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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2nd House District, Rep. Joe Tate

2ND HOUSE DISTRICT (Grosse Pointe, Grosse Pointe Farms, Grosse Pointe Park and a portion of Detroit)

Current representative: Rep. Joe Tate (D-Detroit) is the current representative for the 2nd District. The district includes the cities of Grosse Pointe, Grosse Pointe Farms, Grosse Pointe Park and a portion of Detroit, according to the House Democrats. According to his official website, Tate previously played in the National Football League before serving in the United States Marine Corps. He also previously worked for the Detroit Economic Growth Corporation as a program manager.

Rep. Tate was first elected to the Michigan House in 2018, taking office in 2019.

A look at the 2nd House District is here.

Rep. Tate raises money through a House candidate committee, Committee to Elect Joseph Tate, and a leadership PAC, the Joe Tate Leadership PAC, which launched in October 2018.

TALLY: Top Disclosed Donors To Tate And Connected Committees From 2017 To The Present

  Donor Amount Industry
1. Joseph Tate and family $10,580 Candidate
2. Michigan Health & Hospital Association $4,500 Health Care
3. Ryan and Sarah Cunningham Ball, Ann Arbor $4,220 Individuals
4. Meijer Family $3,000 Individuals
5. George Adams, Detroit $2,000 Individuals
6. AFSCME $2,000 Organized Labor
7. Detroit Regional Chamber PAC $2,000 Business
8. Donald and Mary Lamparter, Grosse Pointe Farms $1,000 Individuals
9. Michigan Education Assocation $1,750 Education
10. Realtors PAC of MI $1,700 Business

DETAILED LISTS:

Top donors to Committee to Elect Joseph Tate for 2019-2020:

  Donor Amount Industry
1. Joseph Tate and family $6,740 Candidate
2. Michigan Osteopathic PAC $1,500 Candidate
3. Ryan Ball, Ann Arbor $1,000 Individuals
4. AFSCME $1,000 Organized Labor
5. Mary Lamparter, Grosse Pointe Farms $1,000 Individuals
6. Michigan Education Assocation $1,000 Education
7. Michigan State Police Troopers Association $1,000 Public Safety
8. Ford Motor Company $850 Automotive
9. DTE Energy $750 Utilities
10. George Adams, Detroit $500 Individuals

 

Top donors to Joe Tate Leadership PAC for 2019-2020:

  Donor Amount Industry
1. Michigan Osteopathic PAC $1,000 Health Care
2. Robert Walters Jr., Quicken Loans $1,000 Individuals
3. Michigan Retailers Association $500 Business
4. Realtors PAC of MI $250 Real Estate
5. Blue Cross Blue Shield $250 Health Care
6. County Roads Association $250 Government
7. Henry Ford health System $250 Health Care
8. Insurance and Financial Advisors PAC $250 Business
9. Kevin McKinney, McKinney & Associates $250 Lobbyist
10. Michigan Credit Union League $250 Finance and Banking
11. Muchmore Harrington Smalley Associates PAC $250 Lobbyist

 

Top donors to Committee to Elect Joseph Tate for 2017-2018:

  Donor Amount Industry
1. Michigan Health & Hospital Association $3,500 Health Care
2. Meijer family $3,000 Individuals
3. Joseph Tate and family $2,818 Candidate
4. George Adams, Detroit $1,500 Individuals
5. Ryan and Sarah Cunningham Ball, Ann Arbor $2,000 Individuals
6. Realtors PAC of MI $1,700 Real Estate
7. Detroit Fire Fighters Association $1,500 Public Safety
8. Flagstar Bank $1,500 Finance and Banking
9. AFSCME $1,000 Organized Labor
10. Thomas Buhr, Luzerne $1,000 Individuals
11. Detroit Regional Chamber PAC $1,000 Business
12. Elder Fund for MI, Brian Elder $1,000 Politicians
13. MI Laborers' Political League $1,000 Organized Labor
14. Michigan Regional Councial of Carpenters $1,000 Organized Labor
15. Kyle Smitely, Detroit Achievement Academy $1,000 Individuals
15. United Auto Workers Voluntary PAC $1,000 Organized Labor

 

Top donors to Joe Tate Leadership PAC for 2018:

  Donor Amount Industry
1. The Law Office of Reid Felsing $25 Attorney

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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