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 March 11, 2019, covering disclosures available through Dec. 31, 2018.

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88th House District, Rep. Luke Meerman

88TH HOUSE DISTRICT (Portion of Ottawa County)

Current representative: Rep. Luke Meerman (R-Coopersville) currently represents the 88th District, which includes Allendale, Georgetown, Tallmadge, Wright, Chester, Coopersville and Polkton. According to his official website, Meerman is a small business owner and fifth-generation dairy farmer. He previously served as a Polkton Township trustee.

Rep. Meerman was first elected to the House in 2018, taking office in 2019.

A map of the 88th House District is available here.

Rep. Meerman raises money through a candidate committee, Citizens to Elect Luke Meerman for State House. A leadership PAC called the Meerman Majority Fund launched in March 2019.

TALLY: Top disclosed donors to Meerman And Connected Committees from 2018 to the present

1. Michigan Farm Bureau, $10,000

2. Meeuwsen family, Zeeland Farm Services, $2,000

3. Realtors PAC, $1,500

4. Grand Rapids Chamber of Commerce, $1,000

5. Bill Henke, dairy farmer, $1,000

6. TGIF Victory Fund, $1,000

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

8. Eric Elmer, Kentwood, $1,000

9. Marvin Rubingh, Ellsworth, $1,000

10. Thomas Victory, Grandville, $1,000


DETAILED LISTS:

Top donors to Meerman Majority Fund for 2019-2020:

No contributors reported yet.

Top donors to Citizens to Elect Luke Meerman for State House for 2018:

1. Michigan Farm Bureau, $10,000
2. Meeuwsen family, Zeeland Farm Services, $2,000
3. Realtors PAC, $1,500
4. Grand Rapids Chamber of Commerce, $1,000
5. Bill Henke, dairy farmer, $1,000
6. TGIF Victory Fund, $1,000
7. CMS Energy Employees for Better Government, $1,000
8. Eric Elmer, Kentwood, $1,000
9. Marvin Rubingh, Ellsworth, $1,000
10. Thomas Victory, Grandville, $1,000
11. Michigan Strategic Leadership, Jim Lilly, $750

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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