MAB PAC
What is MABPAC?

Today, with term limits in effect, it is becoming more difficult to forge long-term relationships with Michigan’s elected officials. A strong political action committee remains one of the most important tools in creating stable and dependable relationships with lawmakers. MAB must continue to build and maintain working relationships with top policy makeers in the state or we will be left out, putting us always on the defense. The Michigan Association of Broadcasters Political Action Committee (MABPAC) is a Michigan-only PAC. There are two types: federal, like NAB’s NABPAC; and state/local. Since our organization’s first concern is statewide issues, we created a Michigan-only PAC.

The MABPAC is a way for broadcasters and associates to help elect like-minded candidates who identify with our issues. MABPAC is a non- partisan political action committee with a mission of helping to elect lawmakers and governors who understand and are sympathetic to our issues.

How will MABPAC make a difference?

MABPAC contributes to outstanding legislative leaders and candidates that support the interests of Michigan broadcasters or are on committees of importance to our industry. A Board of Trustees has been made up of local industry leaders who oversee its success.

2017 MABPAC Officers:

ChairmanVice ChairmanSecretary-TreasurerAdministrator
James LuttonKevin DunawayA. Thomas HahnKarole L. White
VP/GMVP/GMVP of FinancePresident/CEO
WWMT-TVWWTV/WWUP-TV
Sinclair Broadcast GroupHeritage BroadcastingMichigan Association of BroadcastersMichigan Association of Broadcasters
KalamazooCadillacLansingLansing

2017 MABPAC Trustees:

Susan GoldsenAl BlinkeMichael J. KingDebbie Kenyon
VP/OwnerVP/GMVP/GMSenior VP
Jackson Radio WorksMeredith Broadcast GroupWILX-TVEntercom Radio
JacksonSaginawLansingDetroit
Rob DavidChris WarrenRob Elhenicky
President/GMGMPartner
Handyman ProductionsMidwestern Broadcasting CompanyKelley-Cawthorne
NoviTraverse CityLansing

Thank You Donors!

2017 Donors:2016 Donors:2015 Donors:
Ross and Brenda Biederman
Zoe Burdine-Fly
Fred Corbus
Kevin Dunaway
Rob Elhenicky
Mario Iacobelli
Paul Jacobs
Debbie Kenyon
Julie Koehn
Jim Lutton
Stephen Marks
Gary Reid
Peter Tanz
Stephen Trivers
Chris and Julie Warren
Karole White
Ross Biederman
Kevin Dunaway
Rob Elehnicky
Bruce and Sue Goldsen
Mike Klein
Julie Koehn
Peter Tanz
Chris Warren
Karole White
Bruce Goldsen
Sue Goldsen
Chris Warren
Julie Koehn
Mark Libke
Diane Kniowski
Eva Aguirre-Cooper
Stephen Marks
Jim Lutton
Gary Reid
Patty Kolb
Duane Alverson
Bill Kring
Peter Tanz
Patricia Madden
Wendy Hart
Will Tieman
Susi Elkins
Patty Kolb
Rob Elhenicky
Jill Saarela
Karole White