Campaign Finance Database

Updated: March 30, 2017

Welcome to Wisconsin’s premier searchable computer database of campaign contributors to candidates for state office in Wisconsin. Regularly updated, this database includes records of contributions of $100 or more from individuals to candidates for the Wisconsin Legislature as well as governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general, state school superintendent and state Supreme Court justices.

The contributor records in this database generally date back to 1993, although in limited cases contributions dating as far back as 1989 are included. As of 2016, a new state law requires the disclosure of only the occupation of donors who give more than $200 in a calendar year.  Previous state law required disclosure of both the occupation and employer of donors who gave more than $100 in a calendar year.  Please note that, in general, contributions returned by the candidates are excluded from search results. (Click here to see a description of recent updates to the database.)

You have two options when searching for individual contributors. Use the simple search below to search by contributor, employer, city or candidate or use the advanced search to search by more varied criteria.

Contributions from political action committees (PACs) can be found elsewhere on our website.

Simple Search

Search individual contributions to ALL state candidates:

by an Individual Contributor
(Search by last name with a comma. Example: Smith,)
or by a Specific Employer
or from a Specific City

View the contributions to a SPECIFIC candidate:

Scott Walker - Governor (R)
1/1/1993 through 12/31/2016
(Gaps during periods he ran for local office)

All Candidates

Leadership Committees

Or mix and match your own search criteria:
Advanced Search


Recent Updates

Updated through March 20, 2017 for Superintendent of Public Instruction candidates and Justice Annette Ziegler.

Updated through December 31, 2016 for the governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general, secretary of state, supreme court justices not running for reelection in 2017, 2016 legislative candidates, and legislators not running for office in 2016. (Minus some  candidates who still have not yet filed the most recent report.)

Returned contributions have been removed.