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 March 11, 2019, covering disclosures available through Dec. 31, 2018.

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34th Senate District, Sen. Jon Bumstead

34TH SENATE DISTRICT (Muskegon, Newaygo and Oceana counties)

Current senator: The current senator for the 34th District is Sen. Jon Bumstead (R-Newaygo). The district features Muskegon, Newaygo and Oceana counties. Bumstead has his own construction firm, Bumstead Construction, according to his campaign website.

Sen. Bumstead served in the Michigan House before being elected to the Michigan Senate in 2018. Bumstead is chairman of the Senate Appropriations Natural Resources and Environmental Quality Subcommittee.

A map of the 34th District is available here.

Sen. Bumstead raises money through a candidate committee, Friends of Jon Bumstead. He has also been linked to an administrative account, the Bumstead Administrative Account, which doesn't have to dlsclose its donors. He previously raised money through a House candidate committee, Committee to Elect Jon Bumstead.

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

1. Senate Republican campaign Committee, $483,856

2. Jon Bumstead, $28,900

3. Michigan Health & Hospital Association, Health PAC, $14,900

4. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan PAC, $13,250

5. Realtors PAC, $11,450

6. Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association PAC, $10,782

7. Haworth family, Haworth, $8,000

8. Michigan Chamber PAC, $6,200

9. Michigan Association of Realtors, Realtors PAC, $5,400

10. CMS Energy Employees for Better Government, $5,150


DETAILED LISTS:

Top donors to Friends of Jon Bumstead for 2017-2018:

1. Senate Republican campaign Committee, $483,856
2. Friends of Jon Bumstead, transfer, $51,288
3. Jon Bumstead, $20,650
4. Realtors PAC, $11,450
5. Michigan Health & Hospital Association, Health PAC, $9,750
6. Haworth family, Haworth, $8,000
7. Compete Michigan PAC, Mike Shirkey, $5,000
8. Michigan Chamber PAC, $5,000
9. Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association, $4,500
10. Blue Cross Blue Shield PAC, $4,500

Top donors to Committee to Elect Jon Bumstead for 2015-2016:

1. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan PAC, $4,000
2. Michigan Health & Hospital Association, Health PAC, $3,750
3. Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association, $3,000
4. Point O Woods Apartment PAC, $2,500
5. DTE Energy, PAC, $1,750
6. Outdoors Michigan PAC, $1,750
7. CMS Energy Employees for Better Government $1,750
8. Associated Builders & Contractors, $1,450
9. Michigan Osteopathic PAC, $1,500
10. Delta PAC, $1,100
11. Susan Wheatlake, retired, $1,000
12. Andrew Doud, motel owner, $1,000
13. R.D. Musser III, Grand Hotel, $1,000
14. Sheri Weller, Weller Auto, $1,000
15. Tim Steele, retired, $1,000

Top known donors to Bumstead Administrative Account for 2013-2015 (disclosed by the donors themselves):

1. Reynolds American, $1,000

Top donors to Committee to Elect Jon Bumstead for 2013-2014:

1. Michigan Association of Realtors, Realtors PAC, $4,000
2. (Michael) Callton Action Fund, $3,000
3. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan PAC, $2,250
4. Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association PAC, $1,900
5. DTE Energy Co. PAC, $1,700
6. Spotlight Michigan (Frank Foster), $1,700
7. CMS Energy Employees for Better Government, $1,400
8. Auto Dealers of Michigan PAC, $1,200
9. Michigan Chamber of Commerce PAC, $1,200
10. Lisa and Colby Bettis, $1,000
11. Capitol Advocacy Services Group, $1,000
12. Larry Hines, $1,000
13. Adam MacDonald, $1,000
14. Michigan Trappers and Predator Callers, $1,000
15. Outdoors Michigan PAC, $1,000
16. School Administrators PAC, $1,000
17. Harry Weller, $1,000

Top donors to Committee to Elect Jon Bumstead for 2011-2012:

1. Jon Bumstead, $8,250
2. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan PAC, $2,500
3. CMS Energy Employees for Better Government, $2,000
4. Newaygo County GOP, $2,000
5. Michigan Association of Home Builders, Friends of Housing PAC, $1,850
6. DTE Energy Co. PAC, $1,400
7. Michigan Health & Hospital Association, Health PAC, $1,400
8. Michigan Association of Realtors, Realtors PAC, $1,400
9. Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association PAC, $1,382
10. Michigan Bankers Association PAC, $1,100

 

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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