Political Contributions Tracker

Welcome to the beta release of Urban Milwaukee's Political Contributions Tracker. Our goal is to deliver an easy-to-use interface to follow the money in Milwaukee politics. The data included below is from an on-going effort to match campaign contributions to real people.

Future updates will add organization & business affiliations, substantially more reports and a number of other improvements. Please provide feedback on our beta relase using our contact form on how we can improve the service.

Top 100 Contributors

Name Lifetime Contributions Excerpt
Jason Auerbach$55,30214
Frank Crivello$31,25521Executive Vice President at Phoenix Investors
Vincent Bobot$21,75028Vince Bobot
Dennis Klein$20,96128Executive at CD Smith.
Peter Burgelis$16,83715
Joe Crivello$16,0157Joe Crivello is the president of Capable Management Consulting and a director and advisory board member at Phoenix Investors.
Anthony Crivello$15,8998Son of Frank Crivello.
Robert Hillis$15,3864Founder of Direct Supply.
Spencer Coggs$13,7002Spencer Coggs is the City of Milwaukee Treasurer.
Michael Weiss$13,64310President of General Capital Group.
Karl Rajani$13,28517President of Matt Talbot Recovery Service.
Chris Abele$12,5829Philanthropist and former Milwaukee County Executive.
Aycha Sawa$11,8805
Kurt Jensen$10,8159Senior Vice President of Acquisitions and Leasing for Phoenix Investors.
Scott Spiker$10,3434A focus on safe streets, quality neighborhoods, and service to residents.
Nick Anton$9,68321Owner of La Perla.
Mark Irgens$9,1208CEO/Manager of Irgens Partners.
John Schiek$9,0002Retired
Ed Aprahamian$8,9004President of MidAmerican Building Services.
Rick Barrett$8,73911President of Barrett Visionary Development.
Joel Lee$8,58016President of Van Buren Management, Inc.
Alex Lasry$8,44313Vice President of Strategy & Operations at the Milwaukee Bucks.
Stephen Marcus$7,93915Chairman of Marcus Corp.
Charnjit Kaur$7,6659Owner of retail store at 1301 W. Atkinson Ave. and developing building at 4616 W. Hampton Ave.
Dick Abdoo$7,5585President of R.A. Abdoo and Company, LLC.
Nicolas Alexander$7,5004Nicolas Alexander
Amit Gauri$7,3947President of Chicago firm Black Dog Corp.
Peter Feigin$7,25015President of the Milwaukee Bucks.
Joseph Modl$7,1554Co-owner of Silk
Peter Ogden$7,05617President and chairman of Ogden & Company, Inc.
Larry Erlich$6,9354Vice President at Waukesha Iron.
Habib Manjee$6,90019General manger of the Lady Bug Club.
Radomir Buzdum$6,7904
Robert Donovan$6,7002Eighth District Alderman.
Ralph Kauten$6,4005Chairman & CEO of Quintessence Biosciences.
Tina Chang$6,3506Tina Chang, CEO of SysLogic.
Giacomo Fallucca$6,3184President and CEO of Palermo Villa
Darshan Dhaliwal$6,3106President at Bulk Petroleum
Allah W. Bhatti$6,2502Allah W. Bhatti, MD. Resident of River Hills.
Tony Teich$6,1653Tony Teich, president of Mill Valley Recycling, 1006 S. Barclay St.
Jalem Getz$6,1003President of Wantable. Founder and former head of BuySeasons
Jason Fields$6,0252
Edward Stritch$6,0005CEO of the Concord Group.
