S.C. Johnson & Son

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S.C. Johnson & Son, based in Racine, Wisconsin, USA, is one of the world's largest makers of consumer chemical products. 60% of sales are from international business. Its brands include Glade air freshener, Drano, Fantastik cleaners, Pledge floor cleaner, Scrubbing Bubbles bathroom cleaner, Shout stain remover, Windex window cleaner, Saran wrap, Ziploc bags, Off insect repellent, Raid insecticide, and Edge and Skintimate shave gels. Its name comes from Samuel Curtis Johnson who founded the company in 1886 with the purchase of Racine Hardware Company. The founder's great-grandson, Samuel Johnson, who died in 2004, was once one of the richest people in the U.S. The immediate family owns about 60% of S.C. Johnson. [1] [2] [3]

Political contributions

S.C. Johnson & Son gave $79,600 to federal candidates in the 2006 election through its political action committee - 18% to Democrats and 82% to Republicans. [4]


The company spent $120,000 for lobbying in 2006. $100,000 went to two lobbying firms, Kelley Drye & Warren LLP and Blank Rome LLP, with the remainder being spent using in-house lobbyists. [5]


Leadership: [6]

Contact details

1525 Howe Street
Racine, WI 53403
Phone: 262-260-2000
Fax: 262-260-6004
Web: http://www.scjohnson.com

Resources and articles

Related Sourcewatch articles


  1. S.C. Johnson Profile, Hoovers, accessed September 2007.
  2. Brands, S.C. Johnson, accessed September 2007.
  3. History, S.C. Johnson, accessed September 2007.
  4. 2006 PAC Summary Data, Open Secrets, accessed September 2007.
  5. S.C. Johnson lobbying expenses, Open Secrets.
  6. S.C. Johnson Family Story, S.C. Johnson, accessed September 2007.
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