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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97th House District, Rep. Jason Wentworth

97TH HOUSE DISTRICT (Clare, Gladwin and Arenac counties and a portion of Osceola County)

Current representative: The current representative for the 97th House District is Rep. Jason Wentworth (R-Clare). The district covers Clare, Gladwin and Arenac counties and a portion of Osceola County, including Evart, according to the House Republicans. According to his official House biography, Wentworth joined the United States Army after graduating high school in 2001, and he was previously the East Central Michigan Regional Coordinator for the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency.

He was first elected to the Michigan House in 2016. He is currently chair of the House Select Committee on Reducing Car Insurance Rates and a member of the House Ways & Means Committee.

A map of the 97th District is available here.

Rep. Wentworth raises money through a candidate committee, Committee To Elect Jason Wentworth. In November 2017, a leadership PAC, Wentworth Majority Fund PAC, formed.

TALLY: Top Disclosed Donors To Rep. Wentworth And Connected Committees From 2016 Through Today

1. Chatfield Majority Funds, Lee Chatfield, $36,000

2. Jason Wentworth, Michigan Department of Veterans Affairs, $23,268

3. Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association, $13,000

4. DeVos family, Amway, $9,000

5. Matthew Moroun, Central Transport, $8,500

6. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, $8,500

7. CMS Energy Employees for Better Government, $7,500

8. Michigan Chamber PAC, $6,000

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

10. Business Leaders for Michigan, $5,000

11. Sharif Hussein, CNSI, $5,000

12. Police Officers Association of Michigan, $5,000


DETAILED LISTS

Top donors to Wentworth Majority Fund PAC for 2019-2020:

1. Sharif Hussein, CNSI, $5,000
2. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan PAC, $3,500
3. Police Officers Association of Michigan, $2,500
4. Insurance Alliance of Michigan, $2,500
5. Matthew Moroun, Central Transport, $2,500
6. Realtors PAC, $1,300
7. Michigan Association of Insurance Agents PAC, $1,000
8. Health Care Association of Michigan, HCAM, $1,000
9. Michigan Health & Hospital Association, Health PAC, $1,000
10. Enterprise Holdings PAC, $1,000
11. Michigan Society of Anesthesiologists, $1,000
12. Michigan Credit Union League, $1,000
13. Auto Dealers of Michigan, $1,000
14. Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association, $1,000

Top donors to Committee To Elect Jason Wentworth for 2017-2018:

1. Chatfield Majority Fund, Lee Chatfield, $5,000
2. Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association, $3,000
3. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, $3,000
4. Thomas, Janet and Natalee Kunse, Northern Dry Bulk, $2,500
5. CMS Energy Employees for Better Government, $2,500
6. Auto Dealers of Michigan, $2,500
7. Michigan Chamber PAC, $2,000
8. Realtors PAC of Michigan, $2,000
9. Stamas Leadership PAC, Jim Stamas, $1,500
10. Maxim Healthcare Services, $1,500
11. Ford Motor Company PAC, $1,500

Top donors to Wentworth Majority Fund PAC for 2017-2018:

1. Chatfield Majority Fund, Lee Chatfield, $21,000
2. Chatfield Majority Fund 2, Lee Chatfield, $10,000
3. Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association, $6,000
4. Matthew Moroun, Central Transport, $5,000
5. Business Leaders for Michigan, $5,000
6. CMS Energy Employees for Better Government, $4,500
7. Michigan Chamber of Commerce PAC, $3,500
8. Police Officers Association of Michigan, POAM, $2,500
9. DTE Energy, $2,500
10. Clare County Republican Committee, $2,500
11. U.S. Ecology PAC, $2,500
12. Transcanada PAC, $2,500

Top donors to Committee To Elect Jason Wentworth for 2016:

1. Jason Wentworth, Michigan Department of Veterans Affairs, $23,268
2. DeVos family, $9,000
3. Michigan Values Leadership Fund, Tom Leonard, $5,000
4. Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association, $3,000
5. Clare County Republican Committee, $2,500
6. Gladwin County Republican Committee, $2,000
7. AmeriPAC, $2,000
8. Haworth family, Haworth Inc., $2,000
9. Koajaian, Kojaian Companies, $2,000
10. Arenac County Republican Committee, $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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