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.

44th House District, Rep. Jim Runestad

44TH HOUSE DISTRICT (A portion of Oakland County)

Current representative: The current representative for the 44th District is Rep. Jim Runestad (R-White Lake). The district features Highland Township, White Lake Township, Springfield Township, Milford Township and parts of Waterford Township, according to the House Republicans. He is chair of the House Judiciary Committee and a member of the Insurance, Communications and Technology, and Local Government committees. He was first elected to the House in 2014.

A map of the 44th District is available here.

Rep. Runestad raises money through a House candidate committee, Friends of Jim Runestad. In July 2017, he launched a Senate candidate committee, Elect Jim Runestad for State Senate.

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

1. James Runestad, $78,731

2. Konja family, International Wholesale and Drink, $14,000

3. Samona family, Wild Bill’s Tobacco, $11,200

4. Brikho family,Evergreen Management, $8,000

5. Michigan Health & Hospital Association, Health PAC, $7,750

6. Auto Dealers of Michigan PAC, $4,500

7. Blue Cross Blue Shield PAC, $3,500

8. Michigan Association of Realtors, Realtors PAC, $3,400

9. Oakland County GOP, $3,000

10. Moroun family, Central Transport, $3,000


DETAILED LISTS

Top donors to Elect Jim Runestad for State Senate for 2017-2018:

1. Friends of Jim Runestad, $94,000
2. Jim Runestad, $20,000
3. Samona family, Wild Bill’s Tobacco, $7,200
4. Konja family, International Wholesale and Drink, $7,000
5. Shenae Stevens, Wild Bill’s Tobacco, $2,000
6. Nashwan Zaitouna, Churchill’s Bistro Cigars, $2,000
7. Lievois family, Devon Title, $2,000
8. Jason Abro, Evergreen Management, $1,000
9. Michigan Health & Hospital Association, Health PAC, $1,000
10. Denise Lammert, self-employed, $1,000
11. David Buha, retired, $1,000
12. James Christopher, Tiny Peanut, $750
13. Masoud Mamo, Massoud Jewelers, $1,000
14. Chaldean American Chamber PAC, $1,000
15. Steven Audish, Cash Giant of Harper, $1,000
16. Bashar Yousif, Hydro Capital, $1,000

Top donors to Friends of Jim Runestad for 2017-2018:

1. Brikho family, Evergreen Management, $6,000
2. Konja family, International Wholesale and Drink, $6,000
3. Samona family, Wild Bill’s Tobacco, $4,000
4. Michigan Health & Hospital Association, Health PAC, $1,500
5. Michigan Association for Justice, Justice PAC, $1,200
6. Shenae Stevens, Wild Bill’s Tobacco, $1,000
7. Brian Cichon, Advent Home Medical, $1,000
8. Jason McClanahan, Warren Planning Commissioner, $1,000
9. Richard Runestad, Runestad Financial, $1,000
10. Comcast Corp. & NBC Universal, $1,000
11. Omar Elias, Northwest Labs, $1,000
12. Steve Gust, United Healthcare, $1,000
13. Auto Dealers of Michigan, $1,000

Top donors to Friends of Jim Runestad for 2015-2016:

1. Michigan Health & Hospital Association, Health PAC, $5,250
2. Blue Cross Blue Shield PAC, $3,000
3. Auto Dealers of Michigan PAC, $2,000
4. Brikho family, Edenz Hydro, $2,000
5. Marathon Petroleum, $1,500
6. Michigan Association of Realtors, Realtors PAC, $1,200
7. Horizon Imaging LLC, $1,000
8. David Jankowski, $1,000
9. Michael Meeron, $1,000
10. Louis Radden, $1,000
11. Martin Kornblum, $1,000
12. Matthew Moroun, $1,000
13. Frederick Nader, $1,000
14. Health Systems Medical Management, $1,000
15. Mark Radom, $1,000
16. Christopher Wilcox, $1,000
17. Rita Nader, $1,000
18. Steven Gust, United Healthcare, $1,000

Top donors to Friends of Jim Runestad for 2013-2014:

1. James Runestad, $58,261
2. Oakland County GOP, $3,000
3. Value for Michigan, John Moolenaar, $2,500
4. Lindsay and Matthew Moroun, $2,000
5. Michigan Association of Realtors, Realtors PAC, $2,000
6. Michigan Chamber of Commerce PAC, $1,500
7. Tessie and John Prosser, $1,100
8. Auto Dealers of Michigan PAC, $1,000
9. Rosemary and Michael Gillet, $1,000
10. Maxine and Daniel Lievois, $1,000
11. Michigan Farm Bureau PAC, AGRI PAC, $1,000
12. Richard Runestad, $1,000
13. Matthew Sauer, $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.