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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32nd Senate District, Sen. Ken Horn

32ND SENATE DISTRICT (Saginaw County and the western portion of Genesee County)

Current senator: The current senator for the 32nd District is Sen. Ken Horn (R-Frankenmuth). He represents all of Saginaw County and the western portion of Genesee County. According to his official website, Horn previously owned a restaurant and was vice president of donor services at the Saginaw Community Foundation. He was also a Saginaw County Commission member.

Horn is the chairman of the Senate Economic and Small Business Development Committee.

A map of the 32nd District is available here.

Sen. Ken Horn raises money through a candidate committee, Ken Horn For Senate, a leadership PAC, Horn Senate Majority Fund, and an administrative account, the Spirit of Michigan Fund. The Spirit of Michigan Fund hasn't disclosed any donors since the end of 2014.

TALLY: Top Disclosed Donors To Sen. Horn And Connected Committees From 2011 Until The Present:

1. Senate Republican Campaign Committee, $271,190

2. CMS and Consumers Energy, $38,900

3. AT&T, $35,100

4. DTE Energy, $31,100

5. Moving Michigan Forward Fund II, Arlan Meekhof, $20,500

6. Kowall Majority Fund, Mike Kowall, $20,000

7. Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association PAC, $18,750

8. Michigan Jobs Fund, Roger Kahn, $17,000

9. Michigan Association of Realtors, Realtors PAC, $14,800

10. DeVos family, $13,000


DETAILED LISTS:

Top donors to Ken Horn For Senate for 2019-2020:

1. Auto Dealers of Michigan, $2,000
2. CMS Energy, $1,000
3. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, $1,000
4. Dykema Gossett PAC, $500
5. Michigan Chamber PAC, $500
6. General Motors PAC, $500
7. State Farm Agents and Associates, $500
8. DTE Energy, $500
9. Michigan State Police Troopers, $500
10. Friends of Ferris, $500
11. Realtors PAC, $500
12. Dental PAC, $500
13. Morban PAC, $500
14. Michigan Professional Firefighters, $500

Top donors to Horn Senate Majority Fund for 2019-2020:

No contributors reported yet.

Top donors to Ken Horn For Senate for 2017-2018:

1. Senate Republican Campaign Committee, $12,000
2. Stamas Leadership PAC, Jim Stamas, $10,018
3. DeVos family, Amway, $10,000
4. CMS Energy Employees For Better Government, $8,500
5. Haworth family, Haworth Inc., $8,000
6. Compete Michigan, Mike Shirkey, $7,501
7. Hemlock Semiconductor PAC, $6,500
8. Realtors PAC, Michigan Association of Realtors, $4,900
9. DTE Energy Co. PAC, $4,600
10. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan PAC, $4,500
11. MAC PAC, Peter MacGregor, $4,500

Top donors to Horn Senate Majority Fund for 2017-2018:

1. Business Leaders for Michigan, $7,000
2. Comcast Corp. PAC, $5,500
3. John Lunsford, Rapid Advance, $2,500
4. Frankenmuth PAAC, $2,000
5. 4th Congressional District Republican Committee, $1,000
6. Friends of Saginaw Valley State University, $350
7. Michigan Association of Theatre Owners, $300

Top known donors to Spirit of Michigan for 2016 (as voluntarily disclosed by the donors themselves):

1. AT&T, $4,000
2. CVS Health, $500

Top donors to Ken Horn For Senate for 2015-2016:

1. DTE Energy Company PAC, $5,000
2. CMS Energy Employees for Better Government, Consumers Energy, $4,800
3. General Motors Company PAC, $4,000
4. Michigan Credit Union League, $3,500
5. Michigan Beer and Wine Wholesalers Association PAC, $3,150
6. Auto Dealers of Michigan, $3,000
7. DeVos family, $3,000
8. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan PAC $2,500
9. Michigan Society of Anesthesiologists, $2,500
10. Michigan Association of Insurance Agents, Agent PAC, $1,250
11. Dow Corning Legislative Action, $1,000
12. Ford Motor Company Civic Action PAC, $1,000
13. McAlvey Merchant PAC, $1,000
14. Michigan Petroleum PAC, $1,000
15. Dykema Gossett, $1,000

Top donors to Horn Senate Majority Fund for 2015-2016 (this fund started in 2015):

1. Business Leaders for Michigan PAC, $5,000
2. Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers PAC, $2,000
3. David Carroll, Quicken Loans, $1,000

Top known donors to Spirit of Michigan for 2015 (disclosed by the donors themselves):

1. AT&T, $3,000
2. Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America, $1,500
3. CVS Health, $500

Top donors to Ken Horn For Senate for 2011-2014:

1. Senate Republican Campaign Committee, $259,190
2. (Mike) Kowall Majority Fund, $20,000
3. Moving Michigan Forward Fund II (Arlan Meekhof), $20,000
4. DTE Energy Co. PAC, $16,000
5. Michigan Jobs Fund (Roger Kahn), $16,000
6. CMS Energy Employees for Better Government, $15,100
7. Michigan Association of Realtors, Realtors PAC, $10,400
8. Michigan Farm Bureau PAC, AGRI PAC, $7,785
9. Frankenmuth PAC, $7,450
10. Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association PAC, $7,250
11. Michigan Chamber of Commerce PAC, $7,000
12. Fund for a Republican Majority, FARM (Mike Nofs), $6,000
13. Automobile Club of Michigan PAC, ACPAC, $5,700
14. (Randy) Richardville Leadership Fund, $5,140
15. 4th Congressional Dist. Republican Committee, $5,000
16. Meijer PAC, $5,000

Top donors to Spirit of Michigan for 2011-2014:

1. AT&T Michigan, $22,100
2. Consumers Energy, $5,000
3. Sprint Nextel, $3,000
4. NextEra Energy Resources, $2,000
5. Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers Association, $2,000
6. Insurance Institute of Michigan, $1,000
7. Pioneer State Mutual Insurance, $500

Top donors to Friends of Ken Horn for 2011-2012 *This was his House committee:

1. DTE Energy Co. PAC, $5,000
2. CMS Energy Employees for Better Government, $5,000
3. Telecommunications Association of Michigan PAC, $3,200
4. AT&T Michigan PAC, $3,000
5. Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association, $3,000
6. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan PAC, $2,700
7. Dow Corning Legislative Action, $2,250
8. American Electric Power Co PAC, $2,000
9. Auto Dealers of Michigan PAC, $1,400
10. SEMCO Energy Inc. PAC, $1,100
11. Michigan Altria Group Inc. PAC, $900

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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