These 10 Wisconsin donors gave over $5.2 million

In Wisconsin politics, state-level candidates and political action committees have received $48.5 million in total donations between January 1, 2021, and January 31, 2022. The 10 largest donors gave more than $5.2 million, or 11 percent of all contributions.

These are the top 10 individual donors to Wisconsin state-level candidates and political action committees (PACs) in the 2022 election cycle, according to the most recent campaign finance reports submitted to the Wisconsin Ethics Commission:

Top 10 Wisconsin Donors (1/1/2021 – 1/31/2022)

RankDonor NameTotal Donations
1Karla T Jurvetson$1,022,000
2Elise Lawson$1,000,000
3George Soros$750,000
4Elizabeth Uihlein$734,500
5Reid Hoffman$510,000
6Robert Price$270,000
7JB Pritzker$270,000
8Deborah S Kern$256,000
9Edward W Snowdon$220,000
10Lynde B Uihlein$183,240

The list of Wisconsin donors in this time period includes more than 652 individuals identified by name in the Wisconsin Ethics Commission’s public records.

The data above are based on campaign finance reports that active Wisconsin PACs submitted to the Wisconsin Ethics Commission. Transparency USA publishes campaign finance data following major reporting deadlines. State or federal law may require filers to submit additional reports.

Report NameReport Due Date
2022 Jan Semiannual1/18/2022
2022 Spring Pre-Primary2/7/2022
2022 Spring Pre-Election3/28/2022
2022 Jul Semiannual7/15/2022
2022 Fall Pre-Primary8/1/2022
2022 Sept Data9/27/2022
2022 Fall Pre-General10/31/2022
2023 Jan Semiannual1/7/2023

This article is a joint publication from Ballotpedia and Transparency USA, who are working together to provide campaign finance information for state-level elections. Learn more about our work here.