’s the breakdown for the 10 candidates who are in the running:

Active Gubernatorial Candidates’ Campaign Finance, 1/1/2021- 3/31/2022

CandidatePartyContributionsLoansExpendituresElection Stage
Charlie CristDemocratic$8,254,576.68$0.00$2,891,565.46Primary
Nicole Nikki FriedDemocratic$1,909,840.25$0.00$667,355.00Primary
Amaro LionheartDemocratic$0.00$0.00$0.00Primary
Alex “Lundy” LundmarkDemocratic$3,206.80$0.00$3,165.29Primary
David Nelson FreemanDemocratic$20.00$0.00$0.00Primary
Annette TaddeoDemocratic$358,149.81$0.00$113,191.52Primary
Ron DeSantis (Incumbent)Republican$96,223,650.28$0.00$5,476,608.95Primary
John Joseph MercadanteRepublican$415.83$0.00$970.00Primary
Kyle “KC” GibsonNo Affiliation$1,472.52$0.00$52.50General
Frank Hughes JrIndependent$1,782.89$0.00$1,043.24General

Total fundraising in nine gubernatorial races in the 2022 election cycle

A number of factors, including whether an incumbent officeholder is running for re-election and number of candidates in a race, can influence donor activity. Here is how total fundraising by all candidates for Florida governor compares to the eight other gubernatorial races with campaign finance data available from Transparency USA for the 2022 election cycle:

RankStateTotal DonationsTotal CandidatesActive CandidatesElection StageAvailable Reporting Period
1Florida$106,753,1151210Primary Election1/1/2021 – 3/31/2022
2Texas$72,717,055245General Election1/1/2021 – 5/14/2022
3Pennsylvania$55,727,674205General Election1/1/2021 – 6/16/2022
4Arizona$24,376,8841512Primary Election1/1/2021 – 3/31/2022
5Ohio$22,113,46895General Election1/1/2021 – 6/3/2022
6Michigan$20,716,429167Primary Election1/1/2021 – 4/20/2022
7California$13,997,678322General Election1/1/2021 – 5/21/2022
8Wisconsin$13,933,407109Primary Election1/1/2021 – 3/13/2022
9Minnesota$8,263,0721411Primary Election1/1/2021 – 3/30/2022

The data above are based on campaign finance reports that active Florida candidate PACs submitted to the Florida Department of State. Transparency USA publishes campaign finance data following major reporting deadlines. State or federal law may require filers to submit additional reports.

Report NameReport Due Date
2022 Q4 Data (2021 M12)1/10/2022
2022 M34/11/2022
2022 Primary 27/8/2022
2022 Primary 58/5/2022
2022 General 19/2/2022
2022 General 39/30/2022

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.



Florida attorney general raises $1.2 million this election cycle

According to the most recent campaign finance reports filed with the Florida Department of State, Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody has raised $1.2 million and spent $416,969 between Jan. 1, 2021, and Mar. 31, 2022. Moody is currently ranked fourth in state-level donations in the 2022 election cycle.

Moody is a member of the Republican Party and assumed office in 2019. In Florida, the attorney general is an elected position. The primary job of a state attorney general is to serve as chief legal adviser to the agencies and legislative organs that make up his or her state’s government, in addition to the citizens residing within the state. Moody is running for re-election in 2022.

Moody’s reported campaign finance activity, by quarter (2017-2022)

Source: Transparency USA

Contributions to Moody

Of the $1.2 million already reported in the 2022 election cycle, 24.9 percent came from the top 10 donors.

Top Donors to Moody (1/1/2021 – 3/31/2022)

RankTotal AmountDonor NameDonor Type
1.$619,368.55Republican Party of FloridaENTITY
2.$100,000.00Republican Attorneys General AssociationENTITY
3.$100,000.00Schumacher Automotive IncENTITY
4.$75,000.00Duke EnergyENTITY
5.$75,000.00Florida Jobs PACENTITY
6.$60,000.00Rai Services CompanyENTITY
7.$50,000.00Amanda E SchumacherINDIVIDUAL
8.$50,000.00Daniel LoebINDIVIDUAL
9.$50,000.00Edward J Debartolo JrINDIVIDUAL
10.$50,000.00Joseph C WhiteINDIVIDUAL

Expenditures by Moody

Moody reported $416,969 in expenditures, with 90.2 percent going to the 10 payees topping this list. “Payees” are entities or individuals listed as the recipients of campaign expenditures, and may include vendors, campaign accounts, and transfers.

