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 May 7, 2017.

23rd Senate District, Sen. Curtis Hertel Jr.

23RD SENATE DISTRICT (A portion of Ingham County)

Current senator: The current senator for the 23rd District is Sen. Curtis Hertel Jr. (D-Meridian). The district includes Lansing, East Lansing, Mason, Meridian Twp., Leslie, Delhi Twp., Lansing Twp. and White Oak Twp. Hertel is the Minority Whip and chair for the Democratic Caucus Campaign Committee. He is also a member of the Appropriations Committee, the Banking Committee, the Commerce Committee and the Health Policy Committee.

A map of the 23rd District is available here.

Sen. Curtis Hertel raises money through a candidate committee, Curtis Hertel Jr. for Senate, and a leadership PAC, Hertel Take Back The Senate Fund

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

1. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan PAC, $17,500

2. United Auto Workers, UAW Michigan Voluntary PAC, $13,500

3. Michigan Health & Hospital Association, Health PAC, $11,500

4. Operating Engineers Local 324 PAC, $11,000

5. Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association PAC, $10,750

6. Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters, $6,150

7. Michigan Association of Health Plans PAC, MAHP PAC, $6,000

8. Business Leaders for Michigan, $5,000

9. Comcast Corp. PAC, $5,000

10. Ananich Future Fund, Jim Ananich, $5,000

11. Michigan Credit Union League, $5,000


DETAILED LISTS:

Top donors to Hertel Take Back The Senate Fund for 2017-2018:

1. CMS Energy Employees for Better Government, $500
2. Todd Tennis, Capitol Services, $250

Top donors to Curtis Hertel Jr. for Senate for 2015-2016:

1. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, $6,000
2. Michigan Health & Hospital Association, Health PAC, $4,500
3. Michigan Credit Union League, $4,000
4. Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters, $3,150
5. Operating Engineers Local 324, $3,000
6. Ford Motor Company Civic Action Fund, $2,850
7. Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association PAC, $2,750
8. Michigan Association of Health Plans, MAHP PAC, $2,500
9. Michigan Association of Nurse Anesthetists, $2,500
10. DTE Energy Company PAC, $2,500
11. Auto Dealers of Michigan, $2,250
12. Lee Schear, $2,000
13. General Motors PAC, $2,000

Top donors to Hertel Take Back The Senate Fund for 2015-2016:

1. Operating Engineers Local 324, $5,000
2. Ananich Future Fund, Jim Ananich, $5,000
3. Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association PAC, $5,000
4. United Auto Workers, UAW Michigan Voluntary PAC, $2,500
5. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, $2,500
6. DTE Energy, $2,000
7. Michigan Health & Hospital Association, Health PAC, $2,000
8. Michigan Association of Nurse Anesthetists, $1,500
9. Comcast Corp. PAC, $1,500
10. Michigan State Police Troopers PAC, $1,000
11. Michigan Credit Union League, $1,000
12. Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters, $1,000
13. Kellie Dean, Dean Transportation, $1,000
14. Michigan Association of CPAs, $1,000
15. Health Care Association of Michigan, HCAM PAC, $1,000
16. Michigan Medical Society, Michigan Doctors PAC, $1,000

Top donors to Curtis Hertel Jr. for Senate for 2011-2014:

1. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan PAC, $7,000
2. Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association PAC, $5,500
3. Business Leaders for Michigan, $5,000
4. United Auto Workers, UAW Michigan Voluntary PAC, $5,000
5. Michigan Association of Health Plans PAC, MAHP PAC, $3,000
6. Operating Engineers Local 324 PAC, $3,000
7. Comcast Corp. PAC, $2,500
8. Auto Dealers of Michigan PAC, $2,500
9. Michigan Health & Hospital Association, Health PAC, $2,500
10. Pipefitters Local 636 PAC, $2,500
11. Michigan Association of Realtors, Realtors PAC, $2,000
12. Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters PAC, $2,000
13. Christopher Mitchell, $2,000

Top donors to Hertel Take Back The Senate Fund for 2014:

1. United Auto Workers, UAW Michigan Voluntary PAC, $5,000
2. Ananich Future Fund (Jim Ananich), $5,000
3. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan PAC, $3,000
4. Michigan Health & Hospital Association, Health PAC, $2,500
5. Community Bankers PAC, $2,000
6. Michigan Orthopedic PAC, $1,500
7. Michigan State Police Retirees, $1,400
8. Lee Schear, NCP Finance, $1,000
9. Bruce Ashley, Public Affairs Associates, $1,000
10. Brooke Holdings (Jackson National Life), $1,000
11. J. Lewis Cooper III, $1,000
12. Larry Bell, Bell’s Brewery, $801

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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