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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110th House District, Rep. Gregory Markkanen

110th House District (A portion of the Upper Peninsula)

Current representative: The current representative for the 110th District is Rep. Gregory Markkanen (R-Hancock). The 110th District covers Baraga, Gogebic, Houghton, Iron, Keweenaw and Ontonagon counties, as well as Powell and Ishpeming townships in Marquette County. Markkanen previously taught high school civics, history and geography for Baraga Area Schools and served on the Hancock City Council, according to his official website.

Rep. Markkanen was first elected to the House in 2018, taking office in 2019.

A map of the 110 District is available here.

Rep. Markkanen raises money through a candidate committee, Committee to Elect Gregory J. Markkanen. A PAC called the Markkanen Leadership Fund formed in April 2019.

TALLY: Top Disclosed Donors To Markkanen And Connected Committees From 2017 To The Present

1. Gregory Markkanen, teacher, $6,953

2. House Republican Campaign Committee, $5,900

3. Michigan Farm Bureau, $5,000

4. Chatfield Majority Fund, Lee Chatfield, $3,000

5. David Witanen, Hancock, $1,000

6. Krist Atanasoft, Krist Oil Company, $1,000

7. Rich Rossway, legislative aide, $1,000

8. Justin Kasieta, student, $944

9. Many donors tied at $500


DETAILED LISTS:

Top donors to Markkanen Leadership Fund for 2019-2020:

1. Rich Rossway, legislative aide, $1,000
2. Paquette Leadership Fund, Brad Paquette, $250
3. Michael Goschka, Brant, $100
4. John Madigan, Munising, $100
5. Stephanie Gencheff, Marquette, $100

Top donors to Committee to Elect Gregory J. Markkanen for 2017-2018:

1. Gregory Markkanen, teacher, $6,953
2. House Republican Campaign Committee, $5,900
3. Michigan Farm Bureau, $5,000
4. Chatfield Majority Fund, Lee Chatfield, $3,000
5. David Witanen, Hancock, $1,000
6. Krist Atanasoft, Krist Oil Company, $1,000
7. Justin Kasieta, student, $944
8. Greater Rochester Leadership Fund, Mike Webber, $500
9. Michigan Strategic Leadership Fund, Jim Lilly, $500
10. Jason Sheppard, representative, $500
11. A Brighter Lenawee Fund, Bronna Kahle, $500
12. Jack Bergman, member of the U.S. House, $500
13. Michigan Petroluem Association, $500
14. CCI Michigan PAC, $500
15. Michigan Bankers Association PAC, $500
16. T Cole Leadership Fund, Triston Cole, $500

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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