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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108th House District, Rep. Beau LaFave

108TH HOUSE DISTRICT (A portion of the Upper Peninsula)

Current representative: The current representative for the 108th District is Rep. Beau LaFave (R-Iron Mountain). The district features Delta, Dickinson and Menominee counties. LaFave was first elected to the House in November 2016. According to his campaign website, LaFave received his bachelor's degree in international relations from Michigan State University. He was pursuing a law degree from Wayne State University Law School when he decided to run for the Michigan House.

He is chair of the House Military, Veterans & Homeland Security Committee and vice chair of the House Judiciary Committee.

A map of the 108th District is available here.

Rep. LaFave raises money through a candidate committee, Beau LaFave for State Representative. LaFave's legslative director is listed as the treasurer for a leadership PAC called Superior Leadership Fund. The PAC launched in June 2019.

TALLY: Top Disclosed Donors To LaFave And Connected Committees From 2016 Through Today

1. House Republican Campaign Committee, $61,616

2. Chatfield Majority Funds, Lee Chatfield, $20,900

3. Michigan Values Leadership PAC, Tom Leonard, $10,000

4. DeVos family, Amway, $9,000

5. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, $7,000

6. VerHeulen Leadership Fund, Rob VerHeulen, $6,000

7. Beau LaFave, $5,807

8. Michigan Association of Insurance Agents, MAIA PAC, $5,500

9. Realtors PAC of Michigan, $5,550

10. Automobile Club PAC, $4,500


DETAILED LISTS

Top donors to Beau LaFave for State Representative for 2019-2020:

1. Chatfield Majority Fund, Lee Chatfield, $5,900    
2. Wentworth Majority Fund PAC, Jason Wentworth, $4,000
3. Hauck Majority Fund, Roger Hauck, $2,000
4. Blue Water Liberty Fund, Shane Hernandez, $2,000
5. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, $2,000
6. Vaupel Victory Values Leadership Fund, Hank Vaupel, $1,000
7. Sheppard Leadership Fund, Jason Sheppard, $1,000
8. Cynthia Harrington, UP Propane, $1,000
9. Building Experience Now, Ben Frederick, $1,000
10. 1837 Fund, Eric Leutheuser, $1,000
11. Hornberger Majority Fund, Pam Hornberger, $1,000
12. Automobile Club PAC, $1,000

Top donors to Superior Leadership Fund for 2019-2020:

No contributors reported yet.

Top donors to Beau LaFave for State Representative for 2017-2018:

1. Chatfield Majority Fund, Rep. Lee Chatfield, $10,000
2. Realtors PAC of Michigan, $5,050
3. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, $5,000
4. Chatfield Majority Fund 2, Lee Chatfield, $5,000
5. Automobile Club PAC, $3,500
6. Auto Dealers of Michigan PAC, $2,500
7. Michigan Values Leadership Fund PAC, $2,500
8. Action Committee for Rural Electrification, $2,500
9. Health PAC, Health & Hospital Association, $2,500
10. Associated Builders & Contractors Of Michigan, $2,500
11. Michigan Chamber of Commerce PAC, $2,500

Top donors to Beau LaFave for State Representative for 2015-2016:

1. House Republican Campaign Committee, $61,616
2. DeVos family, $9,000
3. Michigan Values Leadership PAC, Tom Leonard, $7,500
4. VerHeulen Leadership Fund, Rob VerHeulen, $6,000
5. Beau LaFave, $5,167
6. Michigan Association of Insurance Agents, MAIA PAC, $5,000
7. Vision for Victory PAC, Kevin Cotter, $3,500
8. Shamrock PAC, Laura Cox, $3,500
9. Small Biz PAC, Small Business Association, $2,500
10. Kojaian family, Kojaian Properties, $2,000
11. Haworth family, Haworth, $2,000
12. Greater Rochester Leadership Fund, Mike Webber, $2,000
13. Michigan Insurance Coalition PAC, $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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