Campaign Finance

March 29, 2013

District 2 campaign finance figures:

The figures and graphs below are derived from data filed with the Madison City Clerk ( by each candidate via the January 2013 Continuing, Pre-primary and Pre-elections reports. They include contributions from the start of the campaign through mid-March, 2013.


Bryan Post Ledell Zellers
Total raised $12,095 $8,721
Amount given to own campaign[1] $2,035 (17&) $217 (3%)
Amount raised from District 2 residents $1,655 (14%) $4,363 (50%)
Amount raised from outside District 2 $8,405 (69%) $4,141 (47%)
Amount donated by other than the candidate $10,060 $8,504
Number of unique contributors excluding self 117 109
Average contribution $86 $78
Unique contributors from District 2[2] 20 (17%) 56 (51%)
Amount from organized special interests[3] $2,600 $50


Ledell Zellers’ 373 District 2 endorsement figures from the supporters page at

Bryan Post’s 12 District 2 endorsement figure from the 11 people listed in his ad in the Tenney Lapham Neighborhood Association newsletter ( , plus Alder Bridget Maniaci. Note this figure is larger than the number on the supporters page of his web site; unclear if some of the endorsers listed in the TLNA newsletter ad are still endorsing his campaign.


[1] Includes donations from Ledell’s husband, Simon Anderson

[2] Anonymous donors and those without addresses listed are assumed to be from outside of District 2

[3] Includes contributions made through the Chamber of Commerce Conduit (, political action committees, political parties and candidate committees. Amount for Bryan Post does not include an additional $300 from the Realtors’ conduit ( made shortly after the pre-election report was due.