Top Expenditures by Moody (1/1/2021 – 3/31/2022)

RankTotal AmountPayee NamePayee Type
1.$200,000.00Republican Party of FloridaENTITY
2.$55,000.00Issue Management LLCENTITY
3.$22,293.23Carroll and Company CPA’sENTITY
4.$21,279.98Anedot IncENTITY
5.$21,075.63Consensus Media LLCENTITY
6.$18,920.00Simwins LLCENTITY
7.$10,344.95Deborah Aleksander LLCENTITY
8.$9,365.00Coates Law Firm PlENTITY
9.$9,010.17Erica M UlmerINDIVIDUAL
10.$9,000.00Convert Digital LLCENTITY

How donations to Moody compare to the same office in other states

Contributions vary widely among officeholders in the same role. A number of factors, including whether the position is appointed or elected, can influence donor activity. Here is how Moody’s donations compare to the 10 other attorney generals with campaign finance data available from Transparency USA in 2022:

Across the U.S., 27 attorney generals are members of the Republican Party and 23 are members of the Democratic Party. Voters elect the attorney general in 43 states, while they are chosen by a state government organ in the other seven. In 2022, 30 states are holding elections for the position.

The data above are based on campaign finance reports that active Florida PACs submitted to the Florida Department of State. Transparency USA publishes campaign finance data following major reporting deadlines. State or federal law may require filers to submit additional reports.

Report NameReport Due Date
2022 Q4 Data (2021 M12)1/10/2022
2022 M34/11/2022
2022 Primary 27/8/2022
2022 Primary 58/5/2022
2022 General 19/2/2022
2022 General 39/30/2022

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.



Florida Republican candidates have raised $110.6 million more than Democrats

In Florida, state-level candidates have raised $174.8 million between Jan. 1, 2021, and Mar. 31, 2022. Democratic candidates have raised $16.7 million and Republican candidates have raised $127.3 million. 

Florida Campaign Finance Snapshot (1/1/2021 – 3/31/2022)

Top 10 Democratic candidates, by donations (1/1/2021 – 3/31/2022)

In the 2022 election cycle, 164 state-level Democrats have filed campaign finance reports with the Florida Department of State. Here are the 10 Democratic candidates who have raised the most.

RankDemocratic CandidateTotal Raised
1.Charlie Crist$8,254,576.68
2.Nicole Nikki Fried$1,909,840.25
3.Reggie Gaffney$534,019.19
4.Hillary Cassel$388,680.46
5.Annette Taddeo$358,149.81
6.Allison Tant$288,137.49
7.Lauren Book$260,135.00
8.Loranne Ausley$209,503.63
9.Lori Beth Berman$209,380.00
10.Janet Cruz Rifkin$180,833.06

Top 10 Republican candidates, by donations (1/1/2021 – 3/31/2022)

During the same time period, 153 Republicans have filed campaign finance reports with the Florida Department of State. These are the 10 Republican candidates with the highest reported donations for the 2022 election cycle so far.

RankRepublican CandidateTotal Raised
1.Ron DeSantis$96,223,650.28
2.Wilton Simpson$6,606,668.79
3.Ashley Moody$4,944,887.81
4.Chad Chronister$1,133,337.00
5.Jimmy Patronis$957,132.42
6.Colleen Burton$843,417.60
7.Jason Fischer$824,631.19
8.Ed Hooper$765,194.92
9.Ray Rodrigues$608,757.31
10.Blaise Ingoglia$516,492.75

In some states, officeholders may accept donations to their campaign accounts when they are not up for election. Those donations are included in candidate campaign finance numbers.

The data above are based on campaign finance reports that active Florida candidate PACs submitted to the Florida Department of State. Transparency USA publishes campaign finance data following major reporting deadlines. State or federal law may require filers to submit additional reports.

Report NameReport Due Date
2022 Q4 Data (2021 M12)1/10/2022
2022 M34/11/2022
2022 Primary 27/8/2022
2022 Primary 58/5/2022
2022 General 19/2/2022
2022 General 39/30/2022

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.



In Florida, Republican candidates have spent $6.3 million more than Democrats

In Florida, state-level candidates spent $20.5 million between Jan. 1, 2021, and Mar. 31, 2022. Democratic candidates spent $5.7 million and Republican candidates spent $12.3 million. 