Kevin J. Schuele$6,0001Owner of PAK Technologies.
Herb Kohl$6,0002Former U.S. Senator.
Don Layden$6,0002
Michael Cudahy$6,0002Philanthropist and the founder of Marquette Electronics.
Thomas Manos$6,0002President and CEO of Park Dental Specialists.
Jeremy Kaufman$6,0003Chief Executive Officer of Kaufman Jacobs.
Jay Rothman$6,0003Jay Rothman
Alan Jin$6,0002Optometrist at Wheaton Eye Clinic in Wheaton, IL.
John Kissinger$5,93310John H. Kissinger, P.E., S.E., LEED® AP, Chief Executive Officer, GRAEF
Ryan Trost$5,85510Senior Vice President of Finance for Phoenix Investors.
Donald Raffaelli$5,70912Owner of Ricky's on State, a strip club and tavern.
Dominic Giuffre$5,60010Owner of Giuffre Bros. Cranes.
Renee Herzing$5,5506
Carl Mueller$5,52030Founder, chairman and CEO of Mueller Communications.
Ashleigh Trost$5,5058Married to Ryan Trost
Sue Wiechmann$5,5005Sue Wiechmann
John Hegarty$5,4753Former owner of Hegarty's Irish Pub and Glocca Morra.
Larry Pachefsky$5,35520Owner of Mr. P's Tires.
David Uihlein$5,35011
Mohammad Amir$5,10012Mohammad Amir
Brian Randall$5,07824Attorney with Davis & Kuelthau, s.c.
Scott Haag$5,0505CEO of Moore Oil.
James A. Tarantino$5,0005Founder and principal of Tarantino & Company, LLC.
Lynde Uihlein$5,0001
Gary Goyke$4,71723Former State Senator.
David Marks$4,7158Managing director at Phoenix Investors, LLC.
Carrie Jensen$4,7157Wife of Kurt Jensen.
Gary Gorman$4,6007Chief Executive Officer of Gorman & Company.
Jon Ferraro$4,5737Owner of Silk Exotic.
Matt Freeman$4,4585River Hills resident. Jimmy John's franchisee.
Steve Chernof$4,39215
Jay Walia$4,25212
Karen Gotzler$4,23925Karen Gotzler, executive director of the Milwaukee LGBT Community Center.
Selahattin Kurter$4,2003Selahattin Kurter.
Patty Doherty$4,1506
Frank Jaber$4,1005Owner of grocery and convenience stores.
Sally Peltz$4,1007
Johnny Vassallo$4,0703Founder and owner of Mo’s Restaurants.
Julilly Kohler$4,0505Julily Kohler is a Milwaukee real estate developer and philanthropist.
Steve Sazama$4,0508
S.R. Mills$4,0364S.R. Mills is the President of Bear Development.
Rich Meeusen$4,0002President and Chief Executive Officer of Badger Meter.
Harvey Hammond Jr.$4,0002Executive chairman of the HNTB Companies.
Tim Wendler$4,0002Vice president of operations at Duncan Solutions.
Erich Schwenker$3,9444President of Cardinal Capital Management, Inc.
Mandeep Dhawan$3,90012Mandeep Dhawan, owns multiple gas stations in the Milwaukee area.
Mark Thomsen$3,9008
Kalan Haywood$3,89018President of Haywood Group
Robert Monnat$3,81010Robert B. Monnat is the Chief Operating Officer at Mandel Group, Inc.
Henry Herzing$3,8005Henry Herzing
Robert Rauch$3,8008President of Paratech Ambulance.
Scott Krahn$3,7823Part owner of Silk Exotic.
Brian Fricker$3,7802Brian Fricker, president of Staffing Partners
Joseph Balestrieri$3,75816Owner of The Rave with wife Leslie Balestrieri.
Jose G. Zarate$3,7509Jose G. Zarate, Owner of La Fuente.
George Meyer$3,7426George Meyer, executive director of the Wisconsin Wildlife Federation and former secretary of the Department of Natural Resources.
Frank Giuffre$3,7288

