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. 14, 2018.

107th House District, Rep. Lee Chatfield

107TH DISTRICT (Portions of the Upper Peninsula and Northern Michigan)

Current representative: The current representative for the 107th District is Rep. Lee Chatfield (R-Levering). According to the House Republicans, the district features Chippewa, Emmet and Mackinac counties and a portion of Cheboygan County.

Chatfield is House speaker pro tem for the 2017-2018 legislative session. He is also chair of the House Michigan Competiveness Committee and chair of the House Government Operations Committee.

A map of the 107th District is available here.

Rep. Chatfield raises money through a candidate committee, Lee Chatfield for State Representative, and a leadership PAC, the Chatfield Majority Fund. In December 2017, he launched a second leadership PAC, Chatfield Majority Fund 2.

TALLY: Top Disclosed Donors To Rep. Chatfield And Connected Committees From 2013 Through Today

1. Lee Chatfield, $78,000

2. DeVos family, Amway, Windquest, $65,000

3. Ron and Eileen Weiser, McKinley, $63,000

4. Michigan Chamber of Commerce, $52,000

5. Michigan Values Leadership Fund, Tom Leonard, $42,500

6. Matthew Moroun and family, Central Transport, $32,000

7. Jon Cotton, Meridian Health Plan, $30,000

8. John Kennedy, Autocam, $30,000

9. Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association, $30,000

10. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan PAC, $29,800

11. Mike Jandernoa, retired, $25,000


DETAILED LISTS:

Top donors to Lee Chatfield for State Representative for 2017-2018:

1. Michigan Values Leadership Fund II, Tom Leonard, $10,000
2. Michigan Values Leadership Fund, Tom Leonard, $10,000
3. Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association, $10,000
4. Michigan Chamber of Commerce, $10,000
5. Michigan Restaurant Association, $9,350
6. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, $9,300
7. DTE Energy, $8,500
8. Associated Food and Petroleum Dealers, $7,500
9. Ford Motor Company PAC, $6,000
10. DeVos family, Amway, $6,000
11. Michigan Credit Union League, $5,500
12. Health Care Association of Michigan PAC, $5,500

Top donors to the Chatfield Majority Fund for 2017-2018:

1. DeVos family, Amway, Windquest, $50,000
2. Michigan Chamber of Commerce PAC, $30,000
3. Jon Cotton, Meridian Health Plan, $30,000
4. Matthew Moroun, Central Transport, $30,000
5. Mike Jandernoa, retired, $25,000
6. Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association, $20,000
7. GOPAC Election Fund, $15,000
8. J.C. Huizenga, Huizenga Group, $10,000
9. Business Leaders for Michigan, $10,000
10. Daniel Allor, Solomon Plumbing, $10,000
11. Bill Wentworth, retired, $9,000
12. Marvin Rubingh, Rubingh Dairyland, $8,000

Top donors to the Chatfield Majority Fund 2 for 2017-2018:

1. Ron Weiser, McKinley Associates, $50,000
2. John Kennedy, Autocam, $30,000
3. Todd Wyett, Versa Real Estate, $10,000
4. Michigan Values Leadership Fund, Tom Leonard, $10,000
5. Michigan Values Leadership Fund II, Tom Leonard, $10,000
6. Schostak Family PAC, $5,000
7. Carolyn Dawson, homemaker, $5,000
8. Daniel Musser, business owner, $5,000
9. Daniel Hibma, Land & Co., $5,000
10. Michigan Chamber of Commerce PAC, $4,000
11. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, $4,000

Top donors to Lee Chatfield for State Representative for 2015-2016:

1. Lee Chatfield, $9,000
2. DeVos family, $9,000
3. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan PAC, $4,500
4. Manthei family, $4,000
5. Michigan Association of Realtors, Realtors PAC, $3,500
6. Michigan Association of Nurse Anesthetists, $2,500
7. Automobile Club PAC, ACPAC, $2,500
8. Kojaian family, $2,000
9. Haworth family, Haworth International, $2,000
10. Ron and Eileen Weiser, $2,000
11. Rubingh family, $2,000
12. Michigan Chamber of Commerce PAC, $2,000
13. Delta PAC, $1,750

Top donors to the Chatfield Majority Fund for 2015-2016 (it formed in 2015):

1. Michigan Values Leadership Fund, Tom Leonard, $22,500
2. Manthei family, $13,900
3. Marvin Rubingh, dairy farmer, $8,000
4. Ronald Weiser, $6,000
5. Michigan Chamber of Commerce PAC, $6,000
6. Robert Musser, $5,000
7. Carolyn Dawson, $2,500
8. Per Wickstrom, A Forever Recovery, $2,500
9. Douglas Labelle, $2,000
10. Auto Dealers of Michigan PAC, $2,000
11. GO PAC Election Fund, $1,000
12. Scott VanSingel Candidate Committee, $1,000
13. Automobile Club, ACPAC, $1,000
14. ITC Holdings Corp. PAC, $1,000
15. Rebecca Bechler, Public Affairs Associates, $1,000
16. Michigan Manufactured Housing PAC, $1,000
17. Friends of Farmers Insurance, $1,000

Top donors to Lee Chatfield for State Representative for 2013-2014:

1. Lee Chatfield, $69,000
2. Value for Michigan (John Moolenaar), $7,500
3. Barbara and Kenneth Bradstreet, $2,000
4. Kimberly and Patrick Dowd, $2,000
5. Wendy and Richard Friske, $2,000
6. Kathy and Daniel Manthei, $2,000
7. Marlys and Jim Manthei, $2,000
8. Lindsay and Matthew Moroun, $2,000
9. Gertrude and Marvin Rubingh, $2,000
10. Donna and Ed Ryan, $2,000
11. Carol and John Taylor, $2,000

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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