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 state officeholders' top donors over time across a variety of giving methods. The data comes from the Secretary of State’s database and IRS filings.

The data was last updated Aug. 16, 2019. For candidate committees, the numbers cover through July 20, 2019. For political action committees (PACs) connected to officeholders, the numbers cover through July 20, 2019.

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5th House District, Rep. Cynthia A. Johnson

5TH HOUSE DISTRICT (Central Detroit, the lower West Side of Detroit and Southwest Detroit)

Current representative: Rep. Cynthia A. Johnson (D-Detroit) is the current representative for the 5th House District. According to House Democrats, she previously worked as a corrections officer for the Michigan Department of Corrections. She then began working parole and probation cases. Johnson has also hosted her own radio show.

She was first elected to the Michigan House in 2018, taking office in 2019.

A map of the 5th House District is available here

Rep. Johnson raises money through a House candidate committee, Cynthia A. Johnson Stands Up For All Of Detroit.

TALLY: Top Disclosed Donors To Johnson And Connected Committees From 2018 Until The Present:

  Donor Amount Industry
1. Cynthia Johnson $22,377 Candidate
2. Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters $2,000 Organized Labor
3. Realtor's PAC of MI $1,700 Real Estate
4. DTE Energy $1,500 Utilities
5. Michigan Education Association $1,250 Education
6. Elder Fund of MI, Brian Elder $1,200 Politicians
7. Blue Cross Blue Shield $500 Health Care
8. Leaders Engaged Actively in Democracy, Tenisha Yancey $500 Politicians
9. MI Community College Association $500 Education
10. Michigan Laborers Political League $500 Organized Labor

 

DETAILED LISTS:

Top donors to Cynthia A. Johnson Stands Up For All Of Detroit for 2019-2020:

  Donor Amount Industry
1. DTE Energy $1,250 Utilities
2. Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters $1,000 Organized Labor
3. Blue Cross Blue Shield $500 Health Care
4. Henry Ford Health System $500 Health Care
5. Michigan Education Association $500 Education
6. MI Community College Association $500 Education
7. Delta airlines $350 Business
8. Clark Hill, law firm $250 Attorney
9. Ford Motor Company $250 Business
10. MI Health & Hospital Association $250 Health Care
11. Joe Tate Leadership PAC, Joe Tate $250 Politicians
12. Gwendolyn Lewis, Detroit City Council $250 Individuals
13. MI Greenstone PAC $250 Agriculture
14. Michigan Osteopathis Fund $250 Health Care
15. Strengthening Michigan Fund, Chris Greig $250 Politicians

 

Top donors to Cynthia A. Johnson Stands Up For All Of Detroit for 2018:

  Donor Amount Industry
1. Cynthia Johnson $22,326 Politicians
2. Realtors PAC of MI $1,500 Real Estate
3. Elder Fund for MI, Brian Elder $1,200 Politicians
4. Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters $1,000 Organized Labor
5. Michigan Education Association $750 Education
6. Leaders Actively Engaged in Democracy, Tenisha Yancey $500 Politicians
7. Michigan Laborers Political League $500 Organized Labor
8. Progressive Women's Caucus $500 Politicans
9. DTE Energy $250 Utilities
10. Grieg Women in Leadership Fund, Christine Greig $250 Politicians
11. Sherry Gay-Dagnogo $250 Politicians

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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