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.

3rd House District: Rep. Wendell Byrd

3RD HOUSE DISTRICT (Northern Detroit)

Current representative: Rep. Wendell Byrd (D-Detroit) is the current representative for the 3rd House District. During the 2015-2016 session, he served on the House Commerce and Trade Committee, Energy Policy Committee and Tax Policy Committee. According to House Democrats, Byrd previously worked as an accountant and tax auditor for the state of Michigan, as well as deputy comptroller for the city of Ecorse.

A look at the 3rd House District is here.

Byrd raises funds through a candidate committee, Committee To Elect Wendell Byrd.

TALLY: Top Disclosed Donors To Rep. Byrd From 2013 To The Present

1. Wendell Byrd, $17,315

2. United Auto Workers Voluntary PAC, UAW V-PAC, $6,000

3. Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association, $3,550

4. DTE Energy Co. PAC, $3,500

5. Auto Dealers of Michigan PAC, $2,900

6. Michigan Association of Realtors, Realtors PAC, $2,800

7. Moroun family, Central Transport, $2,000

8. CMS Energy, Consumers Energy, $1,950

9. Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters PAC, $1,900

10. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, $1,500

11. Michigan Laborers Political League, $1,500


DETAILED LISTS

Top donors to Committee To Elect Wendell Byrd for 2017-2018:

1. Auto Dealers of Michigan PAC, $1,000
2. Michigan Association of CPAs, $500
3. Jared Fleisher, Quicken Loans, $500
4. DTE Energy PAC, $500
5. Michigan Bankers Association, MI Bank PAC, $500
6. William Emerson, Quicken Loans, $500
7. Michigan Business Aviation Association, $300
8. Michigan Health & Hospital Association, Health PAC, $300
9. Michigan Association of Theatre Owners, $300
10. Teamsters Drive PAC, $300
11. Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters, $300
12. GCSI 21st Century PAC, lobby firm, $300
13. Ford Motor Company PAC, $300
14. Enterprise Rent-A-Car PAC, $300
15. Muchmore Harrington Smalley & Associates, lobby firm, $300
16. Realtors PAC of Michigan, $300

Top donors to Committee To Elect Wendell Byrd for 2015-2016:

1. United Auto Workers Voluntary PAC, UAW V-PAC, $6,000
2. Wendell Byrd, $4,447
3. Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association, $3,550
4. DTE Energy Co. PAC, $3,000
5. Moroun family, $2,000
6. Michigan Association of Realtors, Realtors PAC, $2,000
7. CMS Energy, Consumers Energy, $1,950
8. Auto Dealers of Michigan PAC, $1,900
9. Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters PAC, $1,600
10. Michigan Laborers Political League, $,1250
11. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, $1,000
12. Operating Engineers Local 324, $1,000
13. American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employee, $1,000
14. Axcess Financial Services Inc. PAC, $1,000 

Top donors to Committee To Elect Wendell Byrd for 2013-2014:

1. Wendell Byrd, $12,868
2. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, $500
3. Michigan Association of Realtors, Realtors PAC, $500
4. Detroit Regional Chamber PAC, $250
5. Michigan Laborers Political League, $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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