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.

39th House District, Rep. Klint Kesto

39TH HOUSE DISTRICT (Wixom, Commerce Township, a portion of West Bloomfield Township and Wolverine Lake)

Current representative: The current representative is Rep. Klint Kesto (R-Commerce Twp.). He is the chair of the House Law and Justice Committee. According to the House Republicans, he served for more than five years as a prosecuting attorney with the Wayne County Prosecutor’s office.

A map of the district is available here.

Rep. Klint Kesto raises money through a candidate committee, Committee to Elect Klint Kesto, and a leadership PAC, the Kesto Leadership Fund. Rep. Kesto is also linked to an administrative account, the Great Lakes Leadership Fund, which doesn't have to disclose its donors to the public.

 

TALLY: Top Disclosed Donors To Cotter From 2011 Until Today

1. House Republican Campaign Committee, $314,977

2. Michigan Republican Party, $25,000

3. DeVos family, $18,000

4. Common Sense Leadership Fund (John Walsh), $15,000

5. Michigan Association of Realtors, Realtors PAC, $14,500

6. Bolger Restore Michigan Fund, Jase Bolger, $12,500

7. Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association PAC, $12,100

8. Klint Kesto, state representative, $10,398

9. Meijer PAC, $10,000

10. Auto Dealers of Michigan, $8,650


DETAILED LISTS:

Top donors to Committee to Elect Klint Kesto for 2017-2018

1. Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association, $1,500
2. Katke family, LIV Imaging LLC, $1,500
3. Jared Fleisher, Quicken Loans, $1,000
4. Comcast Corp. & NBC Universal PAC, $1,000
5. Michigan Chamber PAC, $500
6. Thomas Shaffou, Orchard Development, $500
7. Michigan Society of Anesthesiologists, $500
8. Michael Babi, Babi Law Office, $500
9. LKQ Good Government Fund, $500
10. Chris Wilcox, Centria, $500
11. Michigan Health & Hospital Association, Health PAC, $500
12. Realtors PAC, Michigan Association of Realtors, $500
13. UPS PAC, $500
14. American Council of Engineering Companies, $500
15. Auto Dealers of Michigan, $500
16. DTE Energy, $500

Top donors to the Kesto Leadership Fund for 2017-2018

1. Comcast Corp. & NBC Universal, $1,000
2. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, $500
3. American Council of Engineering Companies, $250
4. Associated Builders and Contractors PAC, $250
5. Friends of Farmers Insurance PAC, $250
6. Muchmore, Harrington & Smalley PAC, $250
7. Warner Norcross & Judd PAC, $250

Top known donors to Great Lakes Leadership Fund for 2016 (as voluntarily disclosed by the donors themselves):

1. Reynolds American Inc., $500
2. CVS Health, $500

Top donors to Committee to Elect Klint Kesto for 2015-2016

1. House Republican Campaign Committee, $135,290
2. DeVos family, $9,000
3. Vision for Victory, Kevin Cotter, $8,500
4. Michigan Association of Realtors, Realtors PAC, $6,750
5. Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers PAC, $5,500
7. Michigan Health & Hospital Association, Health PAC, $6,000
8. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan PAC, $3,600
9. Auto Dealers of Michigan, $3,000
10. VerHeulen Leadership Fund, Rob VerHeulen, $3,000
11. DTE Energy PAC, $3,000
12 Michigan Association of Justice, Justice PAC, $2,750

Top donors to the Kesto Leadership Fund for 2015-2016

1. Debra Bachleda, $2,500
2. Aaron Pacheco, $2,000
3. Comcast PAC, $1,000
4. Lauren Ratliff, $1,000
5. Fady Mansour, $1,000

Top known donors to Great Lakes Leadership Fund for 2013-2015 (disclosed by the donors themselves):

1. Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America, $2,500
2. Reynolds American, $2,000
3. CVS Health, $750

Top donors to Committee to Elect Klint Kesto for 2013-2014

1. House Republican Campaign Committee, $136,932
2. Michigan Republican Party, $20,000
3. Common Sense Leadership Fund (John Walsh), $10,500
4. (Jase) Bolger Restore Michigan Fund, $10,000
5. Meijer PAC, $10,000
6. DeVos family, $9,000
7. (Al) Pscholka Results PAC, $6,500
8. Auto Dealers of Michigan PAC, $5,150
9. Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association PAC, $5,100
10. Michigan Association of Realtors, Realtors PAC, $5,000
11. Small Business Association of Michigan, $5,000
12. Value for Michigan (John Moolenaar), $5,000
13. Cotton family, $4,750
14. DTE Energy Co. PAC, $4,300

Top donors to the Kesto Leadership Fund for 2013-2014

1. Todd Perkins, $1,500
2. Mohammad Ashraf Quazi, $500

Top donors to Committee to Elect Klint Kesto for 2011-2012

1. House Republican Campaign Committee, $42,755
2. Klint Kesto, $10,398
3. Michigan Chamber of Commerce PAC, $5,000
4. Michigan Republican Party, $5,000
5. One Tough Nerd PAC (Rick Snyder), $5,000
6. Common Sense Leadership Fund (John Walsh), $4,500
7. (Jim) Stamas Leadership PAC, $4,500
8. (Michael) Callton Action Fund, $3,500
9. (Jase) Bolger Restore Michigan Fund, $2,500
10. (Joe) Haveman House Fund, $2,500

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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