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.

8th Senate District, Sen. Jack Brandenburg

8TH SENATE DISTRICT (A portion of Macomb County)

Current senator: The current senator for the 8th District is Sen. Jack Brandenburg (R-Harrison Twp.). The district includes Chesterfield Twp., Harrison Twp., Mt. Clemens, St Clair Shores, Shelby Twp. and Utica. Brandenburg is the chairman of the Finance Committee and a member of committees on economic development and international investment, insurance, and local government, according to the Senate Republicans. He also serves as majority caucus whip for the Republican caucus.

A map of the 8th District is available here.

Sen. Jack Brandenburg raises money through a candidate committee, Committee to Elect Jack Brandenburg, a leadership PAC, Brandenburg Leadership PAC, and an administrative account, Brandenburg Freedom Fund. The administrative account has only self-reported donors for 2013 and 2014.

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

1. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, $19,000

2. Moroun family, $16,000

3. Michigan Association of CPAs, $15,500

4. DeVos family, $14,000

5. Auto Dealers, $12,600

6. Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association, $11,250

7. DTE Energy Co., $10,850

8. McLaren Health, $10,000

9. Michigan Realtors Association, $10,000

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

11. Michigan Bankers Association PAC, $9,700

12. Ford Motor Civic Action Fund, $7,750


DETAILED LISTS

Top donors to Committee to Elect Jack Brandenburg for 2017-2018:

1. Shawn Krause, Quicken Loans, $1,000
2. Pepsico Inc. Citizens Fund, $250

Top donors to Brandenburg Liberty PAC for 2017-2018:

No contributions reported.

Top disclosed donors to Brandenburg Freedom Fund for 2017-2018:

No contributions reported.

Top disclosed donors to Brandenburg Freedom Fund for 2016 (as voluntarily disclosed by the donors themselves):

1. Reynolds American Inc., $500
2. CVS Health, $500

Top donors to Brandenburg Liberty PAC for 2015-2016:

1. Committee to Elect Jack Brandenburg, Candidate Committee, $7,900
2. Michigan Beer and Wine Wholesalers Association PAC, $1,000
3. Michigan Association of CPAs PAC, $1,000
4. Altria Group Inc. PAC, $1,000

Top donors to Committee to Elect Jack Brandenburg for 2015-2016:

1. Michigan Credit Union League PAC, $2,500
2. John Axe, $1,500
3. James B. Nicholson, $1,500
4. Realtors PAC of Michigan, $1,500
5. Michigan Chamber PAC, $1,500
6. Ronald Weiser, $1,500
7. Auto Dealers of Michigan, $1,500
8. Michigan Association of CPAs, $1,500
9. Centerpoint PAC, $1,500
10. DTE Energy Company PAC, $1,500
11. Myles Paisley, $1,500
12. James Kasmark Jr., $1,500
13. Matthew T. Moroun, $1,500
14. Blue Cross Blue Shield Michigan PAC, $1,500
15. Michigan Bankers Association, PAC, $1,500
16. Dave Otto, $1,500
17. Waste Management Employees PAC, $1,500

Top disclosed donors to Brandenburg Freedom Fund for 2015 (as voluntarily disclosed by the donors themselves):

1. CVS Health, $250

Top reported donors to Brandenburg Freedom Fund for 2013-2014:

1. McLaren Health, $10,000
2. Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of American, $3,250
3. S&K Steel Products, $3,000
4. Walmart, $2,500
5. Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Pottawatomi Indians, $2,000
6. AT&T, $2,000
7. Next Era, $2,000
8. JAVMO LLC, $2,000
9. Muchmore Harrington Smalley, $2,000
10. RAI Services, $1,500
11. Landfill Management Company, $1,000
12. America’s Wind Energy Association, $500
13. Michigan Funeral Directors Association PAC, $300

Top donors to Brandenburg Liberty PAC for 2011-2014:

1. Moroun family, $9,000
2. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, $8,000
3. Michigan Jobs Fund, $5,000
4. Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers PAC, $3,400
5. Michigan Credit Union League PAC, $3,000
6. Michigan Bankers PAC, $3,000
7. Auto Dealers PAC, $3,000
8. Jim Nicholson, $3,000
9. Centerpointe PAC, $2,800
10. Michigan Association of CPAs, $2,500
11. Joseph Richert, $2,500
12. Paul Condino, Petroleum Dealers, $2,000
13. Mark O’Halla, McLaren Macomb, $1,400
14. Michigan Chamber PAC, $1,000

Top donors to Committee to Elect Jack Brandenburg for 2011-2014:

1. DeVos family, $14,000
2. Michigan Association of CPAs, $10,500
3. Michigan Association of Realtors PAC, $10,000
4. (Randy) Richardville Leadership Fund, $10,000
5. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, $9,500
6. DTE Energy Co. PAC, $9,350
7. Michigan Bankers Association PAC, $8,200
8. Auto Dealers of Michigan PAC, $8,100
9. Ford Motor Civic Action Fund, $7,750
10. Michigan Services Credit Union PAC, $7,000
11. Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association PAC, $6,850
12. Michigan Chamber of Commerce PAC $5,500
13. Moroun family, $5,500
14. Michigan Altria Group Inc PAC, $5,000
15. (Jack) Brandenburg Liberty PAC, $5,000
16. Michigan Distributors & Vendors Association PAC / MDVA PAC, $4,650
17. United Parcel Service, UPS PAC, $4,500
18. Muchmore, Harrington, Smalley & Associates PAC, $4,200

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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