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 their top donors over time across a variety of giving methods. The data comes from the Secretary of State’s database and IRS filings. You can search for an official through the search tool below.

The data was last updated Nov. 29, 2017.

85th House District, Rep. Ben Frederick

85TH HOUSE DISTRICT (Shiawassee County and a portion of Saginaw County)

Current representative: The current representative for the 85th District is Rep. Ben Frederick (R-Owosso). The district includes Shiawassee County and Brady, Brant, Chapin, Chesaning, Fremont, Jonesfield, Lakefield, Maple Grove, Marion and Richland townships in Saginaw County, according to the House Republicans. He is chair of the House Workforce and Talent Development Committee and a member of the Commerce and Trade, Local Government and Agriculture committees, according to House Republicans.

Rep. Frederick was first elected to the House in 2016, taking office in 2017. According to Rep. Frederick's official website, he served as a legislative staff member for 14 years in both the Michigan House and Senate, including time as chief of staff to former state Sen. Roger Kahn.

A map of the 85th District is available here.

Rep. Frederick raises money through a candidate committee, Ben Frederick for State Representative, and a leadership PAC, Building Experience Now PAC (BEN PAC). The leadership PAC launched in August 2017.

TALLY: Top Disclosed Donors To Rep. Frederick And Connected Committees From 2015 Until The Present

1. Ben Frederick, $19,255

2. Michigan Jobs Fund, Roger Kahn, $9,000

3. DeVos family, Amway, $9,000

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

5. Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association, $6,200

6. Chatfield Majority Fund, Lee Chatfield, $3,800

7. Voorheis family, Washington Business center, $3,000

8. Michigan Chamber PAC, $3,000

9. Michigan Farm Bureau, Agri PAC, $2,500

10. Michigan Association for Justice, $2,500


DETAILED LISTS

Top donors to Ben Frederick for State Representative 2017-2018:

1. Michigan Jobs Fund, Roger Kahn, $5,000
2. Ben Frederick, state representative, $3,000
3. Michigan Association for Justice, $2,500
4. Joletta and Joseph Richert, Special Tree, $2,000
5. Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association, $1,700
6. Chatfield Majority Fund, Lee Chatfield, $1,500
7. Katke family, M-1 Imaging, $1,500
8. Bradley Kirland, Oxford Bank, $1,000
9. Brian Boggs, Michigan State University, $1,000
10. Michigan Health & Hospital Association, Health PAC, $1,000
11. William Emerson, Rock Financial, $1,000
12. Amy Geer, Hoerner & Associates, $1,000
13. Keith Maike, Main Beverage Company, $1,000
14. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, $1,000
15. Laborers Political League, $1,000
16. Health Care Association of Michigan, HCAM PAC, $1,000
17. Jason Geer, Michigan Chamber of Commerce, $1,000
18. Randy Woodworth, Woodworth Commercial, $1,000
19. CMS Energy, Consuners, $1,000
20. Ryan Painter, Prosecutors Association, $1,000
21. Douglas Kenyon, Oster Manufacturing, $1,000
22. Heather Painter, Perry Public Schools, $1,000
23. International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 58, $1,000

Top donors to Building Experience Now PAC (BEN PAC) 2017-2018:

1. Michigan Building & Construction PAC, $2,500
2. Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association, $1,500
3. Michigan Infrastructure & Transportation Association (MITA), $1,000
4. Michael Crawford, National Electrical Contractors Association, $1,000
5. Michigan Laborers PAC, $1,000
6. Michigan Jobs Fund, $1,000
7. Health Care Association of Michigan, HCAM PAC, $1,000
8. Kevin McKinney, McKinney & Associates, $500
9. Michigan Bankers Association, MI BANK PAC, $500
10. Telecommunications Association of Michigan, $500
11. Midwest Strategy Group, $500
12. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, $500
13. Michigan Health & Hospital Association PAC, $500
14. Friends of Farmers Insurance, $500
15. Michigan Chamber PAC, $500

Top donors to Ben Frederick for State Representative 2015-2016:

1. Ben Frederick, legislative staffer, $16,255
2. DeVos family, $9,000
3. Michigan Values Leadership Fund, Tom Leonard, $7,500
4. Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association, $3,000
5. Michigan Jobs Fund, Roger Kahn, $3,000
6. Voorheis family, Washington Business center, $3,000
7. Michigan Farm Bureau, Agri PAC, $2,500
8. Michigan Chamber PAC, $2,500
9. Chatfield Majority Fund, Lee Chatfield, $2,300
10. Greater Rochester Leadership Fund, $2,150
11. Michigan Association of Collection Agencies PAC, $2,000
12. VerHeulen Leadership Fund, Rob VerHeulen, $2,000
13. 4th Congressional GOP District Committee, $2,000
14. Kojaian family, Kojaian Companies, $2,000
15. Jandernoa family, 42 North Partners, $2,000
16. Auto Dealers of Michigan, $2,000

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.