Transparency USA has made some New Year's resolutions!
  • The "Donors" category has been renamed "Contributors" to clarify that not all contributions are monetary donations.
  • The "PACs" category has been renamed to "Committees," because the term "Political Action Committee" is not used in every state.
  • Soon, we will be rolling out changes to better differentiate between different types of transactions, whether monetary, non-monetary (in-kind), or something else. These different transaction types will also be handled more consistently among states.
Texas Finance Summary
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Political Profile

Texas Government:

Governor: Greg Abbott (R)

Lieutenant Governor: Dan Patrick (R)

Attorney General: Ken Paxton (R)

Land Commissioner: George P. Bush (R)

Comptroller: Glenn Hegar (R)

Agriculture Commissioner: Sid Miller (R)

Railroad Commissioners: Christi Craddick (R), Wayne Christian (R), and Jim Wright (R). Railroad Commissioners are up for reelection every six years, in alternating terms.

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  • Campaign Finance Filing Deadlines
  • Legislative Sessions
  • State House of Representatives
  • State Senate 
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Campaign Finance Snapshot
Total Contributions
Candidate Contributions
Committee Contributions
Total Expenditures
Candidate Expenditures
Committee Expenditures
Top Candidates
Candidate
Total Contributions
Total Expenditures
Michelle Palmer $0.00$71.79
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Top Committees
Committee
Total Contributions
Total Expenditures
Mid-Cities Democrats $0.00$84.83
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Top Lobbyists
Lobbyist
Lobbyist Business
Min Amount
Max Amount
Daniel Hodge Strategic & Public Affairs Consulting$3,234,880.00$6,186,699.70
Andrea McWilliams McWilliams Governmental Affairs Consultants$2,496,750.00$5,003,959.53
John R Clay Jr Crestline Solutions, LLC$1,991,350.00$3,993,049.67
Neal T Jones Jr consultant$1,142,300.00$3,780,829.06
Carol McGarah Consultant$1,415,230.00$3,285,379.53
Russell T Kelley Consultant$1,283,840.00$3,113,529.52
David M White Lobbyist$1,485,960.00$2,982,149.78
Jay Howard consultant$849,160.00$2,810,279.26
Tristan Castaneda Jr Longbow Partners, LLP$1,344,470.00$2,800,169.63
Michael Toomey lobbyist$1,324,210.00$2,699,089.76
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Top Contributors

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Recent Articles
Joel Williams | 01/03/2023

Elections for all 31 seats in the Texas State Senate took place on Nov. 8, 2022. Republicans held an 18-13 majority heading into the election. This article details the five candidates who raised the most money and lost their election. In the 2022 election cycle, 22 of 31 general elections were contested. The losing candidates …

Joel Williams | 12/31/2022

Elections for all 150 seats in the Texas House of Representatives took place on Nov. 8, 2022. Republicans held an 83-65 majority heading into the election. Committee chair fundraising State legislative committee chairs set a committee’s legislative agenda. Some committee chairs raise significantly more money than their non-chair counterparts in the state legislature. The average …

Joel Williams | 12/31/2022

Elections for all 31 seats in the Texas State Senate took place on Nov. 8, 2022. Republicans held an 18-13 majority heading into the election. Committee chair fundraising State legislative committee chairs set a committee’s legislative agenda. Some committee chairs raise significantly more money than their non-chair counterparts in the state legislature. The average amount …

Joel Williams | 12/14/2022

5 Most Expensive Elections General elections for all 150 districts in the Texas House of Representatives took place on Nov. 8, 2022. Of the 150 districts up for election in 2022, 96 had a General election with more than one candidate. Across all contested General elections, candidates raised $51.2 million. Incumbents raised an average of …

Joel Williams | 12/13/2022

Elections for all 150 seats in the Texas House of Representatives took place on Nov. 8, 2022. Republicans held an 83-65 majority heading into the election. This article details the five candidates who raised the most money and lost their election. In the 2022 election cycle, 96 of 150 general elections were contested. The losing …