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.

7th Senate District, Sen. Pat Colbeck

7TH SENATE DISTRICT (A portion of Wayne County)

Current senator: The current senator for the 7th District is Sen. Pat Colbeck (R-Canton). The district features Canton Twp., Livonia, Northville, Plymouth, Plymouth Twp. and Wayne. According to the Senate Republicans, he has over 20 years of engineering and management experience. He serves on the Elections and Government Reform Committee, the Education Committee, Judiciary Committee Veterans, Military Affairs and Homeland Security Committee and the State Police and Military Affairs Appropriations subcommittees.

A map of the 7th District is available here.

Sen. Pat Colbeck raises money through a candidate committee, Friends of Pat Colbeck and Our American Heritage. He is also linked to a 527 administrative account, Fixing Michigan Fund.

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

1. Senate Republican Campaign Committee, $191,732

2. DeVos family, $18,000

3. Michigan Association of Realtors, Realtors PAC $11,200

4. Michigan Jobs Fund (Roger Kahn), $7,352

5. (Jack) Brandenburg Liberty PAC, $6,000

6. Patrick Colbeck, $5,176

7. Michigan State Police Troopers PAC, $5,000

8. Wayne County 11th Congressional District GOP, $4,500

9. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan PAC, $4,400

10. DTE Energy Co. PAC, $4,200

11. Ethelyn and Richard Haworth, $4,000

12. Ron and Eileen Weiser, $4,000


Top donors to Friends of Pat Colbeck and Our American Heritage for 2015-2016:

1. Ron Weiser, $1,000
2. Michigan Jobs Fund, $1,000
3. General Motors PAC, $750
4. John Blanchard, $500
5. Nextera Energy PAC, $500
6. Auto Dealers of Michigan, $250
7. Kevin Korpi, Acuitas, $250
8. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, $250
9. Robert Steele, doctor, $250
10. Mary Lamparter, $250

Top donors to Fixing Michigan Fund 2013-2016:

No contributions disclosed.

Top Donors to Friends of Pat Colbeck for 2011-2014:

1. Senate Republican Campaign Committee, $191,732
2. DeVos family, $18,000
3. Michigan Association of Realtors, Realtors PAC, $11,200
4. Michigan Jobs Fund (Roger Kahn), $6,352
5. (Jack) Brandenburg Liberty PAC, $6,000
6. Patrick Colbeck, $5,176
7. Michigan State Police Troopers PAC, $5,000
8. Wayne County 11th Congressional District GOP, $4,500
9. DTE Energy Co. PAC, $4,200
10. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan PAC, $4,150
11. Ethelyn and Richard Haworth, $4,000
12. Fritz, Christine and Eric, $3,500
13. Auto Dealers of Michigan PAC, $3,300
14. Diane and Rudie Noble, $3,300
15. Eugene and Sonia Jurkiw, $3,000
16. Paul and Sherry Mitchell, $3,000
17. Eileen and Ron Weiser, $3,000

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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