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 Senate District, Sen. Betty Jean Alexander

5TH SENATE DISTRICT (A portion of Wayne County)

Current senator: The current senator for the 5th District is Sen. Betty Jean Alexander (D-Detroit). The district includes Dearborn Heights City, Detroit City, Garden City, Inkster City and Redford Township. Alexander first won the seat in the Senate in 2018, beating an incumbent in the Democratic primary. According to her official website, she previously worked in an administrative role for Wayne County.

A map of the 5th District is available here.

Sen. Alexander raises money through candidate committee, Committee to Elect Betty Alexander.

TALLY: Top Disclosed Donors To Sen. Alexander From 2018 Until The Present:

1. Michigan Education Association PAC, $1,750

2. Ananich Future Fund, Jim Ananich, $1,500

3. Health PAC, Michigan Health & Hospital Association, $1,000

4. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, $1,000

5. Sherry Gay-Dagnogo Strong Women Lead PAC, $500

6. Mark Leipsitz, Grosse Pointe Shores, $500

7. Michigan Community Colleges Association, $500    

8. Albert Gregory Eaton, Karoub, $450

9. Michigan Association of Theatre Owners, $400

10. DTE Energy Company, $350


DETAILED LISTS:

Top donors to Committee to Elect Betty Alexander for 2019-2020:

1. Ananich Future Fund, Jim Ananich, $1,000    
2. Michigan Health & Hospital Association, Health PAC, $500    
3. Blue Cross Blue Shield, $500    
4. Michigan Community Colleges Association, $500    
5. Michigan Education Association, MEA, $250
6. Michigan Association for Justice, $250     
7. Albert Gregory Eaton, Karoub, $200
8. Realtors PAC, $200    
9. Auto Dealers of Michigan, $200    
10. Michigan Association of Theatre Owners, $150

Top donors to Committee to Elect Betty Alexander for 2018:

1. Michigan Education Association PAC, $1,500
2. Ananich Future Fund, Jim Ananich, $500
3. Health PAC, Michigan Health & Hospital Association, $500
4. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, $500
5. Sherry Gay-Dagnogo Strong Women Lead PAC, $500
6. Mark Leipsitz, Grosse Pointe Shores, $500
7. DTE Energy Company, $250
8. Laquita Hunter, attorney, $250
9. Pipefitters Local 636, $250
10. James Allen, attorney, $250
11. Clark Hill PAC, $250

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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