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 Jan. 7, 2019, covering disclosures through Nov. 26, 2018.

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1st House District, Rep. Tenisha Yancey

1ST HOUSE DISTRICT (Part of Wayne County)

Current representative: Rep. Tenisha Yancey (D-Harper Woods) is the current representative for the 1st House District. According to the House Democrats, the 1st District includes Harper Woods, Grosse Pointe Woods, Grosse Pointe Shores and a portion of Northeast Detroit.

Yancey was first elected to the Michigan House in a special election in November 2017. According to her official website, Yancy previously worked for the Wayne County Executive’s Office and for the Wayne County Prosecutor's Office. She also served on the Harper Woods Board of Education.

A look at the 1st District is here.

Yancey raises money through a candidate committee, Committee to Elect Tenisha Yancey for State Rep District 1. A PAC called Leaders Engaged Actively In Democracy also uses Yancey's address. The PAC formed in October 2018.

TALLY: Top disclosed donors to Yancey And Connected Committees from 2017 to the present

1. Tenisha Yancey, candidate, $19,000

2. United Auto Workers Voluntary PAC, UAW, $15,000

3. Elder Fund for Michigan, Brian Elder, $7,000

4. Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters, $4,500

5. Operating Engineers Local 324, $3,410

6. Michigan Laborers PAC, $3,000

7. Jane and Roy Granger, Farmington Hills, $2,000

8. Phyllis Woods, Detroit, $2,000

9. Realtors PAC of Michigan, $2,000

10. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, $2,000


DETAILED LISTS:

Top donors to Committee to Elect Tenisha Yancey for State Rep District 1 for 2017-2018:

1. Tenisha Yancey, candidate, $19,000
2. United Auto Workers Voluntary PAC, UAW, $15,000
3. Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters, $4,500
4. Operating Engineers Local 324, $3,410
5. Michigan Laborers PAC, $3,000
6. Jane and Roy Granger, Farmington Hills, $2,000
7. Phyllis Woods, Detroit, $2,000
8. Realtors PAC of Michigan, $2,000
9. Michael and Crystal Watson, Detroit, $1,700
10. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, $1,500
11. Progressive Women’s Caucus, $1,000
12. Michigan Association for Justice, Justice PAC, $1,000
13. Brian McKeen, attorney, $1,000
14. Sherry Gay-Dagnogo Strong Women PAC, $1,000
15 Chalena Beasley, River Rouge School, $1,000
16. Michigan Education Association, MEA PAC, $1,000

Top donors to Leaders Engaged Actively In Democracy for 2018:

1. Elder for Michigan Fund, Brian Elder, $7,000
2. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, $500
3. Charles Nolen, Cutters Bar and Grill, $250
4. Chandra Baker, Wayne County, $250
5. Mohamad Bazzi, attorney, $250
6. Ivery Curtis, Wayne County, $250

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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