Chicago Campaign Cash

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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.

John S. Arena

Top donors

Chicago Teachers Union PAC: $66,147.69

AFSCME Illinois Council No. 31: $65,500.00

SEIU Illinois Council PAC Fund: $52,600.00

SEIU Illinois Council PAC Fund: $29,181.17

Chicago Federation of Labor & IUC Political Fund: $27,607.67

Top employers

Andy's Deli: $11,000.00

TSA: $6,000.00

Orion Industries: $4,555.00

self: $4,500.00

Arena Design & Illustration: $3,780.00

Michelle R. Baert

Top donors

Michelle Baert: $38,048.00

Rudy Pamintuan: $5,000.00

Ludivina Pamintuan: $4,750.00

Rodolfo Pamintuan, MD: $4,000.00

Susan Cher: $2,000.00

Top employers

self: $38,048.00

retired: $9,750.00

self employed: $2,500.00

Chi Town Printing: $1,030.00

Hospital Administration: $1,000.00

Michael S. Diaz

Top donors

Michael Goldberg: $2,500.00

Blk Wht Valet LLC: $2,500.00

Galaxy Environmental, Inc.: $1,500.00

I.U.O.E Local 150: $1,000.00

Top employers

Whiteside and Goldberg: $2,500.00

John Garrido

Top donors

John Garrido III: $79,553.43

John Garrido Sr.: $49,948.00

Fraternal Order of Police, Chicago lodge No.7: $20,300.00

Fraternal Order of Police PAC: $20,000.00

Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce: $17,000.00

Top employers

Chicago Police Department: $93,750.46

good faith effort made: $21,200.00

chicago police department: $8,000.00

self: $5,000.00

Harris Associates: $5,000.00