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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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 the speaker of the Michigan House for the 2019-2020 legislative session. He served as the House speaker pro tem for the 2017-2018 legislative session. He was first elected to the House in 2014.

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. In December 2017, he launched a second leadership PAC, Chatfield Majority Fund 2. In April 2019, he launched a third leadership PAC, Chatfield Majority Fund 3.

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

1. Republican State Leadership Committee, Washington D.C., $250,000

2. Ron and Eileen Weiser, McKinley, $113,000

3. Lee Chatfield, $78,000

4. DeVos family, Amway, Windquest, $67,500

5. Michigan Values Leadership Fund, Tom Leonard, $62,500

6. Michigan Chamber of Commerce, $59,500

7. Matthew Moroun and family, Central Transport, $52,000

8. Anthony Soave, Soave Enterprise, $50,000

9. Andrew Liveris, Midland, $49,000

10. Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association, $43,200

11. Paola Luptak, Beztak Companies, $41,975

12. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan PAC, $40,800


DETAILED LISTS:

Top donors to the Chatfield Majority Fund for 2019-2020:

1. J.C. Huizenga, Huizenga Group, $10,000
2. Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association, $9,500
3. Auto Dealers of Michigan, $7,500
4. CMS Energy Employees for Better Government, $7,500
5. Michigan Chamber of Commerce, $7,500
6. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, $6,000
7. Comcast & NBC Universal, $5,000
8. Health Care Association of Michigan, $5,000
9. DTE Energy, $5,000
10. Michigan Society of Anesthesiologists, $5,000

Top donors to the Chatfield Majority Fund 2 for 2019-2020:

1. Ronald Weiser, McKinley Associates, $50,000
2. Paola Luptak, Beztak Companies, $41,975
3. John W. Kenderick, Pollack Randall Funeral Homes, $40,000
4. Peter Secchia, Grand Rapids, $40,000
5. David Van Andel, Amway, $10,000
6. Carolyn Dawson, Allen Park, $7,500
7. Gary Granger, Granger, $5,000
8. Daniel Hibma, Wyoming, $5,000
9. Marvin Rubingh, Ellsworth, $2,000
10. Manthei family, Petoskey, $2,000

Top donors to the Chatfield Majority Fund 3 for 2019-2020:

1. Chatfield Majority Fund 2, Lee Chatfield $25,000
2. Jim Nicholson, PVS Chemicals, $10,000
3. Sid Smith, Smith Equities, $5,000
4. Dan Musser, The Grand Hotel, $5,000
5. Liz Ware, Mission Pointe Resort, $2,500
6. Daniel DeVos, Amway, $2,500
7. Todd Callewaert, The Island House Hotel, $1,000
8. Dennis Cawthorne, East Lansing, $1,000
9. David Johnson, Clarkston, $1,000
10. Brad Chambers, Mackinac Island Carriage, $1,000

Top donors to Lee Chatfield for State Representative for 2019-2020:

1. Chatfield Majority Fund, Lee Chatfield, $10,000    
2. Chatfield Majority Fund 2, Lee Chatfield, $10,000    
3. Chatfield Majority Fund 3, Lee Chatfield, $5,000    
4. Michigan Infrastructure and Transportation Association, $3,500    
5. DTE Energy, $3,000    
6. CNG Holdings PAC, $2,500    
7. Realtors PAC, $2,000    
8. Blue Cross Blue Shield, $1,000    
9. ITC Holdings, $1,000    
10. Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers, $1,000

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

1. Michigan Values Leadership Fund II, Tom Leonard, $10,000
2. Michigan Values Leadership Fund, Tom Leonard, $10,000
3. Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association, $10,000
4. Michigan Chamber of Commerce, $10,000
5. Chatfield Majority Fund, Lee Chatfield, $10,000
6. Michigan Restaurant Association, $9,350
7. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, $9,300
8. DTE Energy, $8,500
9. Associated Food and Petroleum Dealers, $7,500
10. Ford Motor Company PAC, $6,500
11. DeVos family, Amway, $6,000
12. Michigan Credit Union League, $6,000
13. Health Care Association of Michigan PAC, $5,500

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

1. Republican State Leadership Committee, Washington D.C., $180,000
2. DeVos family, Amway, Windquest, $50,000
3. Andrew Liveris, Midland, $49,000
4. Michigan Chamber of Commerce PAC, $30,000
5. Jon Cotton, Meridian Health Plan, $30,000
6. Matthew Moroun, Central Transport, $30,000
7. Mike Jandernoa, retired, $25,000
8. Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association, $21,700
9. GOPAC Election Fund, $15,000
10. Comcast NBC Universal, $15,000

Top donors to the Chatfield Majority Fund 2 for 2017-2018:

1. Republican State Leadership Committee, Washington D.C., $70,000
2. Ron Weiser, McKinley Associates, $50,000
3. Anthony Soave, Soave Enterprise, $50,000
4. John Kennedy, Autocam, $30,000
5. Michigan Values Leadership Fund II, Tom Leonard, $25,000
6. Matthew Moroun, Central Transport, $20,000
7. Patti Poppe, Consumers Energy, $13,712
8. Todd Wyett, Versa Real Estate, $10,000
9. Michigan Values Leadership Fund, Tom Leonard, $10,000
10. Kurt Darrow, LA-Z-BOY, $10,000
11. Daniel Musser, business owner, $10,000
12. Daniel Hibma, Land & Co., $10,000
13. Ron Boji, Boji Group, $10,000
14. Peter Bertsch, Williamston, $10,000
15. Jean-Francois Brossioit, Consumers Energy, $10,000

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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