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.

26th House District, Rep. Jim Ellison

26TH HOUSE DISTRICT (A portion of Oakland County)

Current representative: The current representative for the 26th District is Rep. Jim Ellison (D-Royal Oak). The district includes Royal Oak and Madison Heights. Ellison was first elected to the Michigan House in 2016, taking office in 2017.

According to House Democrats, Ellison has almost three decades of experience in local government and has served as the chairman of the Royal Oak Planning Commission, original chairman of the Woodward Dream Cruise Liaison Committee and president of the Royal Oak Housing Commission.

A map of the 26th District is available here.

Rep. Ellison raises money through a candidate committee, Jim Ellison for State Rep.

 

TALLY: Top Disclosed Donors To Rep. Ellison From 2016 Through Today

1. Jim Ellison, Ronnisch Construction Group, $6,000

2. United Auto Workers Voluntary PAC, $5,000

3. Mamou family, Royal Oak Recycling, $4,000

4. Yezbeck, Fifth Avenue, $2,000

5. Jamil family, Royal Oak Storage, $2,000

6. Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters, $2,000

7. Registrars PAC Local 58 International Brotherhood Electrical Workers, $1,500

8. CMS Energy Employees for Better Government, $1,000

9. Martin Coats, Fifth Avenue, $1,000

10. Catherine Ronnisch, Ronnisch Construction Group, $1,000

11. Firas Hajjar, investor, $1,000

12. Operating Engineers Local 324 PAC, $1,000

13. Rizzo Environmental Services, $1,000

14. John DeAngelis, developer, $1,000

15. Michael Chetcuti, entrepreneur, $1,000

16. Gary Baglio, Five 15, $1,000

17. Realtors PAC, Michigan Association of Realtors, $1,000

18. Tari Carter, Royal Oak Storage, $1,000

19. Craig Reeves, Royal Oak Retriever, $1,000


DETAILED LISTS

Top donors to Jim Ellison for State Rep for 2017-2018:

1. Friends of Jim Ellison, $1,173
2. Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters, $1,000
3. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan PAC, $500
4. Registrars Local 58 International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, $500
5. Michigan Association of CPAs, CPA PAC, $500
6. Michigan Credit Union League, $250
7. Michigan Laborers Political League, $250
8. Ford Motor Co. Civic Action Fund, $250
9. David Katz, Detroit Medical Center, $250
10. Jared Fleisher, Quicken Loans, $250

Top donors to Jim Ellison for State Rep for 2015-2016:

1. Jim Ellison, Ronnisch Construction Group, $6,000
2. United Auto Workers Voluntary PAC, $5,000
3. Mamou family, Royal Oak Recycling, $4,000
4. Yezbeck, Fifth Avenue, $2,000
5. Jamil family, Royal Oak Storage, $2,000
6. CMS Energy Employees for Better Government, $1,000
7. Operating Engineers Local 324 PAC, $1,000
8. Registrars PAC Local 58 International Brotherhood Electrical Workers, $1,000
9. Martin Coats, Fifth Avenue, $1,000
10. Catherine Ronnisch, Ronnisch Construction Group, $1,000
11. Firas Hajjar, investor, $1,000
12. Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters, $1,000
13. Rizzo Environmental Services, $1,000
14. John DeAngelis, developer, $1,000
15. Michael Chetcuti, entrepreneur, $1,000
16. Gary Baglio, Five 15, $1,000
17. Realtors PAC, Michigan Association of Realtors, $1,000
18. Tari Carter, Royal Oak Storage, $1,000
19. Craig Reeves, Royal Oak Retriever, $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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