January 29, 2018
The family of roofing supply billionaire Diane Hendricks contributed $80,000 to Republican Gov. Scott Walker’s campaign during the last half of 2017, a Wisconsin Democracy Campaign preliminary review found.
Hendricks, who owns ABC Supply in Beloit, is Walker’s top individual contributor at about $546,000 and a loyal donor to Republican state and federal candidates and committees. Coupled with the $20,000 Hendricks herself contributed to Walker in the first six months of 2017, the family’s contributions to the governor last year totaled at least $100,000. The Hendricks family contributions in the last half of 2017 came from her children:
Brent Fox, of Janesville, chief executive officer of Hendricks Holding Co., $20,000;
Kim Hendricks, of Janesville, a former ABC Supply vice president, $20,000;
Konya Schuh, of Janesville, a Century 21 real estate agent, $20,000;
Kathleen Hendricks, of Janesville, an ABC Supply executive director, $10,000;
Kevin Hendricks, of Janesville, owner of Backyard Properties, $10,000.
In addition to the three Hendricks family members who gave Walker the maximum $20,000 contribution, six other Wisconsin donors gave Walker $20,000 each during the last six months of 2017. They were:
Michael Ansay, of Port Washington, an executive with Ansay & Associates;
Todd R. Nelson, of Wisconsin Dells, owner of the Kalahari Resort;
Andrea Schloemer, a Fox Point homemaker;
John Shaffer, of Burlington, a retired real estate executive;
Paul Stahlberg, of Milwaukee, owner of Catalyst Exhibits;
Richard Strong, of Milwaukee, owner of Baraboo Growth.
For information about Walker’s top out-of-state contributors in 2017, go here.