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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54TH HOUSE DISTRICT (A portion of Washtenaw County)
Current representative: The current representative for the 54th District is Rep. Ronnie Peterson (D-Ypsilanti). The district includes the city of Ypsilanti and Superior and Ypsilanti townships, according to House Democrats. Peterson was first elected to the Michigan in 2016, taking office in 2017.
According to his campaign website, Peterson previously served as a Washtenaw County commissioner, a Ypsilanti City Council member, the political director for American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Council 25.
A map of the 54th District is available here.
Rep. Peterson raises money through a candidate committee, the Ronnie Peterson Committee.
TALLY: Top Disclosed Donors To Rep. Peterson And Connected Committees From 2016 Until The Present
1. Michigan Laborers Political League, $14,000
2. Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association, $10,000
3. Ronnie Peterson, $6,361
4. Realtors PAC of Michigan, $3,000
5. Auto Dealers of Michigan, $3,000
6. Michigan State Troopers PAC, $2,500
7. Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters, $2,250
8. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, $2,000
9. Michigan Education Association, MEA PAC, $1,950
10. Muchmore Harrington Smalley and Associates, $1,650
Top donors to the Ronnie Peterson Committee for 2017-2018:
1. Michigan Laborers Political League, $9,000
2. Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association, $6,000
3. Michigan State Troopers PAC, $2,500
4. Auto Dealers of Michigan, $2,500
5. Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters, $2,250
6. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, $2,000
7. Realtors PAC of Michigan, $2,000
8. Muchmore Harrington Smalley and Associates, $1,650
9. Ford Motor Co. Civic Action Fund, $1,500
10. Michigan Bankers Association, MI BANK PAC, $1,200
Top donors to the Ronnie Peterson Committee for 2016:
1. Ronnie Peterson, county commissioner, $6,000
2. Michigan Laborers Political League, $5,000
3. Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association, $4,000
4. Michigan Education Association, MEA PAC, $1,000
5. United Auto Workers Voluntary PAC, $1,000
6. Operating Engineers Local 324, $1,000
7. Michigan Association for Justice, Justice PAC, $1,000
8. Realtors PAC, Michigan Association of Realtors, $1,000
9. Larry Doe, township treasurer, $500
10. Heidi Salter-Ferris, attorney, $500
11. Marathon Petroleum Corp. PAC, $500
12. United Food and Commercial Workers, $500
13. Auto Dealers of Michigan PAC, $500
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