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 Aug. 14, 2018.

20th Senate District, Sen. Margaret O'Brien

20TH SENATE DISTRICT (All of Kalamazoo County)

Current senator: The current senator for the 20th Senate District is Sen. Margaret O'Brien (R-Portage). The district spans all of Kalamazoo County. O’Brien serves as chair of the Senate Veterans, Military Affairs, and Homeland Security Committee, as vice chair of the Banking and Financial Services Committee and as a member of the Commerce, Health Policy and Insurance committees, according to the Senate Republicans. She also works as a realtor.

A map of the 20th Senate District is available here.

Sen. Margaret O'Brien raises money through a candidate committee, Margaret O'Brien for State Senate, and a leadership PAC, O'Brien Leadership Fund.

TALLY: Top Disclosed Donors To Sen. O'Brien And Connected Committees From 2011 Until The Present:

1. Senate Republican Campaign Committee, $771,694

2. Michigan Association of Realtors, Realtors PAC, $31,184

3. Compete Michigan, Mike Shirkey, $21,620

4. COMM-PAC, $21,200

5. Schuitmaker For Majority, Tonya Schuitmaker, $19,500

6. Michigan Bankers Association PAC, Bank PAC, $18,300

7. DeVos family, $18,000

8. Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association, $17,814

9. Moving Michigan Forward Fund II, Arlan Meekhof, $15,500

10. Business Leaders for Michigan PAC, $15,000


DETAILED LISTS:

Top donors to Margaret O'Brien for State Senate for 2017-2018:

1. Realtors PAC, Michigan Association of Realtors, $11,800
2. Compete Michigan, Mike Shirkey, $10,120
3. Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association, $8,500
4. Michigan Bankers Association, MI BANK PAC, $6,000
5. Michigan Credit Union League PAC, $5,000
6. Stamas Leadership PAC, Jim Stamas, $4,518
7. MAC PAC, Peter MacGregor, $4,500
8. Boji family, Boji Group, $4,000
9. Kalamazoo Anesthesiology Safe MI Fund, $4,000
10. CMS Energy, Consumers Energy, $3,000
11. DTE Energy PAC, $3,000

Top donors to O'Brien Leadership Fund for 2017-2018:

1. Compete Michigan, Mike Shirkey, $2,500
2. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, $1,000
3. Realtors PAC of Michigan, $1,000
4. Ronnie Boji, Boji Group, $1,000
5. Michigan Society of Anesthesiologists PAC, $1,000
6. Muchmore Harrington Smalley & Associates, lobby firm, $1,000
7. Automobile Club PAC, $500
8. Insurance & Financial Advisors PAC, $500
9. Auto Dealers of Michigan PAC, $500
10. Michigan Chamber PAC, $500
11. ENPAC Nuclear, $500

Top donors to Margaret O'Brien for State Senate for 2015-2016:

1. Michigan Anesthesiologist PAC, $6,500
2. COMM-PAC, $6,000
3. Michigan Credit Union League PAC, $6,000
4. Michigan Association of Realtors PAC, Realtors PAC, $6,000
5. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan PAC, $5,000
6. DTE Energy, $3,000
7. CMS Energy Corporation Employee PAC, $3,000
8. Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association PAC, $2,950
9. General Motors PAC, $2,500
10. Michigan Bankers Association, Bank PAC, $2,500
11. American Electric Power PAC, $2,250
12. Enterprise Holdings, $2,250

Top donors to O'Brien Leadership Fund for 2015-2016:

1. Business Leaders for Michigan PAC, $5,000
2. Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association, $3,900
3. John Braganini, Great Lakes Companies, $1,000
4. Brian Long, retired, $1,000
5. Stamas Leadership Fund, Jim Stamas, $1,000
6. Ken Miller, Millennium Restaurant Group, $842
7. Kalamazoo County Republican Party, $720
8. Jeff Mohney, insurance agent, $500
9. Ann Van Weelden, Sigma Machine, $500
10. Richard Stark Kalamazoo Anesthesiology, $500
11. Dykema Gossett PAC, $500

Top donors to Margaret O'Brien for State Senate for 2013-2014:

1. Senate Republican Campaign Committee, $771,694
2. Citizens for Margaret O’Brien (state representative campaign committee), $35,100
3. (Tonya) Schuitmaker For Majority, $19,500
4. DeVos family, $18,000
5. COMM-PAC, $15,000
6. Moving Michigan Forward Fund II (Arlan Meekhof), $15,000
7. Business Leaders for Michigan PAC, $10,000
8. Kalamazoo County Republican Committee, $10,000
9. Michigan Association of Realtors, Realtors PAC, $10,000
10. (Randy) Richardville Leadership Fund, $10,000
11. Michigan Bankers Association PAC, Bank PAC, $9,700
12. Compete Michigan PAC (Mike Shirkey), $9,000
13. Michigan Farm Bureau PAC, AGRI PAC, $7,500
14. Michigan Association of Health Plans PAC, MAHP PAC, $7,000

Top donors to Citizens for Margaret O'Brien (State House committee) for 2011-2012:

1. Michigan Republican Party, $3,582
2. Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association, $2,464
3. Michigan Association of Realtors, Realtors PAC, $2,384
4. Michigan Physical Therapy Association PAC, $2,100
5. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan PAC, $2,000
6. Michigan Association of Home Builders, Friends of Housing PAC, $1,250
7. Margaret O’Brien, $1,015

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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