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.

38th Senate District, Sen. Tom Casperson

38TH SENATE DISTRICT (A portion of the Upper Peninsula)

Current senator: The current senator for the 38th District is Sen. Tom Casperson (R-Escanaba). He represents Alger, Baraga, Delta, Dickinson, Gogebic, Houghton, Iron, Keweenaw, Marquette, Menominee, Ontonagon and Schoolcraft.

According to the Senate Republicans, Casperson serves as chair of the Transportation Committee and the Natural Resources Committee.

A map of the 38th District is available here.

Sen. Tom Casperson raises money through a candidate committee, Tom Casperson for State Senate. He ran for the U.S. Congress in 2016, losing in the Republican primary. Sen. Casperson is also linked to a side account, the UP Ward Fund, which doesn't have to disclose its donors.

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

1. Operating Engineers Local 324, $11,500

2. DTE Energy Co. PAC, $11,000

3. Michigan Association of Realtors, Realtors PAC, $10,500

4. (Randy) Richardville Leadership Fund, $10,000

5. Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters PAC, $10,000

6. Michigan Health & Hospital Association, Health PAC, $9,500

7. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan PAC, $9,500

8. DeVos family, $9,000

9. Michigan Association of Health Plans PAC, MAHP PAC, $8,500

10. Michigan Infrastructure & Transportation PAC, MITA PAC, $5,339

11. Cleveland-Cliffs PAC, $5,000


DETAILED LISTS:

Top donors to Tom Casperson for State Senate for 2015-2016:

1. Operating Engineers Local 324, $11,500
2. Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters PAC, $5,000
3. General Motors PAC $5,000
4. Auto Dealers of Michigan PAC, $4,000
5. Michigan Petroleum PAC, $3,000
6. Michigan Association of Nurse Anesthetists, $3,000
7. ITC Holdings Corporation PAC – State, $2,250
8. Rizzo Environmental Services PAC, $2,000
9. Michigan State Police Troopers PAC, $2,000
10. Michigan Association of Health Plan PAC,, MAHP PAC, $2,000
11. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, $1,500
12. DTE Energy Company PAC, $1,500
13. Dykema Gossett  PAC, $1,500
14. Michigan Association of CPAs, $1,000
15. Robert Jaquart, $1,000
16. Cleveland Cliffs Iron Co PAC, $1,000
17. Eli Lilly & Co. PAC, $1,000
18. Comerica PAC, $1,000

Top known donors to the UP Ward Fund for 2013-2015 (disclosed by the donors themselves):

1. Reynolds American, $4,500
2. 3M, $1,000

Top donors to Tom Casperson for State Senate for 2011-2014:

1. Michigan Association of Realtors, Realtors PAC, $10,500
2. (Randy) Richardville Leadership Fund, $10,000
3. DTE Energy Co. PAC, $9,500
4. Michigan Health & Hospital Association, Health PAC, $9,500
5. DeVos family, $9,000
6. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan PAC, $8,000
7. Senate Republican Campaign Committee, $7,856
8. Michigan Petroleum Jobbers PAC, $6,750
9. Michigan Association of Health Plans PAC, MAHP PAC, $6,500
10. Michigan Infrastructure & Transportation PAC, MITA PAC, $5,339
11. Citizens Action Fund (Sterling Corp), $5,000
12. Cleveland-Cliffs PAC, $5,000
13. Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters PAC, $5,000
14. Michigan Chamber of Commerce PAC, $4,200
15. EQ, Wayne Disposal PAC, $4,000
16. General Motors Corp. PAC, $4,000
17. Michigan Bankers Association PAC, $3,800
18. 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 mcfn@mcfn.org.

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