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. 17, 2017.

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. Iden is the chair of the House Regulatory Reform Committee. He is a member of the House Commerce and Trade Committee, the House Workforce and Talent Development Committee and the House Oversight Committee.

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 From 2013 To The Present

1. House Republican Campaign Committee, $536,929

2. DeVos Family, $18,000

3. (Aric) Nesbitt Majority Fund, $17,500

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

5. Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association PAC, $13,000

6. Michigan Association of Realtors, Realtors PAC, $11,000

7 COMM-PAC, $10,150

8. Michigan Republican Party, $10,000

9. VerHeulen Leadership Fund, Rob VerHeulen, $10,000

10. (Al) Pscholka Results PAC, $9,000

11. CMS Energy Employees for Better Government, $9,000


DETAILED LISTS

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

1. Chatfield Majority Fund, Lee Chatfield, $3,000
2. Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association, $2,000
3. Parfet family, MPI Research, $2,000
4. Vandermolen family, Junior Achievement, $2,000
5. Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants, $1,500
6. CMS Energy Employees for Better Government, $1,500
7. Jared Fleisher, Quicken Loans, $1,000
8. John Braganini, Great Lakes Companies, $1,000
9. Southwest Michigan First, $1,000
10. Mark Jones, Amerifirst, $1,000
11. Realtors PAC, Michigan Association of Realtors, $1,000
12. Pfizer Michigan PAC, $1,000
13. Charles Zhang, Zhang Financial, $1,000
14. Michigan Restaurant Association, $1,000
15. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, $1,000
16. Gerald Whitaker, Whitaker-Lachance Agency, $1,000

Top donors to Maintaining Majority Fund for 2017-2018:

1. Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association, $1,000
2. Protect Michigan Craft Beer, $1,000
3. Muchmore Harrington Smalley & Associates, lobby firm, $500
4. Michigan Health & Hospital Association, Health PAC, $500
5. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, $500
6. Auto Dealers of Michigan, $500
7. Property Management Association of Michigan, $500
8. Dental PAC, $250
9. Michigan Grocers Association, $250
10. Associated Builders and Contractors, $250
11. Kevin Korpi, lobbyist, $250
12. Insurance and Financial PAC, $250
13. Michigan Chamber PAC, $250
14. General Motors PAC, $250
15. Michigan Association of Realtors, Realtors PAC, $250

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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