According to the most recent campaign finance reports made to the Minnesota Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board, Minnesota House Speaker Melissa Hortman has raised $26,820 and spent $22,471 between Jan. 1, 2021 and Dec. 31, 2021.
The speaker of the Minnesota House is the leader of the state’s lower chamber. Rep. Hortman is a member of the Democratic Party and has served as a state representative since 2005. Rep. Hortman’s current term ends in 2023.
Of the $26,820 already reported in the 2022 election cycle, 62.6 percent came from the top 14 donors.
|Rank||Donor Name||Total Amount||Type|
|1.||$1,070.00||Melissa A Hortman||Individual|
|3.||$1,000.00||David C Johnson||Individual|
|5.||$1,000.00||James D Deal||Individual|
|6.||$1,000.00||Laborers District Council of Minn & Nd Pol Fund||Entity|
|8.||$1,000.00||MN Cpas Public Affairs Committee||Entity|
|9.||$1,000.00||Pamela S and James D Deal||Individual|
|12.||$1,000.00||Shay M Berkowitz||Individual|
|13.||$1,000.00||St Paul Pipefitters Local 455 PAC||Entity|
|14.||$1,000.00||Thomas P Murtha||Individual|
On the expenditures side, Hortman reported $22,471, with all spending going to the 11 payees on this list.
|Rank||Payee Name||Total Amount||Type|
|1.||$12,500.00||DFL House Caucus||Entity|
|3.||$2,549.65||Seven Corners Print & Promo||Entity|
|4.||$1,819.50||Minneapolis Labor Review||Entity|
|9.||$327.40||Claudia L Anderson||Individual|
|11.||$225.00||IBEW Local 292||Entity|
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 Hortman compares to the nine other state speakers with campaign finance data available from Transparency USA for the 2022 election cycle:
The data above are based on campaign finance reports that active Minnesota PACs submitted to the Minnesota Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board. Transparency USA publishes campaign finance data following major reporting deadlines. State or federal law may require filers to submit additional reports.
|Report Name||Report Due Date|
|2022 Jan Annual||1/31/2022|
|2022 Jul Semiannual||7/25/2022|
|2022 Jan Annual||1/31/2023|
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