Contribution and Expenditure Limits - Candidate Committee

The MERTS software uses a chart of limits that it references to determine if a contribution received or an expenditure made exceeds the limits provided by statute. A warning of potential excess contributions will be displayed. For the software to perform, the entity types selected in the Names tab must be correct.

Under the Edit menu select the Contribution Limits option.

Chart displays the contribution limits for each office sought.

State Level Offices

Contributor⇒ Office↓Individual Contribution LimitPolitical (PAC) Committee Contribution LimitIndepdendent (PAC) Committee Contribution LimitCaucus (PAC) Committee Contribution LimitDistrict Political Party Committee Contribution LimitCounty Political Party Committee Contribution LimitState Political Party Committee Contribution Limit
Governor and Lt. Governor — With Public Funding$6,800$6,800$68,000$68,000$30,000$30,000$750,000
Governor and Lt. Governor — Without Public Funding$6,800$6,800$68,000$68,000$68,000$68,000$136,000
Secretary of State$6,800$6,800$68,000$68,000$68,000$68,000$136,000
Attorney General$6,800$6,800$68,000$ 68,000$68,000$68,000$136,000
State Senate$2,000$2,000$20,000**Unlimited$20,000$20,000$20,000
State Representative$1,000$1,000$10,000**Unlimited$10,000$10,000$10,000
State Board of Education$6,800$6,800$68,000$68,000$68,000$68,000$136,000
University of Michigan Regents$6,800$6,800$68,000$68,000$68,000$68,000$136,000
Michigan State University Trustees$6,800$6,800$68,000$68,000$68,000$68,000$136,000
Wayne State University Governors$6,800$6,800$68,000$68,000$68,000$68,000$136,000

** A Senate or House Caucus committee is prohibited from making a contribution to or an expenditure on behalf of a State Representative or State Senate candidate if the candidate is running against opposition in a primary.

Contribution limits for the Local Level Offices are based on the population of the district. If the office you are interested in is not listed under the county, see the sections on State Level Offices, Judicial Offices or Community College Boards.

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