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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12th House District, Rep. Alex Garza

12TH HOUSE DISTRICT (Romulus, Taylor and a portion of Van Buren Township)

Current representative: The current representative for 12th House District is Rep. Alex Garza (D-Taylor). The district includes the city of Taylor, the city of Romulus and a portion of Van Buren Township. Garza previously served on the Taylor City Council and worked for two former state House members as a legislative aide.

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

A map of the 12th House District is available here.

Rep. Garza raises money through a candidate committee, Alex Garza for State Representative. In March 2019, a leadership PAC launched called Garza Working for Michigan Fund.

TALLY: Top Disclosed Donors To Garza From 2018 To The Present

1. Alex Garza, $8,000

2. Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters, $5,672

3. United Auto Workers Voluntary PAC, $5,000

4. Realtors PAC, $1,750

5. Michigan Education Association, MEA PAC, $1,250

6. CMS Energy Employees for Better Government; $1,000

7. Victor Martin, Martin's Towing, $1,000

8. American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, $1,000

9. Steve Stewart, media consultant, $1,000.

10. Elder Fund for Michigan, Brian Elder, $1,000

11. Wolverine PAC, $1,000    

12. Shane Anders, Area Towing, $1,000    

13. Renee Axt, attorney, $1,000    


DETAILED LISTS:

Top donors to Alex Garza for State Representative for 2019-2020:

1. Wolverine PAC, $1,000    
2. Shane Anders, Area Towing, $1,000    
3. Renee Axt, attorney, $1,000     
4. Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters, $500
5. Blue Cross Blue Shield, $500    
6. Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers, $500    
7. Planned Parenthood Advocates, $250    
8. Michigan Association of Counties PAC, $250    
9. Michigan Education Association PAC, $250    
10. DTE Energy PAC, $250

Top donors to Garza Working for Michigan Fund for 2019-2020:

1. Alex Garza candidate committee, $500
2. Gregory Kacvinsky, OHM Advisors, $250
3. Blue Cross Blue Shield, $250
4. Michigan Society of Anesthesiologists, $250
5. Henry Ford Health System, $250
6. County Road Association, $200
7. Realtors PAC, $250

Top donors to Alex Garza for State Representative for 2018:

1. Alex Garza, $8,000
2. Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters, $5,172
3. United Auto Workers Voluntary PAC, $5,000
4. Realtors PAC, $1,500
5. CMS Energy Employees for Better Government; $1,000
6. Victor Martin, Martin's Towing, $1,000
7. American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, $1,000
8. Steve Stewart, media consultant, $1,000.
9. Michigan Education Association, MEA PAC, $1,000
10. Elder Fund for Michigan, Brian Elder, $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.

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