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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12th House District, Rep. Alex Garza

12TH HOUSE DISTRICT (Romulus, Taylor and a portion of Van Buren Township)

Current representative: The current representative for 12th House District is Rep. Alex Garza (D-Taylor). The district includes the city of Taylor, the city of Romulus and a portion of Van Buren Township. Garza previously served on the Taylor City Council and worked for two former state House members as a legislative aide.

Rep. Garza was first elected to the Michigan House in 2018, taking office in 2019.

A map of the 12th House District is available here.

Rep. Garza raises money through a candidate committee, Alex Garza for State Representative. In March 2019, a leadership PAC launched called Garza Working for Michigan Fund.

TALLY: Top Disclosed Donors To Garza And Connected PACs From 2018 To The Present

  Donor Amount Industry
1. Alex Garza $8,025 Candidate
2. United Auto Workers Voluntary PAC $5,000 Organized Labor
3. Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters $3,750 Organized Labor
4. Renee Axt, Bloomfield Hills $2,000 Individuals
5. Joan Hennessey, Grosse Ile $2,000 Individuals
6. Realtors PAC of MI $2,000 Real Estate
7. AFSCME-AFLCIO $1,500 Organized Labor
8. Consumers Energy $1,500 Utilities
9. MI Beer & Wine Wholesalers $1,000 Liquor
10. Michigan Laborer's Political League $1,000 Organized Labor
11. Operating Engineers Local 324 $1,000 Organized Labor
12. Elder Fund of MI, Brian Elder $1,000 Politicians
13. Wolverine PAC, Debbie Dingell $1,000 Politicians
14. MI Good Guys PAC $1,000 Reproductive Issues
15. Edward Swanson, Al's Asphalt Paving $1,000 Individuals

 


 

DETAILED LISTS:

Top donors to Alex Garza for State Representative for 2019-2020:

  Donor Amount Industry
1. Shane Anders, Area Towing $1,000 Individuals
2. Renee Axt, Bloomfield Hills $1,000 Individuals
3. MI Beer & Wine Wholesalers $1,000 Liquor
4. Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters $750 Organized Labor
5. Consumers Energy $500 Utilities
6. CNG Holdings PAC $500 Finance and Banking
7. MI Association of Counties $500 Government
8. Blue Cross Blue Shield $500 Health Care
9. MI Good Guys PAC $250 Reproductive Issues
10. Michigan Education Association $250 Education
11. Michigan Health and Hospital Association $250 Health Care
12. Michigan Optometric Association $250 Health Care
13. Michigan Townships Association $250 Government
14. Planned Parenthood Advocates $250 Reproductive Issues
15. Reyes Family, West Palm Beach $250 Business

Top donors to Garza Working for Michigan Fund for 2019-2020:

  Donor Amount Industry
1. Shane Anders, Area Towing $1,000 Individuals
2. Renee Axt, Bloomfield Hills $1,000 Individuals
3. MI Beer & Wine Wholesalers $1,000 Liquor
4. Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters $750 Organized Labor
5. Consumers Energy $500 Utilities
6. CNG Holdings PAC $500 Finance and Banking
7. MI Association of Counties $500 Government
8. Blue Cross Blue Shield $500 Health Care
9. MI Good Guys PAC $250 Reproductive Issues
10. Michigan Education Association $250 Education
11. Michigan Health and Hospital Association $250 Health Care
12. Michigan Optometric Association $250 Health Care
13. Michigan Townships Association $250 Government
14. Planned Parenthood Advocates $250 Reproductive Issues
15. Reyes Family, West Palm Beach $250 Business

Top donors to Alex Garza for State Representative for 2018:

1. Alex Garza, $8,000
2. Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters, $5,172
3. United Auto Workers Voluntary PAC, $5,000
4. Realtors PAC, $1,500
5. CMS Energy Employees for Better Government; $1,000
6. Victor Martin, Martin's Towing, $1,000
7. American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, $1,000
8. Steve Stewart, media consultant, $1,000.
9. Michigan Education Association, MEA PAC, $1,000
10. Elder Fund for Michigan, Brian Elder, $1,000

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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