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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6th Senate District, Sen. Erika Geiss

6TH SENATE DISTRICT (Downriver)

Current senator: The current senator for the 6th District is Sen. Erika Geiss (D-Taylor). She represents the communities of Belleville, Brownstown Township, Flat Rock, Huron Township, Rockwood, Romulus, Sumpter Township, Taylor, Van Buren Township and Westland. She previously served in the Michigan House and was a small-business owner, operating a home-based editing business that she started in 2001. Her husband, Doug Geiss, previously served in the House.

Sen. Geiss was first elected to the Senate in 2018, taking office in 2019.

A map of the 6th District is available here.

Sen. Geiss launched a candidate committee to run for the state Senate, Friends of Erika Geiss, in September 2017. She previously raised money through a state House candidate committee, Erika Geiss For State Representative Committee.

TALLY: Top Disclosed Donors To Geiss And Connected Committees From 2011 Until The Present:

1. Erika Geiss, $52,571

2. Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters, $10,450

3. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, $8,000

4. Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association, $7,500

5. United Auto Workers, $6,500

6. Registrars Local 58 IBEW, International of Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, $4,200

7. Auto Dealers of Michigan PAC, $3,300

8. Geiss Leadership Fund, leadership PAC connected to husband, Doug Geiss, $3,200

9. Realtors PAC, $3,200

10. Democratic Club of Taylor Women’s Auxiliary, $2,943


DETAILED LISTS:

Top donors to Friends of Erika Geiss for 2019-2020:

1. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, $2,000    
2. Erika Geiss State House candidate committee, $1,788
3. Michigan Credit Union League, $1,000    
4. Michigan Health & Hospital Association, Health PAC, $1,000    
5. Michigan Association of CPAs, $1,000    
6. Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce PAC,  $675    
7. Michigan State Farm Agents and Associates PAC, $500    
8. Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters, $500    
9. Michigan Mortgage Lenders Association, $500    
10. Michigan Education Association, $500
11. Auto Dealers of Michigan, $500

Top donors to Friends of Erika Geiss for 2017-2018:

1. Erika Geiss, self, $41,000
2. United Auto Workers Voluntary PAC, $5,000
3. Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters, $3,500
4. Realtors PAC, $3,000
5. Erkia Geiss for State Representative, transfer, $3,000
6. Geiss Leadership Fund, Doug Geiss, $2,000
7. Sujo Offield, California, $2,000
8. Michigan List, Ann Arbor, $2,000
9. Teamsters Local 1038 PAC, $2,000
10. Michigan Education Association, MEA PAC, $2,000

Top donors to Erika Geiss For State Representative Committee for 2017-2018:

1. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan PAC, $2,000
2. Registrars PAC Local 58, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, $1,500
3. Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association, $1,500
4. Operating Engineers Local 324, $1,000
5. Michigan Health & Hospital Association, Health PAC, $1,000
6. Justice for Michigan PAC, Detroit, $750
7. Ford Motor Company Civic Action Fund, $750
8. General Motors PAC, $750
9. Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters, $500
10. United Auto Workers Voluntary PAC, UAW PAC, $500
11. Michigan Laborers Political League, $500

Top donors to Erika Geiss For State Representative Committee for 2015-2016:

1. Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters, $4,000
2. Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association, $3,000
3. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, $3,000
4. Registrars PAC Local 58 IBEW, $1,700
5. Erika Geiss, $1,080
6. Michigan Council of Nurse Practitioners, $1,080
7. Auto Dealers of Michigan PAC, $1,050
8. Michigan Association of Health Plans, MAHP PAC, $1,000
9. United Auto Workers Voluntary PAC, $1,000
10. American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, $1,000
11. Anne Larimore, retired, $1,000
12. Democratic Club of Taylor Women Auxiliary, $1,000
13. Ford Motor Company Civic Action Fund, $750
14. Michigan Health & Hospital Association, Health PAC, $750

Top donors to Erika Geiss For State Representative Committee for 2013-2014:

1. Erika Geiss, $10,491
2. Joan and John Hennessey, $2,000
3. Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association PAC, $2,000
4. Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters PAC, $1,950
5. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan PAC, $1,500
6. Geiss Leadership Fund, $1,200
7. Auto Dealers of Michigan PAC, $1,150
8. (Tim) Melton for Michigan, $1,000
9. Registrars Local 58 IBEW, $1,000
10. Democratic Club of Taylor Women’s Auxiliary, $943

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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