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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5TH HOUSE DISTRICT (Central Detroit, the lower West Side of Detroit and Southwest Detroit)
Current representative: Rep. Cynthia A. Johnson (D-Detroit) is the current representative for the 5th House District. According to House Democrats, she previously worked as a corrections officer for the Michigan Department of Corrections. She then began working parole and probation cases. Johnson has also hosted her own radio show.
She was first elected to the Michigan House in 2018, taking office in 2019.
A map of the 5th House District is available here.
Rep. Johnson raises money through a House candidate committee, Cynthia A. Johnson Stands Up For All Of Detroit.
TALLY: Top Disclosed Donors To Johnson And Connected Committees From 2018 Until The Present:
|2.||Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters||$2,000||Organized Labor|
|3.||Realtor's PAC of MI||$1,700||Real Estate|
|5.||Michigan Education Association||$1,250||Education|
|6.||Elder Fund of MI, Brian Elder||$1,200||Politicians|
|7.||Blue Cross Blue Shield||$500||Health Care|
|8.||Leaders Engaged Actively in Democracy, Tenisha Yancey||$500||Politicians|
|9.||MI Community College Association||$500||Education|
|10.||Michigan Laborers Political League||$500||Organized Labor|
Top donors to Cynthia A. Johnson Stands Up For All Of Detroit for 2019-2020:
|2.||Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters||$1,000||Organized Labor|
|3.||Blue Cross Blue Shield||$500||Health Care|
|4.||Henry Ford Health System||$500||Health Care|
|5.||Michigan Education Association||$500||Education|
|6.||MI Community College Association||$500||Education|
|8.||Clark Hill, law firm||$250||Attorney|
|9.||Ford Motor Company||$250||Business|
|10.||MI Health & Hospital Association||$250||Health Care|
|11.||Joe Tate Leadership PAC, Joe Tate||$250||Politicians|
|12.||Gwendolyn Lewis, Detroit City Council||$250||Individuals|
|13.||MI Greenstone PAC||$250||Agriculture|
|14.||Michigan Osteopathis Fund||$250||Health Care|
|15.||Strengthening Michigan Fund, Chris Greig||$250||Politicians|
Top donors to Cynthia A. Johnson Stands Up For All Of Detroit for 2018:
|2.||Realtors PAC of MI||$1,500||Real Estate|
|3.||Elder Fund for MI, Brian Elder||$1,200||Politicians|
|4.||Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters||$1,000||Organized Labor|
|5.||Michigan Education Association||$750||Education|
|6.||Leaders Actively Engaged in Democracy, Tenisha Yancey||$500||Politicians|
|7.||Michigan Laborers Political League||$500||Organized Labor|
|8.||Progressive Women's Caucus||$500||Politicans|
|10.||Grieg Women in Leadership Fund, Christine Greig||$250||Politicians|
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