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.

1st House District, Vacant

1ST HOUSE DISTRICT (Part of Wayne County)

Previous representative: Rep. Brian Banks (D-Detroit) is the previous representative. The seat is currently vacant.

Banks was the chair of the Detroit Caucus and serves on the House Appropriations Committee. According to the House Democrats, the 1st District includes Harper Woods, Grosse Pointe Woods, Grosse Pointe Shores and a portion of Northeast Detroit.

A look at the district is here.

Rep. Brian Banks raises money through a candidate committee, CTE Brian Banks for State Rep, and a leadership PAC, Bank on Banks for Michigan, which formed in 2016. Banks is also linked to a nonprofit organization called The Right Turn Project, which doesn't have to disclose its donors.

Banks resigned from office in February 2017.

TALLY: Top disclosed donors to Rep. Banks from 2011 to the present

1. Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters PAC, $21,300

2. Operating Engineers Local 324, $21,000

3. Michigan Deserves Better, $20,000

4. Brian Banks, $16,474

5. Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association PAC, $11,800

6. Michigan Health & Hospital Association, Health PAC, $11,000

7. United Auto Workers, UAW Michigan Voluntary PAC, $8,250

8. Detroit Police Officers Association, DPOA PAC, $7,060

9. Michigan Association for Justice, Justice PAC, $6,900

10. DTE Energy, $5,300

11. AFSCME P.E.O.P.L.E., $5,000


DETAILED LISTS:

Top donors to CTE Brian Banks for State Rep for 2015-2016:

1. Operating Engineers Local 324, $11,000
2. Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters, $8,000
3. Michigan Association for Justice, Justice PAC, $6,900
4. United Auto Workers Voluntary PAC, UAW PAC, $6,250
5. Michigan Health & Hospital Association, Health PAC, $5,000
6. Michigan Laborers Political League PAC, $4,000
7. Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers, $3,250
8. Detroit Police Officers Association, DPOA PAC, $3,050
9. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, $3,000
10. Schor Leadership Fund, Andy Schor, $2,000
11. Bank on Banks, Brian Banks, $2,290
12. DTE Energy, $2,000
13. Brian Banks, $1,790
14. Auto Dealers of Michigan PAC, $1,750

Top donors to Bank on Banks for Michigan for 2015-2016:

1. Operating Engineers PAC, $10,000
2. Michigan Health & Hospital Association, Health PAC, $5,000
3. Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters, $2,500
4. John Hantz, Hantz Group, $2,500
5. Keith Johnson, real estate, $2,500
6. David Shea, Shea Aeillo PLLC, $2,500
7. Jare Fleisher, Rock Ventures, $2,500
8. John Koza, National Popular Vote, $2,500
9. Rizzo Environmental Services PAC, $1,000
10. Rick Johnson, lobbyist, $1,000

Top known donors to The Right Turn Project for 2013-2015 (disclosed by the donors themselves):

1. Michigan Deserves Better, $20,000
2. Michigan Credit Union League, $2,750
3. Reynolds American, $1,000

Top donors to CTE Brian Banks for State Rep for 2013-2014:

1. Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters PAC, $7,800
2. Banks, Brian, $6,835
3. Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association PAC, $4,050
4. Detroit Police Officers Association, DPOA PAC, $4,000
5. AFSCME P.E.O.P.L.E., $3,000
6. United Auto Workers, UAW Michigan Voluntary PAC, $2,000
7. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan PAC, $1,750
8. DTE Energy Co. PAC, $1,400
9. Michigan Education Association, MEA PAC, $1,250
10. Joyce and Justin Banks, $1,000
11. Jennifer and Gaspar Fiore, $1,000
12. Michael Garrett, $1,000
13. Michigan Health & Hospital Association, Health PAC, $1,000
14. Joseph Holland Jr., $1,000
15. Lee Schear, $1,000

Top donors to CTE Brian Banks for State Rep for 2011-2012:

1. Brian Banks, $7,559
2. Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association PAC, $4,000
3. Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters PAC, $3,000
4. Michigan Education Association, MEA PAC, $2,000
5. New Solutions Fund, $1,250
6. AFSCME P.E.O.P.L.E., $1,000
7. DTE Energy Co. PAC, $1,000
8. Nora and M.J. Moroun, $1,000
9. SEIU Healthcare Local 79 PAC, $1,000
10. Auto Dealers of Michigan PAC, $750

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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