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. 14, 2018.

Attorney General Bill Schuette

About: Bill Schuette is Michigan's attorney general. He is in his second and final term in the position. According to his official biography, Schuette, a Republican, previously served as a United States congressman, director of the Michigan Department of Agriculture, a Michigan state senator and a judge of the Michigan Court of Appeals. He also served as the 2015-2016 chair of the Republican Attorneys General Association.

Attorney General Schuette raises money through a candidate committee for attorney general, Bill Schuette for Michigan, and a candidate committee for governor, Bill Schuette for Governor, which launched in September 2017. He also raises money through an administrative account, the Bill Schuette Administrative Account; and a nonprofit organization, On Duty for Michigan. The nonprofit discloses its donors. The lists are posted here.

A Super PAC supporting Schuette's run for governor called Better Jobs, Stronger Families launched in September 2017. The Super PAC acts independently of Schuette's campaign. However, its donors are included on this list because Schuette could be raising money for it and because it is focused on supporting Schuette.

TALLY: Top Disclosed Donors In Support Of Attorney General Schuette And Connected Committees From The 2010 Cycle To The Present

1. Dow Chemical, $335,000

2. Kojaian family, Kojaian Properties Inc., Bloomfield Hills, and Kojaian family, $320,400

3. Moroun, family, Oakland Financial Corporation, Sterling Heights, $288,600

4. Peter Karmanos and family, MadDog Technology, $277,200

5. Mohammad Qazi, Ciena Healthcare, and family, $264,950

6. TSG Interactive US Services, New Jersey, $200,000

7. Michigan Health & Hospital Association, $197,050

8. Michigan Republican Party, $187,216

9. DeVos family, Amway, Windquest, Alticor $176,800

10. Roger Penske, Penske Corporation, Bloomfield Hills, $175,000

11. Fund for Michigan’s Tomorrows (a nonprofit that doesn’t disclose its donors), $150,000

12. Michigan Realtors PAC, $146,000

13. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, $137,500

14. Nicholson family, PVS Chemicals, $135,191


DETAILED LISTS

Top donors to Bill Schuette for Governor for 2017-2018:

1. Realtors PAC of Michigan, $68,000
2. Michigan Chamber PAC, $61,850
3. Auto Dealers of Michigan PAC, $41,500
4. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, $42,500
5. Auto Dealers of Michigan PAC, $41,500
6. Miller Canfield PAC, $40,000
7. DeVos family, Amway, $34,000
8. Michigan Beer and Wine Wholesalers Association, $32,500
9. Michigan Bankers Association, $25,000
10. Michigan Restaurant Association, $22,000
11. Nicholson family, PVS Chemicals, $19,800

Top donors to Bill Schuette for Michigan for 2017-2018:

1. Cotton family, Meridian Health, $20,400
2. Qazi family, Ciena Healthcare, $14,950
3. Kiriluk family, Kirco, $13,600
4. Bierlein family, Bierlein Company, $13,600
5. Kepler family, investor, $13,600
6. Stravropoulous family, retired, $13,600
7. Liveris family, Dow Chemical Company, $13,600
8. Tubergen family, RDV Corporation, $13,600
9. Cappo family, retired, $13,600
10. Fisher family, Fisher Contracting, $13,600
11. Fabiano family, $13,600

Top donors to Better Jobs, Stronger Families for 2017-2018:

1. Kojaian Properties Inc., Bloomfield Hills, $250,000
2. Oakland Financial Corporation, Sterling Heights, $250,000
3. Peter Karmanos, MadDog Technology, $250,000
4. Mohammad Qazi, Ciena Healthcare, $250,000
5. TSG Interactive US Services, New Jersey, $200,000
6. Roger Penske, Penske Corporation, Bloomfield Hills, $175,000
7. Fund for Michigan’s Tomorrows, nonprofit, $150,000
8. J.M. Jung, investor, $100,000
9. Mickey Shapiro, Lautrec LTD., $100,000
10. Altria Client Services, Virginia, $50,000

Top donors to the Bill Schuette Administrative Account for 2017-2018:

1. The Dow Chemical Company, $75,000
2. Walmart Stores, Inc., $40,000
3. J.C. Huizenga, Huizenga Group, $25,000
4. Serra Automotive, Grand Blanc, $25,000
5. Delta Dental, $25,000
6. Alticor, Ada, $20,000
7. Zausmer August Caldwell PC, $15,400
8. Skytron KMW Group, $15,000
9. Dewpoint, Lansing, $12,500
10. AT&T, $10,000
11. Matthew T. Moroun, $10,000
12. Anheuser Busch Companies, $10,000
13. Compass Properties, East Lansing, $10,000

Top donors to On Duty for Michigan for 2017-2018:

