Campaign finance requirements govern how much money candidates may receive from individuals and organizations, how often they must report those contributions, and how much individuals, organizations, and political entities may contribute to campaigns.
While campaign finance is not the only factor in electoral outcomes, successful fundraising can provide a candidate with advantages during a campaign. Fundraising can also indicate party momentum.
This article lists top fundraisers in the Michigan House of Representatives, overall and by party. It is based on campaign finance reports that officeholders in and candidates for the House submitted to the Michigan Secretary of State. It includes activity between July 1, 2022, and Dec. 31, 2022.
Top fundraisers in the Michigan House of Representatives by party
The top fundraisers in Michigan House of Representatives elections are shown below. Individuals are presented with the office that they were on the ballot for in 2022, if applicable.
In the Democratic Party, the top fundraisers in the most recent semiannual reporting period were:
- Betsy Coffia (District 103) – $292,601
- Joey Andrews (District 38) – $234,468
- Angela Witwer (District 76) – $231,064
- Rachel Hood (District 81) – $197,663
- Jenn Hill (District 109) – $197,223
In the Republican Party, the top fundraisers in the most recent semiannual reporting period were:
- Matt Hall (District 42) – $890,863
- Lynn Afendoulis (District 81) – $170,150
- Bryan Posthumus (District 90) – $168,350
- Jack O’Malley (District 103) – $159,726
- Kevin Whiteford (District 38) – $159,538
Overall, Democratic officeholders and candidates raised $5.7 million in this period. Republican officeholders and candidates raised $6.7 million. Combined, all House fundraisers in the July 1, 2022, through Dec. 31, 2022, filing period raised $12.4 million.
The five largest Democratic fundraisers were responsible for 20 percent of all Democratic House fundraising. The five largest Republican fundraisers were responsible for 23 percent of all Republican House fundraising.
The table below provides additional data from the campaign finance reports from the top 10 fundraisers during this period.
|TOP 10 FUNDRAISERS – MICHIGAN HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES (July 1, 2022, through Dec. 31, 2022)|
|Matt Hall||Republican Party||$890,863||$1,116,360|
|Betsy Coffia||Democratic Party||$292,601||$401,172|
|Joey Andrews||Democratic Party||$234,468||$222,803|
|Angela Witwer||Democratic Party||$231,064||$381,897|
|Rachel Hood||Democratic Party||$197,663||$256,796|
|Jenn Hill||Democratic Party||$197,223||$177,315|
|Jennifer Conlin||Democratic Party||$192,955||$298,747|
|Lynn Afendoulis||Republican Party||$170,150||$187,361|
|Alex Garza||Democratic Party||$169,879||$191,829|
|Jim Haadsma||Democratic Party||$169,385||$193,115|
Campaign finance reporting periods
The data above are based on campaign finance reports that candidate committees submitted to the Michigan Secretary of State. Candidate committees represent individuals who have run for state or local office at any point, including past and present officeholders. This article does not include non-candidate committees. Transparency USA publishes campaign finance data following major reporting deadlines.