The top donors (so far) to Dane County Judge Everett Mitchell, left-wing candidate for Wisconsin Supreme Court

Mitchell is last in the field in total cash raised, but receiving lots of support from small-dollar donors.

Dane County Judge Everett Mitchell


Dane County Judge Everett Mitchell has reported raising about $70,000 in his campaign for the open seat on the Wisconsin Supreme Court.

Mitchell, one of two left-wing candidates in the four-candidate race, lags well behind the top two fundraisers. Milwaukee County Judge Janet Protasiewicz, the other left-wing candidate, has reported raising at least $1.8 million in her campaign so far and is actively running TV advertisements. Waukesha County Judge Jenifer Dorow, one of two right-wing candidates in the race, has reported raising more than $400,000 so far. Former Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Daniel Kelly, the other right-wing candidate, has reported raising about $130,000 in his campaign to return to the state’s highest court.

The candidates continue to raise funds, so these figures are rapidly growing.

Mitchell has received a large amount of small donations of less than $1,000.

Experts expect the 2023 election for Wisconsin Supreme Court to be extremely expensive and run in the tens of millions of dollars. While state law limits what people and political action committees can donate directly to candidates, wealthy individuals can donate unlimited amounts to groups like Super PACs, which can spend unlimited amounts in attacking and supporting candidates in broadcast and online advertisements, as long as they don’t coordinate with the candidates.

The primary election on Tuesday, Feb. 21 will cut the field of four candidates down to a final two, who will advance to the general in April.

Below is a list of top donors to Mitchell’s campaign.

Page, Gloria$12,502NOT EMPLOYEDLos AltosCalifornia
Friends of Chris Taylor campaign committee$5,000MadisonWisconsin
Custer, Jamie$3,500CUSTOMER SERVICE REPChicagoIllinois
Pestle, John$2,500ATTORNEYGreen ValleyArizona
Taylor, Dale$2,500ad agency CEOChicagoIllinois
Stamborski, Claire$1,000analystSan FranciscoCalifornia
Just, Jeffrey$1,000executiveNew HopePennsylvania
Burmeister, Theodore$1,000lawyerSt. ArlingtonVirginia
Sample, Katherine$1,000M.D.MadisonWisconsin
Wright, Ramard$1,000veterinarianColgateWisconsin
Duca, Lindsey$1,000PSYCHOLOGISTSanta BarbaraCalifornia
Moberly, Laura$1,000not employedMadisonWisconsin
Rogers, Pamela A.$1,000not employedChestnut HillMassachusetts
Feldman, James$1,000professorMadisonWisconsin
Wade, Mark$1,000not employedMilwaukeeWisconsin

The Badger Project is a nonpartisan, citizen-supported journalism nonprofit in Wisconsin.

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