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Bradley Rukstales biography: 13 things about Donald Trump supporter from Inverness, Illinois

Bradley Rukstales

Bradley Rukstales

Bradley F. Rukstales is a white man from Illinois, United States. He has also lived in other parts of the U.S. including California, Indiana, Michigan and Ohio.

In 2020, Rukstales donated around $27,000 to several Republican candidates, including $2,600 to Donald Trump‘s campaign. Here are 13 more things about the Illinois native:

  1. He lives in Inverness, Illinois. (a) He has lived in other parts of Illinois including Arlington Heights, Schaumburg and Palatine. He also previously lived in Escondido, California, in Bloomington, Indiana, in Ypsilanti, Michigan and in Cincinnati, Ohio.
  2. He was the keyboardist of Jahli Llama, a rock cover band based in Arlington Heights. (b)
  3. From 1993 to 1997, he was the senior vice president of InfoWorks, the analytic division of the direct marketing agency network Rapp Collins Worldwide. (c)
  4. From 1997 to 2002, he was an analytics manager at R.L. Polk, a data marketing company based in Michigan. (c)
  5. From 2002 to January 7, 2021, he was the chief executive officer of Cogensia, a tech company based in Schaumburg. (c)
  6. On October 15, 2019, he donated $1005 to the Republican National Committee. On October 16, 2019, he donated $100 to Trump’s campaign, his first donation to the campaign. He donated to the same campaign $100 on November 16, 2019 and another $100 on December 16, 2019. (d)
  7. On February 20, 2020, he donated $50 to WinRed, which was the first among his several donations to the political action committee established to support conservative candidates. (d)
  8. On August 13, 2020, he donated $1,000 to Jeanne Ives, a candidate in the 2020 election for U.S. House in Illinois’s 6th congressional district. He donated again to the campaign $250 on September 5, 2020 and $1,000 on October 7, 2020. (d)
  9. On October 16, 2020, he donated $500 to Mark Curran, a candidate in the 2020 election for U.S. Senate representing Illinois. On October 22, 2020, he donated $250 to Kevin McCarthy, who started his term as the U.S. Representative for California’s 23rd congressional district in 2007. (d)
  10. On January 6, 2021, he was one of Trump’s supporters who breached the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C., USA. They disrupted a joint session of Congress to certify the vote of the Electoral College and affirm Joe Biden’s victory in the 2020 presidential election (a) He was one of six rioters positioned at the front of the mob who willfully refused the order to leave. He was one of the rioters arrested by U.S. Capitol Police officers that day, which marked the first time he was ever arrested. He was detained briefly and was allowed to go back home in Inverness.
  11. He was 52 years old when he was arrested. (a) For his participation in the U.S. Capitol riot on January 6, 2021, he was charged with one count of knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority or knowingly, with intent to impede government business or official functions, engaging in disorderly conduct on the U.S. Capitol grounds and one count of violent entry and disorderly conduct on the U.S. Capitol grounds. (e)
  12. He apologized for his participation in the U.S. Capitol riot on January 6, 2021. On January 7, 2021, he said, “Everything that happened yesterday I think was absolutely terrible. I’m sorry for my part in it. I think the violence was terrible.” (e)
  13. Cogensia placed him on a leave of absence on January 7, 2021 and fired him on January 8, 2021. (e)


3 replies »

  1. his remorse is that he was caught?

    what if he was not caught? he would not have remorse.

    this, is the typical trump supporter


  2. He should be branded as a traitor and lose all rights earned by law abiding citizens. He needs to go to jail for a long time and lose everything, sorry he’s a traitor.


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