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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18th House District, Rep. Kevin Hertel

18TH HOUSE DISTRICT (A portion of Macomb County)

Current representative: The current representative for the 18th District is Rep. Kevin Hertel (D-St. Clair Shores). The district includes St. Clair Shores, Eastpointe and a portion of Grosse Pointe Shores. Hertel was first elected to the Michigan House in 2016, taking office in 2017. According to his official House biography, Hertel worked for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan as a legislative analyst and then as a special assistant in the office of the president. His brother, Curtis, serves in the Michigan Senate.

A map of the 18th District is available here.

Rep. Hertel raises money through a candidate committee, Committee to Elect Kevin Hertel, and a leadership PAC, Hertel for Michigan. The PAC was established in March 2017. 

TALLY: Top Disclosed Donors To Rep. Hertel From 2015 Through Today

1. Elder Fund for Michigan, Brian Elder, $25,000

2. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan PAC, $18,250

3. Kevin Hertel, state representative, $17,341

4. United Auto Workers Voluntary PAC, $15,000

5. Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association, $11,500

6. Michigan Health & Hospital Association, Health PAC, $10,500

7. Operating Engineers Local 324 PAC, $7,500

8. Hertel Take Back The Senate Fund, Curtis Hertel, $7,000

9. Pipefitters Local 636, $7,000

10. Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters PAC, $6,250


DETAILED LISTS:

Top donors to Committee to Elect Kevin Hertel for 2019-2020:

1. Kevin Hertel, representative, $6,500
2. Blue Cross Blue Shield, $2,000
3. Michigan Health & Hospital Association, Health PLAC, $1,000
4. Michigan State Police Troopers PAC, $1,000
5. Michigan Education Association PAC, $1,000
6. Michigan Credit Union League, $500
7. CMS Energy, $500
8. Michigan Society of Anesthesiologists, $500
9. Mortgage Bankers Association, $500
10. Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters, $500
11. DTE Energy, $500
12. Michigan Boating PAC, $500
13. Michigan Realtors PAC, $500
14. George McMullen Jr. Rose Pest Solutions, $500

Top donors to Hertel for Michgian for 2019-2020:

1. Comcast PAC, $1,000
2. Operating Engineers Local 324, $1,000
3. CMS Energy Employees for Better Government, $500
4. Michigan Health & Hospital Association, Health PAC, $500

Top donors to Committee to Elect Kevin Hertel for 2017-2018:

1. Kevin Hertel, state representative, $5,000
2. Michigan Society of Anesthesiologists, $4,000
3. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, $4,000
4. Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters PAC, $3,750
5. Health PAC, Michigan Health & Hospital Association, $3,500
6. Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association, $3,000
7. Michigan Education Association PAC, $3,000
8. Michigan Laborers Political League, $2,000
9. Realtors PAC of Michigan, $2,000
10. Pipefitters Local 636 PAC, $2,000
11. International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 58, $1,500

Top donors to Hertel for Michgian for 2017-2018:

1. Elder Fund for Michigan, Brian Elder, $25,000
2. United Auto Workers Voluntary PAC, $10,000
3. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, $6,500
4. Kevin Hertel, state representative, $5,841
5. Pipefitters Local 636, $5,000
6. Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association, $4,500
7. Operating Engineers Local 324, $4,000
8. Comcast PAC, $3,000
9. Business Leaders for Michigan, $3,000
10. Health PAC, Michigan Health & Hospital Association, $1,500

Top donors to Committee to Elect Kevin Hertel for 2015-2016:

1. Hertel Take Back The Senate Fund, Curtis Hertel, $6,000
2. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan PAC, $5,750
3. United Auto Workers Voluntary PAC, $5,000
4. Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association, $4,000
5. Michigan Health & Hospital Association, Health PAC, $3,500
6. Operating Engineers Local 324 PAC, $2,500
7. Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters PAC, $2,000
8. Loepp family, Blue Cross Blue Shield, $2,000
9. International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, $1,500
10. DTE Energy PAC, $1,250

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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