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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14th House District, Rep. Cara Clemente

14TH HOUSE DISTRICT (Lincoln Park, Melvindale, Riverview and Wyandotte)

Current representative: Rep. Cara Clemente (D-Lincoln Park) is the current representative for the 14th District. The district includes Lincoln Park, Melvindale, Riverview and Wynadotte. Rep. Clemente was first elected to the Michigan House in 2016, taking office in 2017.

According to House Democrats, Rep. Clemente worked as a manager at Clemente’s Bar, Restaurant and Bowling Alley before the establishment closed. She also worked as an academic development coordinator in area schools and as a teacher. She is married to Paul Clemente, who previously held the seat.

A map of the 14th House District is available here.

Clemente raises money through a candidate committee, Friends of Cara Clemente.

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

  Donor Amount Industry
1. Cara Clemente and family $35,745 Candidate
2. MI Beer & Wine Wholesalers $7,500 Liquor
3. MI Credit Union League $6,500 Finance and Banking
4. Auto Dealers of MI $3,250 Business
5. Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters $3,000 Organized Labor
6. Blue Cross Blue Shield $2,850 Health Care
7. MI Association of Realtors $2,500 Real Estate
8. Operating Engineers Local 324 $2,500 Organized Labor
9. MI Bankers Association $2,250 Finance and Banking
10. Community Bankers $2,050 Finance and Banking

DETAILED LISTS:

Top donors to Friends of Cara Clemente for 2019-2020:

  Donor Amount Industry
1. Blue Cross Blue Shield $1,000 Health Care
2. MI Credit Union League $1,000 Finance and Banking
3. Michigan Infrastructure & Transportation Association $1,000 Business
4. MI Bankers Association $750 Finance and Banking
5. Auto Dealers of MI $500 Business
6. Community Bankers $500 Finance and Banking
7. MI County Roads Association $500 Govnernment
8. DTE Energy $500 Utilities
9. Michigan Education Association $500 Education
10. MI Association of Nurse Anesthetists $500 Health Care
11. Realtors PAC of MI $500 Real Estate
12. MI Beer & Wine Wholesalers $500 Liquor
13. Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters $500 Organized Labor
14. MI Certified Public Accountant $500 Finance and Banking
15. Smart Union Transportation Division $500 Organized Labor

Top donors to Friends of Cara Clemente for 2017-2018:

1. Michigan Credit Union League, $4,500
2. Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association, $4,000
3. Operating Engineers Local 324, $2,500
4. Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters, $2,500
5. Auto Dealers of Michigan, $2,250
6. Community Bankers, $1,550
7. Michigan Association of Realtors, $1,300
8. Michigan Education Association, $1,250
9. Michigan Bankers Association, $1,250
10. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, $1,250

Top donors to Friends of Cara Clemente for 2015-2016:

1. Cara Clemente, teacher, $35,015
2. Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association, $3,000
3. Axcess Financial Services PAC, $1,000
4. Michigan Credit Union League, $1,000
5. Registrars Local 58, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, $600
6. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, $600
7. DTE Energy Co. PAC, $600
8. Michigan Association of CPAs PAC, $500
9. Auto Dealers of Michigan PAC, $500
10. Michigan Petroleum Association and Michigan Association of Convenience Stores, $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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