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 May 7, 2017.

70th House District, Rep. James Lower

70TH HOUSE DISTRICT (Montcalm County and portions of Gratiot County)

Current representative: The current representative for the 70th District is Rep. James Lower (R-Cedar Lake). The district features Montcalm County and portions of Gratiot County, including the cities of Alma and St. Louis. Lower was first elected to the Michigan House in 2016, taking office in 2017.

According to his official House biography, Lower worked as executive director for a consulting firm and was also a legislative assistant in both the Michigan House and Michigan Senate.

A map of the 70th District is available here.

Rep. Lower raises money through a candidate committee, The Committee to Elect James Lower.

TALLY: Top Disclosed Donors To Rep. Lower From 2015 Through Today

1. James Lower, village manager, $16,500

2. DeVos family, $9,000

3. Montcalm County Republican Party, $5,000

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

5. Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association, $3,000

6. Michigan Farm Bureau PAC, $2,500

7. DTE Energy PAC, $2,000

8. Kojaian family, Kojaian Management, $2,000

9. Haworth family, Haworth Inc., $2,000

10. Michigan Insurance Coalition, $1,500

11. Amerisure PAC, $1,500


DETAILED LISTS

Top donors to The Committee to Elect James Lower for 2015-2016:

1. James Lower, village manager, $16,500
2. DeVos family, $9,000
3. Montcalm County Republican Party, $5,000
4. Michigan Values Leadership Fund, Tom Leonard, $5,000
5. Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association, $3,000
6. Michigan Farm Bureau PAC, $2,500
7. DTE Energy PAC, $2,000
8. Kojaian family, Kojaian Management, $2,000
9. Haworth family, Haworth Inc., $2,000
10. Michigan Insurance Coalition, $1,500
11. Amerisure PAC, $1,500
12. Auto Dealers of Michigan PAC, $1,250

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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