Florida Campaign Finance Snapshot (1/1/2021 – 3/31/2022)

Top 10 Democratic candidates, by expenditures (1/1/2021 – 3/31/2022)

In the 2022 election cycle, 164 state-level Democrats have filed campaign finance reports with the Florida Department of State. Here are the 10 Democratic candidates who have spent the most.

RankDemocratic CandidateTotal Spent
1.Charlie Crist$2,891,565.46
2.Nicole Nikki Fried$667,355.00
3.Dan Daley$137,173.00
4.Hillary Cassel$123,464.07
5.Annette Taddeo$113,191.52
6.Joy M Goff Marcil$78,208.21
7.Benjamin Frank Diamond$73,545.18
8.Eunic Ortiz$72,164.72
9.Lori Beth Berman$62,470.33
10.Daryl Nevroy Campbell$62,366.52

Top 10 Republican candidates, by expenditures (1/1/2021 – 3/31/2022)

During the same time period, 153 Republicans have filed campaign finance reports with the Florida Department of State. These are the 10 Republican candidates with the highest reported expenditures for the 2022 election cycle so far.

RankRepublican CandidateTotal Spent
1.Ron DeSantis$5,476,608.95
2.Colleen Burton$566,662.03
3.Ashley Moody$416,968.99
4.Ed Hooper$376,201.60
5.Jason Brodeur$237,164.00
6.Ray Rodrigues$236,100.56
7.Spencer Roach$234,784.18
8.Jimmy Patronis$142,256.59
9.Randy Fine$137,059.14
10.Mike Giallombardo$122,742.86

In some states, officeholders may make expenditures from their campaign accounts when they are not up for election. Those expenditures are included in candidate campaign finance numbers.

The data above are based on campaign finance reports that active Florida candidate PACs submitted to the Florida Department of State. Transparency USA publishes campaign finance data following major reporting deadlines. State or federal law may require filers to submit additional reports.

Report NameReport Due Date
2022 Q4 Data (2021 M12)1/10/2022
2022 M34/11/2022
2022 Primary 27/8/2022
2022 Primary 58/5/2022
2022 General 19/2/2022
2022 General 39/30/2022

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.



Facebook was paid $38,542 from Florida campaign accounts; other states reported millions

In Florida, state-level candidates and PACs have spent $38,542 from their campaign accounts on services from Facebook in the 2022 election cycle so far. Facebook received 0.01 percent of all reported expenditures. 

According to reports filed with the Florida Department of State between Jan. 1, 2021, and Mar. 31, 2022, here are the top candidates and PACs that have spent campaign funds with Facebook.

Top 10 Florida campaigns spending money with Facebook

Of the $38,542 spent with Facebook, 94.62 percent came from these 10 campaign accounts.

Top Campaign Expenditures with Facebook (1/1/2021 – 3/31/2022)

RankTotal Paid to FacebookNameAccount Type
1.$17,030.47Charlie CristCandidate PAC
2.$9,007.04For Florida’s Future PCNon-candidate PAC
3.$2,431.56Equality Florida Action PAC, Inc.Non-candidate PAC
4.$1,837.91David DwyerCandidate PAC
5.$1,575.00Protect Human Life FloridaNon-candidate PAC
6.$1,128.79Mariya CalkinsCandidate PAC
7.$992.12Business Political Action Committee of Palm Beach CountyNon-candidate PAC
8.$944.01Kristen ArringtonCandidate PAC
9.$930.16Seth DensenCandidate PAC
10.$600.00Friends of the LawNon-candidate PAC

Campaign Expenditures with Facebook in 12 states during the 2022 election cycle

Here is how spending with Facebook in Florida compares to 12 other states with data available from Transparency USA for the most recent election cycle:

Comparison of total campaign finance expenditures with Facebook, by state

RankStateTotal Paid to FacebookReporting Period
1California$5,290,7451/1/2021- 4/23/2022
2Virginia$4,486,8631/1/2020-12/31/2021*
3Texas$2,675,2761/1/2021 – 5/14/2022
4Michigan$194,1801/1/2021 – 4/20/2022
5Minnesota$166,0721/1/2021 – 3/31/2022
6Arizona123,1541/1/2021 – 3/31/2022
7Pennsylvania$106,5131/1/2021 – 3/9/2022
8Wisconsin$101,9781/1/2021 – 3/21/2022
9North Carolina$78,9601/1/2021 – 4/30/2022
10Florida$38,5421/1/2021 – 3/31/202
11Indiana$29,5341/1/2021 – 4/8/2022
12Ohio$19,9241/1/2021 – 4/13/2022
*Virginia’s two-year election cycles end in an odd-numbered year. The first available reports for Virginia’s 2023 election cycle are due Jul. 17, 2022.

