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.

Michigan House Democratic Fund

About: The Michigan House Democratic Fund is the caucus committee of Michigan's House Democrats. The House Democrats use the committee to raise money to spend on races across the state.

The House Democratic Fund reported raising about $4.0 million over the 2015-2016 election cycle, making it the second most active political committee over the two-year period. The fund spends a large portion of its dollars on advertisements in competiive House races. The chairs of the House Democrats' campaign for the 2017-2018 election cycle are Rep. Kristy Pagan (D-Canton) and Rep. Kevin Hertel (D-St. Clair Shores). The finance chairs are Rep. Jon Hoadley (D-Kalamazoo) and Rep. David LaGrand (D-Grand Rapids).

Under Michigan's campaign contribution limits, caucus committees can accept up to $40,000 a year from an individual donor.

TALLY: Top Disclosed Donors To The House Democratic Fund From 2011 Until The Present:

1. Michigan Democratic State Central Committee, $1,055,000

2. Michigan Education Association, MEA PAC, $200,000

3. Michigan Association for Justice, Justice PAC, $190,000

4. United Auto Workers, UAW Michigan Voluntary PAC, $187,500

5. Tim Greimel Candidate Committee, $180,000

6. Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters, $172,500

7. Singh for Michigan, Sam Singh, $171,000

8. International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, $170,000

9. Greimel For Michigan, Tim Greimel, $145,000

10. Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association PAC, $144,000

11. Sam Singh Candidate Committee, $131,000

12. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan PAC, $122,500

13. DTE Energy PAC, $118,000

14. Michigan Health & Hospital Association, Health PAC, $92,750


DETAILED LISTS

Top donors to the House Democratic Fund for 2017-2018:

1. Singh for Michigan, Rep. Sam Singh, $35,000
2. Realtors PAC, Michigan Association of Realtors, $20,000
3. Michigan Education Association, MEA PAC, $20,000
4. Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters, $20,000
5. International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Voluntary Fund, $15,000
6. Greig Women In Leadership Fund, $15,000
7. Friends of Kristy Pagan, candidate committee, $15,000
8. Friends of Jon Hoadley, candidate committee, $15,000
9. Michigan Democratic State Central Committee, $10,000
10. DTE Energy Company PAC, $10,000
11. Committee to Elect Kevin Hertel, candidate committee, $10,000
12. United Auto Workers Michigan Voluntary PAC, $10,000
13. Comcast Corp. PAC, $10,000
14. CMS Energy Employees for Better Government, $10,000
15. Justice PAC, Michigan Association for Justice, $10,000
16. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan PAC, $10,000
17. Friends of Abdullah Hammoud, candidate committee, $10,000  
18. Auto Dealers of Michigan, $10,000

Top donors to the House Democratic Fund for 2015-2016:

1. Michigan Democratic State Central Committee, $405,000
2. Greimel for Michigan, Tim Greimel, $80,000
3. Michigan Association for Justice, Justice PAC, $80,000
4. Michigan Education Association, MEA PAC, $80,000
5. United Auto Workers, UAW Michigan Voluntary PAC, $80,000
6. Tim Greimel Candidate Committee, $80,000
7. Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters, $70,000
8. Sam Singh Candidate Committee, $66,000
9. Singh for Michigan, Sam Singh, $66,000
10. International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Voluntary Fund, $65,000
11. Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association PAC, $55,000
12. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, $50,000
13. DTE Energy Co. PAC, $47,000
14. Adam Zemke Engineering Michigan’s Future, $45,000
15. Andy Schor Candidate Committee, $44,500
16. Committee To Elect Jim Haadsma, $40,000
17. Schor Leadership Fund, Andy Schor, $40,000
18. Committee To Elect Collene Lamonte, $40,000
19. Committee To Elect Dana Camphous Peterson, $40,000
20. Committee to Elect Darrin Camilleri, $40,0000
21. Committee to Elect Winnie Brinks, $40,000
22. Committee to Elect Annie Brown, $40,000
23. Committee to Elect Scott A. Celello, $40,000
24. Committee to Elect John Fisher, $40,000
25. Friends of Bryan Mielke, Candidate Committee, $40,000

Top donors to the House Democratic Fund for 2013-2014:

1. Michigan Democratic State Central Committee, $400,000
2. Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters PAC, $82,500
3. Tim Greimel Candidate Committee, $80,000
4. (Tim) Greimel for Michigan, $65,000
5. Sam Singh Candidate Committee, $65,000
6. Michigan Association for Justice, Justice PAC, $60,000
7. Michigan Education Association, MEA PAC, $60,000
8. United Auto Workers, UAW Michigan Voluntary PAC, $60,000
9. (Brandon) Dillon Majority Fund, $53,994
10. International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, IBEW COPE, $50,000
11. SEIU Healthcare Local 79, $50,000
12. (Sam) Singh for Michigan, $50,000
13. Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association PAC, $48,500
14. Annie Braidwood Candidate Committee, $40,000
15. Collene Lamonte Candidate Committee, $40,000
16. Mary Kerwin Candidate Committee,  $40,000
17. Sandy Colvin Candidate Committee, $40,000
18. Tom Cochran Candidate Committee, $40,000
19. Tom Redmond Candidate Committee, $40,000
20. Winnie Brinks Candidate Committee, $40,000
21. Bryan Mielke Candidate Committee, $40,000
22. David Haener Candidate Committee, $40,000
23. Gretchen Driskell Candidate Committee, $40,000
24. Henry Yanez Candidate Committee, $40,000
25. Kristy Pagan Candidate Committee, $40,000
26. Theresa Abed Candidate Committee, $40,000
27. Tom Stobie Candidate Committee, $40,000

Top donors to the House Democratic Fund for 2011-2012:

1. Michigan Democratic State Central Committee, $240,000
2. (Richard) Hammel Leadership Fund, $40,000
3. International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, IBEW COPE, $40,000
4. Michigan Association for Justice, Justice PAC, $40,000
5. Michigan Education Association, MEA PAC, $40,000
6. (Kate) Segal for Michigan, $40,000
7. United Auto Workers, UAW Michigan Voluntary PAC, $37,500
8. Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association PAC, $32,500
9. DTE Energy Co. PAC, $30,000
10. Michigan Laborers Political League, $30,000
11. Michigan State Utility Workers Council PAC, $30,000
12. AFSCME P.E.O.P.L.E., $29,520
13. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan PAC, $25,000
14. Jim Townsend Candidate Committee, $25,000
15. Woodrow Stanley Leadership PAC, $24,000
16. Brandon Dillon Candidate Committee, $23,000
17. Michigan Health & Hospital Association, Health PAC, $22,750
18. Charles Smiley Candidate Committee, $22,000
19. Michigan Association of Realtors, Realtors PAC, $20,450

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.