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.

79th House District, Rep. Kim LaSata

79TH HOUSE DISTRICT (A portion of Berrien County)

Current representative: The current representative for the 79th House District is Rep. Kim LaSata (R-St. Joseph). The district includes the cities of Coloma, St. Joseph, Benton Harbor, Bridgman and Watervliet and the townships of Bainbridge, Benton, Coloma, Hagar, Lake Charter, Lincoln, Royalton, St. Joseph and Watervliet, according to the House Republicans. She is chair of the House Appropriations Higher Education Subcommittee.

LaSata taught fifth grade at Lake Michigan Catholic Schools since 2006, according to her official website.

A map of the 79th District is available here.

Rep. LaSata raises money through a candidate committee called Kim LaSata for State Representative.

TALLY: Top Disclosed Donors To Rep. LaSata From 2016 Until The Present

1. Michigan Chamber PAC, $10,750

2. Michigan Values Leadership Fund, Tom Leonard, $7,500

3. Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association, $5,000

4. Kim LaSata, Lake Michigan Catholic Schools, $4,131

5. Chatfield Majority Fund, Lee Chatfield, $3,000

6. VerHeulen Leadership Fund, Rob VerHeulen, $2,500

7. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan PAC, $1,750

8. Southwest Michigan First PAC, $1,500

9. Greater Rochester Leadership Fund, Mike Webber, $1,500

10. Automobile Club PAC, $1,500

11. Michigan Education Partners, $1,500

12. Mary Ellen Tatter, retired, $1,500


DETAILED LISTS

Top donors to Kim LaSata for State Representative for 2017-2018:

1. Chatfield Majority Fund, Lee Chatfield, $2,000
2. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan PAC, $1,750
3. Michigan Education Partners, $1,500
4. Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association, $1,000
5. Pfizer Michigan PAC, $1,000
6. Dykema Gossett, $1,000
7. Friends of Ferris, $1,000
8. Realtors PAC of Michigan, $750
9. Friends of Western Michigan University, $750
10. Michigan Chamber PAC, $750
11. Mary Ellen Tatter, retired, $500
12. Automobile Club of Michigan, $500
13. Associated Builders & Contractors, $500

Top donors to Kim LaSata for State Representative for 2015-2016:

1. Michigan Chamber PAC, $10,000
2. Michigan Values Leadership Fund, Tom Leonard, $7,500
3. Kim LaSata, Lake Michigan Catholic Schools, $4,131
4. Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association, $4,000
5. VerHeulen Leadership Fund, Rob VerHeulen, $2,500
6. Southwest Michigan First PAC, $1,500
7. Greater Rochester Leadership Fund, $1,500
8. Automobile Club PAC, $1,500
9. Axcess Financial Services PAC, $1,000
10. Frankenmuth PAC, $1,000
11. Mary Ellen Tatter, retired, $1,000
12. Michael Jandernoa, 42 North Partners LLC, $1,000
13. Shamrock PAC, Laura Cox, $1,000
14. West Michigan Liberty Fund, Aaron Miller, $1,000
15. Chatfield Majority Fund, Lee Chatfield, $1,000
16. DTE Energy Company PAC, $1,000
17. Michigan Petroleum Jobbers PAC, $1,000
18. GOPAC Election Fund, $1,000
19. Friends of Southwest Michigan College PAC, $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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