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 Nov. 27, 2018, covering disclosures through Oct. 21, 2018.

25th Senate District, Sen. Phil Pavlov

25th Senate District (Huron County, St. Clair County, Sanilac County and a portion of Macomb County)

Current senator: The current senator for the 25th District is Sen. Phil Pavlov (R-St. Clair). The district includes Huron County, a portion of Macomb County, St. Clair County and Sanilac County. According to the Senate Republicans, he serves on the Education Committee as chair, on the Families, Seniors, and Human Services Committee as vice chair, on the Natural Resources Committee as vice chair and on the Transportation Committee. 

A map of the district is available here.

Sen. Phil Pavlov raises money through a candidate committee, Phil Pavlov for State Senate, and a leadership PAC, Blue Water Leadership Committee. He's also connected to an administrative account, Aspire Michigan. On top of his state-level activity, he ran for U.S. Congress in 2016, losing in the GOP primary. Contributions to his federal campaign aren't included on this list.

TALLY: Top Disclosed Donors To Sen. Phil Pavlov And Connected Committees From 2011 To The Present

1. Phil Pavlov, $39,500

2. DeVos family, $18,000

3. Foster Swift PAC, $15,216

4. Students First, $12,500

5. Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association PAC, $10,464

6. McLaren Health Advantage, $10,000

7. K12 Management, $10,000

8. Michigan Chamber of Commerce PAC, $7,500

9. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, $6,750

10. Great Lakes Education Project, $6,750

11. Meijer PAC, $6,500


Top Disclosed Donors To Phil Pavlov for State Senate 2017-2018:

1. General Motors PAC, $250

Top Disclosed Donors To Blue Water Leadership 2017-2018:

No contributions reported.

Top Disclosed Donors To Phil Pavlov for State Senate 2015-2016:

1. Comerica PAC, $1,000
2. Mary Jane Hay, Seaway Mobile Home Ranch, $1,000
3. General Motors PAC, $500
4. Michigan Community College Association, $300
5. Pepsi Co. PAC, $250
6. Michigan Association of Convention PAC, $250
7. Oakland Educators, $200

Top Disclosed Donors To Blue Water Leadership 2015-2016:

1. Michigan State Police Retirees PAC, $500
2. Enterprise Holdings PAC, $250

Top Disclosed Donors To Phil Pavlov for State Senate 2011-2014:

1. Phil Pavlov, $39,500
2. Senate Republican Campaign Committee, $20,000
3. DeVos family, $18,000
4. Foster Swift PAC, $15,216
5. Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association PAC, $10,464
6. Michigan Chamber of Commerce PAC, $7,500
7. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, $6,750
8. Great Lakes Education Project, $6,750
9. Meijer PAC, $6,500
10. DTE Energy Co. PAC, $4,000
11. Fletcher, Mary and Gary, $4,000
12. Subbarayan, Nirmala and Murugappan, $4,000
13. General Motors Corp. PAC, $3,750
14. Michigan Association of Realtors PAC, $3,500
15. SEMCO Energy PAC, $3,500

Top Disclosed Donors To Blue Water Leadership 2011-2014:

1. Dennis Wend, $3,000
2. J.P. Morgan Chase PAC, $2,000
3. Michigan Business Leaders for Michigan PAC, $1,000
4. Mike Pelzer, $500
5. Meijer PAC, $500
6. Daniel Acciavatti, $500
7. Jeff Bohm, $500
8. William Oldford, $250
9. Gary Fletcher, $250
10. William Kauffman, $250
11. Eugene Oldford, $250

Top Disclosed Donors to Aspire Michigan, Administrative Account, 2011-2015

1. Students First, $12,500
2. McLaren Health Advantage, $10,000
3. K12 Management, $10,000
4. PHRMA, $1,500
5. Match E Be Nash She Wish Band of Pottowatomi, $1,000
6. Foundation for Excellence in Education, $732.20
7. American Traffic Solutions, $500
8. Michigan Liquor Vendors, $500
9. Apollo Group $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

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