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.

35th Senate District, Sen. Darwin Booher

35TH SENATE DISTRICT (A portion of Northern Michigan)

Current senator: The current senator for the 35th Senate District is Sen. Darwin Booher (R-Evart). The district includes Benzie County, Crawford County, Kalkaska County, Lake County, Leelanau County, Manistee County, Mason County, Missaukee County, Ogemaw County, Osceola County, Roscommon County and Wexford County. He chairs the Senate Banking & Financial Institutions Committee and serves as a member of the Agriculture, Appropriations and Education committees.

A map of the 35th District is available here.

Sen. Darwin Booher raises money through a candidate committee, Friends of Darwin L. Booher.


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

1. Darwin Booher, $41,815

2. Michigan Bankers Association PAC, Bank PAC, $13,600

3. Michigan Credit Union League, $13,000

4. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan PAC, $12,900

5. JP Morgan Chase & Co Michigan PAC, $11,500

6. DeVos family, $9,000

7. Community Bankers PAC, $7,250

8. Flagstar PAC, $6,500

9. Michigan Jobs Fund, Roger Kahn, $6,352

10. Friends of Ferris, $5,000


Top donors to Friends of Darwin L. Booher for 2017-2018:

1. Community Bankers PAC, $2,500
2. Michigan Credit Union League, $2,000
3. Linda Tondu, Texas, $2,000
4. Michigan Bankers Association, MI BANK PAC, $2,000
5. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan PAC, $2,000
6. Manny Lentine, lobbyist, $1,000
7. Green & White PAC, $1,000
8. Friends of Saginaw Valley, $1,000
9. Advance America Cash PAC, $1,000
10. Flagstar PAC, $1,000
11. Huntington Good Government Fund, $1,000

Top donors to Friends of Darwin L. Booher for 2015-2016:

1. Michigan Bankers Association, Bank PAC, $3,000
2. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan PAC, $2,500
3. Darwin Booher, $2,141
4. Michigan Credit Union League, $2,000
5. Todd Carlson, $2,000
6. Lee Schear, $2,000
7. Comerica PAC, $2,000
8. MorbanPAC, $2,000
9. Robert Meyer Jr., $1,900
10. Friends of Ferris, $1,250
11. Spartan PAC, $1,100
12. Robert Tondu, $1,000
13. Friends of Southwestern Michigan PAC, $1,000
14. Michigan Petroleum Jobbers PAC $1,000
15. Community Bankers Association PAC, $1,000
16. Muchmore Harrington Smalley & Associates PAC, $1,000

Top donors to Friends of Darwin L. Booher for 2011-2014:

1. Darwin Booher, $40,000
2. JP Morgan Chase & Co Michigan PAC, $11,500
3. DeVos family, $9,000
4. Michigan Credit Union League Action Fund, $9,000
5. Michigan Bankers Association PAC, Bank PAC, $8,600
6. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan PAC, $8,400
7. Michigan Jobs Fund (Roger Kahn), $6,352
8. Flagstar PAC, $5,500
9. Friends of Ferris, $4,000
10. CMS Energy Employees for Better Government, $3,900
11. Michigan Association of Community Bankers PAC, $3,750
12. DTE Energy Co. PAC, $3,500
13. Michigan Farm Bureau PAC, AGRI PAC, $3,500

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

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