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 Aug. 17, 2017.

19th House District, Rep. Laura Cox

19TH HOUSE DISTRICT (A portion of Wayne County)

Current representative: The current representative for the 19th District is Rep. Laura Cox (R-Livonia). The district features the city of Livonia. For the 2017-2018 session, Cox, a former Wayne County commissioner, is chair of the House Appropriations Committee, which shapes the House's state budget proposal. She was an Appropriations Committee member during the 2015-2016 session

A map of the 19th District is available here.

Rep. Cox raises money through a candidate committee, Laura Cox for State Representative, and a leadership PAC, the Shamrock PAC. She is also linked to another organization Engage Conservative Michigan, which doesn't have to disclose its donors.

 

TALLY: Top Disclosed Donors To Rep. Cox From 2013 Through Today

1. Cotton Family, Meridian Health, $30,000

2. Michigan Chamber of Commerce PAC, $24,000

3. Michigan Values Leadership, Tom Leonard, $20,000

4. Michigan Health & Hospital Association, Health PAC, $15,600

5. Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association PAC, $12,350

6. Red and Blue PAC, $11,500

7. Per Wickstrom, Life Solutions, $5,000

8. Gary Sakwa, Grand Sakwa Properties, $5,000

9. Ford Motor Company PAC, $4,250

10. Auto Dealers of Michigan, $4,000


DETAILED LISTS

Top donors to Laura Cox for State Representative for 2017-2018:

1. Health PAC, Michigan Health & Hospital Association, $5,000
2. Ford Motor Company PAC, $2,750
3. Red and Blue PAC, $2,500
4. Health Care Association of Michigan PAC, $2,500
5. Michigan Chamber PAC, $2,500
6. Michigan Association of Chiropractors PAC, $1,000
7. Karoub Associates, $1,000
8. Jewish Agency PAC, $1,000
9. Michigan Assisted Living Association PAC, $1,000
10. Pfizer Michigan PAC, $1,000
11. Michigan Education Partners, $1,000
12. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan PAC, $1,000
13. Molina Healthcare PAC, $1,000
14. CMS Energy Employees for Better Government, $1,000
15. Dykema Gossett PAC, $1,000
16. Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association PAC, $1,000
17. Michigan Commercial Real Estate PAC, $1,000
18. Michigan Association of Health Plans, MAHP PAC, $1,000
19. Friends of Wayne State PAC, $1,000
20. Clark Hill PAC, $1,000
21. DTE Energy PAC, $1,000

Top donors to the Shamrock PAC for 2017-2018:

1. Comcast Corp. PAC, $2,500
2. Red and Blue PAC, $2,500
3. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan PAC, $1,000
4. Chaldean Chamber PAC, $1,000
5. Manny Lentine, $500
6. Auto Dealers of Michigan PAC, $500
7. Michigan Association of CPAs, $500
8. Realtors PAC, Michigan Association of Realtors $500
9. Friends of Ferris PAC, $500

Top known donors to Engage Conservative Michigan for 2016 (as voluntarily disclosed by the donors themselves):

1. CVS Health, $500

Top donors to Laura Cox for State Representative for 2015-2016:

1. Michigan Health & Hospital Association, Health PAC, $8,600
2. Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association, $7,000
3. Kojaian family, Kojaian Companies, $3,000
4. Molina Healthcare of Michigan PAC, $2,250
5. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, $1,750
6. General Motors PAC, $1,750
7. Auto Dealers of Michigan, $1,500
8. Red and Blue PAC, $1,500
9. Michigan Chamber, $1,500
10. Ford Motor Co. PAC, $1,500
11. Delta PAC, $1,500
12. Chaldean Chamber PAC, $1,250
13. Michigan Credit Union League, $1,150

Top donors to the Shamrock PAC for 2015-2016:

1. Cotton family, Meridian Health Plans, $27,500
2. Michigan Values Leadership, Tom Leonard, $20,000
3. Michigan Chamber PAC, $13,500
4. Red And Blue PAC, $7,500
5. Per Wickstrom, Life Solutions, $5,000
6. Gary Sakwa, Grand Sakwa Properties, $5,000
7. Todd Flood, attorney, $3,500
8. Schostak Family PAC, $2,500
9. Michigan Osteopathic PAC, $2,500
10. Muchmore Harrington Smalley & Associates PAC, $2,500
11. Peter Karmanos, Mad Dog Technology, $2,000
12. Michigan Health & Hospital Association, Health PAC, $2,000
13. Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association PAC, $1,850
14. Michael Garavaglia, $1,750

Top known donors to Engage Conservative Michigan for 2013-2015 (disclosed by the donors themselves):

1. Michigan Credit Union League, $500

Top donors to Laura Cox for State Representative for 2013-2014:

1. Michigan Chamber of Commerce PAC, $6,500
2. Cotton Family, $2,500
3. Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association PAC, $2,500
4. Wayne 11th Republican Congressional Committee, $2,500
5. Julie and Charles Bullock, $2,000
6. Moroun family, $2,000
7. ROY PAC (Roy Schmidt), $2,000
8. Auto Dealers of Michigan PAC, $1,500
9. CMS Energy Employees for Better Government, $1,500
10. (Al) Pscholka Results PAC, $1,500
11. Renee and Charles Dardas, $1,250

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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