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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26th Senate District, Sen. Aric Nesbitt

26TH SENATE DISTRICT (Allegan County, Van Buren County and a portion of Kent County)

Current senator: The current senator of the 26th Senate District is Sen. Aric Nesbitt (R-Lawton). The district features all of Allegan and Van Buren counties and Gaines Twp. and Kentwood in Kent County. Nesbitt was the state lottery commissioner under Gov. Rick Snyder. He resigned from that position to run for the Senate.

Sen. Nesbitt also served in the House before being elected to the Senate in 2018. He is now chairman of the Senate Regulatory Reform Committee.

A map of the 26th District is available here.

Sen. Nesbitt raises money through a candidate committee, Aric Nesbitt for State Senate. He's also been connected to a leadership PAC, the Nesbitt Majority Fund, and an administrative account, the Concord Administrative Fund. He previously raised money through a House committee, Aric Nesbitt for State Representative.

TALLY: Top Disclosed Donors To Nesbitt From 2011 Through Today

1. DTE Energy, $67,500

2. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, $48,750

3. Consumers Energy, $32,825

4. Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association, $30,217

5. Comcast Corp. PAC, $28,000

6. Aric Nesbitt, $23,485

7. Michigan Chamber of Commerce, $21,500

8. Auto Dealers of Michigan $19,500

9. COMM-PAC, $18,000

10. Michigan Association of Realtors, Realtors PAC, $17,058


DETAILED LISTS:

Top donors to Aric Nesbitt for State Senate for 2017-2018:

1. Aric Nesbitt, $23,485
2. Nesbitt Majority Fund, Aric Nesbitt, $15,000
3. DTE Energy, $9,000
4. Auto Dealers of Michigan, $8,000
5. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, $7,000
6. CMS Energy Employees for Better Government, $6,000
7. Michigan Chamber, $5,500
8. Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association, $4,700
9. SEMCO Energy Inc., $4,500
10. Realtors PAC, $4,000

Top donors to the Nesbitt Majority Fund For 2017-2018:

1. Greg O’Niel, South Haven, $500
2. Jason Watts, consultant, $275

Top donors to Aric Nesbitt for State Representative for 2015-2016:

1. DTE Energy PAC, $7,500
2. Ford Motor Co. Civic Action Fund, $3,750
3. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, $3,500
4. CMS Energy Employees for Better Government, $3,000
5. Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association, $2,600
6. Axcess Financial Services PAC, $2,500
7. United States Steel PAC, $2,500
8. Semco Energy Inc. PAC, $2,500
9. Auto Dealers of Michigan PAC, $2,500
10. Nesbitt Majority Fund, Aric Nesbitt, $2,500
11. Michigan Action Committee for Rural Electrification, $2,200

Top donors to the Nesbitt Majority Fund For 2015-2016:

1. Comcast Corp. NBC Universal PAC, $14,000
2. DTE Energy PAC, $13,500
3. Auto Dealers of Michigan PAC, $9,000
4. CMS Employees for Better Government, Consumers Energy, $7,500
5. Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers, $6,500
6. Michigan Association of Realtors, Realtors PAC, $6,077
7. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan PAC, $6,000
8. Cotton Family, Meridian Health, $5,000
9. Dow Corning Legislative, $2,500
10. Marathon Petrol Employees PAC, $2,000
11. Michigan Chamber PAC, $2,000

Top donors to the Concord Administrative Fund for 2015-2016:

1. Blue Cross Blue Shield, $10,000
2. Michigan Cable Telecommunications Association, $7,500
3. ANR Pipeline, $5,000
4. DTE Energy, $5,000
5. Consumers Energy, $5,000
6. Michigan Energy First, $5,000
7. ITC Holdings, $5,000
8. Jackson National, $2,500
9. The Alliance for Solar Choice, $2,500
10. Michigan Credit Union League, $2,000
11. Reynolds American Inc. Services, $2,000
12. Encore Capital Group, $2,000
13. PHAMRA, $2,000
14. Sprint, $2,000

Top donors to Aric Nesbitt for State Representative for 2013-2014:

1. House Republican Campaign Committee, $12,000
2. CMS Energy Employees for Better Government, $10,000
3. DTE Energy Co. PAC, $10,000
4. Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association PAC, $10,000
5. Michigan Republican Party, $10,000
6. (Aric) Nesbitt Majority Fund, $10,000
7. Michigan Chamber of Commerce PAC, $9,400
8. Telecommunications Association of Michigan, $6,500
9. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan PAC, $5,500
10. Michigan Association of Realtors, Realtors PAC, $5,335
11. DeVos family, $4,500
12. Michigan Bankers Association PAC, Bank PAC, $3,600
13. Michigan Credit Union League Action Fund, $3,500
14. ITC Holdings Corp. PAC-Michigan, $3,150
15. SEMCO Energy PAC, $3,000

Top donors to the Nesbitt Majority Fund For 2013-2014:

1. Comcast Corp. PAC, $10,000
2. Comm PAC, $10,000
3. Spotlight Michigan (Frank Foster), $10,000
4. DTE Energy Co. PAC, $8,000
5. ADM PAC, $5,500
6. CMS Energy Employees for Better Government, $5,500
7. John Balkema, $5,000
8. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan PAC, $5,000
9. American Electric Power Co., AEP PAC, $4,000
10. Michigan Chamber of Commerce PAC, $4,000
11. Michigan Credit Union League Action Fund, $3,750
12. Dana Getman, $3,500
13. Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association PAC, $3,458
14. National Rifle Association Michigan PAC, $2,600
15. Michigan Petroleum PAC, $2,550

Top donors to the Concord Administrative Fund for 2013-2014

1. DTE Energy, $10,000
2. AT&T, $10,000
3. Michigan Cable Telecommunications Association, $7,500
4. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, $6,000
5. Sprint, $5,750
6. Consumers Energy, $5,000
7. Apollo Group, $5,000
8. Reyenolds American Inc. Services, $4,500
9. Pharma, $3,250
10. Powering the Economy (Detroit Regional Chamber Super PAC), $3,000
11. Associated Builders and Contractors, $3,000

Top donors to Aric Nesbitt for State Representative for 2011-2012:

1. DTE Energy Co. PAC, $5,000
2. Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association PAC, $4,559
3. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan PAC, $2,750
4. AT&T Michigan PAC, $2,100
5. COMM-PAC, $2,000
6. CMS Energy Employees for Better Government, $1,825
7. Telecommunications Association of Michigan, $1,750
8. Michigan Association of Realtors, Realtors PAC, $1,646
9. Michigan Health & Hospital Association, Health PAC, $1,575
10. SEMCO Energy PAC, $1,500

Top donors to the Nesbitt Majority Fund For 2012:

1. Comcast Corp., $3,000
2. Bernard Sherburn, DVD Enterprises, $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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