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 Aug. 17, 2017.

29th Senate District, Sen. Dave Hildenbrand

29TH SENATE DISTRICT (A portion of Kent County)

Current senator: The current senator for the 29th District is Sen. David Hildenbrand (R-Lowell). The district includes Ada Township, Bowne Township, Caledonia Township, Cascade Township, East Grand Rapids city, Grand Rapids city, Grand Rapids Township, Lowell city and Lowell Township. Hildenbrand is the chair of the House Appropriations Committee.

A map of the 29th District is available here.

Sen. David Hildenbrand raises money through a candidate committee, Dave Hildenbrand for State Senate, and a leadership PAC, the Hildenbrand Leadership Fund. He is also linked to a nonprofit organization, Hildenbrand Community Fund, which doesn't have to disclose its donors.

 

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

1. DeVos family, $21,000

2. Business Leaders for Michigan PAC, $18,500

3. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan PAC, $17,500

4. Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association PAC, $13,785

5. DTE Energy PAC, $13,750

6. Meijer PAC, $12,650

7. Auto Dealers of Michigan PAC, $8,500

8. Comcast PAC, $8,500

9. Michigan Bankers Association PAC, Bank PAC, $7,750

10. Michigan Association of Realtors, Realtors PAC, $7,750

11. Michigan Credit Union League Action Fund, $6,800


DETAILED LISTS:

Top donors to Dave Hildenbrand for State Senate for 2017-2018:

1. Ford Civic Action Fund PAC, $1,000
2. Dykema Gossett PAC, $1,000
3. Kellogg Better Government Committee, $500
4. Huntington Good Government Fund, $500
5. Michigan Manufacturers Association, $250
6. Coca-Cola Company PAC, $250
7. Norfolk Southern Corp. PAC, $250
8. Michigan Association of Counties, $250
9. Michigan Farm Bureau, $250
10. Rusty Merchant, lobbyist, $250

Top donors to Hildenbrand Leadership Fund for 2017-2018:

1. Delta PAC, $1,500
2. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, $2,500
3. Friends of Spectrum Health, $1,000
4. Karoub Associates PAC, $1,000
5. Michigan Education Partners, $1,000
6. Michigan Health & Hospital Association, Health PAC, $1,000
7. Michigan Chiropractic Society PAC, $1,000
8. Michigan Association of Insurance Agents, Agent PAC, $1,000
9. Michigan Chamber PAC, $1,000
10. Green and White PAC, $1,000

Top known donors to Hildenbrand Community Fund for 2016 (as voluntarily disclosed by the donors themselves):

1. Powering the Economy Super PAC, $5,500
2. Reynolds American Inc., $500
3. Johnson & Johnson, $500

Top donors to Dave Hildenbrand for State Senate for 2015-2016:

1. Dykema Gossett State PAC, $2,532
2. General Motors PAC, $2,500
3. Ford Civic Action Fund PAC, $2,250
4. David Van Andel, Van Andel Institute, $2,000
5. Warner Norcross & Judd PAC, $1,500
6. Delta PAC, $1,000
7. Friends of Farmers Insurance PAC, $1,000
8. Michigan Health and Hospital Association, Health PAC, $1,000
9. Muchmore, Harrington, Smalley & Associates PAC, $1,000
10. Pfizer Michigan PAC, $1,000
11. Spartan PAC, $1,000
12. Michigan Education Partners PAC, $1,000
13. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan PAC, $1,000
14. DTE Energy PAC, $1,000
15. Dental PAC of Michigan, $1,000
16. Michigan Beer and Wine Wholesalers PAC, $1,000
17. Health Care Association of Michigan, HCAM PAC, $1,000
18. Michigan Emergency Doctors PAC, $1,000
19. Michigan Altria Group Inc. PAC, $1,000
20. Comerica PAC, $1,000

Top donors to Hildenbrand Leadership Fund for 2015-2016:

1. Business Leaders for Michigan, $7,500
2. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan PAC, $4,500
3. Comcast PAC, $3,500
4. Meijer PAC, $3,000
5. DTE Energy PAC, $3,000
6. Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association PAC, $3,000
7. Jennifer Groendyke, Lacks Enterprises, $2,500
8. Michigan Bankers Association PAC, Bank PAC, $2,500
9. Michigan Health and Hospital Association, Health PAC, $2,000
10. Michigan Education Partners PAC, $2,000
11. Michigan Association of Realtors, Realtors PAC, $2,000
12. Auto Dealers of Michigan PAC, $1,500
13. Spartan PAC, $1,500
14. Michigan Chamber PAC, $1,500

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

1. Michigan Credit Union League, $1,000
2. Johnson & Johnson, $500
3. Reynolds American, $500

Top donors to Dave Hildenbrand for State Senate for 2011-2014:

1. DeVos family,  $18,000
2. (David) Hildenbrand Leadership Fund, $10,000
3. DTE Energy Co. PAC, $8,750
4. Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association PAC, $7,785
5. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan PAC, $7,500
6. Auto Dealers of Michigan PAC, $7,000
7. Meijer PAC, $6,650
8. Michigan Credit Union League Action Fund, $5,800
9. Brooke PAC (Jackson National Life), $5,750
10. Michigan Association of Realtors, Realtors PAC, $5,750
11. Michigan Association of CPAs, $5,500
12. Michigan Bankers Association PAC, Bank PAC, $5,250
13. Cotton family, $5,000
14. Michigan Association of Health Plans PAC, MAHP PAC, $4,750
15. Michigan Chamber of Commerce PAC, $4,750

Top donors to Hildenbrand Leadership Fund for 2011-2014:

1. Business Leaders for Michigan PAC, $11,000
2. Comcast PAC, $5,000
3. DeVos family, $3,000
4. Meijer PAC, $3,000
5. Association of Accredited Child and Family Agencies, $2,500
6. Michigan Chiropractic Society PAC, $2,500
7. Michigan Manufactured House PAC, $2,500
8. JP Morgan Chase Michigan PAC, $2,000
9. Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association PAC, $2,000
10. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan PAC, $2,000
11. Michigan State Troopers PAC, $2,000
12. Josh Katke, Imaging Alliance of Michigan, $1,500
13. Jewish Agency PAC, JAPAC, $1,500

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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