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 Sept. 24, 2018.

58th House District, Rep. Eric Leutheuser

58TH HOUSE DISTRICT (Branch and Hillsdale counties)

Current representative: The current representative for the 58th District is Rep. Eric Leutheuser (R-Hillsdale). The district covers Branch County and Hillsdale County. According to the House Republicans, he is the vice chair of the Elections and Financial Liability Reform committees, according to the House Republicans. Leutheuser is the chair of the Commerce and Trade Committee and  a member of the Workforce and Talent Development, Regulatory Reform and Financial Liability Reform committees. He was first elected in 2013.

A map of the 58th District is available here.

Rep. Leutheuser raises money through a candidate committee, Eric Leutheuser for State Representative, and a leadership PAC, The 1837 Fund. The leadership PAC launched in August 2017. He's also been linked to an administrative account, Committee for a Stronger Michigan, which doesn't disclose its donors. Leutheuser has said the administrative account is no longer active.

TALLY: Top Disclosed Donors To Rep. Leutheuser And Connected Committees From 2013 To The Present

1. Eric Leutheuser, state representative, $105,101

2. Auto Dealers of Michigan PAC, $9,700

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

4. Realtors PAC, $6,000

5. Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association PAC, $5,750

6. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan PAC, $5,250

7. Michigan Chamber of Commerce PAC, $3,500

8. Eleanor Leutheuser, retired, $3,010

9. Michigan Chamber PAC, $3,000

10. Shawn Krause, Quicken Loans, $2,500


DETAILED LISTS

Top donors to Eric Leutheuser for State Representative for 2017-2018:

1. Eric Leutheuser, self, $5,000
2. Realtors PAC, Michigan Association of Realtors PAC, $3,000
3. Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association, $2,750
4. Auto Dealers of Michigan PAC, $2,200
5. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, $1,750
6. Jared Fleisher, Quicken Loans, $1,000
7. Eleanor Leutheuser, retired, $1,000
8. Matthew Moroun, Centra, $1,000
9. Southwest Michigan First PAC, $1,000
10. Michigan Chamber PAC, $1,000
11. UPS PAC, $1,000
12. General Motors, $750
13. Associated Builders & Contractors, $750
14. Michigan Farm Bureau, $750

Top donors to The 1837 Fund for 2017-2018:

1. Eric Leutheuser, state representative, $75,000
2. Chatfield Majority Fund, Lee Chatfield, $7,000
3. Auto Dealers of Michigan, $2,500
4. Shawn Krause, Quicken Loans, $2,500
5. Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association, $1,000
6. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, $1,000
7. Realtors PAC, $1,000
8. Associated Builders and Contractors PAC, $750
9. Michigan Bankers Association, $500
10. Michigan Health & Hospital Association, $500
11. Michigan Chamber of Commerce PAC, $500
12. RWC Advocacy, $500
13. Governmental Consultant Services Inc. 21st Century PAC, $500

Top donors to Eric Leutheuser for State Representative for 2015-2016: 

1. Eric Leutheuser, $15,001
2. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan PAC, $2,500
3. Auto Dealers of Michigan PAC, $2,000
4. Michigan Chamber PAC, $1,500
5. Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association PAC, $2,000
6. Michigan Association of Realtors, Realtors PAC, $1,000
7. Stephen D. Mendelson, $1,000
8. CMS Energy Employees for Better Government, $1,000
9. Comcast Corporation & NBC Universal PAC, 1,000
10. Eleanor Leutheuser, retired, $1,000
11. General Motors Corp. PAC, $750

Top known donors to Committee for a Stronger Michigan for 2013-2015 (disclosed by the donors themselves):

1. Reynolds American, $2,000

Top donors to Eric Leutheuser for State Representative for 2013-2014: 

1. Eric Leutheuser, $10,000
2. Murial and Joe Alexandrowski, $2,000
3. Auto Dealers of Michigan PAC, $2,000
4. Bonnie and Kurt Leutheuser, $2,000
5. Janice and Frederic Leutheuser $2,000
6. (Al) Pscholka Results PAC, $2,000
7. Larry Arnn, $1,000
8. Compete Michigan PAC, Mike Shirkey, $1,000
9. Eleanor Leutheuser, $1,000
10. Michigan Chamber of Commerce PAC, $1,000
11. Michigan Farm Bureau PAC, AGRI PAC, $1,000
12. Matthew Moroun, $1,000
13. Patty and John Smith, $1,000
14. Vision for Victory (Kevin Cotter), $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 mcfn@mcfn.org.

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