According to the most recent campaign finance reports made to the Virginia Department of Elections, Virginia House Speaker Todd Gilbert raised $637,115 and spent $583,402 between Jan. 1, 2020 and Dec 31, 2021.
The speaker of the Virginia House is the leader of the state’s lower chamber. Rep. Gilbert is a member of the Republican Party and has served as a state delegate since 2006. Rep. Gilbert’s current term ends in 2024.
Of the $637,115 reported in the 2021 election cycle, 31.9 percent came from the top 10 donors.
|Rank||Donor Name||Total Amount||Type|
|1.||$45,000.00||VA Automobile and Truck Dealers PAC||Entity|
|2.||$30,000.00||Verizon Good Government Club of Virginia||Entity|
|3.||$25,000.00||Nra Political Victory Fund||Entity|
|4.||$25,000.00||Realtors PAC of Virginia||Entity|
|5.||$20,000.00||Altria Client Services LLC||Entity|
|6.||$15,000.00||Virginia Beer Wholesalers Association PAC||Entity|
|7.||$12,500.00||Virginia Bankers Association PAC||Entity|
|8.||$10,500.00||Virginia Trial Lawyers PAC||Entity|
|9.||$10,451.95||Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP||Entity|
|10.||$10,375.00||Republican Party of Virginia Inc||Entity|
On the expenditures side, Gilbert reported $583,402, with 62.1 percent of all spending going to the 10 payees topping this list.
|Rank||Payee Name||Total Amount||Type|
|1.||$50,000.00||H Otto Wachsmann Jr.||Entity|
|6.||$30,000.00||Mary Margaret Kastelberg||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.
The data above are based on campaign finance reports that active Virginia PACs submitted to the Virginia Department of Elections. 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 Semiannual||1/15/2022|
|2022 Jul Semiannual (and Post-Primary)||7/15/2022|
|2023 Jan Semiannual||1/15/2023|
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