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 Dec. April 17, 2018

97th House District, Rep. Jason Wentworth

97TH HOUSE DISTRICT (Clare, Gladwin and Arenac counties and a portion of Osceola County)

Current representative: The current representative for the 97th House District is Rep. Jason Wentworth (R-Clare). The district covers Clare, Gladwin and Arenac counties and a portion of Osceola County, including Evart, according to the House Republicans. According to his official House biography, Wentworth joined the United States Army after graduating high school in 2001, and he was previously the East Central Michigan Regional Coordinator for the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency.

He is chair of the House Military and Veterans Affairs Committee and a member of the Workforce and Talent Development, Michigan Competitiveness and Insurance committees.

A map of the 97th District is available here.

Rep. Wentworth raises money through a candidate committee, Committee To Elect Jason Wentworth. In November 2017, a leadership PAC, Wentworth Majority Fund PAC, formed.

TALLY: Top Disclosed Donors To Rep. Wentworth And Connected Committees From 2016 Through Today

1. Jason Wentworth, Michigan Department of Veterans Affairs, $23,268

2. DeVos family, $9,000

3. Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association, $6,000

4. Michigan Values Leadership Fund, Tom Leonard, $5,000

5. Chatfield Majority Fund, Lee Chatfield, $5,000

6. Clare County Republican Committee, $2,500

7. Thomas, Janet and Natalee Kunse, Northern Dry Bulk, $2,500

8. AmeriPAC, $2,250

9. Gladwin County Republican Committee, $2,000

10. Haworth family, Haworth Inc., $2,000

11. Kojaian family, Kojaian Companies, $2,000

12. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, $2,000


DETAILED LISTS

Top donors to Committee To Elect Jason Wentworth for 2017-2018:

1. Chatfield Majority Fund, Lee Chatfield, $5,000
2. Thomas, Janet and Natalee Kunse, Northern Dry Bulk, $2,500
3. Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association, $2,000
4. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, $1,500
5. CMS Energy Employees for Better Government, $1,500
6. Friends of Farmers Insurance, $1,250
7. William Wortz, lobbyist, $1,000
8. Auto Dealers of Michigan, $1,000
9. Michigan Chamber PAC, $1,000
10. Rick Johnson, retired, $1,000
11. Business Leaders for Michigan PAC, $1,000
12. Maxim Healthcare Services PAC, $1,000

Top donors to Wentworth Majority Fund PAC for 2017-2018:

1. Enterprise Holding Inc. Pac, $1,000
2. William Wortz, lobbyist, $1,000
3. Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association, $1,000
4. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, $500
5. Automobile Club, AC PAC, $500
6. Michigan Chamber of Commerce PAC, $500
7. Telecommunications Association PAC, $500
8. Michigan Bankers Association, MI BANK PAC, $250
9. Friends of Saginaw Valley State University, SVSU, $250
10. Realtors of Michigan PAC, $250
11. Delta PAC, $250
12. Dental PAC, $250
13. Insurance Institute of Michigan PAC, $250
14. Michigan Optometric Association PAC, $250

Top donors to Committee To Elect Jason Wentworth for 2016:

1. Jason Wentworth, Michigan Department of Veterans Affairs, $23,268
2. DeVos family, $9,000
3. Michigan Values Leadership Fund, Tom Leonard, $5,000
4. Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association, $3,000
5. Clare County Republican Committee, $2,500
6. Gladwin County Republican Committee, $2,000
7. AmeriPAC, $2,000
8. Haworth family, Haworth Inc., $2,000
9. Koajaian, Kojaian Companies, $2,000
10. Arenac County Republican Committee, $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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