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.

56th House District, Rep. Jason Sheppard

56TH HOUSE DISTRICT (Most of Monroe County)

Current representative: The current representative for the 56th District is Rep. Jason Sheppard (R-Temperance). The district covers much of Monroe County, including the townships of Milan, Dundee, Ida and Rainsville and a portion of the city of Monroe, according to House Republicans. Sheppard is chair of the House Financial Services Committee for the 2017-2018 session. He is a member of the Communications and Technology, Health Policy, and Tourism and Outdoor Recreation committees. He was first elected in 2014.

A map of the 56th District is available here.

Rep. Sheppard raises money through a candidate committee, Jason Sheppard for State Representative, and a leadership PAC, the Sheppard Leadership Fund

TALLY: Top Disclosed Donors To Rep. Sheppard From 2012 Through Today

1. House Republican Campaign Committee, $315,287

2. Michigan Association of Realtors, Realtors PAC, $17,998

3. Business Leaders for Michigan, $15,000

4. VerHeulen Leadership Fund, Rob VerHeulen, $12,000

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

6. (Lisa) Posthumus Lyons Leadership Fund, $10,000

7. Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association PAC, $9,950

8. General Motors PAC, $9,750

9. Jason Sheppard, $9,500

10. DeVos family, $9,000

11. Monroe County Republican Party, $9,000


DETAILED LISTS

Top donors to Jason Sheppard for State Representative for 2017-2018:

1. Realtors PAC, Michigan Association of Relators, $2,650
2. Michigan Health & Hospital Association, Health PAC, $2,350
3. Anders family, Star Towing, $2,000
4. VerHeulen Leadership Fund, $2,000
5. DTE Energy, $1,700
6. Chatfield Majority Fund, Lee Chatfield, $1,500
7. Meijer PAC, $1,000
8. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, $1,000
9. Mannik and Smith Group Inc., $1,000  
10. AT&T Michigan PAC, $750
11. Delta PAC, $750

Top donors to the Sheppard Leadership Fund for 2017-2018:

1. Comcast Corp. & NBC Universal PAC, $1,000
2. General Motors Co. PAC, $1,000
3. CMS Energy Employees for Better Government, $1,000
4. Realtors PAC, Michigan Association of Realtors, $1,000
5. Michigan Bankers PAC, $500
6. Clark Hill PAC, $500
7. Michigan Chamber of Commerce PAC, $500
8. Auto Dealers of Michigan PAC, $500
9. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, $500
10. Muchmore Harrington Smalley PAC, $300
11. Dental PAC, $300
12. Michigan Council of Nurse Practitioners, $300
13. Delta PAC, $300
14. Police Officers Association of Michigan, $300
15. Michigan Optometric Association, $300
16. Associated Builders and Contractors, $300
17. Pharmacy Action Council, $300

Top donors to Jason Sheppard for State Representative for 2015-2016:

1. House Republican Campaign Committee, $117,112
2. Michigan Association of Realtors, Realtors PAC, $9,348
3. Vision for Victory, Kevin Cotter, $8,500
4. Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association PAC, $8,250
5. General Motors Company PAC, $6,500
6. DTE Energy Company PAC, $5,720
7. Callton Action Fund, Mike Callton $5,000
8. Business Leaders for Michigan, $5,000
9. Monroe County Republican Executive Committee, $5,000
10. CMS Energy Corporation Employees for Better Government, $5,000
11. Michigan Chamber of Commerce PAC, $4,000
12. Michigan Bankers Association, $3,700
13. Auto Dealers of Michigan, $3,650
14. Meijer PAC, $3,000

Top donors to the Sheppard Leadership Fund for 2015-2016:

1. VerHeulen Leadership Fund, Rob VerHeulen, $10,000
2. Business Leaders for Michigan, $10,000
3. Ronald Weiser, $5,000
4. Kennedy family, Autocam, $5,000
5. Michigan Health & Hospital Association, Health PAC, $3,750
6. Michigan Insurance Coalition, $2,500
7. AmeriPAC, $2,500
8. Erik Chappell, Lyden & Chappell, $2,500
9. John Miller, Miller Fireworkers, $2,500
10. Auto Dealers of Michigan, $2,500
11. General Motors, $2,000

Top donors to Jason Sheppard for State Representative for 2013-2014:

1. House Republican Campaign Committee, $198,175
2. (Lisa) Posthumus Lyons Leadership Fund, $10,000
3. (Al) Pscholka Results PAC, $10,000
4. DeVos family, $9,000
5. One Tough Nerd PAC (Rick Snyder), $5,000
6. Michigan Association of Realtors, Realtors PAC, $5,000
7. (Jason) Sheppard Leadership Fund, $5,000
8. (Ken) Yonker Leadership Fund, $4,500
9. Monroe County GOP, $4,000
10. (Randy) Richardville Leadership Fund, $3,500
11. Small Business Association of Michigan, $3,000
12. (Jase) Bolger Restore Michigan Fund, $2,500
13. Jason Sheppard, $2,500

Top donors to the Sheppard Leadership Fund for 2013-2014:

1. Jason Sheppard, $7,000
2. Tim and Susan Walberg, $1,650
3. Joseph Garverick, $1,250
4. Erik Chappell, $1,050
5. Ben Aycock, $1,025
6. Patricia Lyden, $1,025
7. Jess Saylor, $1,000
8. Steve Rafferty, $1,000
9. Annette Phillips, $1,000
10. Randy Richardville, $1,000
11. Daniel White, $1,000
12. John Bates Sr., $1,000
13. Michael Whittaker, $1,000
14. Doug Chaffin, $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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