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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5th House District, Rep. Cynthia A. Johnson

5TH HOUSE DISTRICT (Central Detroit, the lower West Side of Detroit and Southwest Detroit)

Current representative: Rep. Cynthia A. Johnson (D-Detroit) is the current representative for the 5th House District. According to House Democrats, she previously worked as a corrections officer for the Michigan Department of Corrections. She then began working parole and probation cases. Johnson has also hosted her own radio show.

She was first elected to the Michigan House in 2018, taking office in 2019.

A map of the 5th House District is available here

Rep. Johnson raises money through a House candidate committee, Cynthia A. Johnson Stands Up For All Of Detroit.

TALLY: Top Disclosed Donors To Johnson And Connected Committees From 2018 Until The Present:

1. Cynthia Johnson, $28,196

2. Elder Fund for Michigan, Brian Elder, $1,200

3. Michigan Education Association, MEA PAC, $750

4. Leaders Engaged Actively PAC, Tenisha Yancey, $500

5. Progressive Women’s Caucus, $500

6. Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters, $500

7. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, $500

8. Greig Women In Leadership, Strengthening Michigan Chris Greig, $500

9. DTE Energy, $500

10. Sherry Gay-Dagnogo Strong Women Lead, Sherry Gay-Dagnogo, $350


DETAILED LISTS:

Top donors to Cynthia A. Johnson Stands Up For All Of Detroit for 2019-2020:

1. Cynthia Johnson, representative, $5,880
2. Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters, $500
3. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, $500
4. DTE Energy, $250
5. Michigan Greenstone PAC, $250
6. Michigan Community College Association, $250
7. Henry Ford Health System, $250
8. Joe Tate Leadership PAC, Joe Tate, $250
9. U.S. Ecology, $250
10. Strengthening Michigan Fund, Chris Greig, $250
11. Clark Hill PAC, $250
12. Michigan Health & Hospital Association, Health PAC, $250

Top donors to Cynthia A. Johnson Stands Up For All Of Detroit for 2018:

1. Cynthia Johnson, radio broadcaster, $22,316
2. Elder Fund for Michigan, Brian Elder, $1,200
3. Michigan Education Association, MEA PAC, $750
4. Leaders Engaged Actively PAC, Tenisha Yancey, $500
5. Progressive Women’s Caucus, $500
6. DTE Energy, $250
7. Sherry Gay-Dagnogo Strong Women Leader, $250
8. Greig Women In Leadership Fund, Chris Greig, $250.
9. Mary Sullivan, Livonia, $150
10. Garland Hardeman, Detroit, $100

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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