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.

89th House District, Rep. Jim Lilly

89TH HOUSE DISTRICT (A portion of Ottawa County)

Current representative: The current representative for the 89th District is Rep. Jim Lilly (R-Park Twp.). The district includes the townships of Grand Haven, Olive, Park, Port Sheldon, Robinson, Blendon, Crockery and Spring Lake, and the cities of Ferrysburg and Grand Haven, according to the House Republicans. According to his official House biography, Lilly was vice president and commercial banking team leader, at Macatawa Bank from 2012 to 2016.

Lilly is vice chair of the House Michigan Competitiveness Committee and a member of the House Education Reform, Elections and Ethics and Financial Services committees, according to House Republicans.

A map of the 89th House District is available here.

Rep. Lilly raises money through a candidate committee, Friends of Jim Lilly. His campaign is also connected to a political action committee, Michigan Strategic Leadership, which launched in March 2017.

TALLY: Top Disclosed Donors To Rep. Lilly And Connected Committees From 2015 Through Today

1. James Lilly, Macatawa Bank, $15,074

2. DeVos family, Amway, $9,000

3. Chatfield Majority Fund, Lee Chatfield, $7,000

4. Business Leaders for Michigan PAC, $5,000

5. Michigan Bankers Association, Bank PAC, $5,000

6. Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association, $4,000

7. DTE Energy Company PAC, $3,500

8. Brolick family, Special Enterprises, $3,000

9. Community Bankers PAC, $2,750

10. Michigan Farm Bureau PAC, $2,500

11. Padnos family, Louis Padnos, $2,500


DETAILED LISTS

Top donors to Friends of Jim Lilly from 2017-2018:

1. Chatfield Majority Fund, Lee Chatfield, $2,000
2. Brooks family, Brooks Capital Management, $2,000
3. CMS Energy Employees for Better Government, $1,500
4. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, $1,250
5. Meijer PAC, $1,000
6. Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association, $1,000
7. Axcess Financial Services PAC, $1,000
8. Michigan Bankers Association, MI BANK PAC, $1,000
9. Michigan Health & Hospital Association, Health PAC, $1,000
10. DTE Energy PAC, $1,000
11. J.C. Huizenga, Huizenga Group, $1,000
12. Larry Hines, Hines Corp., $1,000
13. Leslie Brown, Metal Flow Corp., $1,000
14. McCready for Michigan Leadership Fund, Mike McCready, $1,000
15. William King, King and Partners, $1,000
16. Anne Nemschoff, Gaskin PR, $1,000
17. Brian Walker, Herman Miller, $1,000

Top donors to Michigan Strategic Leadership Fund from 2017-2018: 

1. Chatfield Majority Fund, Lee Chatfield, $5,000
2. Collette Denooyer, writer, $2,000
3. Slott family, Vi-Chem, $2,000
4. Auto Dealers of Michigan, $1,200
5. Rob VerHeulen Candidate Committee, $1,000
6. Realtors PAC, Michigan Association of Realtors, $1,000
7. Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association, $1,000
8. Community Bankers PAC, $1,000
9. Michigan Jobs Fund, Roger Kahn, $1,000
10. Dominique Denooyer, Denooyer Chevy, $1,000
11. Michigan Bankers Association, MI BANK PAC, $1,000
12. CMS Energy Employees for Better Government, $1,000
13. Michigan Chamber of Commerce PAC, $1,000
14. VerHeulen Leadership Fund, Rob VerHeulen, $1,000

Top donors to Friends of Jim Lilly from 2015-2016:

1. James Lilly, Macatawa Bank, $15,074
2. DeVos family, $9,000
3. Business Leaders for Michigan PAC, $5,000
4. Michigan Bankers Association, Bank PAC, $3,000
5. Brolick family, Special Enterprises, $3,000
6. Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association, $2,500
7. Michigan Farm Bureau PAC, $2,500
8. DTE Energy Company PAC, $2,000
9. Kojaian family, Kojaian Management Corporation, $2,000
10. Padnos family, Louis Padnos, $2,000
11. Haworth family, Haworth Inc., $2,000
12. Brooks family, Brooks Capital Management, $2,000
13. Thompson family, Transmatic, $2,000  
14. Community Bankers PAC, $1,500
15. Michigan Insurance Coalition PAC, $1,500
16. AmeriPAC, $1,500

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.