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.

54th House District, Rep. Ronnie Peterson

54TH HOUSE DISTRICT (A portion of Washtenaw County)

Current representative: The current representative for the 54th District is Rep. Ronnie Peterson (D-Ypsilanti). The district includes the city of Ypsilanti and Superior and Ypsilanti townships, according to House Democrats. Peterson was first elected to the Michigan in 2016, taking office in 2017. According to his campaign website, Peterson previously served as a Washtenaw County commissioner, a Ypsilanti City Council member, the political director for American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Council 25.

A map of the 54th District is available here.

Rep. Peterson raises money through a candidate committee, the Ronnie Peterson Committee.

TALLY: Top Disclosed Donors To Rep. Peterson And Connected Committees From 2016 Until The Present

1. Ronnie Peterson, $6,361

2. Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association, $6,000

3. Michigan Laborers Political League, $5,000

4. Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters, $1,250

5. Michigan Education Association, MEA PAC, $1,000

6. United Auto Workers Voluntary PAC, $1,000

7. Operating Engineers Local 324, $1,000

8. Michigan Association for Justice, Justice PAC, $1,000

9. Realtors PAC, Michigan Association of Realtors, $1,000

10. Michigan State Troopers PAC, $1,000


DETAILED LISTS

Top donors to the Ronnie Peterson Committee for 2017-2018:

1. Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association, $2,000
2. Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters, $1,250
3. Michigan State Troopers PAC, $1,000
4. Michigan State AFL-CIO, $500
5. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, $500
6. Ford Motor Co. Civic Action Fund, $500
7. Muchmore Harrington Smalley & Associates, $450
8. Ronnie Peterson, $361
9. International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, $250
10. Tyrone Sanders, Public Affairs Associates, $250
11. Dykema Gossett, $250
12. Jared Fleisher, Quicken Loans, $250
13. Auto Dealers of Michigan, $250
14. Michigan Nurses Association, $250
15. American Federation of Teachers, AFT, $250
16. Rose Bernadetta Bellance, Washtenaw Community College, $250

Top donors to the Ronnie Peterson Committee for 2016:

1. Ronnie Peterson, county commissioner, $6,000
2. Michigan Laborers Political League, $5,000
3. Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association, $4,000
4. Michigan Education Association, MEA PAC, $1,000
5. United Auto Workers Voluntary PAC, $1,000
6. Operating Engineers Local 324, $1,000
7. Michigan Association for Justice, Justice PAC, $1,000
8. Realtors PAC, Michigan Association of Realtors, $1,000
9. Larry Doe, township treasurer, $500
10. Heidi Salter-Ferris, attorney, $500
11. Marathon Petroleum Corp. PAC, $500
12. United Food and Commercial Workers, $500
13. Auto Dealers of Michigan PAC, $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.