Frank E. Baxter
$165,900 to winners, $962,754 to losers
Frank Baxter is a Republican businessman and former ambassador to Uruguay, serving from 2006 to 2009 under President George W. Bush. Before venturing into politics, Baxter worked for the global investment bank Jefferies & Co., from 1974 to 2002. He was managing director of Jefferies International in 1984 and became CEO in 1987. Baxter also founded the Investment Technology Group, an electronic brokerage firm. Baxter also served on NASDAQ’s board as a member of the executive committee and chairman of the CEO search committee. On the civic front, he has been active in pressing for education reform initiatives. He serves as co-chairman of the board of Alliance College-Ready Public Schools, a charter school group in Los Angeles.
Total contributions: $1,445,506
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