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 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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58th House District, Rep. Eric Leutheuser

58TH HOUSE DISTRICT (Branch and Hillsdale counties)

Current representative: The current representative for the 58th District is Rep. Eric Leutheuser (R-Hillsdale). The district covers Branch County and Hillsdale County. According to his official website, Leutheuser previously worked at Leutheuser Buick GMC for more than 30 years, serving as general manager and dealer-operator.

According to the House Republicans, he is a member of the House Ways & Means Committee. He was first elected to the Michigan House in 2013.

A map of the 58th District is available here.

Rep. Leutheuser raises money through a candidate committee, Eric Leutheuser for State Representative, and a leadership PAC, The 1837 Fund. The leadership PAC launched in August 2017. He's also been linked to an administrative account, Committee for a Stronger Michigan, which doesn't disclose its donors. Leutheuser has said the administrative account is no longer active.

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

1. Eric Leutheuser, state representative, $105,101

2. Chatfield Majority Fund, Lee Chatfield, $26,500

3. Auto Dealers of Michigan PAC, $11,700

4. Realtors PAC, $6,750

5. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan PAC, $6,250

6. Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association PAC, $5,750

7. Michigan Chamber of Commerce PAC, $4,500

8. Eleanor Leutheuser, retired, $3,010

9. Moroun family, Central Transport, $3,000

10. Shawn Krause, Quicken Loans, $2,500


DETAILED LISTS

Top donors to Eric Leutheuser for State Representative for 2019-2020:

1. Chatfield Majority Fund, Lee Chatfield, $1,250
2. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, $1,000
3. Matthew Moroun, Centra, $1,000
4. James Grosfeld, investor, $1,000
5. Auto Dealers of Michigan, $500
6. Karoub Associates, $500
7. Michigan Chamber of Commerce, $500
8. Michigan Cable Telecommunications, $500
9. Clark Hill PAC, $500
10. Michigan Credit Union League, $500
11. Dykema Gossett PAC, $500

Top donors to The 1837 Fund for 2019-2020:

1. William Emerson, Rock Holdings, $1,000
2. Realtors PAC, $500
3. Michigan Chamber of Commerce, $500
4. Muchmore Harrington Smalley Associates, $500
5. Auto Dealers of Michigan, $500
6. Reynolds American, $250
7. Delta PAC, $250
8. Michigan Bankers Association, MI BANK, $250
9. Governmental Consultants Services Inc., $250

Top donors to Eric Leutheuser for State Representative for 2017-2018:

1. Eric Leutheuser, self, $5,000
2. Auto Dealers of Michigan PAC, $3,200
3. Realtors PAC, Michigan Association of Realtors PAC, $3,000
4. Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association, $2,750
5. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, $1,750
6. Jared Fleisher, Quicken Loans, $1,000
7. Eleanor Leutheuser, retired, $1,000
8. Matthew Moroun, Centra, $1,000
9. Southwest Michigan First PAC, $1,000
10. Michigan Chamber PAC, $1,000
11. UPS PAC, $1,000
12. Hillsdale County Republican Party, $1,000
13. General Motors PAC, $1,000

Top donors to The 1837 Fund for 2017-2018:

1. Eric Leutheuser, state representative, $75,000
2. Chatfield Majority Fund, Lee Chatfield, $25,250
3. Auto Dealers of Michigan, $2,500
4. Shawn Krause, Quicken Loans, $2,500
5. Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association, $1,000
6. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, $1,000
7. Realtors PAC, $1,000
8. Associated Builders and Contractors PAC, $750
9. Michigan Bankers Association, $500
10. Michigan Health & Hospital Association, $500
11. Michigan Chamber of Commerce PAC, $500
12. RWC Advocacy, $500
13. Governmental Consultant Services Inc. 21st Century PAC, $500

Top donors to Eric Leutheuser for State Representative for 2015-2016: 

1. Eric Leutheuser, $15,001
2. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan PAC, $2,500
3. Auto Dealers of Michigan PAC, $2,000
4. Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association PAC, $2,000
5. Michigan Chamber PAC, $1,500
6. Michigan Association of Realtors, Realtors PAC, $1,000
7. Stephen D. Mendelson, $1,000
8. CMS Energy Employees for Better Government, $1,000
9. Comcast Corporation & NBC Universal PAC, 1,000
10. Eleanor Leutheuser, retired, $1,000
11. General Motors Corp. PAC, $750

Top known donors to Committee for a Stronger Michigan for 2013-2015 (disclosed by the donors themselves):

1. Reynolds American, $2,000

Top donors to Eric Leutheuser for State Representative for 2013-2014: 

1. Eric Leutheuser, $10,000
2. Murial and Joe Alexandrowski, $2,000
3. Auto Dealers of Michigan PAC, $2,000
4. Bonnie and Kurt Leutheuser, $2,000
5. Janice and Frederic Leutheuser $2,000
6. (Al) Pscholka Results PAC, $2,000
7. Larry Arnn, $1,000
8. Compete Michigan PAC, Mike Shirkey, $1,000
9. Eleanor Leutheuser, $1,000
10. Michigan Chamber of Commerce PAC, $1,000
11. Michigan Farm Bureau PAC, AGRI PAC, $1,000
12. Matthew Moroun, $1,000
13. Patty and John Smith, $1,000
14. Vision for Victory (Kevin Cotter), $1,000

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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