Chicago Campaign Cash

Ward 43

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.

Jennifer "Jen" Kramer

Top donors

Kathleen Kramer: $10,100.00

Thaddeus Wong: $5,550.00

Howard L Gottlieb Living Trust: $5,300.00

John Novak: $5,300.00

Michael Lerner: $5,300.00

Top employers

Self: $6,500.00

@properties: $5,400.00

MCZ Urban: $5,300.00

Novak Construction: $5,300.00

self-employed: $5,000.00

Jerry Quandt

Top donors

Johanna Rahal: $2,500.00

John Svoboda: $2,500.00

Douglas Sidle: $2,000.00

Paul Kepes: $1,000.00

Monica Kepes: $1,000.00

Top employers

Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing: $2,500.00

Svoboda Capital Partners: $2,500.00

Northwestern Medical Faculty Foundation: $2,000.00

Michele Smith

Top donors

Helen Meier: $227,800.00

Helen Meier,: $135,000.00

John Horne,: $30,000.00

Diane Graham-Henry: $25,150.00

Tom Hall,: $23,000.00

Top employers

retired: $374,725.00

self: $81,296.85

Self: $64,250.00

Retired: $61,450.00

The Pritzker Group: $38,500.00

Caroline Vickrey

Top donors

Michael Kneafsey: $17,500.00

Caroline Vickrey: $11,523.97

Craig Varga: $10,400.00

Paul Vickrey: $10,000.00

Thaddeus Wong: $5,400.00

Top employers

Retired: $20,000.00

Niro, Scavone, Haller and Niro: $10,000.00

Not Employed: $9,000.00

@properties: $8,900.00

Varga, Berger, Ledsky, Hayes, and Casey: $7,900.00