While spending varies widely between states, no state on Transparency USA has reported more than 1.06 percent of total campaign expenditures on services from Facebook in the most recent cycle.

The data above are based on campaign finance reports that active Florida PACs submitted to the Florida Department of State. Transparency USA publishes campaign finance data following major reporting deadlines. State or federal law may require filers to submit additional reports.

Report NameReport Due Date
2022 Q4 Data (2021 M12)1/10/2022
2022 M34/11/2022
2022 Primary 27/8/2022
2022 Primary 58/5/2022
2022 General 19/2/2022
2022 General 39/30/2022

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.



Here are the top 10 places Florida candidates and PACs are spending campaign money

In Florida politics, state-level candidates and PACs spent $302.3 million between Jan. 1, 2021, and Feb. 2, 2022. More than $165.9 million or 54.9 percent of all campaign finance expenditures went to the 10 payees at the top of the list. 

A payee is an entity or individual who has received money from a campaign account. Candidates and PACs must report campaign expenditures, including payments to vendors, donations to other campaign accounts, and bank transfers, to the Florida Department of State.

Top 10 Florida payees (1/1/2021 – 2/28/2022)

Here are the top 10 recipients of Florida campaign money in the 2022 election cycle, as of the most recent reports. 

RankPayee Name Total Received
1.Game Day Strategies LLC$72,575,200.00
2.Cornerstone Solutions Florida LLC$39,136,985.83
3.Advanced Micro Targeting$23,864,574.58
4.Standing up for Florida Inc$10,000,000.00
5.Election Management Solutions Inc$5,769,973.30
6.Suntrust Bank$5,665,286.99
7.SGS Incorporated$3,073,896.28
8.Fr Transmittal Account$2,363,972.53
9.Cap Fin LLC$1,893,391.26
10.SRH Media Inc$1,525,000.00

Total Expenditures in nine states during the 2022 election cycle

Campaign finance expenditures vary widely among state-level candidates and PACs. A number of factors, including state-specific campaign finance regulations, influence how expenditure activity varies across states. Here is how total campaign finance expenditures in Florida compared to eight other states with data available from Transparency USA for the 2022 election cycle:

Comparison of total expenditures, by state

RankStateTotal ExpendituresReporting Period
1Texas$337,432,3511/1/2022 – 2/19/2022
2Pennsylvania$319,374,3891/1/2022 – 3/9/2022
3Florida$302,254,1341/1/2022 – 2/28/2022
4Michigan$71,971,7871/1/2022 – 4/20/2022
5Arizona63,716,6171/1/2022 – 3/31/2022
6Ohio$59,240,3971/1/2022 – 4/13/2022
7Wisconsin$34,706,0221/1/2022 – 3/21/2022
8Indiana$32,159,3981/1/2022 – 4/8/2022
9North Carolina$22,543,0371/1/2022 – 12/31/2021

The data above are based on campaign finance reports that active Florida PACs submitted to the Florida Department of State. Transparency USA publishes campaign finance data following major reporting deadlines. State or federal law may require filers to submit additional reports.

Report NameReport Due Date
2022 Q4 Data (2021 M12)1/10/2022
2022 M34/11/2022
2022 Primary 27/8/2022
2022 Primary 58/5/2022
2022 General 19/2/2022
2022 General 39/30/2022

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.



Florida Department of Education rejects 41% of K-12 mathematics textbooks

The Florida Department of Education rejected 54 K-12 mathematics textbooks for reasons such as the inclusion of what it deemed prohibited instructional topics and the failure to align with state education standards. The rejected textbooks made up 41% of the 132 textbooks submitted to the education department for review. 

Twenty-eight books were rejected for the inclusion of what were deemed prohibited topics such as critical race theory, Common Core learning concepts, or Social Emotional Learning (SEL). Twelve books were rejected because they did not align with Florida’s Benchmarks for Excellent Student Thinking (B.E.S.T.) Standards. An additional 14 books were rejected for both including prohibited topics and failing to meet the state’s benchmark standards. 

