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. 27, 2018, covering disclosures through Oct. 21, 2018.

71st House District, Rep. Tom Barrett

71ST HOUSE DISTRICT (Portion of Eaton County)

Current representative: The current representative for the 71st District is Rep. Tom Barrett (R-Potterville). The district covers much of Eaton County, including Charlotte, Olivet, Potterville, Grand Ledge and parts of Lansing. According to House Republicans, Barrett chairs the House Agriculture Committee and is a member of the Energy Policy, Military and Veteran Affairs, Government Operations and Insurance committees.

A map of the 71st District is available here.

Rep. Barrett raises money through a state House candidate committee, Tom Barrett for State Representative. In September 2017, he launched a candidate committee to run for the state Senate, Friends of Tom Barrett.

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

1. House Republican Campaign Committee, $448,009

2. Senate Republican Campaign Committee, $279,987

3. Michigan Insurance Coalition PAC, $38,750

4. Moving Michigan Forward Funds, Arlan Meekhof, $35,000

5. Michigan Chamber of Commerce PAC, $34,000

6. Michigan Association of Realtors, Realtors PAC, $31,250

7. DeVos Family, Amway, $30,000

8. Michigan Farm Bureau PAC, AGRI PAC, $21,900

9. Michigan Values Leadership Fund, Tom Leonard, $17,000

10. Automobile Club PAC, $16,500


DETAILED LISTS

Top donors to Friends of Tom Barrett for 2017-2018:

1. Senate Republican Campaign Committee, $279,987
2. Friends of Tom Barrett, transfer from state House committee, $53,000
3. Moving Michigan Forward I, Arlan Meekhof, $20,000
4. Realtors PAC, $20,000
5. Moving Michigan Forward II, Arlan Meekhof, $15,000
6. Compete Michigan, Mike Shirkey, $12,500
7. DeVos family, Amway, $12,000
8. Stamas Leadership PAC, Jim Stamas, $10,000
9 Exelon PAC, $10,000
10. Michigan Insurance Coalition, $10,000
11. Chatfield Majority Fund 2, Lee Chatfield, $10,000
12. Michigan Chamber PAC, $10,000

Top donors to Tom Barrett for State Representative for 2017-2018:

1. Michigan Insurance Coalition, $10,000
2. Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association, $5,250
3. Michigan Chamber PAC, $4,500
4. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan PAC, $3,500
5. Tom Barrett, $2,500
6. Automobile Club PAC, $2,500
7. Michigan Association of Health Plans, MAHP PAC, $2,000
8. Barrett family, retired, $2,000
9. Dorfman family, Northstar Partners, $2,000
10. Delta PAC, $1,750
11. Brooke Holdings and Jackson National Life, $1,500

Top donors to Tom Barrett for State Representative for 2015-2016: 

1. House Republican Campaign Committee, $154,127
2. Farm Bureau, $10,400
3. Michigan Values Leadership Fund, Tom Leonard, $10,000
4. Michigan Chamber PAC, $10,000
5. VerHeulen Leadership Fund, Rob VerHeulen, $10,000
6. Michigan Insurance Coalition, $10,000
7. Michigan Association of Realtors, Realtors PAC, $10,000
8. DeVos family, $9,000
9. Automobile Club, ACPAC, $8,000  
10. Callton Action Fund, Mike Callton, $5,000
11. Amerisure PAC, AmeriPAC, $4,500
12. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan PAC, $4,000
13. Pettalia Preserving Majority Fund, Pete Pettalia, $3,500
14. General Motors PAC, $3,000
15. Michigan Action Committee for Rural Electrification, $2,750
16. Chatfield Majority Fund, Lee Chatfield, $2,750

Top donors to Tom Barrett for State Representative for 2013-2014: 

1. House Republican Campaign Committee, $293,882
2. Amerisure PAC, AmeriPAC, $10,000
3. Michigan Farm Bureau PAC, AGRI PAC, $10,000
4. Michigan Insurance Coalition PAC, $10,000
5. Michigan Republican Party, $10,000
6. Michigan Chamber of Commerce PAC, $9,500
7. DeVos Family, $9,000
8. Vision for Victory, Kevin Cotter, $8,000
9. (Aric) Nesbitt Majority Fund, $7,500
10. Michigan Values Leadership Fund, Tom Leonard, $7,000
11. Thomas Barrett, $6,264
12. (Rick) Jones Majority Fund, $5,000
13. Meijer PAC, $5,000

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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