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 Jan. 7, 2019, covering disclosures through Nov. 26, 2018.

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3rd Senate District, Sen. Sylvia Santana

3RD SENATE DISTRICT (A portion of Wayne County)

Current senator: The current senator for the 3rd District is Sen. Sylvia Santana (D-Detroit). The 3rd District includes Northwest Detroit, the City of Melvindale, and the City of Dearborn. Rep. Santana was first elected to the Michigan House in 2016, taking office in 2017. Her husband, Harvey Santana, previously served in the Legislature. According to her official biography, she worked in the financial industry before joining the House.

Sen. Santana was first elected to the Senate in 2018, taking office in 2019.

A map of the 3rd Senate District is available here.

Sen. Santana launched a candidate committee to run for the state Senate, Sylvia Santana for Senate, in November 2017. She is also connected to a leadership PAC, Santana for Michigan, which formed in May 2017. She previously raised money through a state House candidate committee, Committee To Elect Sylvia Santana.

TALLY: Top Disclosed Donors To Santana And Connected Committees From 2011 Until The Present:

1. Operating Engineers Local 324, $17,000

2. Sylvia Santana, $15,393

3. Harvey Santana, former state representative and husband, $13,500

4. United Auto Workers Voluntary PAC, $8,500

5. Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association, $8,500

6. Great Lakes Education Project, GLEP PAC, $5,000

7. Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters, $4,500

8. International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 58, $4,160

9. Michigan Association for Justice, Justice PAC, $3,500

10. Blue Cross Blue Shield, $2,500


DETAILED LISTS:

Top donors to Sylvia Santana for Senate for 2017-2018:

1. Sylvia Santana state House committee transfer, $84,500
2. Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters, $3,000
3. Realtors PAC of Michigan, $3,000
4. Pipefitters Local 636, $2,500
5. United Auto Workers Michigan Voluntary PAC, $2,500
6. James Nicholson, PVS Chemicals, $2,000
7. Michigan Association of Health Plans, $2,000
8. Michigan Insurance Coalition, $1,750
9. Ford Motor Company Civic Action Fund, $1,000
10. Planned Parenthood Advocates of Michigan, $1,000
11. AmeriPAC, $1,000
12. Joseph Corridino, Florida, $1,000
13. Jim Offield, Arizona, $1,000
14. Allies for Education, Washington D.C., $1,000
15. Michigan Credit Union League, $1,000
16. Frankenmuth PAC, $1,000
17. AFSCME PEOPLE PAC, $1,000

Top donors to Committee To Elect Sylvia Santana for 2017-2018:

1. Sylvia Santana, self, $10,000
2. Harvey Santana, former representative, $8,500
3. Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association, $3,500
4. Operating Engineers Local 324, $2,000
5. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, $2,000
6. International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 58, $1,600
7. Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters, $1,500
8. American Federation of Teachers, $1,250
9. Ahmad Chebbani, Onnex, $1,000
10. Mario Bueno, LUCK Inc., $1,000
11. Jared Fleisher, Quicken Loans, $1,000
12. Joseph Corridino, Corridino Group, $1,000
13. Knezek for Michigan, David Knezek, $1,000
14. United Auto Workers Voluntary PAC, UAW, $1,000
15. Matthew Moroun, Ambassador Bridge, $1,000
16. Michigan Association for Justice, Justice PAC, $1,000

Top donors to Santana for Michigan for 2017-2018:

1. Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association, $1,750
2. DTE Energy Company, $1,000
3. Michigan Society of Anesthesiologists, $1,000
4. County Road Association of Michigan, $500
5. Consumers Energy PAC, $500
6. Sylvia Santana, $393
7. Harvey Santana, $300
8. Michigan Optometric PAC, $250
9. Automobile Club PAC, ACPAC, $250
10. Midwest Strategy Group PAC, $100

Top donors to Committee To Elect Sylvia Santana for 2015-2016:

1. Operating Engineers Local 324, $15,000
2. United Auto Workers Voluntary PAC, $5,000
3. Great Lakes Education Project, GLEP PAC, $5,000
4. Sylvia Santana, $5,000
5. Harvey Santana, state representative, $4,500
6. Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association, $4,000
7. International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 58, $2,500
8. Michigan Association for Justice, Justice PAC, $2,500
9. Detroit Police Officers Association, DPOA PAC, $2,000
10. Automobile Club PAC, $1,250
11. Michigan Health & Hospital Association, Health PAC, $1,000
12. Axcess Financial Services PAC, $1,000
13. AFSCME People PAC, $1,000
14. Michigan Education Association, MEA PAC, $1,000
15. William Wortz, lobbyist, $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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