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 their top donors over time across a variety of giving methods. The data comes from the Secretary of State’s database and IRS filings. You can search for an official through the search tool below.

The data was last updated Aug. 14, 2018.

81st House District, Rep. Dan Lauwers

81ST HOUSE DISTRICT (A portion of St. Clair County)

Current representative: The current representative for the 81st House District is Rep. Dan Lauwers (R-Brockway). The district features a portion of St. Clair County, including the cities of Yale, St. Clair, Marine, Marysville and Algonac. Lauwers is the House majority floor leader for the 2017-2018 legislative session. According to the House Republicans, he is a member of the House Government Operations Committee and as a member of the House Agriculture Committee.

A map of the 81st House District is available here.

Rep. Lauwers raises money through a state House candidate committee, CTE Dan Lauwers. In October 2017, he launched a state Senate candidate committee, CTE Dan Lauwers for Senate. He's also connected to a leadership PAC, Growing Michigan.

TALLY: Top Disclosed Donors To Rep. Lauwers And Connected Committees From 2011 Until The Present

1. Michigan Farm Bureau PAC, AGRI PAC, $25,051

2. Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association PAC, $22,902

3. Michigan Chamber of Commerce PAC, $19,700

4. DTE Energy PAC, $18,400

5. Michigan Values Leadership Fund, Tom Leonard, $15,000

6. CMS Energy Employees for Better Government, Consumers, $13,250

7. Kellie Lauwers, $11,300

8. Realtors PAC, Michigan Association of Realtors, $6,700

9. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, $6,000

10. Dan Lauwers, $5,521


DETAILED LISTS

Top donors to CTE Dan Lauwers for Senate for 2017-2018:

1. Dan Lauwers State House Committee, $28,500
2. Michigan Values Leadership Fund, Tom Leonard, $15,000
3. DTE Energy, $3,000
4. CMS Energy Employees for Better Government, $3,000
5. Michigan Farm Bureau, $2,500
6. AT&T Michigan, $1,500
7. David Meador, DTE Energy, $1,000
8. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan PAC, $1,000
9. Deloitte PAC, $1,000
10. Ralph Fisher Jr., Fisher Properties, $1,000
11. Auto Dealers of Michigan PAC, $1,000
12. Matthew Moroun, Central Transport, $1,000
13. Michigan Society of Anesthesiologists, $1,000

Top donors to CTE Dan Lauwers for 2017-2018:

1. Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association, $5,000
2. Ford Motor Co. Civic Action Fund, $4,000
3. Michigan Farm Bureau, $2,300
4. Realtors PAC, Michigan Association of Realtors, $2,000
5. CMS Energy Employees for Better Government, $2,000
6. Michigan Chamber of Commerce PAC, $2,000
7. FedEx Corp. PAC, $1,100
8. Delta PAC, $1,100
9. Clark Hill PAC, $1,100
10. DTE Energy Co. PAC, $1,000
11. Michigan Infrastructure & Transportation Association, MITA, $1,000
12. Bernard Hartman, Hartman & Tyner, $1,000
13. Herbert Tyner, Hartman & Tyner, $1,000
14. Michigan Society of Anesthesiologists, $1,000
15. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan PAC, $1,000
16. Karoub Associates, lobby firm, $1,000
17. Altria PAC, $1,000
18. Michigan Health & Hospital Association, Health PAC, $1,000
19. National Federation of Independent Business, NFIB, $1,000
10. General Motors PAC, $1,000

Top donors to Growing Michigan 2017-2018:

1. Comcast & NBC Universal, $5,000
2. Dave Bryson, Champion’s Auto Ferry, $5,000
3. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, $4,000
4. Michigan Chamber of Commerce, $3,000
5. CMS Energy Employees for a Better Government PAC, $2,000
6. Michigan Society of Anesthesiologists, $2,000
7. Realtors PAC of Michigan, $1,800
8. Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association, $1,600
9. DTE Energy PAC, $1,500
10. Michigan Association of CPAs, $1,000
11. Michigan Infrastructure & Transportation Association, $1,000
12. Meijer PAC, $1,000
13. Marathon Petroleum Employees PAC, $1,000

Top donors to CTE Dan Lauwers for 2015-2016:

1. Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association PAC, $10,000
2. Michigan Farm Bureau, AGRI PAC, $8,450
3. Michigan Chamber of Commerce PAC, $5,000
4. DTE Energy Company PAC, $4,400
5. Michigan Association of Realtors PAC, Realtors PAC, $2,400
6. Michigan Milk Producers, $2,250
7. CMS Energy Employees for Better Government, $2,100
8. Michigan Greenstone PAC, $1,750
9. Auto Dealers of Michigan, $1,500
10. Ford Motor Company PAC, $1,250
11. SEMCO Energy PAC, $1,250

Top donors to Growing Michigan 2015-2016:

1. DTE Energy, $5,000
2. CMS Energy, $2,500
3. Candidate Committee Don Koning, $2,409
4. Michigan Chamber of Commerce, $2,000
5. Matthew Moroun, $2,000
6. Michigan Greenstone PAC, $2,000
7. Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers PAC, $2,000
8. Lenny Lentine, $1,000
9. Muchmore, Harrington & Smalley Associates, $1,000
10. Friends of Farmers PAC, $500
11. Pioneer State Mutual PAC, $500
12. Frankenmuth PAC, $500

Top donors to CTE Dan Lauwers for 2013-2014:

1. Michigan Farm Bureau PAC, AGRI PAC, $5,801
2. Daniel Lauwers, $5,521
3. Michigan Chamber of Commerce PAC, $4,700
4. DTE Energy Co. PAC, $3,500
5. (Michael) Callton Action Fund, $2,500
6. Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association PAC, $2,302
7. Moroun family, $2,000
8. SEMCO Energy PAC, $1,951
9. CMS Energy Employees for Better Government, $1,650
10. ITC Holdings Corp. PAC, $1,650

Top donors to CTE Dan Lauwers for 2011-2012:

1. Kellie Lauwers, $11,000
2. (Jase) Bolger Restore Michigan Fund, $5,000
3. Common Sense Leadership Fund (John Walsh), $5,000
4. Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters PAC, $5,000
5. Michigan Farm Bureau PAC, AGRI PAC, $5,000
6. One Tough Nerd PAC (Rick Snyder), $5,000
7. Operating Engineers Local 324 PAC, $5,000
8. Michigan Chamber of Commerce PAC, $3,000
9. Auto Dealers of Michigan PAC, $2,000
10. Michigan Health & Hospital Association, Health PAC, $1,500
11. Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association PAC, $1,500

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 mcfn@mcfn.org.

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