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 state officeholders' top donors over time across a variety of giving methods. The data comes from the Secretary of State’s database and IRS filings.

The data was last updated March 11, 2019, covering disclosures available through Dec. 31, 2018.

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53rd House District, Rep. Yousef Rabhi

53RD HOUSE DISTRICT (A portion of Washtenaw County)

Current representative: The current representative for the 53rd District is Rep. Yousef Rabhi (D-Ann Arbor). The district includes a portion of the city of Ann Arbor and portions of Ann Arbor, Pittsfield and Scio townships, according to House Democrats. Rabhi was first elected to the Michigan House in 2016, taking office in 2017. Rabhi previously served as a Washtenaw County commissioner and worked at the University of Michigan as the volunteer coordinator at Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum, according to his House biography.

A map of the 53rd District is available here.

Rep. Rabhi raises money through a candidate committee, Committee to Elect Yousef Rabhi, and a leadership PAC, Liberty and Justice for All, which formed in May 2017.

TALLY: Top Disclosed Donors To Rep. Rabhi And Connected Committees From 2015 Until The Present

1. Michigan Realtors PAC, $3,500

2. Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters, $3,000

3. Rabhi family, Ann Arbor, $3,000

4. Barbara Kessler, attorney, $2,000

5. Margaret Levenstein, professor, $1,950

6. Manny Lentine, lobbyist, $1,750

7. Michigan League of Conservative Voters, $1,500

8. Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association, $1,500

9. Friends of Ferris, $1,500


Top donors to Committee to Elect Yousef Rabhi for 2017-2018:

1. Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters, $2,000
2. Michigan Realtors PAC, $2,000
3. Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association, $1,500
4. Operating Engineers Local 324, $1,000
5. Michigan Education Partners, $1,000
6. Benjamin Joffe, lawyer, $1,000
7. James Daly, Water Works Sprinklers, $1,000
8. Michigan League of Conservative Voters, $1,000
9. Rabhi family, Ann Arbor, $1,000
10. Jason Abro, self-employed, $1,000
11. Wolverine PAC, $1,000
12. Barbara Kessler, attorney, $1,000
13. Friends of Ferris, $1,000

Top donors to Liberty and Justice for All for 2017-2018:

1. Manny Lentine, lobbyist, $1,000
2. Rhory Gould, Arborside Health & Wellness, $1,000
3. Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters, $1,000
4. Peggy Rabhi, Ann Arbor, $1,000
5. Michigan Nurses Association, $500
6. Friends of Ferris, $500
7. International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers PAC, $500
8. Michigan Nurses Association, $500
9. Realtors PAC, $500
10. Michigan League of Conservation Voters, $500

Top donors to Committee to Elect Yousef Rabhi for 2015-2016:

1. Richard Soble, Soble Rowe Krichbaum, $1,000
2. Realtors PAC, Michigan Association of Realtors, $1,000
3. Ann Larimore, retired, $1,000
4. Lounes Rabhi, engineer, $1,000
5. Conan Smith, Michigan Suburbs Alliance, $1,000
6. Barbara Kessler, Kessler, Mulkoff & Hooberman, $1,000
7. Margaret Levenstein, professor, $850
8. Larry Ross, Ecowize North America, $600
9. Mohamad Issa, Global Educational Excellence, $500
10. IUPAT Political Action Together, $500
11. James Daly, Ann Arbor Wellness Collective, $500
12. Ryan Hughes, applications developer, $500
13. Sean Duval, Golden Limousine International, $500
14. Paul Saginaw, Zingerman’s, $500
15. Guy Conti, Contilegal, $500
16. Martha Darling, retired, $500
17. Tracy Van Den Bergh, attorney, $500
18. Michigan Nurses Association, $500
19. Iron Workers Local 25 PAC, $500
20. Said Lounis, Serapid, $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

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