Top Donors to Milwaukee County Judge Janet Protasiewicz, Democratic Candidate for Wisconsin Supreme Court
February 21, 2023

Tamira Musgrave


Who are Janet Protasiewicz’s top donors, and how much has she raised during her campaign for Wisconsin Supreme Court? 

The progressive judge from Milwaukee County surpasses the competition in the race for Wisconsin Supreme Court with her aggressive fundraising. Lynde Uihlein, Herb Kohl, Karla Jurvetson, and several Lubar family members have given the maximum amount they could donate. Janet Protasiewicz has received $20,000, the maximum donation allowed by law, from these key donors. 

As a result, Protasiewicz raised more than $900,000 in 2022, which gave the Democratic candidate a massive head start against the other candidates. The two right-wing candidates, Jennifer Dorow and Daniel Kelly, didn’t announce their campaigns until later in 2022. 

Protasiewicz reports raising another $900,000 in 2023.

In contrast, two of the three additional candidates reported zero fundraising in 2022. The Waukesha County Judge and Republican, Jennifer Dorow, reports raising over $400,000 in 2023. 

Former WI Supreme Court Justice Daniel Kelly, the other Republican candidate in the race, reported raising more than $100,000 in 2023. Dane County Judge Democrat Everett Mitchell has reported raising around $70,000 in 2023 so far. The candidates will continue raising funds, so these numbers will likely change rapidly. 

The primary election will take place on Tuesday, February 21, 2023. It will ultimately eliminate two candidates, and the remaining two will proceed to the general election in April. 

While state law does set limits to what people and political action committees can donate directly to candidates, individuals can donate unlimited amounts to groups like Super PACs, which can shell out endless amounts of money to attack or support candidates in online advertisements, television ads, radio broadcasts, etc. 

Top Donors – Janet Protasiewicz 

Burns, Timothy W.$20,000ATTORNEYMiddletonWisconsin
Connell, William$20,000RETIREDLakeForestIllinois
Flessas, Julie$20,000ATTORNEYMequonWisconsin
Haselow, Justine$20,000RETIREDEdinaMinnesota
Haselow, Robert$20,000MD, PRESIDENTEdinaMinnesota
Jurvetson, Karla$20,000PHYSICIANLos AltosCalifornia
Lainer, Lee$20,000RETIREDLos AngelesCalifornia
Lainer, Luis$20,000RETIREDLos AngelesCalifornia
Lubar, Madeleine$20,000COMMUNITY VOLUNTEERMilwaukeeWisconsin
Lubar, Marianne$20,000HOMEMAKERRiver HillsWisconsin
Lubar, Sheldon$20,000CHAIRMANRiver HillsWisconsin
Lubar, Susan$20,000presidentWisconsin
Messinger, Alida$20,000COMMUNITY VOLUNTEERAftonMinnesota
Rolfs, Pamela$20,000ATTORNEYMiddletonWisconsin
Sontheim, Gwendolyn$20,000INVESTORMinnetonkaMinnesota
Stryker, Pat$20,000PHILANTHROPISTFort CollinsColorado
Kohl, Herb$20,000philanthropistMilwaukeeWisconsin
Pigott, Gaye$20,000homemakerSeattleWashington
Simons, Elizabeth$20,000retiredAthertonCalifornia
Eychaner, Fred$20,000philanthropistChicagoIllinois
Heising, MarkWilliam$20,000investorAthertonCalifornia
Uihlein, Lynde$20,000investorMilwaukeeWisconsin
Flessas, Julie$20,000attorneyMequonWisconsin
Beck, Andrew$19,000not employedCutchogueNew York
WI PEOPLE Conference$18,000MadisonWisconsin
WI Laborers District Council$18,000DeForestWisconsin
Operating Engineers 139 PAC$18,000PewaukeeWisconsin
American Federation of Teachers #212$18,000CudahyWisconsin
Lubar, Joan$17,000not employedMilwaukeeWisconsin
Bonderman, Cale$15,000investorFort WorthTexas
Bonderman, Django$15,000partnerFort WorthTexas
Lubar, David J$15,000president & CEOMilwaukeeWisconsin
Sobczak, Leonard J.$12,033retiredMilwaukeeWisconsin
Page, Gloria$11,452not employedLos AltosCalifornia
Witty, Joanne$10,000lawyer/civic volunteerBedford HillsNew York
Solomon, Tracy$10,000Not employedSan RafaelCalifornia
Howkins, Mary Ann$10,000PsychotherapistNew YorkNew York
Duker, Marilynn$10,000CEOPikesvilleMaryland
Beam, Jack$10,000lawyerChicagoIllinois
Katz, Donald B.$10,000retiredMadisonWisconsin
Bernstein, John$10,000sound producerGuilfordVermont
Conroy, Sheila$10,000attorneyMadisonWisconsin
Frederick, David$10,000attorneyWashingtonD.C.
Lynn, Sophia$10,000executive directorMcLeanVirginia
IBEW Local 494 PAC$9,000MilwaukeeWisconsin
Democratic Party of Wisconsin$7,550MadisonWisconsin
Neubauer, Jeffrey S.$7,000executive directorRacineWisconsin
Thomsen, Mark L.$6,000attorneyMilwaukeeWisconsin
Tabak, Fred N.$5,100attorneyGlendaleWisconsin
Daniel, Ralph$5,000PsychologistSan RafaelCalifornia
Wallace, Sondra$5,000not employedThomastonMaine
Rabin, Nancy Kohn$5,000not employedBaltimoreMaryland
Krieger, Betsy$5,000not employedBaltimoreMaryland
Halstead, Cathy$5,000philanthropistSeattleWashington
Brutoco Young, Sheila$5,000real estate manager & investorHillsboroughCalifornia
Boothe, Barry$5,000not employedSan FranciscoCalifornia
Chambers, Merle$5,000retiredDenverColorado
Citizens for Spencer Black (candidate committee$5,000MadisonWisconsin
Sensenbrenner, Joe$5,000not employedMadisonWisconsin
Milliken, Weston$5,000managerWest HollywoodCalifornia
Ott, Marlene$5,000not employedGreendaleWisconsin
Ream, Edward$5,000not employedMadisonWisconsin
Grunau, Joanne$5,000retiredMilwaukeeWisconsin
Flynn, Matthew J.$5,000retiredMilwaukeeWisconsin
Bablitch, Stephen$5,000retiredMilwaukeeWisconsin
Kelch, Elaine$5,000retiredMilwaukeeWisconsin
Johnston, Robert$4,000venture capitalistRenoNevada
Statz, David$3,500not employedBarabooWisconsin
Syms, Marcy$3,000not employedBedford HillsNew York
Nerode, Nathanael$3,000investment adviceIthacaWisconsin
Symchych, Christine$2,500Not employedFox PointWisconsin
Henry, John$2,500Not employedNew YorkNew York
The top donors (so far) to Milwaukee County Judge Janet Protasiewicz, left-wing candidate for Wisconsin Supreme Court – The Badger Project

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