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.

21st Senate District, Sen. John Proos

21ST SENATE DISTRICT (Berrien County, Cass County and St. Joseph County)

Current senator: The current senator for the 21st Senate District is Sen. John Proos (R-St. Joseph). The district features all of Berrien County, Cass County and St. Joseph County. According to the Senate Republicans, Proos is vice chair of the Energy and Technology Committee and Local Government Committee. He is a member of the Finance Committee, the Michigan Competitiveness Committees and the Senate Appropriations Committee.

A map of the 21st District is available here.

Sen. John Proos raises money through a candidate committee, John Proos for State Senate, and a leadership PAC, the Great Southwest Fund.

TALLY: Top Disclosed Donors To Sen. Proos And Connected Committees From 2011 Until The Present:

1. CMS Energy Employees for Better Government, Consumers Energy, $27,400

2. DTE Energy PAC, $25,000

3. Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association PAC, $18,500

4. Comcast Co. PAC, $15,500

5. Michigan Chamber of Commerce PAC, $13,450

6. Michigan Association of Health Plans PAC, MAHP PAC, $10,500

7. Michigan Credit Union League, $10,450

8. General Motors Corp. PAC, $9,500

9. Realtors PAC, Michigan Association of Realtors, $9,050

10. DeVos family, $9,000


DETAILED LISTS:

Top donors to John Proos for State Senate for 2017-2018:

1. Engie North America Inc. PAC, $1,500
2. Michigan Credit Union League Action Fund, $1,500
3. American Electric Power Committee for Responsible Government, $1,000
4. Ford Motor Company Civic Action Fund, $600
5. Dykema Gossett State PAC, $500
6. Clark Hill PAC, $500
7. AT&T Michigan PAC, $500
8. Maxim Healthcare Services PAC, $500
9. Committee to Elect Phil Pavlov, $400
10. Norfolk Southern Corporation, $300
11. Michigan Manufacturers Association, $300
12. Michigan Association of Counties PAC, $300

Top donors to the Great Southwest Fund for 2017-2018:

1. Comcast Co. & NBC Universal PAC, $5,000
2. CMS Energy Employees for Better Government, $5,000
3. DTE Energy PAC, $3,500
4. Michigan Chamber PAC, $1,500
5. Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association, $1,500
6. Realtors PAC, Michigan Association of Realtors, $1,200
7. Meijer PAC, $1,000
8. General Motors PAC, $1,000
9. Michigan Insurance Coalition PAC, $1,000
10. Kelly PAC, $1,000

Top donors to John Proos for State Senate for 2015-2016:

1. DTE Energy, $7,000
2. General Motors PAC, $4,500
3. Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association PAC, $4,000
4. CMS Energy Employees for Better Government, $4,000
5. American Electric Power Committee for Responsive Government, $3,600
6. Michigan Chamber of Commerce PAC, $3,250
7. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan PAC, $3,100
8. Michigan Credit Union League Action, $2,500
9. Michigan Association of Realtors, Realtors PAC, $2,350
10. Southwest Michigan First PAC, $2,000
11. Michigan Association of Health Plans, MAHP PAC, $2,000

Top donors to the Great Southwest Fund for 2015-2016:

1. Comcast Corp. PAC, $4,500  
2. CMS Energy Employees for Better Government, $4,000
3. Michigan Bankers Association, Bank PAC, $3,250
4. Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association PAC, $3,000
5. Michigan Chamber of Commerce PAC, $2,500
6. The GEO Group PAC, $2,000
7. Auto Dealers of Michigan PAC, $1,100
8. Dow Chemical Employees PAC, $1,000
9. Insurance & Financial Advisors PAC, $1,000
10. COMM-PAC, $850
11. Muchmore, Harrington, Smalley and Associates, $550
12. Michigan Restaurant Association, $550

Top donors to John Proos for State Senate for 2011-2014:

1. DTE Energy Co. PAC, $13,500
2. CMS Energy Employees for Better Government, $11,900
3. DeVos family, $9,000
4. Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association PAC, $9,000
5. Michigan Association of Health Plans PAC, MAHP PAC, $8,000
6. Michigan Chamber of Commerce PAC, $6,200
7. Michigan Association of Realtors, Realtors PAC, $5,500
8. Michigan Credit Union League Action Fund, $4,950
9. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan PAC, $4,800
10. Kelly Services PAC, $4,500
11. Michigan Petroleum Jobbers PAC, $4,250
12. Telecommunications Association of Michigan PAC, $4,250
13. General Motors Corp. PAC, $4,000
14. Warner Norcross & Judd PAC, $4,000

Top donors to the Great Southwest Fund for 2011-2014:

1. Comcast Co. PAC, $6,000
2. Business Leaders for Michigan PAC, $3,500
3. Auto Dealers of Michigan PAC, $3,000
4. Meijer PAC, $2,500
5. CMS Energy Employees for Better Government, $2,500
6. American Electric Power, $2,000
7. Muchmore Harrington Smalley & Associates, $1,750
8. COMM-PAC, $1,500
9. Michigan Credit Union League, $1,500
10. Johnson & Johnson Corp. PAC, $1,000
11. Ted Dosch, Anixter International, $1,000
12. Dow Corning Legislative Action Team, $1,000
13. Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association PAC, $1,000
14. Clark Hill PAC, $1,000
15. SEMCO PAC, $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.