1. Dow Chemical Company, $75,000
2. Michigan Energy First, $75,000
3. DTE Energy, $50,000
4. Consumers Energy, $20,000
5. Alticor, $15,000
6. LifePointe Health Political Action Committee, $15,000
7. Health Care Association of Michigan, $10,000
8. ITC Holdings Corporation, $7,500
9. Nexcare Health Systems, $5,000
10. Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association, $5,000
11. McDonalds Corporation, $5,000

Top donors to Bill Schuette for Michigan for 2015-2016:

1. Miller Canfield PAC, $32,200
2. Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association, $23,750
3. Warner Norcross & Judd PAC, $23,629
4. Michigan Chamber PAC, $22,500
5. Nicholson family, $20,400
6. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, $19,500
7. Michigan Bankers Association PAC, $15,000
8. Boji family, $13,600
9. Kennedy family, $13,600
10. Moroun family, Centra Inc., $13,600
11. Young, Plastipak Packaging, $13,600
12. Karmanos family, Carolina Hurricanes, $13,600
13. Kojaian family, $13,600
14. Health Care Association of Michigan, HCAM PAC, $13,292
15. Auto Dealers of Michigan PAC, $13,000
16. CMS Energy Employees For Better Government, Consumers Energy, $12,200

Top donors to the Bill Schuette Administrative Account for 2015-2016:

1. Michigan Health & Hospital Association, $60,000
2. Kojaian Properties, $50,000
3. Walmart Stores, $40,000
4. Clean Tech Inc., $25,000
5. McKinley Associates, $25,000
6. Dow Chemical Company, $22,500
7. Soave Enterprises, $20,000
8. Mad Dog Technology, $20,000
9. Dow Corning Company, $20,000
10. Matthew Moroun, $15,000
11. PVS Chemicals, $10,000
12. AT&T Michigan, $10,000

Top donors to On Duty for Michigan for 2015-2016:

1. Involve America, $52,000
2. David Fischer, $50,000
3. ETC Capital LLC, $50,000
4. Fund for Michigan’s Tomorrows, $38,000
5. DTE Energy, $35,000
6. Alticor, $30,000
7. Dow Corning, $20,000
8. Consumers Energy, $15,000
9. Dow Chemical Company, $12,500
10. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, $10,000
11. ANR Pipeline Company, $5,000
12. Michigan Soft Drink Association, $3,000

Top donors to Bill Schuette for Attorney General for the 2014 cycle:

1. Michigan Republican Party, $126,181
2. DeVos family, $71,400
3. Decider PAC, $68,000
4. Red and Blue PAC, $68,000
5. Warner Norcross & Judd PAC, $68,000
6. Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association PAC, $56,255
7. Miller Canfield PAC, $55,484
8. Michigan Chamber of Commerce PAC, $46,500
9. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan PAC, $44,000
10. Michigan Association of Realtors, Realtors PAC, $44,000
11. Meijer PAC, $41,500
12. Nicholson family, $38,191
13. Cotton family, $34,000
14. Republican State Leadership Committee, $34,000
15. Michigan Health & Hospital Association, Health PAC, $28,050
16. Auto Dealers of Michigan PAC, $27,500
17. DTE Energy Co. PAC, $27,000
18. Michigan Bankers Association PAC, $26,000
19. Health Care Association of Michigan, HCAM PAC, $24,068
20. Michigan Association of CPAs, $20,500

Top donors to the Bill Schuette Administrative Account for 2011-2014:

1. Dow Chemical Company, $100,000
2. Michigan Health & Hospital Association, $75,000
3. Dow Corning Corporation, $30,000
4. David Nicholson, $20,000
5. Trott & Trott PC, $20,000
6. PVS Chemicals, $20,000
7. William Young, Plastipak Packaging, $20,000
8. AT&T, $20,000
9. Walmart Stores, $20,000
10. Michigan Retailers Association, $20,000
11. DeVos family, $20,000
12. Alticor, $15,000
13. Zausmer, Kaufman, August and Caldwell, $14,500

Top donors to On Duty for Michigan for 2011-2014:

1. Dow Chemical Company, $50,000
2. Detroit International Bridge, $20,000
3. Central Transport LLC, $20,000
4. Comcast Financial Agency Corporation, $10,000
5. Reynolds American Inc., $5,000
6. Comcast Corporation $5,000
7. Michigan Cable Telecommunications Association, $5,000
8. Verizon, $3,500
9. Labaton Sucharow, $2,500
10. Select Management Resources LLC, $2,500
11. Alticor, $2,500

Top donors to Bill Schuette for Attorney General for the 2010 cycle:

1. Michigan Republican Party, $61,035
2. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan PAC, $34,000
3. Great Lakes Education Project, $34,000
4. Michigan Health & Hospital Association, Health PAC, $34,000
5. Meijer PAC, $34,000
6. Michigan Chamber of Commerce PAC, $34,000
7. Michigan Association of Realtors, Realtors PAC, $34,000
8. Republican State Leadership Committee, $34,000
9. Miller Canfield PAC, $29,000
10. Michigan Farm Bureau PAC, $20,100

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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