About the Michigan Campaign Finance Network
The Michigan Campaign Finance Network is a nonpartisan, nonprofit coalition of organizations and individuals concerned about the influence of money in politics and the need for campaign finance reform in Michigan. MCFN conducts research on campaign contributions and their relationship to election outcomes and issues of public policy, supports access to campaign finance information and develops educational initiatives for the public on the subject of campaign finance reform.
Craig Mauger joined MCFN as executive director in January 2016. Before that, he worked as a reporter covering government and politics for a decade. He worked for newspapers in Indiana and spent three and a half years covering the State Capitol in Lansing for Michigan Information & Research Service (MIRS News). During his time at MIRS News, much of his coverage focused on following the money in state politics, including tracking the changing role of politically focused nonprofits and the connection between donations and legislative outcomes. Craig is a graduate of Ohio University's E.W. Scripps School of Journalism. He, his wife and his son live in Lansing. (Photo at left by Simon Schuster)
Board Of Directors
- John Chamberlin - Professor of public policy, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, University of Michigan
- Jan Dolan - Former Michigan state representative
- Patricia Donath - Past President, League of Women Voters of Michigan
- Lynn Jondahl - Former Michigan state representative
- John M. Koval - Retired state economist; senior activist
- John Mayer - Former state and federal court administrator
- Rich Robinson - MCFN's former executive director
- John J. H. Schwarz - Physician, former Michigan state senator and congressman
- Alma Wheeler Smith - Former Michigan state senator and state representative
The work of the Michigan Campaign Finance Network is supported by:
- Hundreds of Michigan citizens who care deeply about the health of our democracy.
- The Joyce Foundation