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 Sept. 24, 2018.

5th House District, Rep. Fred Durhal

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

Current representative: Rep. Fred Durhal III (D-Detroit) is the current representative for the 5th House District. During the 2015-2016 legislative session, he was a member of the House Appropriations Committee. According to the House Democrats, he is a member of the Detroit Branch of the NAACP, and of the Rainbow PUSH Coalition and a former member of the Teamsters Local 377. Durhal was first elected to the House in 2014.

A map of the 5th House District is available here

Durhal raises money through a state House candidate committee, Friends for Fred Durhal, and a leadership PAC, Durhal for Michigan. He launched a committee to run for a state Senate in February 2018, Fred Durhal for State Senate.

 

TALLY: Top Disclosed Donors To Rep. Durhal And Connected Committees From 2013 Until The Present:

1. Michigan Association for Justice, Justice PAC, $21,500

2. Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers PAC, $21,200

3. Michigan Health & Hospital Association, Health PAC, $18,800

4. Detroit Police Officers Association, $8,500

5. Auto Dealers of Michigan PAC, $7,900

6. Frederick Durhal, $6,850

7. DTE Energy, $6,750

8. Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters, $5,500

9. Operating Engineers Local 324, $5,000

10. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan PAC, $4,250


DETAILED LISTS:

Top donors to Fred Durhal for State Senate for 2017-2018:

1. Durhal for Michigan, Fred Durhal, $16,500
2. Michigan Association for Justice, Justice PAC, $6,500
3. Michigan Health & Hospital Association, Health PAC, $5,000
4. Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association, $3,200
5. DTE Energy Company PAC, $2,000
6. Michigan Education Association PAC, MEA, $1,500
7. Paul Quasarano, Eastown Distributors, $1,000
8. Larry Bell, Bell’s Brewery, $1,000
9. Sherry Gay-Dagnogo Strong Women Lead, $1,00
10. AT&T Michigan PAC, $1,000

Top donors to Friends for Fred Durhal for 2017-2018:

1. Health PAC, Michigan Health & Hospital Association, $7,000
2. Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association, $5,000
3. DTE Energy PAC, $3,000
4. Michigan Association for Justice, Justice PAC, $2,500
5. Local 58 International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, $2,500
6. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan PAC, $2,000
7. David and Leslie Christensen, $2,000
8. William Emerson, Quicken Loans, $1,000
9. Auto Dealers of Michigan PAC, $1,000
10. Michigan Laborers Political League, $1,000

Top donors to Durhal for Michigan for 2017-2018:

1. Operating Engineers Local 324, $2,500
7. Fred Durhal, state representative, $2,000
2. Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association, $1,750
6. Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters, $1,250
3. Shawn Krause, Quicken Loans, $1,000
4. Jared Fleisher, Quicken Loans, $1,000
5. Julie Cummings, M&M Foundation, $1,000
8. Michigan Health & Hospital Association, $1,000
9. William Emerson, Quicken Loans, $1,000
10. Michigan Education Association, MEA PAC, $1,000
11. Teamsters Drive PAC, $1,000
12. Michigan Cable Telecommunications PAC, $1,000
13. Dan Stamper, Detroit International Bridge, $1,000
14. Michigan Association for Justice, $1,000
15. Henry Ford Health System PAC, $1,000
16. Michigan Commercial Real Estate, $1,000
7. John Lunsford, Rapid Advance, $1,000

Top donors to Friends for Fred Durhal for 2015-2016:

1. Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association, $8,500
2. Michigan Health & Hospital Association, Health PAC, $5,800
3. Auto Dealers of Michigan PAC, $3,900
4. Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters, $3,750
5. Detroit Police Officers Association, $3,500
6. Michigan Operating Engineers Local 324, $2,500
7. Michigan Association for Justice, $2,000
8. American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, $2,000
9. DTE Energy PAC, $1,750
10. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan PAC, $1,250
11. Michigan Association of Realtors, Realtors PAC, $850
12. AT&T Michigan PAC, $750

Top donors to Durhal for Michigan for 2015-2016:

1. Michigan Association for Justice PAC, MAJ PAC, $10,000
2. Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association, $2,500
3. Auto Dealers of Michigan PAC, $2,500
4. Marathon Petroleum Corporation, $1,000
5. Henry Ford Health System PAC, $500

Top donors to Friends for Fred Durhal for 2013-2014:

1. Detroit Police Officers Association PAC, $5,000
2. Frederick Durhal, , $4,700
3. AFSCME Independent PAC, $1,000
4. Eileen Johnson, $1,000
5. Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association PAC, $1,000
6. Matthew Moroun, $1,000
7. Errol Dargin, $950
8. Amerisure PAC, $500
9. Steve Audish, $500
10. Vernon Bowe, $500
11. Karla Cole, $500
12. Detroit Regional Chamber 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.

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