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.

51st House District, Rep. Joseph Graves

51ST HOUSE DISTRICT (Portions of Genesee County and Oakland County)

Current representative: The current representative for the 51st District is Rep. Joseph Graves (R-Argentine Twp.). The district includes Argentine, Atlas, Fenton, Flushing, Gaines townships and the cities of Linden and Fenton in Genesee County and the townships of Groveland, Holly and Rose in Oakland County. Graves is chair of the House Oversight Committee for the 2017-2018 session. He previously served as chair of the Commerce and Trade Committee. He was first elected in 2012.

A map of the 51st District is available here.

Rep. Graves raises money through a candidate committee, Committee to Elect Joseph Graves State Representative, and a leadership PAC, the Joe Graves Leadership Fund.

TALLY: Top Disclosed Donors To Rep. Graves From 2011 Until The Present

1. House Republican Campaign Committee, $64,534

2. DeVos family, $17,200

3. Michigan Association of Realtors, Realtors PAC, $11,975

4. DTE Energy Co. PAC, $11,600

5. Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association PAC, $11,500

6. CMS Energy Employees for Better Government, $9,300

7. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan PAC, $8,500

8. Michigan Society of Anesthesiologists, $6,950

9. Michigan Chamber of Commerce, $5,750

10. Michigan Health & Hospital Association, Health PAC, $5,750


DETAILED LISTS

Top donors to Committee to Elect Joseph Graves State Representative for 2017-2018:

1. Michigan Credit Union League, $1,000
2. Shawn Krause, Quicken Loans, $500
3. Michigan Health & Hospital Association, Health PAC, $500
4. DTE Energy PAC, $300
5. Auto Dealers of Michigan PAC, $250
6. Michigan Association of Counties, $150

Top donors to Joe Graves Leadership Fund for 2017-2018:

1. Michigan Society of Anesthesiologists, $1,000
2. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, $500
3. Community Bankers PAC, $300
4. Auto Dealers of Michigan, $300
5. Michigan Chamber of Commerce PAC, $250
6. Mat Dunaskiss, lobbyist, $200
7. Dental PAC, $150
8. Pharmacy Action Council, $150
9. Delta PAC, $150
10. Michigan Retailers Association, $150
11. Sean Gehle, Ascension Michigan, $150
12. Michigan Council of Nurse Practitioners, $150
13. Warner Norcross & Judd, $150

Top donors to Committee to Elect Joseph Graves State Representative for 2015-2016:

1. DeVos family, $8,200
2. Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association PAC, $4,000
3. Michigan Society of Anesthesiologists PAC, $3,750
4. General Motors PAC, $3,250
5. Auto Dealers of Michigan PAC, $3,000
6. Michigan Health & Hospital Association, Health PAC, $2,800
7. CMS Energy Employees for Better Government, $2,500
8. DTE Energy PAC, $2,500
9. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, $2,500
10. Haworth family, Haworth Inc., $2,000
11. Ford Motor Company PAC, $2,000
12. Michigan Credit Union League Fund, $2,000
13. Michigan Chamber of Commerce PAC, $2,000

Top donors to Joe Graves Leadership Fund for 2015-2016:

1. Business Leaders for Michigan, $5,000
2. Michigan Association of Nurse Anesthetists, $3,500
3. Auto Dealers of Michigan, $1,000
4. Apartment Association of Michigan, $500
5. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan PAC, $500
6. Michigan Restaurant Association, $500
7. Michigan Retailers Associations, $500
8. Muchmore, Harrington, Smalley & Associates, $500
9. Delta PAC, $500
10. Michigan Credit Union League Action Fund, $500
11. Meijer PAC of Michigan, $500

Top donors to Committee to Elect Joseph Graves State Representative for 2013-2014:

1. DeVos family, $9,000
2. Joseph Graves, $5,700
3. Michigan Association of Realtors, Realtors PAC, $5,350
4. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan PAC, $5,000
5. DTE Energy Co. PAC, $5,000
6. Meijer PAC, $5,000
7. CMS Energy Employees for Better Government, $4,050
8. Michigan Chamber of Commerce PAC, $3,500
9. Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association PAC, $2,575
10. Michigan Health & Hospital Association, Health PAC, $2,450
11. Michigan Society of Anesthesiologists PAC, $2,200
12. Barbara and Albert Koegel, $2,000
13. Julie and Joseph Serra, $2,000
14. Theresa and Michael Witt, $2,000

Top donors to Committee to Elect Joseph Graves State Representative for 2011-2012:

1. House Republican Campaign Committee, $64,534
2. Michigan Association of Realtors, Realtors PAC, $6,625
3. (Michael) Callton Action Fund, $5,000
4. DTE Energy Co. PAC, $3,800
5. Republican State Leadership Committee PAC, $3,576
6. Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association PAC, $3,525
7. CMS Energy Employees for Better Government, $2,750
8. Genesee County GOP, $2,500
9. (Jim) Stamas Leadership PAC, $2,500
10. Leadership Under New Direction, (Pete) LUND Fund, $2,433

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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