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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83rd House District, Rep. Shane Hernandez

83RD HOUSE DISTRICT (Sanilac County and a portion of St. Clair County)

Current representative: The current representative for the 83rd District is Rep. Shane Hernandez (R-Port Huron). The district features Sanilac County and Burtchville Township, Fort Gratiot Township, and the city of Port Huron in St. Clair County, according to House Republicans. Hernandez is chair of the House Appropriations Transportation Subcommittee and a member of the Joint Committee on Administrative Rules.

According to his official House biography, Hernandez worked as the vice president of design at a small architectural firm in Port Huron.

A map of the 83rd District is available here.

Rep. Hernandez raises money through a candidate committee, Committee to Elect Shane Hernandez. He's also connected to a leadership PAC, Blue Water Liberty Fund, which launched in August 2017.

TALLY: Top Disclosed Donors To Rep. Hernandez And Connected Committees From 2016 Until The Present

1. Chatfield Majority Funds, Lee Chatfield, $40,600

2. Michigan Values Leadership Funds, Tom Leonard, $21,000

3. Matthew Moroun and family, Central Transport, $18,000

4. Shane Hernandez, Sydesign, $10,580

5. Thomas Swatzel, Swatzel Strategies, $10,000

6. Justin Neil, Max Broock Realtors, $10,000

7. Meredith family, Meredith Tax Service, $5,000

8. Paul Mitchell, U.S. House member, $4,500

9. Schaller family, Schaller Corporation, $4,000

10. Robb family, Anesthesia Services, $4,000


Top donors to Committee to Elect Shane Hernandez for 2017-2018:

1. Chatfield Majority Fund, Lee Chatfield, $7,000
2. Shane Hernandez, $5,750
3. Auto Dealers of Michigan, $2,750
4. Ford Motor Company, $2,350
5. Realtors PAC of Michigan, $2,100
6. Robb family, Anesthesia Services, $2,000
7. Meredith family, Meredith Tax Service, $2,000
8. Moroun family, Central Transport, $2,000
9. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, $1,500
10. Sanilac County Republican Party, $1,500
11. McConnachie family, farming, $1,250
12. Michigan Infrastructure and Transportation Association, $1,250

Top donors to Blue Water Liberty Fund for 2017-2018:

1. Chatfield Majority Fund, Lee Chatfield, $27,500
2. Matthew Moroun, Central Transport, $15,000
3. Michigan Values Leadership Fund II, Tom Leonard, $10,000
4. Thomas Swatzel, Swatzel Strategies, $10,000
5. Justin Neil, Max Brook Realtors, $10,000
6. Michigan Values Leadership Fund, Tom Leonard, $6,000
7. Chatfield Majority Fund 2, Lee Chatfield, $5,000
8. Paul Mitchell, U.S. House member, $4,500
9. Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association, $3,000
10. Meredith family, Meredith Tax Service, $2,500

Top donors to Committee to Elect Shane Hernandez for 2016:

1. Shane Hernandez, Sydesign, $5,830
2. Michigan Values Leadership Fund, $5,000
3. Michigan Insurance Coalition, $2,000
4. Michigan Chamber PAC, $2,000
5. Robb family, Anesthesia Services, $2,000
6. Schaller family, Schaller Corporation, $2,000
7. Chatfield Majority Fund, Lee Chatfield, $1,500
8. The Right Focus PAC, $1,250
9. West Michigan Liberty Fund, Aaron Miller, $1,000
10. Ardis Ehardt, homemaker, $1,000
11. Nextera Energy Inc. PAC, $1,000
12. Joseph Reusser, The Reusser Group, $1,000
13. Matthew Moroun, Cen Tra, $1,000
14. Marilyn Meredith, Meredith Tax Service, $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

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