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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59th House District, Rep. Aaron Miller

59TH HOUSE DISTRICT (St. Joseph County and a portion of Cass County)

Current representative: The current representative for the 59th District is Rep. Aaron Miller (R-Sturgis). The district covers St. Joseph County and a portion of Cass County, including the city of Dowagiac. According to his official website, Miller previously was a middle and high school mathematics teacher and a church youth group leader.

Miller was first elected to the Michigan House in 2014. Miller is a member of the House Appropriations Committee.

A map of the 59th House District is available here.

Rep. Miller raises money through a candidate committee, Committee to Elect Aaron Miller, and a leadership PAC, West Michigan Liberty Fund. The PAC launched in 2015. His candidate committee dissolved in March 2019.

TALLY: Top Disclosed Donors To Miller And Connected Committees From 2013 To The Present

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

2. Rizzo Environmental Services PAC, $8,500

3. Alexandria and Aaron Miller, $8,370

4. Derrick Hicks, A.S.A.P. Services Inc., $3,500

5. Michigan Realtors PAC, $3,375

6. Chatfield Majority Fund, Lee Chatfield, $3,000

7. School Administrators PAC, $2,500

8. Automobile Club of Michigan PAC, $2,400

9. Sarah and David Matthews, $2,000

10. St. Joseph County Republican Party, $2,000

11. Kathryn and James Ware, $2,000

12. Matthew Moroun, Centra, $2,000


DETAILED LISTS

Top donors to Committee to Elect Aaron Miller for 2019-2020:

No contributors reported.

Top donors to West Michigan Liberty Fund for 2019-2020:

1. School Administrators PAC, $2,000
2. Michigan Elementary and Middle School Principals Association PAC, $500
3. Frankenmuth PAC, $500
4. Pioneer State Mutual PAC, $300
5. Wendy Zdeb, Michigan Elementary and Middle School Principals Association, $200
6. Raymond Telman, Middle Cities Education Association, $200
7. Donald Wotruba, Michigan Association of School Boards, $200
8. Karoub Associates PAC, $200
9. Sarah Hubbard, Okemos, $100
10. Joseph Devault, Clarkston, $100
11. Christopher Wigent, Lansing, $100

Top donors to Committee to Elect Aaron Miller for 2017-2018:

1. Matthew Moroun, Centra, $1,000
2. Bert Edquist, Mission Hills Memorial Gardens, $500
3. Bailee May, Applebee’s, $300
4. The Great Southwest Fund, John Proos, $250
5. Richard Webb, Watco Companies LLC, $150
6. Lundy family, Kansas, $150
7. Brenton Holcomb, Cassopolis, $100
8. Ronald Eicher, Burr Oak, $100
9. John Proos for State Senate, $100
10. Andrejs Rozentals, Three Rivers, $100

Top donors to West Michigan Liberty Fund for 2017-2018:

1. Michigan Values Leadership Fund, Tom Leonard, $15,000
2. Chatfield Majority Fund, Lee Chatfield, $3,000
3. Michigan Realtors PAC, $2,250
4. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, $1,000
5. Automobile Club of Michigan, AC PAC, $750
6. Michigan Chamber of Commerce PAC, $750
7. Muchmore Harrington Smalley & Associates, lobby firm, $750
8. Michigan Bankers Association, $500
9. Auto Dealers of Michigan, $500
10. Police Officers Association of Michigan, $500
11. Jewish Agency PAC, $500
12. Michigan Association of Nurse Anesthetists, $500
13. Exelon Corporation PAC, $500
14. Marla Braun, legislative director, $500
15. Michigan Restaurant Association, $500
16. School Administrators PAC, $500
17. Friends of Corn PAC, $500
18. Friends of Southwestern Michigan College, $500

Top donors to Committee to Elect Aaron Miller for 2015-2016:

1. Alexandria Miller, $3,010
2. David Matthews, $500
3. Roger Rathburn, Mendon Community Schools, $500
4. Vaughn Mandigo, Snap On Tool, $500

Top donors to West Michigan Liberty Fund for 2015-2016:

1. Rizzo Environmental Services PAC, $8,500
2. Derrick Hicks, A.S.A.P. Services Inc., $3,500
3. Automobile Club of Michigan PAC, $1,650
4. Jay Schwartz, lawyer, $1,500
5. Michigan Association of Realtors, Realtors PAC, $1,125
6. Michigan Association of Insurance Agents PAC, $1,000
7. Rachel Badalamenti, attorney, $1,000
8. Robert Huth, attorney, $1,000
9. Dennis Cowan, attorney, $1,000
10. Robert Kirk, attorney, $1,000
11. Jeff Timmer, Two Rivers Public Affairs, $1,000
12. Kalamazoo Anesthesiology PC Safe Michigan Fund, $1,000

Top donors to Committee to Elect Aaron Miller for 2013-2014:

1. Alexandria and Aaron Miller, $5,360
2. Samantha and Devin Schwartz, $2,000
3. St. Joseph County GOP, $2,000
4. Kathryn and James Ware, $2,000
5. Sarah and David Matthews, $1,500
6. (Al) Pscholka Results PAC, $1,500
7. Joe Tullos, $1,000
8. Matthew Moroun, $1,000
9. (Aric) Nesbitt Majority Fund, $1,000
10. (Lisa) Posthumus Lyons Leadership Fund, $1,000
11. Vision for Victory, Kevin Cotter, $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 mcfn@mcfn.org.

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