Top Fundraisers

Name Lifetime Contributions Average Contribution
Tom Barrett$976,3983,063$319
Tony Zielinski$346,843708$490
Robert Donovan$212,4761,794$118
Jose G. Perez$181,4751,200$151
Vincent Bobot$131,353360$365
Cavalier Johnson$117,488677$174
Joe Davis, Sr.$117,391118$995
Tearman Spencer$112,15859$1
Robert Bauman$102,539605$169
Ashanti Hamilton$95,536381$251
Russell W. Stamper, II$66,318294$226
Aycha Sawa$63,905150$426
Jason Auerbach$61,40278$787
Khalif Rainey$56,218207$272
Bob Peterson$50,431508$99
JoCasta Zamarripa$48,492406$119
Nik Kovac$44,503292$152
Peter Burgelis$42,220292$145
Alex Brower$41,946385$109
Marina Dimitrijevic$41,459368$113
Terry Witkowski$36,510283$129
Chris Wiken$31,776214$148
Jason Fields$29,880120$249
Michael Murphy$29,524213$139
Milele A. Coggs$28,339240$118
Scott Spiker$27,486110$250
Stefanie Dugan$27,00591$297
Spencer Coggs$25,7004$6
David Crowley$22,219279$80
Mark Borkowski$20,34664$318
Patty Doherty$20,095106$190
Grant Langley$20,01542$477
Nikiya Dodd$19,102138$138
Chantia Lewis$17,446208$84
Johnny Thomas$14,784110$134
Vincent Toney$13,575119$114
Sherman Morton$13,20564$206
Meagan Holman$13,186153$86
Willie Wade$12,89865$198
Patricia Torres Najera$12,85565$198
Robert Puente$11,68559$198
Josh Zepnick$10,77686$125
Justin Bielinski$8,947144$62
Martin Matson$7,56956$135
Aisha Carr$6,86022$312
Shyla Deacon$6,66558$115
Lena Taylor$5,85254$108
Shannan Hayden$5,38129$186
Martin Weddle$5,34771$75
Catrina Crane$5,18066$78
Michael Bonds$4,91621$234
Fred Royal$4,90045$109
Kenneth Hughes$4,8456$808
Keith Bailey$4,29623$187
Randy Jones$4,14134$122
Kathryn Gabor$3,91116$244
Ronny Thompson$3,85026$148
Andrew J. Shaw$3,43812$287
Eva Roberson$3,17928$114
Christian Saldivar$3,01518$168
Marva Herndon$2,77939$71
Dana Kelley$2,75642$66
Monique Kelly$2,5008$313
Ira Robins$2,1459$238
James Krickeberg$1,8349$204
David King$1,81914$130
Larresa Taylor$1,80412$150
James Methu$1,71233$52
Sean Muhammad$1,6005$320
Tracey Dent$1,11117$65
Michael Sugden, Jr.$9125$182
Frank Emanuele Jr$5021$502
Majungaray Watts$5001$500
Penny Sikora$45510$46
Tory Lowe$3901$390
Vivan Redd-Fehr$3057$44
Nicholas McVey$2853$95
Tim Kenney$2055$41
Jacob Marek$1463$49
Matt Elder$1185$24
Angel C. Sanchez$1001$100
Cheryl Hayes$501$50
Jacob Krieg$341$34
Jim Bohl$251$25

Reporting Periods

Name # of Reports Amount Raised
2021 - January Continuing21$106,172
2020 - July Continuing14$20,484
2020 Pre-Election3$16,966
2020 - Pre-Primary21$151,449
2020 - January Continuing39$375,811
2019 - Post-Election5$20,971
2019 - Special Pre-Election6$12,898
2019 - July Continuing27$301,853
2019 - January Continuing31$194,664
2019 - Pre-Primary1$930
2019 - Pre-Election6$66,119
2018 - July Continuing24$286,313
2018 - Pre-Primary1$3,179
2018 - January Continuing3$158,709
2017 - July Continuing8$170,837
2017 - January Continuing7$34,631
2016 - September Continuing1$10,925
2016 - July Continuing31$246,277
2016 - Pre-Election36$506,776
2016 - Spring Pre-Primary27$91,682
2016 - January Continuing46$519,037
2015 - July Continuing7$126,148
2015 - January Continuing9$62,508

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