Gov. Kim Reynolds speaks to reporters on April 13, 2022. Reynolds' campaign collected more than $1.2 million in contributions during the past five months. (Photo by Katie Akin/Iowa Capital Dispatch)
Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds raised more than $1.2 million in campaign contributions during 2022, bringing her total campaign fundraising to just over $6 million.
The fundraising is detailed in the latest public-disclosure reports the Reynolds campaign filed on Thursday with the Iowa Ethics and Campaign Disclosure Board.
The reports show that the GOP governor’s campaign raised $1,279,523 since Jan. 1, and spent $1,074,432 during that same period. The campaign still has $4,985,617 in cash on hand.
Reynolds’ biggest contributors so far this year include:
- Mike Wells, LeMars (Wells Enterprises/Wells Blue Bunny CEO: $30,000 donated on May 3.
- Kent Gage, Muscatine (Kent Corp. CEO): $30,000 donated on Jan. 29.
- Robert D. Kern Private Revocable Trust, Waukesha, WI: $25,000 donated on Feb. 3.
- Daniel Rupprecht, West Des Moines (R&R Realty Group, founder): $25,000 donated on Feb. 4.
- Kurt Croell, Lawler (Croell Inc. concrete company, president): $25,000 donated on Feb. 11.
- Bruce Rastetter, Hubbard (Hawkeye Energy Holdings founder, former Board of Regents chair): $25,000 donated on March 3.
- Casey Fenton, Sioux City (Fenton Construction, president): $25,000 donated on March 17.
- Dave Edwards, Council Bluffs (Edwards Auto Group, founder): $25,000 donated on March 18.
- Dennis Albaugh, Ankeny (Albaugh LLC ag products chairman): $25,000 donated on April 18.
Reynolds’ opponent in the November election is Deidre DeJear, a Democrat. Prior to January, she had raised $279,376 in cash. She began the year $8,547 of that remaining and, over the next five months, raised an additional $739,793. She now has an unspent balance of $381,614.
DeJear’s biggest contributors for the year so far include:
- Fred Hubbell, Des Moines (former president of Equitable of Iowa, 2018 gubernatorial candidate): $10,000 donated on Feb. 18, plus $50,000 donated on May 5.
- Roxanne Conlin, Des Moines (attorney and 1982 gubernatorial candidate): $10,000 donated on Feb. 8.
- Richard Deming, Des Moines (medical director of MercyOne Richard Deming Cancer Center): $10,000 donated on May 11.
- Walter E. Lauridsen, Des Moines (owner of Boyer Valley Company, an affiliate of the Lauridsen Group, Inc): $25,000 donated on May 13.
- William C. Knapp, West Des Moines (chairman emeritus of Knapp Properties): $10,000 donated on May 14.
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