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.

Lt. Gov. Brian Calley

About: Lt. Gov. Brian Calley, a Republican, was first elected as Gov. Rick Snyder's running mate in 2010. According to his official biography, Calley previously served two terms in the Michigan House of Representatives and two terms as an Ionia County commissioner. He also previously worked in community banking. Calley's wife, Julie, was elected to the Michigan House in 2016.

Calley raises money through a candidate committee, Brian Calley for Michigan. He is also connected to an independent political action committee (PAC) called MIPAC, which began running digital advertisements in support of Calley in April 2017. MIPAC formed in 2015.

He's also benefited from an administrative account used by the Snyder administration, the Governor's Club. That account's top donors are listed on Snyder's donor-tracking page. Snyder's administration has also previously used nonprofit accounts to collect funds to help the administration's operations, including the New Energy to Reinvent and Diversify Fund (NERD Fund) and Making Government Accountable.

TALLY: Top Disclosed Donors To Lt. Gov. Brian Calley And Connected Committees From 2010 To The Present

1. William Parfet and family, MPI Research $120,400

2. Nicholson family, PVS Chemicals, $81,400

3. David Meador and family, DTE, $51,000

4. Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association, $49,850

5. Cotton family, Meridian Health, $30,600

6. DeVos family, $28,200

7. Haddad family, Capital Sales, $27,200

8. Michigan Chamber PAC, $25,150

9. Michigan Bankers Association, MI Bank PAC, $25,000

10. Kennedy Family, Autocam, $24,700

11. DTE Energy, $24,500

12. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, $15,500


DETAILED LISTS

Top donors to Brian Calley for Michigan for 2017-2018:

1. Haddad family, Capital Sales, $27,200
2. Cotton family, Meridian Health, $22,200
3. William and Barbara Parfet, MPI Research, $13,600
4. Jbara family, Grand Rapids Drive, $13,600
5. Karmanos family, Mad Dog Tech, $13,600
6. Glick family, Arlo Steel Corp., $13,600
7. Mansour family, Mansour Companies, $13,600
8. Kouracos family, Gateway Pediatric Therapy, $12,500
9. Jones family, Amerifirst, $11,100
10. Kennedy family, Autocam, $11,100
11. Michigan Chamber of Commerce PAC, $10,000
12. Kassab family, LA Insurance, $10,000
13. Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association PAC, $8,350
14. Brian Calley, self, $8,000

Top donors to MIPAC for 2017-2018:

1. William Parfet, retired, $100,000
2. James Nicholson, PVS Chemicals, $63,600
3. David Meador, DTE Energy, $15,000
4. Fakih family, Dearborn Heights Pharmacy, $14,700
5. Shaya family, J and B Medical, $10,200
6. MIBANK PAC, Michigan Bankers Association, $10,000
7. Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association, $10,000
8. DTE Energy PAC, $10,000
9. Phillip Fisher, Mission Throttle, $9,000
10. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, $5,000
11. Ridgway White, Mott Foundation, $5,000
12. Reni George, Cypress Cove Capital, $5,000
13. Steven Kalabat, Core Capital Partners, $5,000
14. Mike Yaldoo, Quicken Loans, $5,000
15. Scott Zack, self-employed, $5,000
16. Aziz Naser, self-employed, $5,000

Top donors to Brian Calley for Michigan for 2015-2016:

1. Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association, $30,000
2. Michigan Bankers Association, MI Bank PAC, $15,000
3. Michigan Chamber PAC, $15,000
4. DeVos family, $14,600
5. DTE Energy, $14,500
6. Nicholson family, PVS Chemicals, $13,600
7. Meador family, DTE Energy, $13,600
8. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, $10,500
9. CMS Energy Employees for Better Government, Consumers Energy, $10,000
10. MIPAC, Royal Oak, $9,000
11. Cotton family, Meridian Health Plan, $8,400
12. Miller Canfield, $7,500
13. Jerry Tubergen, RDV Corporation, $6,800
14. William Deary, Great Lakes Caring Home Health, $6,800
15. Ric Cooper, Dancing Bear Farms, $6,800
16. Cynthia Pasky, Strategic Staffing Solution, $6,800
17. Karen DeBlaay, Fred. L. Hansen Corp., $6,800
18. Ed Fletcher, RX Optical, $6,800
19. Joseph Gesmundo, American Village Builders, $6,800

Top donors to MIPAC for 2015-2016:

1. David Meador, DTE Energy, $11,000
2. James Nicholson, PVS Chemicals, $10,000
3. Cynthia Pasky, Strategic Staffing Solutions, $2,500
4. Michigan Beer and Wine Wholesalers Association, $1,500
5. Friends of WSUSOM, $500

Top donors to Brian Calley for Michigan for 2010-2014:

1. DeVos family, $13,600
2. Kennedy family Autocam, $13,600
3. Van Andel family, Van Andel Institute, $13,600
4. David Meador and family, DTE, $11,400
5. Nicholson family, PVS Chemicals. $7,800
6. Haworth family, $6,800
7. Jandernoa family, $6,800
8. Weiser family, $6,800
9. Secchia family, $6,800
10. Robert Thompson, self-employed, $6,800
11. William Parfet, MPI Research, $6,800

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