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.

97th House District, Rep. Jason Wentworth

97TH HOUSE DISTRICT (Clare, Gladwin and Arenac counties and a portion of Osceola County)

Current representative: The current representative for the 97th House District is Rep. Jason Wentworth (R-Clare). The district covers Clare, Gladwin and Arenac counties and a portion of Osceola County, including Evart, according to the House Republicans. According to his official House biography, Wentworth joined the United States Army after graduating high school in 2001, and he was previously the East Central Michigan Regional Coordinator for the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency.

He is chair of the House Military and Veterans Affairs Committee and a member of the Workforce and Talent Development, Michigan Competitiveness and Insurance committees.

A map of the 97th District is available here.

Rep. Wentworth raises money through a candidate committee, Committee To Elect Jason Wentworth. In November 2017, a leadership PAC, Wentworth Majority Fund PAC, formed.

TALLY: Top Disclosed Donors To Rep. Wentworth And Connected Committees From 2016 Through Today

1. Jason Wentworth, Michigan Department of Veterans Affairs, $23,268

2. DeVos family, $9,000

3. Michigan Values Leadership Fund, Tom Leonard, $5,000

4. Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association, $5,000

5. Clare County Republican Committee, $2,500

6. AmeriPAC, $2,250

7. Gladwin County Republican Committee, $2,000

8. Haworth family, Haworth Inc., $2,000

9. Chatfield Majority Fund, Lee Chatfield, $2,000

10. Kojaian family, Kojaian Companies, $2,000


DETAILED LISTS

Top donors to Committee To Elect Jason Wentworth for 2017-2018:

1. Chatfield Majority Fund, Lee Chatfield, $2,000
2. Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association, $2,000
3. Friends of Farmers Insurance, $1,250
4. William Wortz, lobbyist, $1,000
5. CMS Energy Employees for Better Government, $1,000
6. Auto Dealers of Michigan, $1,000
7. Michigan Chamber PAC, $1,000
8. Realtors PAC, Michigan Association of Realtors, $900
9. Associated Builders & Contractors PAC, $650
10. Jackson National Life, $500
11. Dykema Gossett PAC, $500
12. Great Lakes Bay Regional Alliance PAC, $500
13. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, $500
14. Brian Benchley, Benchley Chiropractic, $500
15. Michigan Insurance Coalition, $500
16. Central Michigan Conservative Leadership, $500
17. T. Cole Leadership Fund, $500
18. Stamas Leadership PAC, Jim Stamas, $500
19. Steven Schunk, Northern Logistics, $500
20. Michigan Health & Hospital Association, Health PAC, $500
21. DTE Energy, $500

Top donors to Wentworth Majority Fund PAC for 2017-2018:

No contributors reported yet.

Top donors to Committee To Elect Jason Wentworth for 2016:

1. Jason Wentworth, Michigan Department of Veterans Affairs, $23,268
2. DeVos family, $9,000
3. Michigan Values Leadership Fund, Tom Leonard, $5,000
4. Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association, $3,000
5. Clare County Republican Committee, $2,500
6. Gladwin County Republican Committee, $2,000
7. AmeriPAC, $2,000
8. Haworth family, Haworth Inc., $2,000
9. Koajaian, Kojaian Companies, $2,000
10. Arenac County Republican Committee, $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.