Donor Tracking: Who's Funding Your Representative

Following The Money: This page is designed to help the public find out who’s funding their elected officials. The information shows their top donors over time across a variety of giving methods. The data comes from the Secretary of State’s database and IRS filings. You can search for an official through the search tool below.

The data was last updated May 7, 2018

65th House District, Rep. Brett Roberts

65TH HOUSE DISTRICT (Portions of Jackson County, Lenawee County and Eaton County)

Current representative: Rep. Brett Roberts (R-Eaton Twp.) is the current representative for the 65th House District. The district includes portions of Jackson County, Lenawee County and Eaton County. He is a member of the Transportation and Infrastructure, Law and Justice, Education Reform, and Families, Children and Seniors committees.

According to the House Republicans, Roberts has more than 20 years of experience with row crops and is currently a Syngenta seed advisor. He also owns a Dairy Queen.

A look at the 65th House District is here.

Rep. Roberts raises money through a House candidate committee, Committee to Elect Brett Roberts. In August 2017, he launched a candidate committee for the Michigan Senate, Committee to Elect Brett Roberts for State Senate. He's also connected to a leadership PAC, Grow Michigan, which formed in February 2016.

TALLY: Top Disclosed Donors To Rep. Brett Roberts And Connected Committees From 2013 Through Today

1. Brett Roberts, $65,203

2. CMS Energy Employees PAC, Consumers Energy, $15,350

3. Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association, $13,900

4. House Republican Campaign Committee, $13,049

5. DTE Energy PAC, $12,750

6. Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters, $10,500

7. Michigan Farm Bureau PAC, AGRI PAC, $6,650

8. Michigan Association of Realtors, Realtors PAC, $5,600

9. Operating Engineers Local 324, $5,000

10. Michigan Laborers Political League, $5,000

11. Auto Dealers of Michigan, $5,000


DETAILED LISTS:

Top donors to Committee to Elect Brett Roberts for State Senate for 2015-2016:

1. Committee to Elect Brett Roberts, $9,000
2. Michigan Laborers Political League, $5,000
3. Michael Crawford, National Electrical Contractors, $2,000
4. Michigan Health & Hospital Association, Health PAC, $1,000
5. Jeffrey Mendelson, Mendelson Kornblum, $1,000
6. David Katz, Health Systems Inc., $1,000
7. David Christensen, attorney, $1,000
8. Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters, $1,000
9. Michigan Greenstone PAC, $500
10. CMS Energy Employees for Better Government, $500

Top donors to Committee to Elect Brett Roberts for 2017-2018:

1. Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters, $4,500
2. Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association, $4,100
3. CMS Energy Employees for Better Government, $4,000
4. DTE Energy PAC, $3,100
5. International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, $1,750
6. Michigan Health & Hospital Association, Health PAC, $1,500
7. Realtors PAC, Michigan Association of Realtors, $1,400
8. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, $1,300
9. Auto Dealers of Michigan, $1,000
10. Joseph Pray, Pray & Co., $1,000
11. Keith Maike, Main Beverage Company, $1,000

Top donors to Grow Michigan for 2017-2018:

1. Auto Dealers of Michigan PAC, $500
2. Michigan Health & Hospital Association, Health PAC, $500
3. General Motors PAC, $500
4. Friends of Ferris, $500
5. Michigan Infrastructure & Transportation Association PAC, MITA, $500
6. Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association PAC, $300
7. American Federation of Teachers PAC, $250
8. Michigan Aggregates Association PAC, $250
9. County Roads Association, Roads Plus PAC, $250
10. Michigan McDonalds Government Association PAC, $250

Top donors to Committee to Elect Brett Roberts for 2015-2016:

1. Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association, $10,000
2. DTE Energy, $7,350
3. CMS Energy Employees PAC, $7,100
4. Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters, $5,000
5. Operating Engineers Local 324, $5,000
6. General Motors PAC, $4,100
7. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, $3,600
8. Auto Dealers fo Michigan PAC, $3,500
9. Michigan Farm Bureau, $3,100
10. Stephen and Alice Mendelson, $3,000
11. Michigan Values Leadership Fund, Rep. Tom Leonard, $2,000

Top donors to Grow Michigan for 2016:

1. Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association PAC, $1,000

Top donors to Committee to Elect Brett Roberts for 2013-2014:

1. Brett Roberts, $65,203
2. House Republican Campaign Committee, $13,049
3. CMS Energy Employees for Better Government, $3,750
4. (Al) Pscholka Results PAC, $3,500
5. Jackson County GOP, $3,000
6. Michigan Farm Bureau PAC, AGRI PAC, $3,000
7. DTE Energy Co. PAC, $2,800
8. Jackson Chamber of Commerce PAC, $2,500
9. Michigan Association of Realtors, Realtors PAC, $2,500
10. Sue and David Roberts,  $2,000
11. Vision for Victory, Kevin Cotter, $2,000
12. Michigan Values Leadership Fund, Tom Leonard, $1,800

Campaign finance reports can be found in the Michigan Secretary of State's campaign finance database. If you see an error in the above data, please contact us at mcfn@mcfn.org.

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