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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57th House District, Rep. Bronna Kahle

57TH HOUSE DISTRICT (Most of Lenawee County)

Current representative: The current representative for the 57th District is Rep. Bronna Kahle (R-Adrian). The district covers much of Lenawee County, including the cities of Adrian, Hudson, Morenci and Tecumseh, according to the House Republicans. Kahle was first elected to the Michigan House in 2016, taking office in 2017. According to her official House website, Kahle previously owned a small business, which provided home care for seniors, and served as director of the Adrian Senior Center.

She serves as a member on the House Ways & Means Committee, according to House Republicans.

A map of the 57th District is available here.

Rep. Kahle raises money through a candidate committee, Bronna Kahle for State Representative, and a leadership PAC, Kahle Majority Fund. The leadership PAC launched in March 2018.

TALLY: Top Disclosed Donors To Kahle And Connected Committees From 2016 Through Today

1. House Republican Campaign Committee, $194,968

2. Chatfield Majority Fund, Lee Chatfield, $19,350

3. DeVos family, $14,000

4. Business Leaders for Michigan PAC, $13,000

5. Michigan Values Leadership Fund, Tom Leonard, $10,000

6. Lenawee County Republican Committee, $9,475

7. Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association, $8,550

8. Vision for Victory, Kevin Cotter, $7,500

9. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, $5,000

10. Greater Rochester Leadership Fund, Mike Webber, $4,250


DETAILED LISTS

Top donors to Bronna Kahle for State Representative for 2019-2020:

1. Kahle Majority Fund, Bronna Kahle, $3,000
2. Mark Dobronski, Teletech, $1,000
3. Realtors PAC, $1,000
4. David Hickman, Adrian, $1,000
5. Mary Kapnick, Adrian, $1,000
6. Michigan Action Committee for Rural Electrification, $1,000
7. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, $1,000
8. CMS Energy, $1,000
9. Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers, $550
10. Auto Dealers of Michigan, $500
11. DTE Energy, $500
12. Rick Gurdjian, insurance agent, $500
13. Associated General Contractors, $500
14. Karoub Associates, $500
15. Stephen Hickman, Adrian, $500

Top donors to Kahle Majority Fund for 2019-2020:

1. Matthew Moroun, Central Transport, $2,000
2. Michigan Doctors PAC, $1,000
3. Muchmore Harrington Smalley Associates, $500
4. Enterprise Holdings, $500
5. Auto Dealers of Michigan, $500
6. Michigan Bankers Association, MI BANK, $500
7. Blue Cross Blue Shield, $500
8. Insurance and Financial Advisors, $300
9. Michigan Chamber PAC, $300
10. Delta PAC, $250

Top donors to Bronna Kahle for State Representative for 2017-2018:

1. Chatfield Majority Fund, Lee Chatfield, $9,350
2. Chatfield Majority Fund 2, Lee Chatfield, $7,500
3. DeVos family, Amway, $5,000
4. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, $4,000
5. Michigan Chamber PAC, $3,000
6. Michigan Realtors PAC, $3,000
7. Michigan Beer and Wine Wholesalers Association, $3,000
8. Business Leaders for Michigan, $3,000
9. Lenawee County Republican Party, $2,800
10. Auto Dealers of Michigan, $2,500
11. DTE Energy Co. PAC, $2,375

Top donors to Kahle Majority Fund for 2018:

1. Bronna Kahle, state representative, $3,200
2. Doug Kapnick, Kapnick Insurance, $1,000

Top donors to Bronna Kahle for State Representative for 2016:

1. House Republican Campaign Committee, $194,968
2. Business Leaders for Michigan PAC, $10,000
3. Michigan Values Leadership Fund, Tom Leonard, $10,000
4. DeVos family, $9,000
5. Vision for Victory, Kevin Cotter, $7,500
6. Lenawee County Republican Committee, $6,675
7. Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association, $5,000
8. Greater Rochester Leadership Fund, Mike Webber, $4,000
9. Republicans for a Stronger Michigan, Rob VerHeulen, $3,986
10. VerHeulen Leadership Fund, Rob VerHeulen, $3,500

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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