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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35th Senate District, Sen. Curt VanderWall

35TH SENATE DISTRICT (A portion of Northern Michigan)

Current senator: The current senator for the 35th Senate District is Sen. Curt VanderWall (R-Ludington). The district includes Benzie County, Crawford County, Kalkaska County, Lake County, Leelanau County, Manistee County, Mason County, Missaukee County, Ogemaw County, Osceola County, Roscommon County and Wexford County. According to his campaign website, VanderWall is the owner of Turf Care Mole Man.

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

A map of the 35th District is available here.

Sen. VanderWall raises money through a candidate committee, Curt VanderWall for State Senate. Also in February 2018, he launched a leadership PAC, VanderWall Majority Fund. He previously raised money through a House candidate committee, Committee to Elect Curt VanderWall.

TALLY: Top Disclosed Donors To VanderWall And Connected Committees From 2016 Through Today

1. House Republican Campaign Committee, $83,825

2. Curt VanderWall, Turf Care Mole Man, $44,231

3. Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association, $20,300

4. Michigan Chamber of Commerce PAC, $12,250

5. Chatfield Majority Fund, Lee Chatfield, $10,000

6. Blue Cross Blue Shield, $9,500

7. Michigan Health & Hospital Association, Health PAC, $9,100

8. Michigan Farm Bureau PAC, $9,050

9. Michigan Values Leadership Fund, Tom Leonard, $9,000

10. DeVos family, Amway, $9,000


DETAILED LISTS:

Top donors to Curt VanderWall for State Senate for 2019-2020:

1. Curtis VanderWall for State Representative, transfer, $4,442    
2. Michigan Health & Hospital Association, Health PAC, $2,500    
3. Blue Cross Blue Shield, $2,500    
4. Michigan Society of Anesthesiologists PAC, $2,500    
5. Michigan Association of Nurse Anesthetists, $1,500    
6. Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers, $1,500    
7. Michigan Association of CPAs, $1,500    
8. DTE Energy, $1,250
9. Kheder Davis & Associates, $1,000    
10. Eli Lilly & Co. PAC, $1,000    
11. James Grosfeld, Grosfeld Consulting, $1,000
12. CMS Energy, $1,000
13. Auto Dealers of Michigan, $1,000
14. Health Care Association of Michigan, $1,000
15. Michigan Association of Health Plans, $1,000

Top donors to VanderWall Majority Fund for 2019-2020:

1. Health Care Association of Michigan, $5,000
2. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, $2,500
3. Michigan Credit Union League, $1,000
4. Michigan Oil & Gas Association, $500
5. Kheder Davis & Associates, $500
6. Michigan Doctors PAC, $500
7. Delta PAC, $500
8. Realtors PAC, $500
9. Henry Ford Health System, $500
10. Michigan Bankers Association, MI BANK, $500
11. Michigan Association of Chiropractors, $500
12. Michigan Council of Nurse Practitioners, $500

Top donors to Curt VanderWall for State Senate for 2017-2018:

1. Curt VanderWall State Representative committee transfer, $70,100
2. Curt VanderWall, representative, $25,600
3. Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association, $10,300
4. Michigan Pest Management Association, $6,500
5. Michigan Chamber PAC, $6,000
6. Michigan Action Committee for Rural Electrification, $3,500
7. Michigan Health & Hospital Association, Health PAC, $3,500
8. CMS Energy Employees for Better Government, $3,500
9. Realtors PAC, $3,000
10. Auto Dealers of Michigan PAC, $3,000

Top donors to Committee to Elect Curt VanderWall for 2017-2018:

1. Chatfield Majority Fund, Lee Chatfield, $7,000
2. Michigan Credit Union League PAC, $7,000
3. Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association, $4,500
4. Michigan Chamber PAC, $3,500
5. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan PAC, $3,500
6. CMS Energy Employees for Better Government, $2,650
7. Michigan Health & Hospital Association, Health PAC, $2,600
8. Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters, $2,500
9. Michigan Bankers Association, MI BANK PAC, $2,500
10. DTE Energy PAC, $2,200

Top donors to VanderWall Majority Fund for 2017-2018:

1. Blue Cross Blue Shield, $1,000
2. Michigan Association of Insurance Agents, $500
3. Community Bankers PAC, $500
4. Michigan Association of Health Plans, $500
5. Michigan Health & Hospital Association, Health PAC, $500
6. Scott Everett, Fraser Consulting, $500
7. Schmidt Leadership Fund, Wayne Schmidt, $500
8. Friends of Spectrum Health, $500
9. Delta PAC, $500

Top donors to Committee to Elect Curt VanderWall for 2016:

1. House Republican Campaign Committee, $83,825
2. Curt VanderWall, Turf Care Mole Man, $23,457
3. Michigan Values Leadership Fund, Tom Leonard, $9,000
4. DeVos family, $9,000
5. VerHeulen Leadership Fund, Rob VerHeulen, $8,000
6. Vision for Victory, Kevin Cotter, $7,500
7. Michigan Farm Bureau PAC, $7,500
8. Michigan Association of Insurance Agents, MAIA PAC, $4,000
9. Pettalia Preserving Majority Fund, Peter Pettalia, $3,250
10. First Congressional District Republican Committee, $3,000
11. Chatfield Majority Fund, Lee Chatfield, $3,000
12. Small Biz PAC, Small Business Association, $2,500
13. Nextera Energy PAC, $2,500
14. Greater Rochester Leadership Fund PAC, Mike Webber, $2,000
15. West Shore Majority Fund PAC, Goeff Hansen, $2,000
16. Shamrock PAC, Laura Cox, $2,000
17. Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association PAC, $4,000
18. Kojaian, Kojaian Companies Inc., $2,000
19. Michigan Chamber of Commerce PAC, $2,000

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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