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.

26th House District, Rep. Jim Ellison

26TH HOUSE DISTRICT (A portion of Oakland County)

Current representative: The current representative for the 26th District is Rep. Jim Ellison (D-Royal Oak). The district includes Royal Oak and Madison Heights. Ellison was first elected to the Michigan House in 2016, taking office in 2017.

According to House Democrats, Ellison has almost three decades of experience in local government and has served as the chairman of the Royal Oak Planning Commission, original chairman of the Woodward Dream Cruise Liaison Committee and president of the Royal Oak Housing Commission.

A map of the 26th District is available here.

Rep. Ellison raises money through a candidate committee, Jim Ellison for State Rep.

TALLY: Top Disclosed Donors To Rep. Ellison And Connected Committees From 2016 Through Today

1. United Auto Workers Voluntary PAC, $7,500

2. Jim Ellison, Ronnisch Construction Group, $6,000

3. Mamou family, Royal Oak Recycling, $4,000

4. Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters, $2,250

5. Yezbeck, Fifth Avenue, $2,000

6. Jamil family, Royal Oak Storage, $2,000

7. Registrars PAC Local 58 International Brotherhood Electrical Workers, $2,000

8. CMS Energy Employees for Better Government, $1,250

9. Thomas Violante Jr., Holiday Market, $1,200

10. Many tied for 10th at $1,000


DETAILED LISTS

Top donors to Jim Ellison for State Rep for 2017-2018:

1. Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters, $1,250
2. Friends of Jim Ellison, $1,173
3. Ronnie Boji, Boji Group, $1,000
4. Thomas Violante Jr., Holiday Market, $1,000
5. Registrars Local 58 International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, $1,000
6. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan PAC, $750
7. Michigan Association of CPAs, CPA PAC, $500
8. Regina Mangold, Holiday Market, $500
9. David Ellison, Washington, $500
10. Tim Blum, HSA Commercial, $500
11. Michigan Bankers Association, MI BANK PAC, $500

Top donors to Jim Ellison for State Rep for 2015-2016:

1. United Auto Workers Voluntary PAC, $7,500
2. Jim Ellison, Ronnisch Construction Group, $6,000
3. Mamou family, Royal Oak Recycling, $4,000
4. Yezbeck, Fifth Avenue, $2,000
5. Jamil family, Royal Oak Storage, $2,000
6. CMS Energy Employees for Better Government, $1,000
7. Operating Engineers Local 324 PAC, $1,000
8. Registrars PAC Local 58 International Brotherhood Electrical Workers, $1,000
9. Martin Coats, Fifth Avenue, $1,000
10. Catherine Ronnisch, Ronnisch Construction Group, $1,000
11. Firas Hajjar, investor, $1,000
12. Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters, $1,000
13. Rizzo Environmental Services, $1,000
14. John DeAngelis, developer, $1,000
15. Michael Chetcuti, entrepreneur, $1,000
16. Gary Baglio, Five 15, $1,000
17. Realtors PAC, Michigan Association of Realtors, $1,000
18. Tari Carter, Royal Oak Storage, $1,000
19. Craig Reeves, Royal Oak Retriever, $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.