A press statement released by the Florida Department of Education said, “It is unfortunate that several publishers, especially at the elementary school grade levels, have ignored this clear communication and have attempted to slip rebranded instructional materials based on Common Core Standards into Florida’s classrooms, while others have included prohibited and divisive concepts such as the tenants of CRT or other unsolicited strategies of indoctrination – despite FDOE’s prior notification.” Governor Ron DeSantis (R) expressed support for this decision and stated, “It seems that some publishers attempted to slap a coat of paint on an old house built on the foundation of Common Core, and indoctrinating concepts like race essentialism, especially, bizarrely, for elementary school students. I’m grateful that Commissioner Corcoran and his team at the Department have conducted such a thorough vetting of these textbooks to ensure they comply with the law.” 

Rep. Carlos Guillermo Smith (D) expressed opposition to the decision on Twitter. He wrote, “@EducationFL just announced they’re banning dozens of math textbooks they claim ‘indoctrinate’ students with CRT. They won’t tell us what they are or what they say b/c it’s a lie. #DeSantis has turned our classrooms into political battlefields and this is just the beginning.”

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The top 10 Florida candidates raised 20.8% of all donations

In Florida politics, state-level candidates and PACs raised $532.2 million between Jan. 1, 2021, and Feb. 28, 2022. More than $110.7 million or 20.8 percent of all donations was raised by the 10 individuals at the top of the list. 

Top 10 Florida candidates (1/1/2021 – 2/28/2022)

Here are the 10 Florida candidates who have raised the most money so far in the 2022 election cycle, according to the most recent campaign finance reports filed with the Florida Department of State. 

RankCandidate Name Total DonationsTotal Expenditures
1.Ron DeSantis$87,047,717.69$4,803,198.74
2.Charlie Crist$7,197,585.48$2,483,360.28
3.Wilton Simpson$6,283,250.00$33,289.10
4.Ashley Moody$4,222,776.36$304,043.11
5.Nicole Nikki Fried$1,649,037.17$609,924.63
6.Chad Chronister$1,132,837.00$114,258.55
7.Colleen Burton$836,417.60$540,913.03
8.Jason Fischer$824,631.19$71,336.31
9.Ed Hooper$755,194.92$374,652.60
10.Jimmy Patronis$754,601.26$123,904.21

Donations to top candidates in 10 states during the 2022 election cycle

Among state-level candidates and officeholders, fundraising varies widely. A number of factors, including state-specific campaign finance regulations, influence how donor activity varies across states. Here is how donations to the top 10 Florida candidates compare to nine other states with data available from Transparency USA for the 2022 election cycle:

Comparison of donations to top 10 candidates, by state

RankStateDonations to Top 10 CandidatesTotal DonationsReporting Period
1Florida$110,704,048.67$532,230,957.551/1/2021 – 2/28/2022
2Texas$105,345,995.42$375,309,268.771/1/2021 – 2/19/2022
3Pennsylvania$34,501,470.61$343,783,026.521/1/2021 – 3/09/2022
4Michigan$25,358,422.95$89,192,492.111/1/2021 – 12/31/2021
5Ohio$24,752,903.97$79,210,717.621/1/2021 – 4/13/2022
6Arizona$22,291,313.55$72,806,908.751/1/2021 – 12/31/2021
7Wisconsin$19,907,524.3755,603,885.141/1/2021 – 3/21/2022
8North Carolina$8,927,365.01$39,859,339.461/1/2021 – 12/31/2021
9Indiana$7,661,472.0249,459,363.581/1/2021 – 4/8/2022
10Minnesota$5,201,704.60$36,935,152.761/1/2021 – 12/31/2021

In some states, officeholders may accept donations to their campaign accounts when they are not up for election. Any reported donations by those officeholders are included in candidate donation numbers.

The data above are based on campaign finance reports that active Florida candidate PACs submitted to the Florida Department of State. Transparency USA publishes campaign finance data following major reporting deadlines. State or federal law may require filers to submit additional reports.

Report NameReport Due Date
2022 Q4 Data (2021 M12)1/10/2022
2022 M34/11/2022
2022 Primary 27/8/2022
2022 Primary 58/5/2022
2022 General 19/2/2022
2022 General 39/30/2022

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.



Florida Voters in Charge outraises every other Florida PAC with $75.56 million

In Florida, Florida Voters in Charge has raised more than any other non-candidate political action committee (PAC) in the 2022 election cycle so far. According to the most recent campaign finance reports filed with the Florida Department of State, Florida Voters in Charge raised $75.56 million and spent $73.84 million between Jan. 1, 2021 and Feb. 28, 2022. 

