These 10 Wisconsin donors gave over $17.7 million

In Wisconsin politics, state-level candidates and political action committees have received $118.0 million in total donations between Jan. 1, 2021, and July 25, 2022. The 10 largest donors gave more than $17.7 million, or 15 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 campaign finance reports submitted to the Wisconsin Ethics Commission:

Top 10 Wisconsin Donors (1/1/2021 – 7/25/2022)

Rank Donor Name Total Donations
1 Richard Uihlein $4,585,000
2 Karla T Jurvetson $3,555,020
3 Elizabeth Uihlein $2,712,500
4 Sage Weil $1,547,350
5 George Soros $1,500,000
6 Elise Lawson $1,000,600
7 Reid Hoffman $1,000,000
8 Diane M Hendricks $673,500
9 Edward W Snowdon $615,000
10 JB Pritzker $520,000

The list of Wisconsin donors in this time period includes more than 965 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. Federal PACs are not required to report to state agencies.

Transparency USA publishes campaign finance data following major reporting deadlines. State or federal law may require filers to submit additional reports. Data from additional reports due in between the deadlines below are published along with the reports listed here.

Report Name Report Due Date
2022 Jan Semiannual 1/18/2022
2022 Spring Pre-Primary 2/7/2022
2022 Spring Pre-Election 3/28/2022
2022 Jul Semiannual 7/15/2022
2022 Fall Pre-Primary 8/1/2022
2022 Sept Data 9/27/2022
2022 Fall Pre-General 10/31/2022
2023 Jan Semiannual 1/7/2023

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.