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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21st Senate District, Sen. Kim LaSata

21ST SENATE DISTRICT (Berrien County, Cass County and St. Joseph County)

Current senator: The current senator for the 21st Senate District is Sen. Kim LaSata (R-St. Joseph). The district features all of Berrien County, Cass County and St. Joseph County. LaSata taught fifth grade at Lake Michigan Catholic Schools before being elected to the Michigan House in 2016.

Sen. LaSata was first elected to the Michigan Senate in 2018, taking office in 2019. She is chairwoman of the Senate Appropriations Universities and Community Colleges Subcomittee.

A map of the 21st District is available here.

Sen. LaSata raises money through a candidate committee called Kim LaSata for State Senate. She's also connected to a leadership PAC, Keep Improving Michigan PAC. She previously raised money though a House candidate committee, Kim LaSata for State Representative.

TALLY: Top Disclosed Donors To LaSata And Connected Committees From 2016 Until The Present

1. Michigan Chamber PAC, $16,750

2. DeVos family, Amway, $12,000

3. Compete Michigan PAC, Mike Shirkey, $11,000

4. The Great Southwest Fund, John Proos, $10,500

5. Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association, $8,750

6. Michigan Values Leadership Fund, Tom Leonard, $7,500

7. Kim LaSata, $5,321

8. Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters, $5,000

9. Realtors PAC, $4,750

10. Haworth family, Haworth, $4,000

11. Auto Dealers of Michigan PAC, $4,000


DETAILED LISTS:

Top donors to Keep Improving Michigan PAC for 2019-2020:

No contributors reported yet.

Top donors to Kim LaSata for State Senate for 2017-2018:

1. KIm LaSata for State Representative, transfer, $21,000
2. DeVos family, Amway, $12,000
3. Compete Michigan PAC, Mike Shirkey, $11,000
4. The Great Southwest Fund, John Proos, $10,500
5. Michigan Chamber of Commerce PAC, $5,000
6. Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters, $5,000
7. Haworth family, Haworth, $4,000
8. Auto Dealers of Michigan PAC, $4,000
9. Realtors PAC, $3,500
10. Michigan Credit Union League, $2,500
11. Michigan Farm Bureau, $2,500

Top donors to Kim LaSata for State Representative for 2017-2018:

1. Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association, $3,750
2. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan PAC, $2,750
3. Chatfield Majority Fund, Lee Chatfield, $2,000
4. Michigan Chamber PAC, $1,750
5. Michigan Education Partners, $1,500
6. Friends of Ferris, $1,500
7. CMS Energy Corporation PAC, $1,450
8. Realtors PAC of Michigan, $1,250
9. Pfizer Michigan PAC, $1,000
10. Dykema Gossett, $1,000
11. Mathews family, Dowagiac, $1,000
12. Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters, $1,000
13. Automobile Club PAC, AC PAC, $1,000
14. Michigan Laborers Political League, $1,000

Top donors to Keep Improving Michigan PAC for 2017-2018:

1. David and Sarah Matthews, Dowagiac, $1,000
2. Friends of Southwestern Michigan College, $1,000
3. Daniel and Brenda Batts, Kalamazoo, $200
4. Michigan Strategic Leadership, Jim Lilly, $100
5. Bruce Binger, Benton Harbor, $100

Top donors to Kim LaSata for State Representative for 2015-2016:

1. Michigan Chamber PAC, $10,000
2. Michigan Values Leadership Fund, Tom Leonard, $7,500
3. Kim LaSata, Lake Michigan Catholic Schools, $4,131
4. Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association, $4,000
5. VerHeulen Leadership Fund, Rob VerHeulen, $2,500
6. Southwest Michigan First PAC, $1,500
7. Greater Rochester Leadership Fund, $1,500
8. Automobile Club PAC, $1,500
9. Axcess Financial Services PAC, $1,000
10. Frankenmuth PAC, $1,000
11. Mary Ellen Tatter, retired, $1,000
12. Michael Jandernoa, 42 North Partners LLC, $1,000
13. Shamrock PAC, Laura Cox, $1,000
14. West Michigan Liberty Fund, Aaron Miller, $1,000
15. Chatfield Majority Fund, Lee Chatfield, $1,000
16. DTE Energy Company PAC, $1,000
17. Michigan Petroleum Jobbers PAC, $1,000
18. GOPAC Election Fund, $1,000
19. Friends of Southwest Michigan College PAC, $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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