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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78th House District, Rep. Brad Paquette

78TH HOUSE DISTRICT (Portions of Berrien and Cass Counties)

Current representative: The current representative for the 78th District is Rep. Brad Paquette (R-Berrien Springs). The districts covers portions of Berrien and Cass counties, including the cities Niles, New Buffalo and Buchanan, according to House Republicans. Paquette previously worked as an educator, teaching at Niles New Tech Entrepreneurial Academy, according to his official website.

Rep. Paquettte first won election to the House in 2018, taking office in 2019.

A map of hte 78th District is available here.

Rep. Paquette raises money through a candidate committee, Brad Paquette for State Representative, and a leadership PAC, the Paquette Leadership Fund. The leadership PAC launched in November 2018.

TALLY: Top Disclosed Donors To Paquette And Connected Committees From 2018 Until The Present

1. DeVos family, Amway, $6,000

2. Haworth family, Haworth Corp., $3,000

3. Realtors PAC, $1,000

4. Daniel Paquette, $1,000

5. Margaret Paulson, $1,000

6. Cyndee Paquette, $1,000

7. John Kennedy, Autocam, $1,000

8. Michigan Farm Bureau, $1,000

9. David Mathews, Southwest Michigan College, $1,000

10. West Michigan Liberty Fund, Aaron Miller, $1,000

11. Friends of Southwest Michigan College, $1,000


DETAILED LISTS

Top donors to Paquette Leadership Fund for 2019-2020:

1. Friends of Southwest Michigan College, $1,000
2. Chad Dropik, Florida, $50

Top donors to Brad Paquette for State Representative for 2018:

1. DeVos family, Amway, $6,000
2. Haworth family, Haworth Corp., $3,000
3. Realtors PAC, $1,000
4. Daniel Paquette, $1,000
5. Margaret Paulson, $1,000
6. Cyndee Paquette, $1,000
7. John Kennedy, Autocam, $1,000
8. Michigan Farm Bureau, $1,000
9. David Mathews, Southwest Michigan College, $1,000
10. West Michigan Liberty Fund, Aaron Miller, $1,000

Top donors to Paquette Leadership Fund for 2018:

No donors reported.

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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