June 22, 2017
Anthem executives and employees have been generous campaign contributors to Wisconsin legislative and statewide candidates, doling out a total of $184,805 between January 2010 and December 2016. The vast majority of Anthem individual and political action committee contributions went to Republicans, about $174,815, or 95 percent. The top recipients of Anthem contributions were:
Republican Assembly Campaign Committee, $25,000
Committee to Elect a Republican Senate, $10,500
Former Democratic Sen. Tim Cullen, of Janesville, $4,000
GOP Sen. Leah Vukmir, of Brookfield, $3,300
Cullen served in the Senate after retiring from Blue Cross and Blue Shield as a vice-president.
The top contributors among Anthem employees to Wisconsin candidates between January 2010 and December 2016 were:
Lawrence Schreiber, of Muskego, president and general manager, and his wife, Wendy, $15,350;
Anthony Otters, of Nashotah, a physician, $4,430;
Steve Martenet, of Waukesha, president of specialty products, $3,925.