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 Feb. 21, 2017.

30th Senate District, Sen. Arlan Meekhof

30TH SENATE DISTRICT (Ottawa County)

Current representative: Sen. Arlan Meekhof (R-West Olive) is the current senator for the 30th District. Meekhof is the Senate majority leader for 2015-2018. Previously, he was the Senate majority floor leader. According to the Senate Republicans, Meekhof served four years in the Michigan House of Representatives in the 89th District from 2007-2010 before joining the Senate.

A look at the 30th Senate District is here.

Meekhof raises money through a candidate committee, Meekhof for State Senate and three leadership PACs. The leadership PACs are Moving Michigan Forward, Moving Michigan Forward II and Meekhof Senate PAC. He also has an administrative account, the Meekhof Administrative Account. And he is linked to a nonprofit called the West Michigan Community Preservation Fund, which doesn't have to disclose it donors.

TALLY: Top Disclosed Donors To Meekhof From 2011 To The Present

1. West Michigan Community Preservation (nonprofit that doesn't disclose donors giving to other Meekhof funds), $60,000

2. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, $58,000

3. DeVos family, $54,500

4. John Kennedy, $50,000

5. Business Leaders For Michigan PAC, $42,500

6. Van Andel family, $37,500

7. Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association, $29,009

8. J.M. Jung, $26,000

9. Michigan Chamber of Commerce PAC, $25,500

10. Cotton family, $25,000


DETAILED LISTS:

Top donors to Meekhof for State Senate For 2015-2016:

1. Ford Motor Co., $7,000
2. Comerica Bank PAC, $5,000
3. Michigan Farm Bureau, $3,750
4. UPS PAC, $3,000
5. Dow Corning PAC, $2,500
6. Huntington Bank PAC, $2,500
7. J.C. Huizenga, $2,000
8. Nextera Energy PAC $2,000
9. Michigan PAC State Farm Agents, $2,000
10. Michigan Nurse Anesthetists PAC, $1,500
11. CMS Energy, Consumers Energy, $1,500
12. Associated Builders and Contractors of Michigan, ABC PAC, $1,500
13. Alcoa Employees PAC, $1,500
14. Cleveland Cliffs PAC, $1,500

Top donors to Moving Michigan Forward Fund for 2015-2016:

1. John Kennedy, $50,000
2. DeVos family, $40,000
3. Van Andel family, $15,000
4. Bruce Essex, $12,500
5. William Parfet, $11,000
6. Peter Secchia, retired, $10,000
7. Michigan Chamber PAC, $10,000
8. J.C. Huizenga, $10,000
9. John Veleris, Belwith Products, $10,000
10. Mike Swan, Holland Terminal, $6,000
11. Leadingage Michigan PAC, $6,000
12. JAPAC, $5,000
13. Dick Haworth, $5,000
14. Dan Babcock, $5,000
15. Meijer PAC, $3,500
16. Michigan Association of Nurse Anesthetists, $3,000

Top donors to Moving Michigan Forward II for 2015-2016:

1. Moving Michigan Forward Fund, $200,000
2. Business Leaders for Michigan PAC, $20,000
3. Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association, $15,700
4. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, $13,500
5. Michigan Association of Nurse Anesthetists, $11,500
6. Michigan Association of Health Plans, MAHP PAC, $10,400
7. James Nicholson, $10,000
8. Comcast & NBC Universal, $10,000
9. DTE Energy PAC, $8,000
10. Michelle Carroll, $6,500
11. Michigan Chamber PAC, $6,000
12. General Motors PAC, $6,000
13. Michigan Infrastructure and Transportation Association, MITA PAC, $5,000
14. CMS Energy, Consumers Energy, $5,000
15. Cotton family, Meridian Health, $5,000

Top donors to Meekhof Senate PAC for 2015-2016:

1. Michigan Manufactured Housing RV PAC, $2,500
2. Associated Builders and Contractors of Michigan, $1,000
3. Dykema Gossett, $1,000
4. United for Health PAC, $1,000
5. Michigan State Police Troopers PAC, $1,000
6. Michigan State Police Retirees PAC, $1,000

Top donors to Meekhof Adminsitrative Account for 2015-2016:

1. West Michigan Community Preservation Fund, $35,000
2. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, $15,000
3. Michigan Citizens For Fiscal Responsibility, $11,440
4. Switch LTD, $10,000
5. Anheuser Bush, $10,000
6. Par North America, $5,000
7. AT&T, $5,000
8. Centerpoint PAC, $5,000
9. Midland Cogeneration Venture, $5,000
10. Powering The Economy, Detroit Regional Chamber, $3,000
11. Michigan Society of Anesthesiologists, $3,000
12. Firekeepers Development Authority, $2,500

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

1. Powering the Economy Super PAC, Detroit Regional Chamber, $10,500
2. Michigan Credit Union, $4,250
3. CVS Health, $4,000
4. Michigan Association of Health Plans Super PAC, $1,250
5. Johnson & Johnson, $1,000
6. eBay, $1,000

Top donors to Meekhof's candidate committee for 2011-2014:

1. DeVos family, $14,000
2. Comerica Inc. PAC, $7,000
3. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan PAC, $6,500
4. JP Morgan Chase & Co MI PAC, $5,000
5. Ethie and Dick Haworth, $4,000
6. Michigan Association of Realtors, Realtors PAC, $3,950
7. Citizens Action Fund (Sterling), $3,936
8. General Motors Corp. PAC, $3,800
9. Ford Motor Civic Action Fund, $3,750
10. Michigan Association of Nurse Anesthetists PAC, $3,500
11. Michigan Chamber of Commerce PAC, $3,500
12. Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association PAC, $3,500

Top donors to Moving Michigan Forward for 2013-2014:

1. Michigan Bankers Association PAC, Bank PAC, $35,500
2. J.M. Jung, $26,000
3. David Van Andel, $22,500
4. Business Leaders for Michigan PAC, $20,000
5. Cotton family, $20,000
6. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan PAC, $16,000
7. Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association PAC, $13,500
8. Centerpoint PAC (Raleigh Studios), $13,000
9. Associated Builders and Contractors of Michigan, ABC PAC, $10,000
10. Comcast Corp. PAC, $10,000
11. COMM PAC, $10,000

Top donors to Moving Michigan Forward II for 2013-2014:

1. Moving Michigan Forward Fund (Arlan Meekhof), $182,000
2. Jim Marleau for State Senate, $10,000
3. (Al) Pscholka Results PAC, $8,500
4. Michigan Chamber of Commerce PAC, $6,000
5. Gary Granger, $5,000
6. Amerisure PAC, AmeriPAC, $2,500
7. Business Leaders for Michigan PAC, $2,500
8. Howard Walker for State Rep., $2,500
9. Michigan Insurance Coalition PAC, $2,500
10 DTE Energy Co. PAC, $1,600

Top donors to Meekhof Senate PAC for 2013-2014:

1. Meijer PAC, $5,000
2. Gary Granger, $5,000
3. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, $2,000
4. J.C. Huizenga, $1,000

Top donors to Meekhof Adminsitrative Account for 2013-2014:

1. West Michigan Community Preservation Fund, $25,000
2. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, $10,000
3. Detroit International Bridge, $5,000
4. Michigan Soft Drink Association, $5,000
5. Maroa Farms, $5,000
6. Powering The Economy, Detroit Chamber Super PAC, $2,500
7. Trott and Trott, $2,000
8. Tomra North America, $2,000
9. LaFarge North America, $1,000
10. Johnson and Johnson, $1,000

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.