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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61st House District, Rep. Brandt Iden

61ST HOUSE DISTRICT (A portion of Kalamazoo County)

Current representative: The current representative for the 61st District is Rep. Brandt Iden (R-Oshtemo Twp.). The district includes the city of Portage as well as the townships of Oshtemo, Prairie Ronde, Schoolcraft and Texas, according to House Republicans.

According to his official page, Iden is currently the president of Identity Management & Consulting Inc., a real estate management company. He is chariman of the House Ways and Means Committee for the 2019-20 session.

A map of the 61st District is available here.

Rep. Iden raises money through a Michigan House candidate committee, Committee to Elect Brandt Iden State Rep. He's also linked to a leadership PAC, Maintaining Majority Fund, which launched in May 2017 and began raising money.

TALLY: Top Disclosed Donors To Rep. Iden And Connected Committees From 2013 To The Present

1. House Republican Campaign Committee, $959,853

2. Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association PAC, $26,000

3. Chatfield Majority Funds, Lee Chatfield, $24,500

4. Michigan Association of Realtors, Realtors PAC, $23,000

5. DeVos Family, Amway, $23,000

6. Nesbitt Majority Fund, Aric Nesbitt, $17,500

7. COMM-PAC, $15,150

8. Vision for Victory, Kevin Cotter, $13,000

9. Michigan Health & Hospital Association, Health PAC, $11,500

10. CMS Energy Employees for Better Government, $11,000


DETAILED LISTS

Top donors to Committee to Elect Brandt Iden State Rep for 2017-2018:

1. House Republican Campaign Committee, $422,924
2. Chatfield Majority Fund, Lee Chatfield, $10,000
3. Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association, $10,000
4. Realtors PAC, Michigan Association of Realtors, $10,000
5. Chatfield Majority Fund II, Lee Chatfield, $7,000
6. Republican Party of Kalamazoo County, $6,000
7. Compete Michigan, Mike Shirkey, $5,000
8. COMM-PAC, $5,000
9. DeVos family, Amway, $5,000
10. TGIF Victory Fund, Grandville, $5,000
11. Haworth family, Haworth, $4,000
12. CMS Energy Employees for Better Government, $3,500

Top donors to Maintaining Majority Fund for 2017-2018:

1. Balkema family, Azo Services, $9,000
2. Michigan Health & Hospital Association, Health PAC, $9,000
3. Zhang family, Zhang Financial, $7,500
4. Chatfield Majority Fund 2, Lee Chatfield, $7,500
5. Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association, $6,000
6. Michigan Restaurant Association PAC, $5,000
7. Michigan Association of Realtors, Realtors PAC, $3,250
8. Comcast PAC, $3,000
9. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, $2,000
10. Business Leaders for Michigan, $2,000

Top donors to Committee to Elect Brandt Iden State Rep for 2015-2016:

1. House Republican Campaign Committee, $375,782
2. Nesbitt Majority Fund, Aric Nesbitt, $11,000
3. Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association PAC, $10,000
4. VerHeulen Leadership Fund, Rob VerHeulen, $10,000
5. Michigan Association of Realtors, Realtors PAC, $10,000
6. DeVos family, $9,000
7. Vision for Victory, Kevin Cotter, $8,500
8. Compete Michigan, Mike Shirkey, $6,156
9. COMM PAC, $5,150
10. Callton Action Fund, $5,000
11. Michigan Valuers Leadership, Tom Leonard, $4,900
12. CMS Energy Employees for Better Government, $4,750
13. Auto Dealers of Michigan, $4,500
14. Meijer PAC, $4,000

Top donors to Committee to Elect Brandt Iden State Rep for 2013-2014:

1. House Republican Campaign Committee $161,147
2. Michigan Republican Party $10,000
3. DeVos family $9,000
4. (Al) Pscholka Results PAC $9,000
5. Brandt Iden $8,601
6. (Jase) Bolger Restore Michigan Fund $8,500
7. County Committee Brandt Iden (Kalamazoo County) $6,839
8. (Aric) Nesbitt Majority Fund $6,500
9. COMM-PAC $5,000
10. One Tough Nerd PAC (Rick Snyder) $5,000
11. (Lisa) Posthumus Lyons Leadership Fund $5,000
12. Vision for Victory, Kevin Cotter, $4,500
13. Michigan Chamber of Commerce PAC $3,500
14. CMS Energy Employees for Better Government $2,750
15. Value for Michigan (John Moolenaar) $2,500

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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