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 May 7, 2017.

36th Senate District, Sen. Jim Stamas

36TH SENATE DISTRICT (A portion of Northern Michigan)

Current senator: The current senator for the 36th District is Sen. Jim Stamas (R-Midland). The district includes Alcona County, Alpena County, Arenac County, Gladwin County, Iosco County, Midland County, Montmorency County, Oscoda County, Otsego County and Presque Isle County. According to the Senate Republicans, Stamas serves on the Appropriations Committee, Economic Development and International Investment, Health Policy, Joint Committee on Administrative Rules, Natural Resources and Michigan Competitiveness.

A map of the district is available here.

Sen. Jim Stamas raises money through a candidate committee, Jim Stamas for State Senate, and a leadership PAC, Stamas Leadership PAC.

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

1. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan PAC, $28,150

2. Health Care Association of Michigan, HCAM PAC, $25,000

3. Comcast Corp. PAC, $24,000

4. Michigan Bankers Association PAC, $21,500

5. Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association PAC, $17,000

6. DTE Energy Co. PAC, $16,950

7. Michigan Health & Hospital Association, Health PAC, $15,200

8. Business Leaders for Michigan, $14,500

9. Dow Chemical PAC, $13,500

10. Dow Corning, $9,950


DETAILED LISTS:

Top donors to Stamas Leadership PAC for 2017-2018:

1. Enterprise Holdings PAC, $1,000

Top donors to Jim Stamas for State Senate for 2015-2016:

1. Ford Motor Co. Civic Action Fund, $3,750
2. Michigan Health and Hospital Association, Health PAC, $3,000
3. General Motors Company PAC, $2,750
4. Michigan Association of Nurse Anesthetists, $2,500
5. Michigan Chamber PAC, $2,500
6. Michigan Credit Union League Action Fund, $2,500
7. James Fitterling, Dow Chemical, $2,500
8. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan PAC, $2,250
9. Dow Chemical Company Employee PAC, $2,000
10. Dykema Gossett PAC, $2,000
11. Michigan Manufactured House, RV and Campground PAC, $2,000  
12. Comerica PAC, $2,000
13. DTE Energy Co. PAC, $1,750

Top donors to Stamas Leadership PAC for 2015-2016:

1. Comcast Corp. PAC, $7,500
2. Health Care Association of Michigan, HCAM PAC, $6,750
3. Michigan Bankers Association PAC, $6,700
4. Dow Chemical PAC, $5,000
5. Business Leaders for Michigan, $5,000
6. Marathon Petroleum Corp. PAC, $5,000
7. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, $4,000
8. Michigan Health & Hospital Association, Health PAC, $3,700
9. Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association PAC, $3,500
10. Dow Corning Legislative Action, $3,000
11. Kevin Denha, Denha Properties, $2,500
12. R. Matt Davis, Dow Chemical, $2,500
13. Andrew Liveris, Dow Chemical, $2,500
14. Howard Ungerleider, Dow Chemical, $2,500
15. Michigan Chamber PAC, $2,500
16. General Motors PAC, $2,500

Top donors to Jim Stamas for State Senate for 2013-2014:

1. Friends of Jim Stamas (state representative committee), $43,227
2. Cotton family, $5,000
3. Dow Corning Corp Legislative Action Team, $5,000
4. House Republican Campaign Committee, $5,000
5. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan PAC, $4,500
6. DTE Energy Co. PAC, $3,500
7. Yvonne and James Fisher, $3,000
8. Health Care Association of Michigan, HCAM-PAC, $3,000
9. Michigan Chiropractic Society, Chiro PAC, $2,750
10. Telecommunications Association PAC, $2,750
11. James Fitterling, $2,500
12. Meijer PAC, $2,500
13. Michigan Chamber of Commerce PAC, $2,500

 

Top donors to Stamas Leadership PAC for 2011-2014:

1. Comcast Corp. PAC, $16,500
2. Michigan Bankers Association PAC, $15,000
3. Health Care Association of Michigan, HCAM PAC, $13,500
4. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan PAC, $11,200
5. Business Leaders for Michigan PAC, $9,500
6. Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association, $8,500
7. Michigan Health & Hospital Association, Health PAC, $8,500
8. DTE Energy PAC, $7,500
9. Dow Chemical PAC, $6,500
10. Michigan Restaurant Association PAC, $6,000
11. Comerica PAC, $5,500
12. Michigan Infrastructure and Transportation Association PAC, $5,200
13. Matthew Moroun, $5,000
14. Jim Stamas for State Senate, $5,000
15. Michigan Manufactured Housing, RV and Camp PAC, $4,500

Top donors to Jim Stamas State House campaign for 2011-2012:

1. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan PAC, $5,000
2. Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association PAC, $5,000
3. One Tough Nerd PAC (Rick Snyder), $5,000
4. Michigan Credit Union League Action Fund, $4,950
5. DTE Energy Co. PAC, $3,000
6. Michigan Altria Group PAC, $3,000
7. Michigan Association of Realtors, Realtors PAC, $3,000
8. CMS Energy Employees for Better Government, $2,750
9. Telecommunications Association of Michigan PAC, $2,700

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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