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.

107th House District, Rep. Lee Chatfield

107TH DISTRICT (Portions of the Upper Peninsula and Northern Michigan)

Current representative: The current representative for the 107th District is Rep. Lee Chatfield (R-Levering). According to the House Republicans, the district features Chippewa, Emmet and Mackinac counties and a portion of Cheboygan County.

Chatfield is House speaker pro tem for the 2017-2018 legislative session. He is also chair of the House Michigan Competiveness Committee and chair of the House Government Operations Committee.

A map of the 107th District is available here.

Rep. Chatfield raises money through a candidate committee, Lee Chatfield for State Representative, and a leadership PAC, the Chatfield Majority Fund.

TALLY: Top Disclosed Donors To Rep. Chatfield And Connected Committees From 2013 Through Today

1. Lee Chatfield, $78,000

2. Jon Cotton, Meridian Health Plan, $30,000

3. Michigan Values Leadership Fund, Tom Leonard, $22,500

4. Michigan Chamber of Commerce, $22,000

5. Rubingh family, farmer, $20,000

6. Manthei family, Rosetta Hardscapes $19,800

7. Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association, $16,000

8. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan PAC, $14,000

9. Ron and Eileen Weiser, McKinley, $13,000

10. Robert Musser, Grand Hotel $12,000


DETAILED LISTS:

Top donors to Lee Chatfield for State Representative for 2017-2018:

1. Michigan Values Leadership Fund II, Tom Leonard, $10,000
2. Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association, $7,500
3. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, $5,000
4. Health Care Association of Michigan PAC, $4,500
5. Delta Dental PAC, $4,250
6. Michigan Chamber of Commerce, $4,000
7. AT&T Michigan, $4,000
8. Ford Motor Company PAC, $3,500
9. Michigan Restaurant Association PAC, $2,500
10. Michigan Association of Realtors, Realtors PAC, $2,500
11. Brooke Holdings & Jackson National Life, $2,500
12. Associated Food and Petroleum Dealers, $2,500
13. DTE Energy PAC, $2,500

Top donors to the Chatfield Majority Fund for 2017-2018:

1. Jon Cotton, Meridian Health Plan, $30,000
2. Matthew Moroun, Central Transport, $10,000
3. Daniel Allor, Solomon Plumbing, $10,000
4. Michigan Chamber of Commerce PAC, $10,000
5. Bill Wentworth, retired, $9,000
6. Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association, $8,500
7. Marvin Rubingh, Rubingh Dairyland, $8,000
8. Auto Dealers of Michigan PAC, $6,500
9. Jay Farner, Quicken Loans, $6,000
10. Ron Boji, Boji Group, $5,000
11. W. Sidney Smith, Smith Equities, $5,000
12. Timothy Patton, Patton Holdings, $5,000
13. Carolyn Dawson, Jackson Dawson, $5,000
14. Ron Weiser, McKinley Associates, $5,000
15. Robert Musser, Grand Hotel, $5,000
16. Peter Bertsch, Earthcom, $5,000
17. Michigan Society of Anesthesiologists, $5,000
18. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, $5,000
19. Peter Cummings, business owner, $5,000
20. Comcast NBC Universal, $5,000

Top donors to Lee Chatfield for State Representative for 2015-2016:

1. Lee Chatfield, $9,000
2. DeVos family, $9,000
3. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan PAC, $4,500
4. Manthei family, $4,000
5. Michigan Association of Realtors, Realtors PAC, $3,500
6. Michigan Association of Nurse Anesthetists, $2,500
7. Automobile Club PAC, ACPAC, $2,500
8. Kojaian family, $2,000
9. Haworth family, Haworth International, $2,000
10. Ron and Eileen Weiser, $2,000
11. Rubingh family, $2,000
12. Michigan Chamber of Commerce PAC, $2,000
13. Delta PAC, $1,750

Top donors to the Chatfield Majority Fund for 2015-2016 (it formed in 2015):

1. Michigan Values Leadership Fund, Tom Leonard, $22,500
2. Manthei family, $13,900
3. Marvin Rubingh, dairy farmer, $8,000
4. Ronald Weiser, $6,000
5. Michigan Chamber of Commerce PAC, $6,000
6. Robert Musser, $5,000
7. Carolyn Dawson, $2,500
8. Per Wickstrom, A Forever Recovery, $2,500
9. Douglas Labelle, $2,000
10. Auto Dealers of Michigan PAC, $2,000
11. GO PAC Election Fund, $1,000
12. Scott VanSingel Candidate Committee, $1,000
13. Automobile Club, ACPAC, $1,000
14. ITC Holdings Corp. PAC, $1,000
15. Rebecca Bechler, Public Affairs Associates, $1,000
16. Michigan Manufactured Housing PAC, $1,000
17. Friends of Farmers Insurance, $1,000

Top donors to Lee Chatfield for State Representative for 2013-2014:

1. Lee Chatfield, $69,000
2. Value for Michigan (John Moolenaar), $7,500
3. Barbara and Kenneth Bradstreet, $2,000
4. Kimberly and Patrick Dowd, $2,000
5. Wendy and Richard Friske, $2,000
6. Kathy and Daniel Manthei, $2,000
7. Marlys and Jim Manthei, $2,000
8. Lindsay and Matthew Moroun, $2,000
9. Gertrude and Marvin Rubingh, $2,000
10. Donna and Ed Ryan, $2,000
11. Carol and John Taylor, $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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