May 23, 2017
Republican Gov. Scott Walker recently celebrated expansion plans with a couple of companies whose employees contributed more than $100,000 to his campaign.
Last Friday, Walker was in Milwaukee where MillerCoors broke ground to expand its 10th Street Brewery.
MillerCoors employees contributed about $72,000 between January 2010 and December 2016 to Walker’s three campaigns for governor. Topping the list of MillerCoors executives who contributed to Walker were:
Thomas Cardella, of Hartland, Miller’s eastern division president, and his wife, Rhonda, $17,750;
Katharine Grebe, of Mequon, a Miller attorney, and her husband, Michael, $12,500;
Michael Jones, of Delafield, a former Miller public relations executive, $8,500.
Walker also showed up in Chippewa Falls for the groundbreaking of a Mills Fleet Farm distribution center. Walker received $32,675 between January 2010 and December 2016, mostly from the Mills family, who sold the hardware store chain last year. The contributors were:
Stewart and Sandra Mills, of Menasha, $29,550;
Henry Mills, of Brainerd, Minn., $3,000;
Brian Mathes, of Hilbert, an analyst, $125.