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 state officeholders' top donors over time across a variety of giving methods. The data comes from the Secretary of State’s database and IRS filings.

The data was last updated Jan. 7, 2019, covering disclosures through Nov. 26, 2018.

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65th House District, Rep. Sarah Lightner

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

Current representative: Rep. Sarah Lightner (R-Springport) is the current representative for the 65th House District. The district includes portions of Jackson County, Lenawee County and Eaton County. According to her official website, Lightner made her career as a paralegal specializing in criminal defense and family law. She also served on the Jackson County Commission.

Rep. Lightner was first elected to the Michigan House in 2018, taking office in 2019.

A look at the 65th House District is here.

Rep. Lightner raises money through a candidate committee, Committee to Elect Sarah Lightner.

TALLY: Top Disclosed Donors To Lightner And Connected Committees From 2017 Through Today

1. Sarah Lightner, Jackson County commissioner, $10,301

2. Michigan Farm Bureau, $10,000

3. Chatfield Majority Fund II, Lee Chatfield, $10,000

4. DeVos family, Amway, $5,000

5. Haworth family, Haworth, $4,000

6. Realtors PAC, $1,800

7. Whiteford Leadership Fund, Mary Whiteford, $1,500

8. Blue Water Liberty Fund, Shane Hernandez, $1,500

9. Michigan Strategic Leadership Fund, Jim Lilly, $1,500

10. Alexander Majority Fund, Julie Alexander, $1,500


DETAILED LISTS:

Top donors to Committee to Elect Sarah Lightner for 2017-2018:

1. Sarah Lightner, Jackson County commissioner, $10,301
2. Michigan Farm Bureau, $10,000
3. Chatfield Majority Fund II, Lee Chatfield, $10,000
4. DeVos family, Amway, $5,000
5. Haworth family, Haworth, $4,000
6. Realtors PAC, $1,800
7. Whiteford Leadership Fund, Mary Whiteford, $1,500
8. Blue Water Liberty Fund, Shane Hernandez, $1,500
9. Michigan Strategic Leadership Fund, Jim Lilly, $1,500
10. Alexander Majority Fund, Julie Alexander, $1,500

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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