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 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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3rd House District: Rep. Wendell Byrd

3RD HOUSE DISTRICT (Northern Detroit)

Current representative: Rep. Wendell Byrd (D-Detroit) is the current representative for the 3rd House District. During the 2015-2016 session, he served on the House Commerce and Trade Committee, Energy Policy Committee and Tax Policy Committee. According to House Democrats, Byrd previously worked as an accountant and tax auditor for the state of Michigan, as well as deputy comptroller for the city of Ecorse.

A look at the 3rd House District is here.

Byrd raises funds through a candidate committee, Committee To Elect Wendell Byrd.

TALLY: Top Disclosed Donors To Rep. Byrd And Connected Committees From 2013 To The Present

  Donor Amount Industry
1. Wendell Byrd $16,732 Candidate
2. United Auto Workers Voluntary PAC $9,000 Organized Labor
3. MI Beer & Wine Wholesalers $6,550 Liquor
4. DTE Energy $4,500 Utilities
5. Auto Dealers of MI $4,400 Business
6. Realtors PAC of MI $3,400 Business
7. Blue Cross Blue Shield $2,850 Health Care
8. MI Laborers Political League $2,500 Organized Labor
9. Matthew Morous, Ambassador Bridge Co. $1,000 Business
10. Consumers Energy $1,950 Utilities

DETAILED LISTS

Top donors to Committee To Elect Wendell Byrd for 2019-2020:

  Donor Amount Industry
1. Laborers Local 1191 $1,000 Organized Labor
2. DTE Energy $1,000 Utilities
3. Muchmore Harrington Smalley Associates PAC $300 Lobbyist
4. Michigan Education Association $300 Education
5. Realtors PAC of MI $300 Real Estate
6. Michigan Credit Union League $250 Finance and Banking
7. U.S. Ecology Inc. $250 Business

 

Top donors to Committee To Elect Wendell Byrd for 2017-2018:

  Donor Amount Industry
1. MI Beer & Wine Wholesalers $3,000 Liquor
2. United Auto Workers Voluntary PAC $3,000 Organized Labor
3. Auto Dealers of MI $2,500 Business
4. MI Laborers Political League $1,250 Organized Labor
5. Michigan Education Association $1,050 Education
6. AFSCME $1,000 Organized Labor
7. Business Leaders for MI $1,000 Business
8. Elder Fund of MI, Brian Elder $1,000 Politicians
9. Robert Walters, Quicken Loans $1,000 Individuals
10. Blue Cross Blue Shield $800 Health Care
11. Enterprise Rent-A-Car $800 Business
12. MI Bankers Association $800 Finance and Banking

 

Top donors to Committee To Elect Wendell Byrd for 2015-2016:

  Donor Amount Industry
1. MI Beer & Wine Wholesalers $3,000 Liquor
2. United Auto Workers Voluntary PAC $3,000 Organized Labor
3. Auto Dealers of MI $2,500 Business
4. MI Laborers Political League $1,250 Organized Labor
5. Michigan Education Association $1,050 Education
6. AFSCME $1,000 Organized Labor
7. Business Leaders for MI $1,000 Business
8. Elder Fund of MI, Brian Elder $1,000 Politicians
9. Robert Walters, Quicken Loans $1,000 Individuals
10. Blue Cross Blue Shield $800 Health Care
11. Enterprise Rent-A-Car $800 Business
12. MI Bankers Association $800 Finance and Banking

 

Top donors to Committee To Elect Wendell Byrd for 2013-2014:

  Donor Amount Industry
1. Wendell Byrd $12,868 Candidate
2. Blue Cross Blue Shield $500 Health Care
3. Realtors PAC of MI $500 Real Estate
4. Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce $250 Business
5. Laborers Local 1191 $250 Organized Labor

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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