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.

16th Senate District, Sen. Mike Shirkey

16TH SENATE DISTRICT (Branch County, Hillsdale County and Jackson County)

Current senator: The current senator for the 16th District is Sen. Mike Shirkey (R-Clarklake). The district features Branch County, Hillsdale County and Jackson County. According to the Senate Republicans, Shirkey serves as chair of the Senate Health Policy Committee and of the Michigan Competitiveness Committee. He is also a member of the Elections and Government Reform and Energy and Technology committees. 

A map of the 16th District is available here.

Shirkey raises money through a candidate committee, Committee to Elect Mike Shirkey, a leadership PAC, Compete Michigan, and an administrative account, Grand Lake Administrative Account.

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

1. Mike Shirkey, $134,102

2. John Kennedy, Autocam, $80,000

3. Cotton Family, Meridian Health, $50,000

4. Michigan Health & Hospital Association, Health PAC, $32,450

5. Michigan Bankers Association, $26,500

6. William Deary, Great Lakes Home Health & Hospice, $25,000

7. Robert Ermanni, RPM Group LLC, $25,000

8. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, $22,500

9. Energy Choice Now, $18,000

10. Matthew Moroun, $16,000

11. Michigan Association of Health Plans, MAHP PAC, $14,750


DETAILED LISTS:

Top donors to Committee to Elect Mike Shirkey for 2017-2018:

1. Molina Healthcare, $2,500  
2. Dow Chemical Company PAC, $2,250
3. David Tull, Tull, $2,000
4. Randy Narowtiz, Total Healthcare, $2,000
5. Ken Rimmer, Total Healthcare, $2,000
6. Berline, $2,000
7. James Binson, Binson Home Healthcare, $2,000
8. Edwin Shaw, Planning Alternative, $2,000
9. James Epolito, Total Healthcare, $2,000
10. Engie North American Inc. PAC, $1,500
11. Michigan Credit Union League, $1,500

Top donors to Compete Michigan for 2017-2018:

1. Mike Shirkey for Senate, candidate committee, $44,466
2. John Kennedy, Autocam, $40,000
3. Jon Cotton, Meridian Health, $25,000
4. Michael Shirkey, $23,626
5. Paul Gentilozzi, retired, $10,000
6. Health Care Association of Michigan PAC, $5,500
7. Matthew Moroun, Central Transport, $5,000
8. Marathon Petroleum PAC, $5,000
9. Michigan Health & Hospital Association, Health PAC, $5,000
10. Chaldean Chamber PAC, $4,500
11. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, $4,500
12. Michigan Association of Nurse Practitioners, $4,500
13. Michigan Chamber PAC, $4,000

Top donors to Grand Lake Administrative Account for 2017-2018:

1. McLaren Health Advantage, $2,500
2. Reynolds American Inc. Services Co., $1,500
3. Third Capital Fund, Mike Callton, $1,000
4. Tesla Motors Inc., $1,000  
5. Caremark Rx Inc., $1,000
6. Express Scripts, $900
7. Sunovion, $500
8. Sprint, $500
9. Proactive Strategies, $250

Top donors to Committee to Elect Mike Shirkey for 2015-2016:

1. Michael Shirkey, $7,220
2. Michigan Association of Health Plans, MAHP PAC, $3,000
3. Health Care Association of Michigan, HCAM PAC, $2,500
4. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan PAC, $2,500
5. Michigan Health and Hospital Association, Health PAC, $2,500
6. MAC PAC, $2,500
7. Michigan Association of Nurse Anesthetists, $2,500
9. Michigan Credit Union League Action Fund, $2,500
10. Molina Healthcare PAC, $2,000
11. Nextera Energy PAC, $2,000
12. Maxim Healthcare Services PAC, $2,000
13. Comerica Inc. PAC, $2,000
14. Auto Dealers of Michigan PAC, $1,500
15. ITC Holdings Corp. $1,500

Top donors to Compete Michigan for 2015-2016:

1. Michigan Bankers Association PAC, $11,500
2. Cotton family, $10,000
3. Matthew Moroun, $10,000
4. Ronald Weiser, $10,000
5. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan PAC, $8,500
6. Michigan Association of Health Plans, MAHP PAC, $6,000
7. Michigan Health and Hospital Association, Health PAC, $6,000
8. Mike Shirkey, state senator, $5,639
9. M-PAC, $5,250
10. Business Leaders for Michigan, $5,000
11. Christina Metts, Dowding Group, $4,500
12. Comcast Corp PAC, $4,500

Top donors to Grand Lake Administrative Account for 2015-2016:

1. Energy Choice Now, $8,000
2. Exelon Generation Company, $4,000
3. ProAssurance Corporation, $4,000
4. Midland Cogeneration Venture, $3,500
5. Reynolds American Inc. Services Company, $3,000
6. NCP Finance, $2,000
7. Michigan Soft Drink Association, $2,000
8. Johnson and Johnson, $1,750
9. Aetna, $1,500
10. Michigan Credit Union League, $1,000
11. Gridliance Holdco. LP, $1,000
12. Solar City Corporation, $1,000

Top donors to Committee to Elect Mike Shirkey for 2011-2014:

1. Committee to Elect Mike Shirkey (State Rep.), $41,414
2. Mike Shirkey, $31,001
3. DeVos family, $9,000
4. Michigan Health & Hospital Association, Health PAC, $6,000
5. Judy and Paul Land, $3,500
6. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, $3,000
7. Ethelyn and Richard Haworth, $3,000
8. MAC PAC (Peter MacGregor), $3,000
9. Michigan Association of Realtors / Realtors PAC, $2,500
10. Michigan Association of Nurse Anesthetists PAC, $2,000

Top donors to Compete Michigan for 2013-2014:

1. John Kennedy, $40,000
2. William Deary, $25,000
3. Robert Ermanni, $25,000
4. Mike Shirkey for Senate, $20,000
5. Cotton family, $15,000
6. Michigan Bankers Association PAC, $15,000
7. Michigan Health & Hospital Association, Health PAC, $10,000
8. Elizabeth and Russell Youngdahl, $6,500
9. Kirk Mercer, $6,000
10. Michigan Jobs Fund (Roger Kahn), $6,000
11. (Randy) Richardville Leadership Fund, $5,001
12. Michelle Boorom, $5,000
13. Business Leaders for Michigan PAC, $5,000
14. Meijer PAC, $5,000
15. Eric Walton, $5,000

Top donors to Grand Lake Administrative Account for 2013-2014:

1. Energy Choice Now, $10,000
2. SMSP LLC, $5,000
3. Exelon Generation Company, $5,000
4. Insurance Institute of Michigan, $2,500
5. Michigan Association of Health Plans, $2,250
6. Maroa Farms Inc., $2,000
7. Shaltz Automation Inc., $2,000
8. NCP Finance Ohio, $1,000
9. Caremark RX, $1,000
10. Students First, $1,000

Top donors to Mike Shirkey State House campaign 2011-2012:

1. Michael Shirkey, $65,141
2. Jackson County Republican Committee, $5,000
3. Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association PAC, $4,534
4. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan PAC, $4,000
5. Michigan Republican Party, $3,582
6. 300 Club of Jackson, Michigan, $3,000
7. Michigan Association of Health Plans PAC, MAHP PAC, $3,000
8. Auto Dealers of Michigan PAC, $2,950
9. Michigan Health & Hospital Association, Health PAC, $2,950
10. Small Business Association of Michigan PAC, $2,500

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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