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 Nov. 27, 2018, covering disclosures through Oct. 21, 2018.

14th House District, Rep. Cara Clemente

14TH HOUSE DISTRICT (Lincoln Park, Melvindale, Riverview and Wyandotte)

Current representative: Rep. Cara Clemente (D-Lincoln Park) is the current representative for the 14th District. The district includes Lincoln Park, Melvindale, Riverview and Wynadotte. Rep. Clemente was first elected to the Michigan House in 2016, taking office in 2017.

According to House Democrats, Rep. Clemente worked as a manager at Clemente’s Bar, Restaurant and Bowling Alley before the establishment closed. She also worked as an academic development coordinator in area schools and as a teacher. She is the wife of Paul Clemente, who previously held the seat.

A map of the 14th House District is available here.

Clemente raises money through a candidate committee, Friends of Cara Clemente.

TALLY: Top Disclosed Donors To Rep. Clemente And Connected Committees From 2015 Until The Present

1. Cara Clemente, teacher, $35,462

2. Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association, $7,000

3. Michigan Credit Union League, $5,500

4. Auto Dealers of Michigan PAC, $2,750

5. Operating Engineers Local 324, $2,500

6. Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters, $2,500

7. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, $1,850

8. Registrars Local 58, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, $1,600

9. Community Bankers Association, $1,550

10. Michigan Bankers Association, MI BANK PAC, $1,250

 


DETAILED LISTS:

Top donors to Friends of Cara Clemente for 2017-2018:

1. Michigan Credit Union League, $4,500
2. Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association, $4,000
3. Operating Engineers Local 324, $2,500
4. Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters, $2,500
5. Auto Dealers of Michigan, $2,250
6. Community Bankers, $1,550
7. Michigan Bankers Association, $1,250
8. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, $1,250
9. Registrars Local 58 International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, $1,000
10. Elder Fund for Michigan, Brian Elder, $1,000
11. Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineering Trainmen, $1,000

Top donors to Friends of Cara Clemente for 2015-2016:

1. Cara Clemente, teacher, $35,015
2. Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association, $3,000
3. Axcess Financial Services PAC, $1,000
4. Michigan Credit Union League, $1,000
5. Registrars Local 58, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, $600
6. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, $600
7. DTE Energy Co. PAC, $600
8. Michigan Association of CPAs PAC, $500
9. Auto Dealers of Michigan PAC, $500
10. Michigan Petroleum Association and Michigan Association of Convenience Stores, $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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