In Florida politics, donations to Florida Voters in Charge represent 19.20 percent of the $393.63 million all Florida state-level PACs have raised in total. Here are Florida Voters in Charge’s top donors and recipients, as reported to the Florida Department of State.

Donations to Florida Voters in Charge

All $75,564,100 raised by Florida Voters in Charge in the 2022 election cycle so far has come from these three donors.

Top Donors to Florida Voters in Charge (1/1/2021 – 2/28/2022)

RankTotal AmountDonor NameDonor Type
1.$73,564,000.00Las Vegas Sands CorpEntity
2.$2,000,000.00Poarch Creek Band of IndiansEntity
3.$100.00Game Day Strategies LLCEntity

Expenditures by Florida Voters in Charge

On the expenditures side, Florida Voters in Charge reported $73,838,238, with 99.53 percent of all spending going to the 10 payees topping the list. Payees include both contribution recipients and vendors, as filed by Florida Voters in Charge.

Top Florida Voters in Charge Payees (1/1/2021 – 2/28/2022)

RankTotal AmountPayee NamePayee Type
1.$72,575,200.00Game Day Strategies LLCEntity
2.$281,281.31Foley & Lardner LLP Political Committee of FloridaEntity
3.$111,732.80Orange County Supervisor of ElectionsEntity
4.$108,279.80Duval County Supervisor of ElectionsEntity
5.$100,000.00Boies Schiller Flexner LLPEntity
6.$84,159.86Broward County Supervisor of ElectionsEntity
7.$81,282.50Bascom Communications & ConsultingEntity
8.$71,291.15Palm Beach County Supervisor of ElectionsEntity
9.$40,267.70Miami Dade County Supervisor of ElectionsEntity
10.$37,993.84Hillsborough County Supervisor of ElectionsEntity

The data above are based on campaign finance reports that active Florida PACs submitted to the Florida Department of State. Federal PACs are not required to report to state agencies. Transparency USA publishes campaign finance data following major reporting deadlines. State or federal law may require filers to submit additional reports.

Report NameReport Due Date
2022 Q4 Data (2021 M12)1/10/2022
2022 M34/11/2022
2022 Primary 27/8/2022
2022 Primary 58/5/2022
2022 General 19/2/2022
2022 General 39/30/2022

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.



Florida Speaker Sprowls spends $8,148 of campaign funds this election cycle

According to the most recent campaign finance reports made to the Florida Department of State, Florida House Speaker Chris Sprowls has raised no money and spent $8,148 between Jan. 1, 2021 and Feb. 28, 2022.

The speaker of the Florida House is the leader of the state’s lower chamber. Rep. Sprowls is a member of the Republican Party and has served as a state representative since 2014. His current term ends in 2022.

Rep. Sprowls’ reported campaign finance activity, by quarter (2017-2021)

Source: Transparency USA

Expenditures by Rep. Sprowls

While Rep. Sprowls has not raised any money in the 2022 election cycle so far, he has reported $8,148, with 100 percent of all spending going to the six payees on the list. 

Top Expenditures by Sprowls (1/1/2021 – 2/28/2022)

RankPayee Name Total AmountType
1.$5,500.00Ymca of the Suncoast IncEntity
2.$855.54Brant BartlettIndividual
3.$800.00Pasco Sheriff Charities IncEntity
4.$726.36Political Accounting Group LLCEntity
5.$250.00The Robin’s NestEntity
6.$16.48Chick-Fil-AEntity

How Rep. Sprowls’ fundraising compares to other state speakers

Among members of the state legislature, fundraising varies widely. A number of factors, including whether an incumbent officeholder is running for re-election, influence donor activity. Here is how fundraising by Sprowls compares to the nine other state speakers with campaign finance data available from Transparency USA for the 2022 election cycle:

Fundraising reported by 10 state speakers in the 2022 election cycle

The data above are based on campaign finance reports that active Florida PACs submitted to the Florida Department of State. Transparency USA publishes campaign finance data following major reporting deadlines. State or federal law may require filers to submit additional reports.

Report NameReport Due Date
2022 Q4 Data (2021 M12)1/10/2022
2022 M34/11/2022
2022 Primary 27/8/2022
2022 Primary 58/5/2022
2022 General 19/2/2022
2022 General 39/30/2022

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.