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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35th House District, Rep. Kyra Bolden

35TH HOUSE DISTRICT (A portion of Oakland County)

Current representative: The current representative for the 35th District is Rep. Kyra Bolden (D-Southfield). The district includes Southfield, Lathrup Village, Beverly Hills, Bingham Farms and Franklin. According to her official website, Bolden "is a civil litigation attorney, specializing in no-fault auto insurance law."

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

A map of the 35th District is available here.

Rep. Bolden raises money through a candidate committee, Kyra Harris Bolden for State Rep. A leadership PAC called Embolden PAC launched in January 2019.

TALLY: Top Disclosed Donors to Bolden And Connected Committees From 2018 To The Present

1. Kyra Harris Bolden and Gregory Bolden, $8,107

2. Cheryl Gambrell, Southfield, $2,250

3. Michigan Realtors PAC, $1,700

4. Michigan Laborers Political League, $1,750

5. Michigan Education Association, MEA PAC, $1,250

6. Launch Progress PAC, $1,000

7. Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers, $1,000

8. Police Officers Association of Michigan, $1,000

9. MoveOn PAC, $1,000

10. Brian Elder, state lawmaker, $1,000

11. Michigan Association for Justice, Justice PAC, $1,000

12. Tim Braswell, Social Media Blitz, $1,000


Top donors to Kyra Harris Bolden for State Rep for 2019-2020:

1. Cheryl Gambrell, Southfield, $1,250
2. Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association, $500
3. Erica Coulston, Walk The Line, $500
4. Rita Nader, Walk The Line, $500
5. Michigan Laborers Political League, $500
6. Spight Virgil, Detroit, $250
7. State Farm Agents and Associates, $250
8. Michigan List, $250
9. David Hassel, General Motors, $250
10. Michigan Optometric Association, $200
11. Karoub Associates, $200
12. Auto Dealers of Michigan, $200
13. DTE Energy, $200

Top donors to Embolden PAC for 2019-2020:

1. Gregory Bolden, dentist, $2,000
2. Michigan Association for Justice, Justice PAC, $1,000
3. Blue Cross Blue Shield, $600
4. Michigan Health & Hospital Association, Health PAC, $500
5. Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters, $400
6. Advancing Michigan, $250
7. Michigan Education Association, MEA PAC, $250
8. Midwest Strategy Group PAC, $250
9. Michigan Realtors PAC, $200
10. Delta PAC, $200
11. Dental PAC, $200
12. Albert Eaton, Karoub Associates, $200
13. Michigan Association of Theatre Owners, $200

Top donors to Kyra Harris Bolden for State Rep for 2018:

1. Kyra Harris Bolden, $5,107
2. Michigan Realtors PAC, $1,500
3. Michigan Laborers Political League, $1,250
4. Launch Progress PAC, $1,000
5. Donald Harris, $1,000
6. MoveOn PAC, $1,000
7. Brian Elder, state lawmaker, $1,000.
8. Cheryl Gambrell, Southfield, $1,000
9. Michigan Education Association, MEA PAC, $1,000
10. Greater Metropolitan Area Realtors, $1,000
11. Police Officers Association of Michigan, $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

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