Fees spent by the legislature in connection to the caucus scandal.
Caucus Legal Fees

Posted: May 14, 2002
Updated: October 19, 2002

According to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, as of October 7, 2002, the following amounts have been paid by the Assembly and Senate Chief Clerks on behalf of legislators and legislative employees:

Individual or Institution Amount Paid
State Assembly $468,685
State Senate $123,605
State Assembly, for Speaker Jensen’s settlement
with the State Ethics Board and Elections Board
to eliminate the caucus staffs
$118,046
Total: $710,336

The following amounts have been paid on behalf of legislators and legislative employees by the Senate and Assembly Chief Clerks as of May 29, 2002.* Names in bold were added to this page after the initial posting of May 14, 2002:

SENATE DEMOCRATS

Name Affiliation in 2000 Amount Paid
# Andrew Engel Caucus $ 10,000
Joel Gratz Caucus $ 10,000
Michelle McGrorty Caucus $ 10,000
# Carrie Lynch Caucus $ 9,960
Brian Burke State Senator (D-Milwaukee) $ 9,497
Andrew Gussert Caucus Director $ 6,301
# Rachel Roller Caucus $ 6,090
Michael Tierney Caucus $ 5,932
# Cindy Marecek Caucus $ 5,417
# Nancy Gaulrapp Caucus $ 4,318
# Branda Weix Caucus $ 3,585
Julie Swiderski Aide to Sen. Burke (D-Milwaukee) $ 2,760
Doug Burnett Aide to Sen. Chvala (D-Madison) $ 2,580
Susan Meinholz Aide to Sen. Chvala (D-Madison) $ 1,950
Cindy McGinnis Aide to Sen. Burke (D-Milwaukee) $ 1,530
# Lance Walter Caucus $ 1,050
Denise Stromme * Aide to Sen. Plache (D-Racine) none
Debra Sybell ** Aide to Sen. Burke (D-Milwaukee) none
# Jon Carson *** Caucus none
Chuck Chvala *** State Senator (D-Madison) none
Total: $90,970

Key:
$ = Some bills outstanding# = Granted immunity
* = Paid $510 after Senate Chief Clerk asked her attorney for clarification of these bills
** = Repaid $300 after submitting bills to Senate Chief Clerk
** = Repaid $10,000 after submitting bills to Senate Chief Clerk

ASSEMBLY DEMOCRATS

Name Affiliation in 2000 Amount Paid
$ Tanya Bjork Caucus $24,363
# Jacob Wittwer Caucus $15,255
Shirley Krug State Representative $8,181
Rich Judge Caucus $6,928
Raghu Devaguptapu Caucus $5,157
George Twigg Caucus $4,835
Scot Ross Caucus $3,985
Paul Vornholt Caucus $3,075
Mike White (Added 5/28/02) Caucus $2,910
$ Nancy Krifka Aide to Rep. Kreuser $2,595
Lisa Lindner Caucus $2,355
# Sue Egger Caucus $1,435
Deanna Williams Caucus $1,320
Scott Adrian Caucus $1,260
Total: $83,654

Key:
** = Repaid $10,000
$ = Some bills outstanding
# = Granted immunity

ASSEMBLY REPUBLICANS

Name Affiliation in 2000 Amount Paid
Scott Jensen Speaker of the Assembly (R-Waukesha) $73,927
Jason Kratochwill Caucus Director $51,489
$ Sherry Schultz Aide to Rep. Foti (R-Oconomowoc) $34,832
Mark Jefferson Caucus $23,568
Steve Foti State Representative (R-Oconomowoc) $14,142
R.J. Pirlot Aide to Rep. Jensen (R-Waukesha) $11,535
Adam Raschka Caucus $11,300
Heather Smith Caucus $9,608
Paul Tessmer Caucus $8,535
# Jim Emerson Caucus $7,277
Brian Dake Aide to Rep. Jensen (R-Waukesha) $6,435
Judith Rhodes-Engels Aide to Rep. Ladwig (R-Racine) $6,340
Ray Carey Former Caucus Director $6,334
Matthew Tompach Caucus $4,800
# Melanie Hartsough Caucus $3,759
Michael Heifetz Aide to Rep. Foti (R-Oconomowoc) $3,465
# Michele Arbiture Aide to Rep. Foti (R-Oconomowoc) $2,685
William Cosh Caucus $2,500
Carrie Richard Aide to Rep. Jensen (R-Waukesha) $2,370
Lee Reidesel Caucus $2,280
# Steve Baas Aide to Rep. Jensen (R-Waukesha) $1,740
# Eric Grant Caucus $1,620
Greg Reiman Aide to Rep. Walker (R-Wauwatosa) $1,410
# Kacy Hack Caucus $1,372
Rhonda Drachenberg Caucus $1,007
Bob Karius Aide to Rep. Foti (R-Oconomowoc) $675
Leigh Himebauch Aide to Rep. Jensen (R-Waukesha) $500
Cindy Polzin (Added 5/28/02) Aide to Rep. Foti (R-Oconomowoc) $250
Rob Richards(Added 5/28/02) Aide to Rep. Freese (R-Darlington) $240
Total: $295,995
Key:
** = Repaid $10,000
$ = Some bills outstanding
# = Granted immunity
SENATE REPUBLICANS
Name Affiliation in 2000 Amount Paid
Jennifer Esser Caucus $ 10,000
Gina Ward Caucus $ 2,940
John Schulze Caucus $ 2,720
Brian Fraley Caucus Director $ 2,129
Keith Gilkes (Added 5/29/02) Caucus $ 1,905
Total: $19,694

Key:
** = Repaid $10,000
$ = Some bills outstanding 
 # = Granted immunity

*Source: Wisconsin State Journal, Capital Times, Milwakee Journal-Sentinel and the Assembly and Senate billing records.