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 state officeholders' top donors over time across a variety of giving methods. The data comes from the Secretary of State’s database and IRS filings.

The data was last updated Aug. 16, 2019. For candidate committees, the numbers cover through July 20, 2019. For political action committees (PACs) connected to officeholders, the numbers cover through July 20, 2019.

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17th Senate District, Sen. Dale Zorn

17th Senate District (Lenawee County and Monroe County)

Current senator: The current senator for the 17th District is Sen. Dale Zorn (R-Ida). The district features Lenawee County and Monroe County. According to the Senate Republicans, Zorn is chair of the Local Government Committee and vice chair of the Outdoor Recreation and Tourism Committee. He is also a member of the Banking and Financial Services Committee, the Energy and Technology Committee and the Veterans, Military Affairs and Homeland Security Committee.

A map of the 17th District is available here.

Sen. Dale Zorn raises money through a candidate committee, Dale Zorn for Senate.

Top Disclosed Donors To Zorn And Connected Committees From 2011 Until The Present:

1. Senate Republican Campaign Committee, $504,975

2. Dale Zorn, $23,920

3. DTE Energy Co. PAC, $23,900

4. Richardville Leadership Fund, Randy Richardville $21,180

5. Moving Michigan Forward Fund II, Arlan Meekhof, $21,000

6. Compete Michigan, Mike Shirkey, $19,562

7. Michigan Association of Realtors, Realtors PAC, $19,150

8. Business Leaders for Michigan PAC, $16,000

9. Michigan Health & Hospital Association, Health PAC, $13,500

10. Monroe County Republican Committee, $13,000


DETAILED LISTS

Top disclosed donors to Dale Zorn for Senate 2019-2020:

1. Compete Michigan, Mike Shirkey, $5,000
2. DTE Energy, $1,100  
3. Blue Cross Blue Shield, $1,000
4. Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association, $850
5. CMS Energy, $675
6. Michigan Association of Community Mental Health, $500
7. Realtors PAC, $500
8. Associated General Contractors, $500
9. Ford Motor Company, $500
10. Richard Gurdjian, Gurdjian and Associates, $500
11. Auto Dealers of Michigan, $500
12. Dykema Gossett PAC, $500

Top disclosed donors to Dale Zorn for Senate 2017-2018:

1. Monroe County Republican Executive Committee, $10,000
2. Michigan Credit Union League, $8,000
3. Compete Michigan, Mike Shirkey, $6,562
4. DTE Energy PAC, $5,000
5. Stamas Leadership PAC, Jim Stamas, $4,518
6. MAC PAC, Peter MacGregor, $4,500
7. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, $3,500
8. Michigan Bankers Association, MI BANK PAC, $3,000
9. Michigan Farm Bureau, $2,500
10. Ford Motor Company Civc Action Fund, $2,000
11. Michigan Realtors PAC, $2,000

Top disclosed donors to Dale Zorn for Senate 2015-2016:

1. DTE Energy Company PAC, $5,500
2. Michigan Bankers Association PAC, $3,500
3. Michigan Credit Union League Action Fund, $3,500
4. General Motors PAC, $3,500
5. Michigan Beer and Wine Wholesalers Association, $2,825
6. CMS Energy Employees for Better Government, $2,675
7. Auto Dealers of Michigan PAC, $2,250
8. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, $2,000
9. Michigan Health and Hospital Association, Health PAC, $2,000
10. Gregory Adanin, Ventower Industries, $2,000
11. Michael C. Brown, $1,925
12. Shane Anders, Area Towing And Recovery, $1,625
13. Jason Miller, Great Lakes Aerial Maintenance, $1,500

Top disclosed donors to Dale Zorn for Senate 2013-2014

1. Senate Republican Campaign Committee, $504,975
2. Committee Dale Zorn (State Rep.), $40,358
3. Dale Zorn, $23,270
4. (Randy) Richardville Leadership Fund, $21,180
5. Moving Michigan Forward Fund II (Arlan Meekhof), $20,500
6. Business Leaders for Michigan PAC, $11,000
7. Michigan Health & Hospital Association PAC, $11,000
8. Michigan Association of Realtors / Realtors PAC, $10,000
9 DTE Energy Co. PAC, $8,300
10. Monroe Co. Republican Committee, $8,250
11. Compete Michigan PAC (Mike Shirkey), $8,000
12. Michigan Farm Bureau PAC, $7,500
13. Meijer PAC, $5,000
14. CMS Energy Employees for Better Government, $4,750
15. Michigan Association of Health Plans, MAHP PAC, $3,750

Top disclosed donors to Dale Zorn State House campaign 2011-2012:

1. 15th Congressional District GOP, $5,000
2. (Jase) Bolger Restore Michigan Fund, $5,000
3. Business Leaders for Michigan PAC, $5,000
4. DTE Energy Co. PAC, $5,000
5. Michigan Association of Realtors, Realtors PAC, $5,000
6. Common Sense Leadership Fund (John Walsh), $3,000
7. Monroe County GOP, $3,000
8. CMS Energy Employees for Better Government, $2,900
9 Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan PAC, $2,500
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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