Top Contributors to Candidates for State School Superintendent
January 18, 2017
State Schools Superintendent Tony Evers and two others who are challenging him in the upcoming spring elections raised about $85,500 during the last half of 2016, according to campaign finance reports filed Tuesday.
Evers, who was first elected in 2009 and reelected in 2013, raised about $49,400 between July 1 and the end of 2016. His campaign finance report showed he had about $117,300 in his account as of Dec. 31.
John Humphries, a former Dodgeville School District administrator, raised about $31,200 after he entered the race in late September, and had about $16,800 in the bank at the end of the year.
Lowell Holtz, a former Whitnall School District superintendent, accepted $4,945 during last six months of 2016 and had about $2,200 in his campaign account at year’s end.
The three candidates will face off in a Feb. 21 primary, and the top two finishers will be on the April 4 general election ballot. The winner will serve a four-year term.
Here are the contributors who gave $1,000 or more to the three candidates between July 1 and Dec. 31. The employers of these contributors were designated by the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign because state law no longer requires candidates to identify the employers of their large donors:
Wisconsin State Council of Carpenters Political Action Committee (PAC), $5,000;
School Administrators Alliance PAC, $2,500;
Ramie Zelenkova, a Madison lobbyist , $1,000;
David Walsh, a Madison attorney, $1,000;
Nissan Bar-Lev, of Fox Point, a Calumet County Children with Disabilities Education Board school administrator, $1,000;
Mark Bradley, a Wausau attorney and spouse of Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Ann Walsh Bradley, $1,000;
Steven Kagen, an Appleton doctor and former Democratic Congressman, $1,000.
Nancy Kingsbury, of Haverford, Penn., a volunteer with the Reimagine Learning Fund, $5,000;
Bladen Burns, of Wauwatosa, a Fiduciary Management executive, $5,000;
Mary Newton, of Wauwatosa, a director with the Children’s Dyslexia Center – Milwaukee, $5,000;
Lisa Mauer, of Wauwatosa, owner of BlackHawk Tool Service, $2,500;
Rick Boelter, of Hartland, president of Boelter Companies, $1,500;
Paul Siepmann, of Hartland, president of Brewer Co., $1,500;
Daniel McKeithan, of Milwaukee, president of Tamarack Petroleum, $1,500;
John Humphries, of Mount Horeb, state school superintendent candidate, $1,100;
Shirley Lealla, a Wauwatosa retiree, $1,000;
Ron Lutz, a Mount Horeb photographer, $1,000.
George Mosher, of Milwaukee, retired owner of National Business Furniture, $1,000;
Scott Haag, of Milwaukee, chief executive officer of Moore Oil, $1,000.
For more information about the candidates and their contributors, please go to the Campaign 2017 feature on the Democracy Campaign website.