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 Aug. 16, 2019. For candidate committees, the numbers cover through July 20, 2019. For political action committees (PACs) connected to officeholders, the numbers cover through July 20, 2019.

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21st House District, Rep. Kristy Pagan

21ST HOUSE DISTRICT (A portion of Wayne County)

Current representative: The current representative for the 21st District is Rep. Kristy Pagan (D-Canton). The district includes Belleville and the majorities of Canton and Van Buren townships. Pagan serves on the House Appropriations Committee.

Before being elected to the House, Pagan previously worked for U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow and ran a small business, according to her official website.

A map of the 21st District is available here.

Rep. Pagan raises money through a candidate committee, Friends of Kristy Pagan, and a PAC, the Kristy Pagan Leadership Fund.

TALLY: Top Disclosed Donors To Rep. Pagan And Connected Committees From 2013 Until The Present

1. Kristy Pagan, $29,195

2. Michigan Association for Justice, Justice PAC, $22,000

3. Michigan Education Association, MEA PAC, $19,390

4. Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters PAC, $17,500

5. United Auto Workers, UAW Michigan Voluntary PAC, $14,000

6. Registrars Local 58 IBEW, $10,250

7. Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association, $8,500

8. SEIU Healthcare Michigan Local PAC, $5,000

9. Pipefitters Local 636, $2,750, $4,950

10. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, $4,750


DETAILED LISTS:

Top donors to Friends of Kristy Pagan for 2019-2020:

1. United Auto Workers Michigan, UAW, $5,000
2. Michigan Education Association, MEA PAC, $1,000
3. Blue Cross Blue Shield, $500
4. Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters, $500
5. Auto Dealers of Michigan, $500
6. Michigan Health & Hospital Association, Health PAC, $250
7. County Road Association, $250
8. Peter Ruddell, Honigman, $250
9. Clark Hill PAC, $250
10. DTE Energy, $250
11. AT&T Michigan, $250
12. Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers, $250
13. Pipefitters Local 636, $250
14. Michigan Association for Justice, Justice PAC, $250
15. Realtors PAC, $250

Top donors to the Kristy Pagan Leadership Fund for 2019-2020:

1. Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers, $500
2. Realtors PAC, $250
3. Loren Khogali, Michigan Indigent Defense Commission, $150

Top donors to Friends of Kristy Pagan for 2017-2018:

1. Michigan Education Association, MEA PAC, $6,890
2. Kristy Pagan, state representative, $5,000
3. United Auto Workers Michigan Voluntary PAC, $5,000
4. Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters, $3,500
5. Pipefitters Local 636, $3,250
6. Registrars Local 58, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, $2,750
7. Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association, $2,500
8. Realtors PAC of Michigan, $2,000
9. Michigan League of Conservation Voters, $2,000
10. Michigan Laborers Political League, $1,500
11. Michigan Health & Hospital Association, Health PAC, $1,500
12. Enough Is Enough PAC, $1,500

Top donors to the Kristy Pagan Leadership Fund for 2017-2018:

1. Comcast PAC, $3,000
2. Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters, $2,000
3. Arab American Pharmacists Association, $1,500
4. Stephanie’s Changemaker Fund, Stephanie Chang, $1,250
5. Nick Moroz, University of Michigan, $1,100
6. Mary Jo Kripowicz, MJ Capitol Consulting, $750
7. Penny Hommel, Center for Social Gerontology, $500
8. Jocelyn Benson, RISE, $500
9. Sunny Sahu, attorney, $500
10. Michigan League of Conservation Voters, LCV PAC, $500
11. Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association, $500
12. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, $500
13. Warner Norcross and Judd, $500
14. Michigan Health & Hospital Association, Health PAC, $500
15. Police Officers Association of Michigan, $500
16. Terri O’Brien, realtor, $500

Top donors to Friends of Kristy Pagan for 2015-2016:

1. Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters, $6,500
2. Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association PAC, $3,500
3. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan PAC, $2,750
4. Michigan Health & Hospital Association, Health PAC, $2,000
5. DTE Energy $1,750
6. Auto Dealers of Michigan, $1,750
7. Registrars PAC Local 58 IBEW, $1,500
8. Michigan Association of Realtors, Realtors PAC, $1,500
9. Molina Healthcare, $1,300
10. Community Mental Health PAC, $1,250
11. Canton Democratic Club, $1,000
12. Karl Lopata, nurse practitioner, $1,000
13. Anil Kumar, surgeon, $1,000
14. Michigan Laborers Political League, $1,000
15. Cate McClure, $1,000
16. American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, $1,000
17. Michigan Education Association, MEA PAC, $1,000  

Top donors to the Kristy Pagan Leadership Fund for 2015-2016:

1. Michigan Association for Justice, Justice PAC, $11,000
2. Friends of Kristy Pagan, $5,000
3. Jeff Padden, Public Policy Associates, $1,500
4. Kristy Pagan, $1,000
5. Michigan League of Conservation Voters PAC, $1,000
6. Michigan Radiology PAC, $1,000
7. Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association, $750
8. Michigan Education Association, MEA PAC, $500  
9. Alayna Buckner, Elevate, $500
10. David Woodward, Oakland County commissioner, $500
11. Michigan Health & Hospital Association, Health PAC, $500
12. Friends of Kristy Pagan, $500

Top donors to Friends of Kristy Pagan for 2013-2014:

1. Kristy Pagan, $23,195
2. Michigan Education Association, MEA PAC, $10,000
3. Michigan Association for Justice, Justice PAC, $10,000
4. Registrars Local 58 IBEW, $6,000
5. Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters PAC, $5,000
6. SEIU Healthcare Michigan Local PAC, $5,000
7. United Auto Workers, UAW Michigan Voluntary PAC, $4,000
8. Launch Progress PAC, $3,000
9. (Tim) Greimel for Michigan, $2,500
10. Michigan State AFL-CIO COPE, $2,500
11. (Sam) Singh for Michigan, $2,500
12. Marjorie and Anil Kumar, $2,000
13. Pipefitters Local 636 PAC, $1,700
14. Operating Engineers Local 324 PAC, $1,500

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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