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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18th Senate District, Sen. Jeff Irwin

18TH SENATE DISTRICT (A portion of Washtenaw County)

Current senator: The current senator for the 18th District is Sen. Jeff Irwin (D-Ann Arbor). The district includes Ann Arbor, Saline and Ypsilanti. According to his campaign website, Irwin previously worked for the League of Conservation Voters, served on the Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners and served in the Michigan House.

A map of the 18th District is available here.

Sen. Irwin raises money through a candidate committee, Jeff Irwin for State Senate. He previously raised money through a House candidate committee, Jeff Irwin for State Representative, and a leadership PAC, the Jeff Irwin Leadership Fund. The leadership PAC dissolved in 2015.

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

1. Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters, $11,779

2. Michigan Laborers Political League, $10,250

3. Auto Dealers of Michigan PAC, $5,250

4. DTE Energy Co PAC, $4,800

5. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan PAC, $4,750

6. AFSCME P.E.O.P.L.E., $4,350

7. Michigan Association of Realtors, Realtors PAC, $4,300

8. Jeff Irwin, $3,697

9. Michigan Education Association, MEA PAC, $3,300

10. Ann Larimore, Ann Arbor, $3,000


DETAILED LISTS:

Top donors to Jeff Irwin for State Senate for 2017-2018:

1. Jeff Irwin for State Representative, $49,095
2. Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters, $11,279
3. Michigan Laborers Political League, $10,000
4. Jeff Irwin, $3,697
5. Realtors PAC, $3,000
6. American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, $2,500
7. Michigan Education Association, MEA PAC, $2,000
8. Ann Larimore, Ann Arbor, $2,000
9. Eric Bassey, Production Solutions, $2,000
10. Nancy Moody, DTE Energy, $2,000
11. Cynthia Williams, East Lansing, $2,000
12. Ellen Offen, Ann Arbor, $2,000

Top donors to Jeff Irwin for State Representative for 2015-2016:

1. Michigan Nurses Association, $1,000
2. Jeff Irwin Leadership Fund, $600
3. Auto Dealers of Michigan PAC, $550
4. Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters, $500
5. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan PAC, $500
6. Michigan Association for Justice, Justice PAC, $400
7. M PAC, $400
8. Michigan Association of Realtors, Realtors PAC, $300
9. Ford Motor Company, $300
10. Dental PAC, $300
11. DTE Energy Company PAC, $300
12. Michigan Laborers Political League PAC, $250
13. Stephen Ranzini, $250
15. Family Law PAC, $250
14. Michigan Community College Association, $250

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

No contributions reported

Top donors to Jeff Irwin for State Representative for 2013-2014:

1. Auto Dealers of Michigan PAC, $2,000
2. DTE Energy Co. PAC, $2,000
3. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan PAC, $1,750
4. Michigan Association for Justice, Justice PAC, $1,500
5. Mitch Irwin, $1,000
6. Ann Larimore, $1,000
7. Michigan Bankers Association PAC, $1,000
8. Nancy and Nolan Moody, $1,000
9. Michigan Association of Realtors, Realtors PAC, $1,000
10. Cynthia Williams, $1,000

Top donors to the Irwin Leadership Fund for 2011-2014:

1. Auto Dealers of Michigan PAC, $1,000
2. AFSCME People PAC, $1,000
3. Jeffrey G. Cifor, $800
4. Delta PAC, $500
5. Nancy J. Moody, $500
6. Michael McLeod, $375
7. Melanie McLeod, $375

Top donors to Jeff Irwin for State Representative for 2011-2012:

1. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan PAC, $2,500
2. DTE Energy Co. PAC, $2,500
3. Michigan Education Association, MEA PAC, $1,300
4. Michigan Osteopathic PAC, $1,000
5. SEIU Healthcare Local 79 PAC, $1,000
6. United Food & Commercial Workers PAC, $1,000
7. AFSCME P.E.O.P.L.E., $850
8. Candidate Committee Jeff Irwin for Washtenaw County Commission, $779
9. Auto Dealers of Michigan PAC, $700
10. ITC Holdings Corp PAC, $700

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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