19 candidates running for US House District 22 file campaign finance reports

District 22 candidates
There are 19 candidates running for the District 22 seat in the primary. (Designed by Elyssa Turner)

There are 19 candidates running for the District 22 seat in the primary. (Designed by Elyssa Turner)

For the first time in over a decade, the U.S. House of Representatives District 22 seat is up for election with no incumbent. Vying for the position are 19 candidates: 15 Republicans and four Democrats.



In a race with this many candidates, campaign funding can play a major role, especially when it comes to gaining name recognition with voters. Campaign finance reports from July to December of 2019 were filed at the end of January, and offer a look at how each candidate’s campaign is doing in terms of fundraising, versus how much money candidates have been willing to spend.



Democrat Sri Preston Kulkarni received nearly $1.06 million in individual contributions over the second half of 2019, placing him in the lead when it comes to campaign donations from individual citizens. Other forms of contributions are party committee and other committee contributions, candidate contributions and loans. Candidate contributions are donations made to the campaign by the candidate themselves.



Other candidates who have received a large number of individual contributions are Pierce Bush with $643,597; Greg Hill with $301,806; Troy Nehls with $208,747.45; and Derrick Reed with $140,053.20.



When it comes to campaign spending, the number that includes all purchases and payments made during the filing period is called total disbursements. Disbursements also cover operating expenditures such as personnel, advertising, travel and other campaign expenses.



The candidate that spent the most in their campaign during the filing period is Republican Kathaleen Wall with a total disbursement of $1.6 million. In contrast, the candidate with the second highest expenses is Kulkarni, who spent $515,958.71 over the second half of 2019.



Other candidates with a large disbursement sum during the filing period include Greg Hill with $166,879.29; Nyanza Moore with $141,373.97; and Derrick Reed with $104,196.67.



Here is a summary of each candidate’s campaign finance information for the District 22 race from the Federal Election Commission. An asterisk signifies the candidate’s financial data has not been processed or there is no available data.





Democratic primary candidates:



Sri Preston Kulkarni



Total individual contributions: $1.07 million



Party/other committee contributions: $35,001



Candidate contributions: $0



Total loans received: $0



Total disbursements: $515,958.71



Nyanza Moore



Total individual contributions: $99,962.84



Party/other committee contributions: $69,696



Candidate contributions: $35,596.48



Total loans received: $0



Total disbursements: $141,373.97



Carmine Petrillo III*



Derrick Reed



Total individual contributions: $140,053.20



Party/other committee contributions: $400



Candidate contributions: $2,005



Total loans received: $0



Total disbursements: $104,196.67





Republican primary candidates:



Pierce Bush



Total individual contributions: $643,597



Party/other committee contributions: $19,500



Candidate contributions: $0



Total loans received: $0



Total disbursements: $22,246.75



Jon Camarillo



Total individual contributions: $7,880



Party/other committee contributions: $0



Candidate contributions: $1,970



Total loans received: $53,550



Total disbursements: $43,662.29



Douglas Haggard



Total individual contributions: $0



Party/other committee contributions: $0.00



Candidate contributions: $0



Total loans received: $10,000



Total disbursements: $5,071.02



Aaron Hermes



Total individual contributions - $4,475



Party/other committee contributions - $0.00



Candidate contributions - $5



Total loans received - $3,125



Total disbursements - $44.29



Greg Hill



Total individual contributions: $301,806



Party/other committee contributions: $3,500



Candidate contributions: $3,500



Total loans received: $40,000



Total disbursements: $166,879.29



Matthew Hinton*



Dan Mathews



Total individual contributions: $1,325



Party/other committee contributions - $0.00



Candidate contributions: $0



Total loans received: $12,700



Total disbursements: $10,529.87



Diana Miller



Total individual contributions: $0



Party/other committee contributions: $624.10



Candidate contributions: $0



Total loans received: $20,000



Total disbursements: $10,993.98



Troy Nehls



Total individual contributions: $208,747.45



Party/other committee contributions: $0.00



Candidate contributions: $0



Total loans received: $0



Total disbursements: $79,506.10



Brandon Penko*

Shandon Phan



Total individual contributions: $19,250



Party/other committee contributions: $0.00



Candidate contributions: $0



Total loans received: $20,000



Total disbursements: $20,510.94



Bangar Reddy



Total individual contributions: $61,092



Party/other committee contributions: $0.00



Candidate contributions: $0



Total loans received: $0



Total disbursements: $41,144.19



Howard Steele



Total individual contributions: $1,300



Party/other committee contributions - $0.00



Candidate contributions: $67,181.36



Total loans received: $0



Total disbursements: $67,702.28



Kathaleen Wall



Total individual contributions: $4,700



Party/other committee contributions: $0.00



Candidate contributions: $1.6 million



Total loans received: $0



Total disbursements: $1.6 million



Joseph Walz



Total Individual contributions: $7,241.82



Party/other committee contributions: $0.00



Candidate contributions: $100



Total loans received: $13,460



Total disbursements: $15,820.09

By Morgan Slutzky
Morgan is the reporter for the Pearland and Friendswood newspaper. She joined Community Impact in 2019 after graduating from Temple University with a degree in journalism. Her primary area of coverage is education, but she also writes about local events and businesses.


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