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$55,302142020 candidate for 14th aldermanic district on Milwaukee's South Side.
Frank Crivello$31,25521Executive Vice President at Phoenix Investors
Vincent Bobot$21,75028Attorney. 2020 candidate for Milwaukee City Attorney, eliminated in primary. Former Milwaukee Police Officer and employee of City Attorney’s Office.
Dennis Klein$21,21129Executive at CD Smith.
Peter Burgelis$16,93716Elected to Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors in 2022.
Robert Hillis$16,2205Founder of Direct Supply.
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$14,11918President of Matt Talbot Recovery Service.
Spencer Coggs$13,7002Spencer Coggs is the City of Milwaukee Treasurer.
Michael Weiss$13,64310President of General Capital Group.
Chris Abele$12,5829Philanthropist and former Milwaukee County Executive.
Aycha Sawa$11,9806
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$9,98322Owner 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$8,18916Chairman of Marcus Corp.
Charnjit Kaur$8,06510Owner 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
Habib Manjee$7,50022General manger of the Lady Bug Club.
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.
Radomir Buzdum$6,7904
Robert Donovan$6,7002Candidate for mayor and former 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
Michael Cudahy$6,0002Philanthropist and the founder of Marquette Electronics.
Herb Kohl$6,0002Former U.S. Senator.
Jay Rothman$6,0003Jay Rothman
Alan Jin$6,0002Optometrist at Wheaton Eye Clinic in Wheaton, IL.
Kevin J. Schuele$6,0001Owner of PAK Technologies.
Edward Stritch$6,0005CEO of the Concord Group.
Don Layden$6,0002
Thomas Manos$6,0002President and CEO of Park Dental Specialists.
Jeremy Kaufman$6,0003Chief Executive Officer of Kaufman Jacobs.
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$4,96724Former State Senator.
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.
Jon Ferraro$4,5737Owner of Silk Exotic.
Jay Walia$4,50213
Johnny Vassallo$4,4704Founder and owner of Mo’s Restaurants.
Matt Freeman$4,4585River Hills resident. Jimmy John's franchisee.
Steve Chernof$4,39215
Karen Gotzler$4,23925Karen Gotzler, executive director of the Milwaukee LGBT Community Center.
Selahattin Kurter$4,2003Selahattin Kurter.
Mandeep Dhawan$4,15013Mandeep Dhawan, owns multiple gas stations in the Milwaukee area.
Patty Doherty$4,1506
Sally Peltz$4,1007
Frank Jaber$4,1005Owner of grocery and convenience stores.
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.
Tim Wendler$4,0002Vice president of operations at Duncan Solutions.
Harvey Hammond Jr.$4,0002Executive chairman of the HNTB Companies.
Erich Schwenker$3,9444President of Cardinal Capital Management, Inc.
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.
Robert Rauch$3,8008President of Paratech Ambulance.
Henry Herzing$3,8005Henry Herzing
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.
James Phelps$3,74712President of JCP Construction.
George Meyer$3,7426George Meyer, executive director of the Wisconsin Wildlife Federation and former secretary of the Department of Natural Resources.

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
Alex Brower$59,850598$100
Khalif Rainey$56,218207$272
Bob Peterson$50,431508$99
JoCasta Zamarripa$48,492406$119
Nik Kovac$45,878302$152
Peter Burgelis$44,766296$151
Marina Dimitrijevic$44,615387$115
Terry Witkowski$36,510283$129
Chris Wiken$31,776214$148
Milele A. Coggs$31,161255$122
Jason Fields$29,880120$249
Michael Murphy$29,524213$139
Spencer Coggs$28,0508$3
Scott Spiker$27,771113$246
Stefanie Dugan$27,00591$297
Nikiya Dodd$23,889154$155
David Crowley$22,219279$80
Mark Borkowski$20,64667$308
Patty Doherty$20,095106$190
Grant Langley$20,01542$477
Jilly Gokalgandhi$17,475152$115
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 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
Marcela Garcia$5,01098$51
Michael Bonds$4,91621$234
Fred Royal$4,90045$109
Kenneth Hughes$4,8456$808
Henry Leonard$4,58059$78
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
Abbie Fishman$3,23428$115
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
Victor Nwagbaraocha$1,6103$537
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
2020 - July Continuing24$36,577
2021 - January Continuing39$157,512
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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