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.

17th House District, Rep. Joseph Bellino

17TH HOUSE DISTRICT (Portions of Wayne and Monroe counties)

Current representative: The current representative for the 17th District is Rep. Joseph Bellino (R-Monroe). The district includes the cities of Monroe, Flat Rock and Rockwood, according to the House Democrats. Bellino was first elected to the Michigan House in 2016, taking office in 2017. According to his official House biography, Bellino has owned and operated Broadway Market for 18 years. He previosuly worked in his family's beer and wine distributorship.

Bellino serves as vice chair of the House Regulatory Reform Committee and a member of the Energy Policy, Natural Resources and Insurance committees.

A map of the 17th District is available here.

Rep. Bellino raises money through a candidate committee, Committee to Elect Joe Bellino.

TALLY: Top Disclosed Donors To Rep. Bellino And Connected Committees From 2016 Through Today

1. House Republican Campaign Committee, HRCC, $138,868

2. Joseph Bellino, self, $15,000

3. Monroe County Republican Party, $10,000

4. Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association PAC, $9,166

5. Chatfield Majority Fund II, Lee Chatfield, $7,000

6. CMS Energy Corp. Employees for Better Government, $7,000

7. DTE Energy, $6,000

8. Chatfield Majority Fund, Lee Chatfield, $6,000

9. Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters, $6,000

10. Associated Food and Petroleum Dealers, $5,000


DETAILED LISTS

Top donors to Committee to Elect Joe Bellino 2017-2018:

1. House Republican Campaign Committee, $121,368
2. Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association PAC, $9,066
3. Chatfield Majority Fund II, Lee Chatfield, $7,000
4. CMS Energy Corp. Employees for Better Government, $7,000
5. Chatfield Majority Fund, Lee Chatfield, $6,000
6. Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters, $6,000
7. DTE Energy, $6,000
8. Monroe County Republicans, $5,000
9. Friends of Farmers Insurance, $4,850
10. Auto Dealers of Michigan PAC, $4,500
11. Blue Water Liberty Fund, Shane Hernandez, $3,500

Top donors to Committee to Elect Joe Bellino 2015-2016:

1. House Republican Campaign Committee, HRCC, $17,500
2. Joseph Bellino, self, $15,000
3. Associated Food and Petroleum Dealers, $5,000
4. Monroe County Republican Party, $5,000
5. VerHeulen Leadership Fund, Rob VerHeulen, $2,500
6. Kurt and Rene Darrow, LA-Z-BOY, $1,000
7. Jason Ishbia, Sherwood Foods, $1,000
8. Saad and Ankath Abbo, U.S. ICE Corp., $1,000
9. Gary Wilmoth, Wilmoth Farms LLC, $1,000
10. Winny and John Weaver, retired, $1,000
11. Vision for Victory, Kevin Cotter, $1,000
12. Barb and Jim Kohn, retired, $1,000
13. Public Affairs Associates, lobbying firm, $1,000
14. Larry and Linda Massrant, $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.

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