The Michigan Campaign Finance Network is launching a search for a new executive director.
The organization’s current director, Craig Mauger, has accepted a reporting position with The Detroit News and will be leaving the MCFN staff in the middle of this month.
“We regret our loss of Craig’s services while celebrating his new professional opportunity," said Lynn Jondahl the president of MCFN’s Board. “In his four years as the director, he has enhanced our reputation as the go-to source of trusted information about and analysis of the role of money in Michigan politics."
In the last four years, MCFN has strengthened its organizational infrastructure and has seen increasing use of its website, www.mcfn.org. The organization — with donors' support — also has achieved greater fiscal stability, a challenge for many nonprofit policy organizations.
“Being the director of the Michigan Campaign Finance Network has been an amazing experience, and I am thankful for those who have given me the opportunity," Mauger said. “People across the state value this organization and the watchdog work it does. I look forward to seeing it continue to shine light in Lansing.”
The MCFN Board has initiated a search for a new executive director in anticipation of an active political campaign year in 2020. If you know of someone who might be interested, please encourage him/her to submit an application: mcfn.org/jobposting.
The organization looks forward to continuing to provide intelligent and insightful information and analysis of how political money is raised and spent in the campaigns that affect Michigan politics and policies — a task basic to a healthy democracy.
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- Lynn Jondahl, board chair: former Michigan state representative, serving from 1973 to 1994
- Patricia Donath, board vice chair: past president of the League of Women Voters of Michigan
- Charlie Cavell, founder of the nonprofit The Pay It Forward Initiative who's worked in workforce development and to alleviate the causes of poverty
- John Chamberlin, professor emeritus of public policy at the University of Michigan's Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy
- Dan DeGrow, former superintendent of St. Clair County RESA; former Michigan state senator, serving from 1983 to 2002; and former Michigan state representative, serving from 1981 to 1982
- Gary Heinlein, a longtime journalist who covered Michigan state government and politics for The Detroit News for two decades
- John M. Koval, retired state economist and senior activist
- Ellen Cogen Lipton, an attorney and a former Michigan state representative, serving from 2009 to 2014
- John P. Mayer, former state and federal court administrator
John J. H. Schwarz, physician; former Michigan state senator, serving from 1987 to 2002; and former congressman, serving from 2005 to 2007
- Alma Wheeler Smith, former Michigan state senator, serving from 1995 to 2002; and former Michigan state representative, serving from 2005 to 2010
- Chris Ward, former Michigan state representative, serving from 2003 to 2008