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 Aug. 16, 2019. For candidate committees, the numbers cover through July 20, 2019. For political action committees (PACs) connected to officeholders, the numbers cover through July 20, 2019.

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27th House District, Rep. Robert Wittenberg

27TH HOUSE DISTRICT (A portion of Oakland County)

Current representative: The current representative for the 27th District is Rep. Robert Wittenberg (D-Oak Park). The district includes Berkley, Ferndale, Hazel Park, Huntington Woods, Oak Park, Pleasant Ridge and Royal Oak Twp., according to the House Democrats. Wittenberg previously worked as a licensed life and health insurance agent. He was first elected to the Michigan House in 2014.

A map of the 27th District is available here.

Wittenberg raises money through a candidate committee, Friends of Robert Wittenberg.

TALLY: Top Disclosed Donors To Rep. Wittenberg And Connected Committees From 2013 Through Today

1. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan PAC, $10,000

2. Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association PAC, $8,300

3. Robert Wittenberg, $5,146

4. United Auto Workers Voluntary-PAC, $5,000

5. Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters, $4,750

6. Michigan Association of Health Plans, MAHP, $4,250

7. Michigan Health & Hospital Association, Health PAC, $3,750

8. Auto Dealers of Michigan PAC, $2,750

9. International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 58, $2,250

10. Delta PAC, $2,250

11. Realtors PAC, $2,250


DETAILED LISTS

Top donors to Friends of Robert Wittenberg from 2019-2020:

1. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, $1,000
2. Delta PAC, $750
3. Henry Ford Health System, $750
4. Michigan Health & Hospital Association, Health PAC, $750  
5. Health Alliance PAC, $500
6. State Farm Agents and Associates PAC, $500
7. Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters, $500
8. Auto Dealers of Michigan, $500
9. Michigan Association of Insurance Agents, MAIA, $500
10. Michigan Association of Counties PAC, $250
11. Michigan Association of Theatre Owners, $250
12. General Motors PAC, $250
13. Matthew Roman, Tranquilty Fields, $250
14. Michigan Education Association, MEA, $250
15. Realtors PAC, $250

Top donors to Friends of Robert Wittenberg from 2017-2018:

1. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, $4,000
2. Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters, $2,500
3. Realtors PAC of Michigan, $2,000
4. Jewish Agency, JAPAC, $2,000
5. Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association, $2,000
6. Michigan Education Association, MEA PAC, $1,750
7. Michigan Health & Hospital Association, Health PAC, $1,750
8. Health Alliance Plan, HAP PAC, $1,500
9. Delta PAC, $1,500
10. Enough is Enough PAC, $1,500

Top donors to Friends of Robert Wittenberg from 2015-2016:

1. United Auto Workers Voluntary-PAC, $5,000
2. Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association PAC, $4,000
3. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan PAC, $4,000
4. Michigan Association of Health Plans, $2,000
5. Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters, $1,750
6. IBEW Local 58, $1,250
7. Michigan Association of Nurse Anesthetists, $1,250
8. Michigan Health & Hospital Association, Health PAC, $1,250
9. American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, $1,000

Top donors to Friends of Robert Wittenberg from 2013-2014:

1. Robert Wittenberg, $5,146
2. AFSCME P.E.O.P.L.E., $1,000
3. Auto Dealers of Michigan PAC, $1,000
4. Cynthia and Lior Avishay, $1,000
5. Michelle Kobernick, $1,000
6. Levin for Congress, $1,000
7. Registrars Local 58 IBEW, $1,000
8. Arlene and Richard Selik, $1,000
9. Gary Torgow, Talmer Bank, $1,000
10. Lauren and Charles Weiner, $1,000
11. Staci and James Wittenberg, $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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