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 Feb. 21, 2017.

105th House District, Rep. Triston Cole

105TH HOUSE DISTRICT (A portion of Northern Michigan)

Current representative: The current representative for the 105th District is Rep. Triston Cole (R-Mancelona). The district includes Antrim, Otsego, Charlevoix, Montmorency and Oscoda counties. According to the House Republicans, Cole is vice chair of the House Agriculture Committee and is a member of the Energy Policy, Judiciary, Tourism and Outdoor Recreation, and Transportation and Infrastructure committees. He was first elected to the House in 2014.

A map of the 105th District is available here.

Rep. Cole raises money through a candidate committee, Friends of Triston Cole, and a leadership committee, the T Cole Leadership Fund. He's also connected to an administrative account, the Cole Adminsitrative Fund, which doesn't have to disclose its donors.

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

1. Triston Cole, $10,170

2. Michigan Farm Bureau, AGRI PAC, $7,500

3. Marvin Rubingh, $5,000

4. Auto Dealers of Michigan PAC, $3,350

5. Michigan Action Committee for Rural Electrification, $2,700

6. Antrim County Republican Committee $2,500

7. Michigan Petroleum PAC, $2,500

8. Michigan 1st Congressional District GOP, $2,000

9. Wendy and Richard Friski, $2,000

10. Lindsay and Matthew Moroun, $2,000

11. Rizzo Environmental Services, $2,000


Top donors to Friends of Triston Cole for 2015-2016:

1. Michigan Action Committee for Rural Electrification, $2,700
2. Michigan Petroleum PAC, $2,500
3. Michigan Chamber PAC, $2,500
4. Michigan Farm Bureau, $2,500
5. Auto Dealers of Michigan PAC, $2,350
6. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan PAC, $2,500
7. Rizzo Environmental Services, $2,000
8. ITC Holdings State PAC, $1,700
9. Gerald Smith, Tally’s Log Cabin Bar, $1,250
10. Automobile Club, ACPAC, $1,200
11. Stephen Mendelson, $1,000
12. David Katz, $1,000
13. Carlia Cichon, $1,000
14. Marvin Rubingh, retired, $1,000
15. Brian Rathke, self employe, $1,000
16. Richard Young, Village Market Grocery Store, $1,000

Top donors to the T Cole Leadership Fund for 2015-2016:

1. Marvin Rubingh, farmer, $3,000
2. Michigan Association of Insurance Agents, $500
3. First Congressional District GOP, $500
4. Timberman PAC, $250
5. Borton family, $250
6. Michael Cook, self employed, $200

Top donors to Friends of Triston Cole for 2013-2014:

1. Triston Cole, $10,170
2. Michigan Farm Bureau, AGRI PAC, $5,000
3. Antrim County Republican Committee $2,500
4. Wendy and Richard Friski, $2,000
5. Lindsay and Matthew Moroun, $2,000
6. Julie and Ryan LaLone, $1,500
7. Michigan 1st Congressional District GOP, $1,500
8. Barbara and Ken Bradstreet, $1,325
9. Auto Dealers of Michigan PAC, $1,000
10. Patricia and Ronald Beebe, $1,000
11. Kevin Johnson, $1,000
12. Shari and William Kitchen, $1,000
13. Marvin Rubingh, $1,000
14. (Jim) Stamas Leadership PAC, $1,000
15. Vision for Victory, Rep. Kevin Cotter, $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