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 May 7, 2019. For candidate committees, the numbers cover through Nov. 26, 2018. For political action committees (PACs) connected to officeholders, the numbers cover through April 20, 2019.

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89th House District, Rep. Jim Lilly

89TH HOUSE DISTRICT (A portion of Ottawa County)

Current representative: The current representative for the 89th District is Rep. Jim Lilly (R-Park Twp.). The district includes the townships of Grand Haven, Olive, Park, Port Sheldon, Robinson, Blendon, Crockery and Spring Lake, and the cities of Ferrysburg and Grand Haven, according to the House Republicans. According to his official House biography, Lilly was vice president and commercial banking team leader, at Macatawa Bank from 2012 to 2016.

Lilly is now vice chair of the House Ways and Means Committee and is a member the House Government Operations Committee, according to House Republicans.

A map of the 89th House District is available here.

Rep. Lilly raises money through a candidate committee, Friends of Jim Lilly. His campaign is also connected to a political action committee, Michigan Strategic Leadership, which launched in March 2017.

TALLY: Top Disclosed Donors To Lilly And Connected Committees From 2015 Through Today

1. Chatfield Majority Funds, Lee Chatfield, $82,500

2. House Republican Campaign Committee, $30,000

3. Michael Jandernoa, 42 North Partners, $17,500

4. Michigan Bankers Association, Bank PAC, $17,500

5. Jim Lilly, Macatawa Bank, $15,074

6. DeVos family, Amway, $15,000

7. Maintaining Majority Fund, Brandt Iden, $8,400

8. Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association, $8,000

9. Michigan Values Leadership Fund, Tom Leonard, $7,500

10. Business Leaders for Michigan PAC, $7,000


DETAILED LISTS

Top donors to Michigan Strategic Leadership Fund from 2019-2020: 

1. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, $2,500
2. Matthew Moroun, Central Transport, $2,500
3. Michigan Credit Union League, $1,500
4. Michigan Bankers Association PAC, $1,500
5. Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association, $1,000
6. Midwest Strategy Group, $1,000
7. Michigan Infrastructure & Transportation Association, MITA, $1,000
8. Detroit Regional Chamber, $750
9. Community Bankers PAC, $750
10. Michigan Restaurant & Loding Association, $750
11. Michigan Health & Hospital Association, Health PAC, $750
12. Clark Hill PAC, $750
13. Michigan Society of Anesthesiologists, $750

Top donors to Friends of Jim Lilly from 2017-2018:

1. Chatfield Majority Fund, Lee Chatfield, $9,500
2. DeVos family, Amway, $6,000
3. Michigan Credit Union League, $5,300
4. Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association, $3,000
5. DTE Energy PAC, $3,000
6. Haworth family, Haworth, $2,000
7. Brooks family, Brooks Capital Management, $2,000
8. Realtors PAC of Michigan, $2,000
9. CMS Energy Employees for Better Government, $1,500
10. Grand Rapids Chamber of Commerce, $1,500

Top donors to Michigan Strategic Leadership Fund from 2017-2018: 

1. Chatfield Majority Fund, Lee Chatfield, $72,500
2. House Republican Campaign Committee, $30,000
3. Michael Jandernoa, 42 North Partners, $17,500
4. Michigan Bankers Association, MI BANK PAC, $12,500
5. Chatfield Majority Fund 2, Lee Chatfield, $10,000
6. Maintaining Majority Fund, Brandt Iden, $8,400
7. Michigan Values Leadership Fund, Tom Leonard, $7,500
8. Community Bankers PAC, $3,250
9. CMS Energy Employees for Better Government, $3,000
10. Michigan Chamber of Commerce PAC, $2,500
11. U.S. Ecology Inc. PAC, $2,500

Top donors to Friends of Jim Lilly from 2015-2016:

1. James Lilly, Macatawa Bank, $15,074
2. DeVos family, $9,000
3. Business Leaders for Michigan PAC, $5,000
4. Michigan Bankers Association, Bank PAC, $3,000
5. Brolick family, Special Enterprises, $3,000
6. Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association, $2,500
7. Michigan Farm Bureau PAC, $2,500
8. DTE Energy Company PAC, $2,000
9. Kojaian family, Kojaian Management Corporation, $2,000
10. Padnos family, Louis Padnos, $2,000
11. Haworth family, Haworth Inc., $2,000
12. Brooks family, Brooks Capital Management, $2,000
13. Thompson family, Transmatic, $2,000  
14. Community Bankers PAC, $1,500
15. Michigan Insurance Coalition PAC, $1,500
16. AmeriPAC, $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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