Chicago Campaign Cash

Ward 2

Candidate figures are sums of all contributions reported to the Illinois State Board of Elections, and scraped by Illinois Election Money. Go to their site to learn more about what is reported to the state.

Click the name of a candidate to see each contribution to their campaign committees (some candidates have more than one). Some candidates either don't have committees or haven't raised enough to trigger state reporting requirements.

Names and figures are displayed as reported to the state. Some names may be incorrect or listed under multiple spellings.

Contributions since last election include all donation since Feb. 22, 2011. All contributions include all donations on the State Board of Elections website, complete since 2000.

= Incumbent




Top donors: Individuals or organizations that have contributed the most to a candidate.

Top employers: Sums individual donations grouped by employer reported by the individual.

Bita Buenrostro

Top donors

Marcus Buenrostro: $181,600.00

Margaret Beleckis: $33,000.00

IUOE LOCAL 143 Political action committee: $6,000.00

Fred. L Krehbiel: $5,000.00

Dublin's Restaurant Inc: $5,000.00

Top employers

City of Chicago: $181,600.00

Retired: $33,000.00

Molex INC: $5,000.00

Dublins: $3,000.00

United Automobile Insurance Company: $2,000.00

Brian Hopkins

Top donors

Citizens For Reilly: $51,617.11

Brian Hopkins: $34,000.00

Barbara Hopkins: $16,900.00

Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises: $11,500.00

Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce PAC: $10,500.00

Top employers

Cook County: $34,000.00

Golub and Company: $10,900.00

retired: $10,750.00

Grosvenor Capital Management: $10,400.00

Self: $9,400.00

Stephen Niketopoulos

Top donors

Elizabeth Metzger: $1,750.00

Steve Niketopoulos: $1,286.97

Nancy C Anda: $1,000.00

Mark P. Siska: $1,000.00

Lillian Steele: $500.00

Top employers

Catherine Cook School: $1,750.00

Studio 207: $1,000.00

Hospital: $500.00

Alyx S. Pattison

Top donors

SEIU Illinois Council PAC Fund: $52,600.00

AFSCME Illinois Council No. 31: $15,434.28

Jeanne M. Sullivan: $10,300.00

Classic Tickets, Inc.: $10,000.00

Mary Myers: $10,000.00

Top employers

Self: $50,000.00

Retired: $14,100.00

Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP: $12,575.00

Differentiated Instructional Technologies: $5,400.00

Eastlake Management and Development: $5,400.00

Stacey Pfingsten

Top donors

Bristol Design Group Inc: $4,611.00

Jerrold Dardick: $3,500.00

Nancy Shimnel: $3,000.00

Al Hage: $3,000.00

Richard Pfingsten: $2,500.00

Top employers

Self-employed: $4,500.00

Barnes and Thornburg: $3,000.00

Zeza Salon: $3,000.00

Self Employed: $2,500.00

Barnes & Thornburg LLP: $2,000.00

Cornell Wilson

Top donors

Cornell Wilson: $59,660.00

Tiny Docs LLC: $7,000.00

Joan Hall: $5,300.00

Samantha Woo: $5,300.00

Darrell Williams: $5,000.00

Top employers

Self: $44,460.00

Ungaretti & Harris LLP: $16,200.00

N/A: $5,300.00

Jones Day LLP: $5,000.00

Jos Cacciatore & Co Real Estate: $4,275.00