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 Feb. 21, 2017.

Lt. Gov. Brian Calley

About: Lt. Gov. Brian Calley, a Republican, was first elected as Gov. Rick Snyder's running mate in 2010. According to his official biography, Calley previously served two terms in the Michigan House of Representatives and two terms as an Ionia County commissioner. He also previously worked in community banking. Calley's wife, Julie, was elected to the Michigan House in 2016.

Calley raises money through a candidate committee, Brian Calley for Michigan.

He's also benefited from an administrative account used by the Snyder administration, the Governor's Club. That account's top donors are listed on Snyder's donor-tracking page. Snyder's administration has also previously used nonprofit accounts to collect funds to help the administration's operations, including the New Energy to Reinvent and Diversify Fund (NERD Fund) and Making Government Accountable.

TALLY: Top Disclosed Donors To Lt. Gov. Brian Calley From 2010 To The Present

1. Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association, $30,000

2. DeVos family, $28,200

3. David Meador and family, DTE, $25,000

4. Nicholson family, PVS Chemicals, $21,400

5. Michigan Bankers Association, MI Bank PAC, $15,000

6. Michigan Chamber PAC, $15,000

7. DTE Energy, $14,500

8. Van Andel family, Van Andel Institute, $13,600

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

10. CMS Energy Employees for Better Government, Consumers Energy, $10,000


DETAILED LISTS

Top donors to Brian Calley for Michigan for 2015-2016:

1. Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association, $30,000
2. Michigan Bankers Association, MI Bank PAC, $15,000
3. Michigan Chamber PAC, $15,000
4. DeVos family, $14,600
5. DTE Energy, $14,500
6. Nicholson family, PVS Chemicals, $13,600
7. Meador family, DTE Energy, $13,600
8. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, $10,500
9. CMS Energy Employees for Better Government, Consumers Energy, $10,000
10. MIPAC, Royal Oak, $9,000
11. Cotton family, Meridian Health Plan, $8,400
12. Miller Canfield, $7,500
13. Jerry Tubergen, RDV Corporation, $6,800
14. William Deary, Great Lakes Caring Home Health, $6,800
15. Ric Cooper, Dancing Bear Farms, $6,800
16. Cynthia Pasky, Strategic Staffing Solution, $6,800
17. Karen DeBlaay, Fred. L. Hansen Corp., $6,800
18. Ed Fletcher, RX Optical, $6,800
19. Joseph Gesmundo, American Village Builders, $6,800

Top donors to Brian Calley for Michigan for 2010-2014:

1. DeVos family, $13,600
2. Kennedy family Autocam, $13,600
3. Van Andel family, Van Andel Institute, $13,600
4. David Meador and family, DTE, $11,400
5. Nicholson family, PVS Chemicals. $7,800
6. Haworth family, $6,800
7. Jandernoa family, $6,800
8. Weiser family, $6,800
9. Secchia family, $6,800
10. Robert Thompson, self-employed, $6,800
11. William Parfet, MPI Research, $6,800