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 Aug. 16, 2019. For candidate committees, the numbers cover through July 20, 2019. For political action committees (PACs) connected to officeholders, the numbers cover through July 20, 2019.

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Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist

About: Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist, a Democrat from Detroit, became lieutenant govenror in 2019. He was the running mate of Gov. Gretchen Whitmer during her successful campaign in 2018.

Before the 2018 campaign, Gilchrist unsuccessfully ran against the incumbent Detroit city clerk, Janice Winfrey, in 2017. He also worked for the City of Detroit as the director of innovation and emerging technology, according to the campaign website. Before that position, he served as the director of New Media at the Center for Community Change in Washington, D.C., and spent three years as national campaign director at MoveOn.org, according to the campaign website.

Gilchrist raises money through a candidate committee for lieutenant governor, Garlin Gilchrist for Lieutenant Governor. He previously raised money for his campaign for city clerk through a committee called Friends of Garlin Gilchrist.

TALLY: Top Disclosed Donors In Support Of Gilchrist And Connected Committees From 2017 To Present

1. United Auto Workers Michigan Voluntary PAC, $20,000

2. Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters, $20,000

3. Garlin Gilchrist, $8,800

4. Michigan Democratic Party, $8,698

5. Jason Gordon, Idea Consultants, $6,800

6. MoveOn.org PAC, $6,800

7. David Tarver, Urban Entrepreneur Initiatve, $5,000

8. Launch Progress PAC, $4,000

9. Michigan Laborers Political League, $4,000

10. Shane Battier, former NBA player, $4,000


DETAILED LISTS

Top donors to Garlin Gilchrist for Lieutenant Governor for 2019-2020:

No contributions reported yet.

Top donors to Garlin Gilchrist for Lieutenant Governor for 2018:

No contributions reported yet.

Top donors to Friends of Garlin Gilchrist for 2017-2018:

1. United Auto Workers Michigan Voluntary PAC, $20,000
2. Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters, $20,000
3. Garlin Gilchrist, $8,800
4. Michigan Democratic Party, $8,698
5. Jason Gordon, Idea Consultants, $6,800
6. MoveOn.org PAC, $6,800
7. David Tarver, Urban Entrepreneur Initiatve, $5,000
8. Launch Progress PAC, $4,000
9. Michigan Laborers Political League, $4,000
10. Shane Battier, former NBA player, $4,000
11. Steve Phillips, attorney, $3,000

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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