Rep. John Gard (R) Peshtigo Picture: Rep. John GardAssembly District 89

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2004 Election Notes and Background

Rep. Gard was first elected in an October 1987 special election.

He was unopposed in the primary and faced Democratic opposition in the general election.

Healthy Wisconsin ($581) and Volunteers for Agriculture ($77) made independent expenditures favoring Rep. Gard.

Citizens for Wisconsin’s Future and WEAC spent undisclosed amounts on "issue ads" in opposition to Rep. Gard.

2004 Campaign Finance Summary
Gard
Raised: $368,374 - Spent: $380,437
Vote: 63.8% - Cost/Vote: $20.88
Independent Backing: $658
Berman
Raised: $13,247 - Spent: $13,438
Vote: 36.2% - Cost/Vote: $1.30
Independent Backing: $0
Gard’s Committee Assignments

2005-2006: Assembly Organization (Chair); Employment Relations (Chair); Joint Employment Relations (Co-Chair); Joint Legislative Organization (Co-Chair); Rules (Vice-Chair).

2003-2004: Assembly Organization (Chair); Employment Relations (Chair); Joint Employment Relations (Co-Chair); Joint Legislative Council; Joint Legislative Organization (Co-Chair); Rules (Vice-Chair).


Where did the money come from?*
Pie Chart: Money Sources
Cash on hand 1/1/03 $45,780
Self $0
Under $100 $30,631
$100 or more $329,115
PACs & Parties $8,629
Other Income $0
WECF* $0
*voluntary spending limit system.

Contributions of $100 or More*
1/1/03-12/31/04
In-District Out-District
$13,804 (4.2%) $315,011 (95.8%)
*Excludes returned and self contributions.

Interest Group Contributions from
Individuals and Committees*
1/1/03-12/31/04
Interest Amount
Manufacturing & Distributing $34,275
Health Professionals $33,268
Tourism/Leisure/Entertainment $30,340
Construction $25,000
Road Construction $23,600
Health Services/Institutions $23,067
Banking & Finance $22,025
Lawyers/Law Firms/Lobbyists $21,750
Business $19,850
Real Estate $15,100
Insurance $13,425
Unknown $13,000
Energy $12,700
Natural Resources $12,650
Transportation $10,400
Political/Ideological $6,129
Retired/Homemakers/Non-income earners $5,300
Telecommunications & Computers $5,240
Agriculture $4,750
Education $4,275
Non-Profit/Social Services $950
Civil servant/public employee $350
*Excludes returned and self contributions.

Top Contributors
1993-2004
Contributor(s) City Business Amount
Cullen Family Janesville, WI JP Cullen & Sons $4,000
Sadoff Family Fond du Lac, WI Badger Liquor $3,750
Cuene Family De Pere, WI Broadway Chevy/Olds $3,650
Kennedy Family Janesville, WI Rock Road Companies $3,650
Ahern Family Fond du Lac, WI JF Ahern Co $2,850
Bechthold Family Delafield, WI Payne & Dolan/Zenith Tech $2,800
Kraemer Family Plain, WI Edward Kraemer & Sons Construct/Human resource consultant $2,750
Barrette, Bruce & Sandra Peshtigo, WI Dentist $2,600
Walton Family Jackson, WY Wal-Mart Stores $2,500
Rennes, Tim & Debra Peshtigo, WI Rennes Nursing Home $2,450

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