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.

9th House District, Rep. Sylvia Santana

9TH HOUSE DISTRICT (Northwest Detroit)

Current representative: The current representative of the 9th House District is Rep. Sylvia Santana (D-Detroit). The 9th District includes parts of the cities of Dearborn and Detroit, according to House Democrats. Rep. Santana was first elected to the Michigan House in 2016, taking office in 2017. Her husband, Harvey Santana, previously held the seat. According to her official House biography, she worked in the financial industry before joining the House.

A map of the 9th district is available here.

Rep. Sylvia Santana raises money through a state House candidate committee, Committee To Elect Sylvia Santana. In November 2017, she also launched a candidate committee to run for the state Senate, Santana for Senate. She is also connected to a leadership PAC, Santana for Michigan, which formed in May 2017.

TALLY: Top Disclosed Donors To Rep. Santana And Connected Committees From 2015 To The Present:

1. Operating Engineers Local 324, $16,000

2. Sylvia Santana, $15,000

3. Harvey Santana, former state representative and husband, $13,000

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

5. Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association, $5,500

6. Great Lakes Education Project, GLEP PAC, $5,000

7. International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 58, $4,100

8. Michigan Association for Justice, Justice PAC, $3,500

9. Detroit Police Officers Association, DPOA PAC, $2,000

10. Automobile Club PAC, $1,750


DETAILED LISTS:

Top donors to Santana for Senate for 2017-2018:

No contributions reported yet.

Top donors to Committee To Elect Sylvia Santana for 2017-2018:

1. Sylvia Santana, self, $10,000
2. Harvey Santana, former representative, $8,500
3. International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 58, $1,600
4. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, $1,500
5. Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association, $1,500
6. Jared Fleisher, Quicken Loans, $1,000
7. Joseph Corridino, Corridino Group, $1,000
8. Knezek for Michigan, David Knezek, $1,000
9. American Federation of Teachers, $1,000
10. United Auto Workers Voluntary PAC, UAW, $1,000
11. Operating Engineers Local 324, $1,000
12. Matthew Moroun, Ambassador Bridge, $1,000
13. Michigan Association for Justice, Justice PAC, $1,000

Top donors to Santana for Michigan for 2017-2018:

1. Michigan Optometric PAC, $250
2. Automobile Club PAC, ACPAC, $250
3. Midwest Strategy Group PAC, $100

Top donors to Committee To Elect Sylvia Santana for 2015-2016:

1. Operating Engineers Local 324, $15,000
2. United Auto Workers Voluntary PAC, $5,000
3. Great Lakes Education Project, GLEP PAC, $5,000
4. Sylvia Santana, $5,000
5. Harvey Santana, state representative, $4,500
6. Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association, $4,000
7. International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 58, $2,500
8. Michigan Association for Justice, Justice PAC, $2,500
9. Detroit Police Officers Association, DPOA PAC, $2,000
10. Automobile Club PAC, $1,250
11. Michigan Health & Hospital Association, Health PAC, $1,000
12. Axcess Financial Services PAC, $1,000
13. AFSCME People PAC, $1,000
14. Michigan Education Association, MEA PAC, $1,000
15. William Wortz, lobbyist, $1,000

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.