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The data was last updated Aug. 16, 2019. For candidate committees, the numbers cover through July 20, 2019. For political action committees (PACs) connected to officeholders, the numbers cover through July 20, 2019.
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66TH HOUSE DISTRICT (Van Buren County and part of Kalamazoo County)
Current representative: The current representative for the 66th District is Rep. Beth Griffin (R-Paw Paw). The district includes Van Buren County and a portion of Kalamazoo County. Griffin was first elected to the Michigan House in 2016, taking office in 2017. According to her official House biography, Grffin previously worked as a teacher and as a Van Buren County commissioner. She served as a county commissioner from 2013 to 2016.
Griffin is a member for the House Ways and Means Committee.
A look at the 66th House District is here.
Rep. Griffin raises money through a candidate committee, Beth Griffin for State Rep.
TALLY: Top Disclosed Donors To Rep. Griffin And Connected Committees From 2015 Through Today
1. House Republican Campaign Committee, $330,165
2. Beth Griffin, $40,000
3. Chatfield Majority Funds, Lee Chatfield, $19,550
4. Michigan Chamber PAC, $14,500
5. DeVos family, Amway, $14,000
6. Vision for Victory, Kevin Cotter, $10,000
7. Nesbitt Majority Fund, Aric Nesbitt, $10,000
8. DTE Energy PAC, $9,750
9. Michigan Values Leadership Fund, Tom Leonard, $9,500
10. Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association, $8,800
Top donors to Beth Griffin for State Rep for 2019-2020:
1. Gregory and Marion O’Niel, South Haven, $2,000
2. Schuitmaker for Majority, Tonya Schuitmaker, $1,250
3. Ronald Wiser, Kalamazoo, $1,000
4. Ruth Wiser, Kalamazoo, $1,000
5. Dana Getman, South Haven, $1,000
6. Matthew Moroun, Central Transport, $1,000
7. John Braganini, Great Lakes Companies, $1,000
8. Blue Cross Blue Shield, $500
9. Michigan Action Committee for Rural Electrification, $500
10. Michigan Chamber PAC, $500
11. CMS Energy, $500
12. William Webb, South Haven, $500
13. CNG Holdings PAC, $500
14. Realtors PAC, $500
15. Michigan Infrastructure & Transportation Association, MITA, $500
Top donors to Beth Griffin for State Rep for 2017-2018:
1. House Republican Campaign Committee, $25,662
2. Chatfield Majority Fund 2, Lee Chatfield, $10,000
3. DTE Energy PAC, $9,500
4. Michigan Chamber of Commerce PAC, $9,500
5. Chatfield Majority Fund, Lee Chatfield, $7,500
6. Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association, $5,500
7. Michigan Association of Realtors, Realtors PAC, $5,400
8. DeVos family, Amway, $5,000
9. CMS Energy Employees for Better Government, $4,000
10. Telecommunications Association of Michigan, $3,650
Top donors to Beth Griffin for State Rep for 2015-2016:
1. House Republican Campaign Committee, $304,503
2. Elizabeth Griffin, Van Buren County commissioner, $40,000
3. Vision for Victory, Kevin Cotter, $10,000
4. Nesbitt Majority Fund, Aric Nesbitt, $10,000
5. Michigan Values Leadership Fund, Tom Leonard, $9,500
6. DeVos family, $9,000
7. Michigan Chamber PAC, $4,500
8. Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association, $3,000
9. Chatfield Majority Fund, Lee Chatfield, $2,550
10. Michigan Association of Insurance Agents, MAIA PAC, $2,500
11. Van Buren Republican Executive Committee, $2,500
12. Greater Rochester Leadership Fund, Mike Webber, $2,500
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