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The data was last updated Aug. 16, 2019. For candidate committees, the numbers cover through July 20, 2019. For political action committees (PACs) connected to officeholders, the numbers cover through July 20, 2019.
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73RD HOUSE DISTRICT (A portion of Kent County)
Current representative: The current representative for the 73rd District is Rep. Lynn Afendoulis (R-Grand Rapids). The district includes he city of East Grand Rapids and the townships of Cannon, Courtland, Nelson, Oakfield, Plainfield, Spencer and Grand Rapids Charter Twp., according to House Republicans. According to her official website, she worked for Universal Forest Products, Inc. for 25 years.
Rep. Afendoulis was first elected to the Michigan House in 2018, taking office in 2019. For the 2019-2020 session, she is chair for the House Tax Policy Committee.
A map of the 73rd District is available here.
TALLY: Top Disclosed Donors To Afendoulis And Connected Committees From 2017 Through Today
1. Secchia family, Grand Rapids, $22,000
2. Lynn Afendoulis, Universal Forest Products, $8,819
3. DeVos family, Amway, $7,000
4. Daniel Hibma and Terri Lynn Land, Land & Company, $4,000
5. Haworth family, Haworth, $3,000
6. Currie family, GNAP LLC, $3,000
7. Murray, family, Meijer, $3,000
8. Small Business Association PAC, $2,500
9. John and Nancy Kennedy, Autocam, $2,000
10. Slott family Grand Rapids, $2,000
Top donors to Committee to Elect Lynn Afendoulis for 2019-2020:
1. Daniel Hibma and Terri Lynn Land, Land & Company, $2,000
2. William Currie, Byron Center, $1,000
3. Mary Murray, Meijer, $1,000
4. Michigan Credit Union League, $1,000
5. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, $1,000
6. Michigan Ambulatory Surgery Association, $1,000
7. Matthew Missad, Universal Forest Products, $1,000
8. Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants, $1,000
9. Michigan Bankers Association, $750
10. Michigan Health & Hospital Association, Health PAC, $500
11. Michigan Chamber PAC, $500
12. Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers, $500
Top donors to Lynn Afendoulis Leadership Fund for 2019-2020:
1. Peter Secchia, Grand Rapids, $20,000
2. Grand Rapids Chamber of Commerce, $500
3. David Leonard, Spectrum Health, $500
4. David Bilardello, Spectrum Health, $250
5. Friends of Hope Network, $250
6. Phillip Weaver, Hope Network, $250
7. Ben Kroese, Wildwood Residential Services, $250
8. Mandy Bolter, Grand Rapids, $100
9. Joe Haveman, Hope Network, $100
10. Katherine Afendoulis, Grand Rapids, $100
Top donors to Committee to Elect Lynn Afendoulis for 2017-2018:
1. Lynn Afendoulis, Universal Forest Products, $8,472
2. DeVos family, Amway, $7,000
3. Haworth family, Haworth, $3,000
4. Small Business Association PAC, $2,500
5. John and Nancy Kennedy, Autocam, $2,000
6. Daniel Hibma and Terri Lynn Land, Land & Company, $2,000
7. Slott family Grand Rapids, $2,000
8. Currie family, GNAP LLC, $2,000
9. Secchia family, $2,000
10. Murray, family, Meijer, $2,000
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