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.

76th House District, Rep. Winnie Brinks

76TH HOUSE DISTRICT (A portion of Kent County)

Current representative: The current representative for the 76th District is Rep. Winnie Brinks (D-Grand Rapids). The district covers a portion of the city of Grand Rapids. During the 2015-2016 session, Brinks was the minority vice chair of the House Workforce and Talent Development Committee and was a member of the House Education, Health Policy and Tourism and Recreation committees, according to House Democrats. She was first elected in 2012.

A map of the 76th District is available here.

Rep. Brinks raises money through a candidate committee, CTE Winnie Brinks.

TALLY: Top Disclosed Donors To Rep. Brinks From 2011 Through Today

1. Michigan House Democratic Fund, $411,552

2. United Auto Workers, UAW Michigan Voluntary PAC, $22,500

3. Teamsters Local 406 PAC, $21,000

4. Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters PAC,  $18,550

5. Michigan Association for Justice, Justice PAC, $17,050

6. Michigan Education Association, MEA PAC, $16,100

7. International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, IBEW PAC, $15,850

8. Dillon Majority Fund, Brandon Dillon, $13,150

9. United Food & Commercial Workers PAC, $10,000

10. Greimel for Michigan, Tim Greimel, $7,000


DETAILED LISTS

Top donors to CTE Winnie Brinks for 2017-2018:

1. Teamsters 406 PAC, $5,000
2. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan PAC, $2,000
3. Health PAC, Michigan Health & Hospital Association, $2,000
4. Delta PAC, $1,000
5. DTE Energy PAC, $1,000
6. Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters, $1,000
7. Rolf Heubel, retired, $500
8. Kellogg Better Government Committee, $500
9. United Auto Workers Michigan Voluntary PAC, $500
10. Friends of Spectrum Health, $500
11. Grand Rapids Firefighters Union PAC, $500
12. Dental PAC of Michigan, $500
13. Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers PAC, $500
14. Michigan Nurses Association, $500
15. Thomas Aaberg, Retina Specialists of Michigan, $500

Top donors to CTE Winnie Brinks for 2015-2016:

1. International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, IBEW, $6,450
2. Teamsters 406 PAC, $7,000
3. Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters, $6,250
4. Operating Engineers Local 324, $6,000
5. United Auto Workers Voluntary PAC, $6,000
6. West Michigan Progressive Donor PAC, $3,500
7. Grand Rapids Firefighters Union PAC, $3,000
8. Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association, $2,750
9. Business Leaders for Michigan PAC, $2,500
10. Hertel Take Back The Senate Fund, Curtis Hertel, $2,500
11. Michigan Health & Hospital Association, Health PAC, $2,250
12. Third Congressional District Democrats, $2,000
13. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan PAC, $2,000
14. Michigan Association for Justice, Justice PAC, $2,050
15. DTE Energy Company PAC, $1,810
16. Michigan Association for Justice, Justice PAC, $2,050

Top donors to CTE Winnie Brinks for 2013-2014:

1. Michigan House Democratic Fund, $411,552
2. Michigan Education Association, MEA PAC, $10,100
3. Michigan Association for Justice, Justice PAC, $10,000
4. Progressive Women’s Alliance of West Michigan, $10,000
5. United Auto Workers, UAW Michigan Voluntary PAC, $10,000
6. International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, IBEW PAC, $9,400
7. (Brandon) Dillon Majority Fund, $8,150
8. Teamsters Local 406 PAC, $8,000
9. (Tim) Greimel for Michigan, $7,000
10. Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters PAC, $6,300
11. Michigan List, $5,000
12. Service Employees International Union, $5,000
13. United Food and Commercial Workers, $5,000

Top donors to CTE Winnie Brinks for 2011-2012:

1. (Brandon) Dillon Majority Fund, $5,000
2. Michigan Association for Justice, Justice PAC, $5,000
3. Michigan Education Association, MEA PAC, $5,000
4. Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters PAC, $5,000
5. Operating Engineers Local 324 PAC, $5,000
6. United Auto Workers, UAW Michigan Voluntary PAC, $5,000
7. United Food & Commercial Workers PAC, $5,000
8. Planned Parenthood Advocates of Michigan, $4,000
9. Jim Townsend Leadership PAC, $3,500
10. West Michigan Plumbers, Fitters & Serv. Trades PAC, $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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