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.

5th Senate District, Sen. David Knezek

5TH SENATE DISTRICT (A portion of Wayne County)

Current senator: The current senator for the 5th District is Sen. David Knezek (D-Dearborn Heights). The district includes Dearborn Heights City, Detroit City, Garden City, Inkster City and Redford Township. Knezek serves as serves as chairman of the Senate Democratic Caucus. According to the Senate Democrats, he was honorably discharged from the United States Marine Corps in 2012. He previously served a term in the Michigan House.

A map of the 5th District is available here.

Sen. David Knezek raises money through a candidate committee, David Knezek for Senate, and two leadership PACs, Knezek for Michigan and Knezek Majority Fund, which was previously named PAC to the Future.

TALLY: Top Disclosed Donors To Sen. Knezek From 2011 Until The Present:

1. David Knezek, $19,600

2. Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters, $10,200

3. Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers PAC, $10,149

4. Michigan Association of Health Plans, $9,000

5. Registrars PAC Local 58 International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, $8,000

6. DTE Energy, $7,000

7. Operating Engineers Local 324 PAC, $7,000

8. Auto Dealers of Michigan $6,500

9. Michigan Health and Hospital Association, Health PAC, $6,000

10. Comcast PAC, $6,000


DETAILED LISTS:

Top donors to David Knezek for Senate for 2015-2016:

1. Registrars PAC Local 58 IBEW, $8,000
2. Knezek for Michigan, David Knezek, $6,000
3. Ananich Future Fund, Jim Ananich, $5,000
4. Ford Motor Company, $3,200
5. Michigan Nurse Anesthetists PAC, $2,500
6. Michigan Association for Justice, $2,250
7. Operating Engineers Local 324, $2,000
8. DTE Energy PAC, $2,000
9. Blue Cross Blue Shield PAC, $2,000
10. Phillip Fisher, The Fisher Group, $2,000
11. Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association PAC, $1,500
12. Axcess Financial Services PAC, $1,500
13. CMS Energy, $1,500

Top donors to Knezek for Michigan 2015-2016

1. Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers PAC, $7,500
2. Michigan Association of Health Plans PAC, $6,500
3. Comcast and NBC PAC, $6,000
4. Business Leaders for Michigan PAC, $5,000
5. Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters, $4,700
6. Michigan Health and Hospital Association, Health PAC, $4,500
7. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, $3,500
8. DTE Energy Co. Pac, $3,000
9. Michigan Bankers Association PAC, $3,000
10. Michigan Association of CPAs PAC, $2,500
11. Troopers PAC, $2,000
13. Detroit Police Officers Association, $2,000
14. Michigan Infrastructure and Transportation Association PAC, $2,000
15. Auto Dealers of Michigan PAC, $2,000

Top donors to Knezek Majority Fund for 2015-2016:

No contributors reported.

Top donors to Knezek for Michigan 2014:

1. Delta PAC, $500
2. SEMCO Energy PAC, $500
3. David Knezek, $50

Top donors to David Knezek for Senate for 2013-2014:

1. Friends to Elect David Knezek (State Rep.),  $15,500
2. David Knezek, $8,400
3. Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters PAC, $3,000
4. Auto Dealers of Michigan PAC, $2,500
5. Michigan Association of Health Plans PAC, $2,500
6. Pipefitters Local 636 PAC, $2,500
7. Michigan Association of Realtors PAC, $2,500
8. Great Lakes Leadership Fund (David Knezek), $2,407
9. Mahde Abdallah, $2,000
10. DTE Energy Co. PAC, $2,000
11. Phillip Fisher, $2,000
12. Health Alliance Plan PAC, $2,000
13. Michigan Association of Counties PAC, $2,000
14. (Tim) Melton for Michigan, $2,000
15. School Administrators PAC, $2,000

Top donors to David Knezek State House campaign 2011-2012:

1. David Knezek, $11,150
2. Operating Engineers Local 324 PAC, $5,000
3. Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters PAC, $2,500
4. Michigan Health & Hospital Association, Health PAC, $2,000
5. Michigan Education Association, MEA PAC, $2,000
6. Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association PAC, $1,149
7. AFSCME P.E.O.P.L.E., $1,000
8. Auto Dealers of Michigan PAC, $1,000
9. Melissa & Shannon Crawford, $1,000
10. Jane & James Turner, $1,000
11. United Auto Workers, UAW Michigan Voluntary PAC, $1,000

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.