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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56th House District, Rep. Jason Sheppard

56TH HOUSE DISTRICT (Most of Monroe County)

Current representative: The current representative for the 56th District is Rep. Jason Sheppard (R-Temperance). The district covers much of Monroe County, including the townships of Milan, Dundee, Ida and Rainsville and a portion of the city of Monroe, according to House Republicans. He was first elected in 2014.

Sheppard is the chair of the House Government Operations Committee and the vice chair of the House Elections and Ethics Committee.

A map of the 56th District is available here.

Rep. Sheppard raises money through a candidate committee, Jason Sheppard for State Representative, and a leadership PAC, the Sheppard Leadership Fund

TALLY: Top Disclosed Donors To Rep. Sheppard And Connected Committees From 2012 Through Today

1. House Republican Campaign Committee, $315,287

2. Michigan Association of Realtors, Realtors PAC, $25,098

3. Chatfield Majority Fund, Lee Chatfield, $21,500

4. Business Leaders for Michigan, $20,000

5. General Motors PAC, $14,750

6. Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association PAC, $14,200

7. Monroe County Republican Party, $14,000

8. VerHeulen Leadership Fund, Rob VerHeulen, $12,000

9. DTE Energy, $11,670

10. Pscholka Results PAC, Al Pscholka, $10,000

11. Posthumus Lyons Leadership Fund, Lisa Lyons, $10,000


DETAILED LISTS

Top donors to the Sheppard Leadership Fund for 2019-2020:

1. General Motors PAC, $2,500
2. Blue Cross Blue Shield, $1,000
3. Auto Dealers of Michigan, $1,000
4. DTE Energy, $1,000
5. Meijer PAC, $1,000
6. ITC Holdings PAC, $1,000
7. Realtors PAC, $1,000
8. Clark Hill PAC, $500
9. Bradley Thompson, Detroit Legal News, $500
10. Michigan Chamber PAC, $500
11. Midwest Strategy Group PAC, $500
12. Muchmore Harrington Smalley & Associates, $500
13. State Farm Agents PAC, $500
14. CMS Energy Employees for Better Government, $500
15. Michigan Health & Hospital Association, Health PAC, $500

Top donors to Jason Sheppard for State Representative for 2017-2018:

1. Realtors PAC, Michigan Association of Relators, $7,750
2. Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters, $7,750
3. Chatfield Majority Fund, Lee Chatfield, $6,500
4. DTE Energy, $4,950
5. Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association, $4,700
6. Michigan Society of Anesthesiologists, $3,300
7. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, $2,850
8. Michigan Health & Hospital Association, Health PAC, $2,350
9. Anders family, Star Towing, $2,000
10. VerHeulen Leadership Fund, Rob VerHeulen, $2,000
11. Mannik and Smith Group Inc., $2,000

Top donors to the Sheppard Leadership Fund for 2017-2018:

1. Contribution From Jason Sheppard State House Committee, $18,989
2. Chatfield Majority Fund, Lee Chatfield, $15,000
3. Monroe County Republican Committee, $5,000
4. Business Leaders for Michigan, $5,000
5. John Bates Jr. Heidtman Steel, $2,750
6. Comcast PAC, $2,500
7. Auto Dealers of Michigan, $2,500
8. General Motors Co. PAC, $2,000
9. Enterprise Holdings PAC, $2,000
10. Shane Anders, Star Towing, $2,000
11. Realtors PAC, Michigan Association of Realtors, $2,000
12. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, $2,000
13. John Bates Sr., Toledo, $2,000

Top donors to Jason Sheppard for State Representative for 2015-2016:

1. House Republican Campaign Committee, $117,112
2. Michigan Association of Realtors, Realtors PAC, $9,348
3. Vision for Victory, Kevin Cotter, $8,500
4. Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association PAC, $8,250
5. General Motors Company PAC, $6,500
6. DTE Energy Company PAC, $5,720
7. Callton Action Fund, Mike Callton $5,000
8. Business Leaders for Michigan, $5,000
9. Monroe County Republican Executive Committee, $5,000
10. CMS Energy Corporation Employees for Better Government, $5,000
11. Michigan Chamber of Commerce PAC, $4,000
12. Michigan Bankers Association, $3,700
13. Auto Dealers of Michigan, $3,650
14. Meijer PAC, $3,000

Top donors to the Sheppard Leadership Fund for 2015-2016:

1. VerHeulen Leadership Fund, Rob VerHeulen, $10,000
2. Business Leaders for Michigan, $10,000
3. Ronald Weiser, $5,000
4. Kennedy family, Autocam, $5,000
5. Michigan Health & Hospital Association, Health PAC, $3,750
6. Michigan Insurance Coalition, $2,500
7. AmeriPAC, $2,500
8. Erik Chappell, Lyden & Chappell, $2,500
9. John Miller, Miller Fireworkers, $2,500
10. Auto Dealers of Michigan, $2,500
11. General Motors, $2,000

Top donors to Jason Sheppard for State Representative for 2013-2014:

1. House Republican Campaign Committee, $198,175
2. (Lisa) Posthumus Lyons Leadership Fund, $10,000
3. (Al) Pscholka Results PAC, $10,000
4. DeVos family, $9,000
5. One Tough Nerd PAC (Rick Snyder), $5,000
6. Michigan Association of Realtors, Realtors PAC, $5,000
7. (Jason) Sheppard Leadership Fund, $5,000
8. (Ken) Yonker Leadership Fund, $4,500
9. Monroe County GOP, $4,000
10. (Randy) Richardville Leadership Fund, $3,500
11. Small Business Association of Michigan, $3,000
12. (Jase) Bolger Restore Michigan Fund, $2,500
13. Jason Sheppard, $2,500

Top donors to the Sheppard Leadership Fund for 2013-2014:

1. Jason Sheppard, $7,000
2. Tim and Susan Walberg, $1,650
3. Joseph Garverick, $1,250
4. Erik Chappell, $1,050
5. Ben Aycock, $1,025
6. Patricia Lyden, $1,025
7. Jess Saylor, $1,000
8. Steve Rafferty, $1,000
9. Annette Phillips, $1,000
10. Randy Richardville, $1,000
11. Daniel White, $1,000
12. John Bates Sr., $1,000
13. Michael Whittaker, $1,000
14. Doug Chaffin, $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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