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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6th House District, Rep. Tyrone Carter

6TH HOUSE DISTRICT (Ecorse, River Rouge and part of the city of Detroit)

Current representative: The current representative is Rep. Tyrone Carter (D-Detroit). According to his campaign website Carter retired in 2008 after 25 years with the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office. He previously served as assistant director of campus police at Wayne County Community College District and the community involvement specialist at Southwestern High School.

He unsuccessfully ran for Detroit City Council in 2017 before winning the House seat in 2018.

A map of the district is available here.

He raises money through a House candidate committee, Committee to Elect Tyrone Carter

TALLY: Top Disclosed Donors To Carter And Connected Committees For 2018 To The Present

  Donor Amount Industry
1. Tyrone Carter and family $21,120 Candidate
2. United Auto Workers Voluntary PAC $2,500 Organized Labor
3. AFSCME $2,000 Organized Labor
4. Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters $2,000 Organized Labor
5. DTE Energy $1,750 Utilities
6. Marathon Petroleum $1,500 Business
7. Michigan Education Association $1,500 Education
8. Realtors PAC of MI $1,500 Real Estate
9. Elder Fund for MI, Brian Elder $1,000 Politicians
10. Gerald Evelyn, Detroit $1,000 Individuals
11. Peter Rageas, Dearborn $1,000 Individuals


Top donors to Committee to Elect Tyrone Carter for 2019-2020:

  Donor Amount Industry
1. DTE Energy $1,500 Utilities
2. AFSCME $1,000 Organized Labor
3. Gerald Evelyn, Detroit $1,000 Individuals
4. Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters $1,500 Organized Labor
5. Ford Motor Company $750 Business
6. Michigan Education Association $750 Education
7. Altria $500 Tobacco
8. Auto Dealers of MI $500 Business
9. Consumers Energy Employees $500 Utilities
10. Comcast $500 Telecommunications
11. GCSI $500 Lobbyist
12. Laborers Local 1191 $500 Organized Labor
13. Michigan Aggregates Association $500 Business
14. Michigan State Troopers PAC $500 Public Safety

Top donors to Committee to Elect Tyrone Carter for 2018:

1. Tyrone Carter, $11,000
2. United Auto Workers Michigan PAC, $2,500
3. Michigan Association of Realtors, Realtors PAC, $1,500
4. Marathon Petroleum PAC, $1,500
5. Elder Fund for Michigan, Brian Elder, $1,000
6. Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters, $1,000
7. American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, $1,000
8. Peter Rageas, Law Offices of Peter Rageas, $1,000
9. Michigan Education Association PAC, $750
10. Michigan Laborers Political League, $500
11. Lasinski for Michigan Fund, Donna Lasinski, $500
12. Leaders Engaged Actively In Democracy, $500

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

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