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$55,20213
Frank Crivello$31,25521Executive Vice President at Phoenix Investors
Vincent Bobot$21,65027Vince Bobot
Dennis Klein$20,09727Executive 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.
Karl Rajani$13,28517President of Matt Talbot Recovery Service.
Michael Weiss$12,0439President of General Capital Group.
Chris Abele$11,7668Philanthropist and former Milwaukee County Executive.
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.
Aycha Sawa$9,8653
Nick Anton$9,68321Owner of La Perla.
Robert Hillis$9,3863Founder of Direct Supply.
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
Larry Erlich$6,9354Vice President at Waukesha Iron.
Radomir Buzdum$6,7904
Robert Donovan$6,7002Eighth District Alderman.
Habib Manjee$6,50017General manger of the Lady Bug Club.
Ralph Kauten$6,4005Chairman & CEO of Quintessence Biosciences.
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.
Peter Ogden$6,22216President and chairman of Ogden & Company, Inc.
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
Jeremy Kaufman$6,0003Chief Executive Officer of Kaufman Jacobs.
Jay Rothman$6,0003Jay Rothman
Thomas Manos$6,0002President and CEO of Park Dental Specialists.
Alan Jin$6,0002Optometrist at Wheaton Eye Clinic in Wheaton, IL.
Kevin J. Schuele$6,0001Owner of PAK Technologies.
Don Layden$6,0002
Herb Kohl$6,0002Former U.S. Senator.
Michael Cudahy$6,0002Philanthropist and the founder of Marquette Electronics.
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
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.
Carl Mueller$5,42029Founder, chairman and CEO of Mueller Communications.
David Uihlein$5,35011
Edward Stritch$5,3504CEO of the Concord Group.
Larry Pachefsky$5,10519Owner of Mr. P's Tires.
Scott Haag$5,0505CEO of Moore Oil.
Lynde Uihlein$5,0001
John Kissinger$4,8337John H. Kissinger, P.E., S.E., LEED® AP, Chief Executive Officer, GRAEF
Carrie Jensen$4,7157Wife of Kurt Jensen.
David Marks$4,7158Managing director at Phoenix Investors, LLC.
Gary Gorman$4,6007Chief Executive Officer of Gorman & Company.
Mohammad Amir$4,60011Mohammad Amir
Jon Ferraro$4,5737Owner of Silk Exotic.
Gary Goyke$4,46722Former State Senator.
Matt Freeman$4,4585River Hills resident. Jimmy John's franchisee.
Brian Randall$4,42822Attorney with Davis & Kuelthau, s.c.
Jay Walia$4,25212
Selahattin Kurter$4,2003Selahattin Kurter.
Patty Doherty$4,1506
Sally Peltz$4,1007
Rich Meeusen$4,0002President and Chief Executive Officer of Badger Meter.
James A. Tarantino$4,0004Founder and principal of Tarantino & Company, LLC.
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.
Mark Thomsen$3,9008
Kalan Haywood$3,89018President of Haywood Group
Robert Rauch$3,8008President of Paratech Ambulance.
Frank Jaber$3,8004Owner of grocery and convenience stores.
Scott Krahn$3,7823Part owner of Silk Exotic.
Brian Fricker$3,7802Brian Fricker, president of Staffing Partners
Jose G. Zarate$3,7509Jose G. Zarate, Owner of La Fuente.
Karen Gotzler$3,73923Karen Gotzler, executive director of the Milwaukee LGBT Community Center.
Frank Giuffre$3,7288
Spencer Coggs$3,7001Spencer Coggs is the City of Milwaukee Treasurer.
Khaled Abidalrahim$3,65015Khaled Abidalrahim
James Phelps$3,53211President of JCP Construction.
Eugene Smith$3,5136Owner of Gene's Lane & Lounge.
David Gruber$3,5002Attorney.
Dan Bader$3,5003President and CEO of Bader Philanthropies.
Carol Gehl$3,5003Attorney.
Glenn Frankovis$3,4257Retired Milwaukee Police Department Captain.
Joseph Balestrieri$3,40814Owner of The Rave with wife Leslie Balestrieri.
Lois O’Keefe$3,40017Lois O’Keefe
Henry Herzing$3,4004Henry Herzing
Mandeep Dhawan$3,40011Mandeep Dhawan, owns multiple gas stations in the Milwaukee area.

Top Fundraisers

Name Lifetime Contributions Average Contribution
Tom Barrett$937,7592,996$313
Tony Zielinski$346,843708$490
Robert Donovan$212,4761,794$118
Jose G. Perez$180,9751,199$151
Vincent Bobot$131,353360$365
Joe Davis, Sr.$117,391118$995
Tearman Spencer$112,15859$1
Robert Bauman$101,789603$169
Ashanti Hamilton$93,856376$250
Cavalier Johnson$74,758549$136
Russell W. Stamper, II$64,718291$222
Jason Auerbach$61,19774$827
Aycha Sawa$58,345141$414
Khalif Rainey$56,118206$272
Bob Peterson$50,431508$99
JoCasta Zamarripa$47,432385$123
Nik Kovac$43,513290$150
Peter Burgelis$42,220292$145
Marina Dimitrijevic$41,459368$113
Alex Brower$40,014373$107
Terry Witkowski$36,510283$129
Chris Wiken$31,776214$148
Michael Murphy$29,524213$139
Milele A. Coggs$28,339240$118
Stefanie Dugan$27,00591$297
Scott Spiker$26,461107$247
Jason Fields$25,920111$234
David Crowley$22,219279$80
Patty Doherty$20,095106$190
Mark Borkowski$20,04663$318
Grant Langley$20,01542$477
Nikiya Dodd$19,102138$138
Chantia Lewis$17,446208$84
Spencer Coggs$15,7003$5
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$8,887142$63
Martin Matson$7,56956$135
Shyla Deacon$6,66558$115
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
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
Matt Elder$1185$24
Jacob Marek$1001$100
Angel C. Sanchez$1001$100
Jacob Krieg$341$34
Jim Bohl$251$25

Reporting Periods

Name # of Reports Amount Raised
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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