Senator Luther Olsen (R) RiponPicture: Senator Luther OlsenSenate District 14

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2004 Election Notes and Background

Senator Olsen was first elected to the Assembly in 1994 and to the Senate in 2004.

He won a three way primary and was unopposed in the general election.

Volunteers for Agriculture ($11,019) made independent expenditures favoring Senator Olsen.

2004 Campaign Finance Summary
Olsen
Raised: $42,434 - Spent: $56,779
Vote: 99.4% - Cost/Vote: $0.99
Independent Backing: $11,019
No Opponent
Raised: $0 - Spent: $0
Vote: 0.6% - Cost/Vote: $0
Independent Backing: $0
Olsen’s Committee Assignments

2005-2004: Agriculture and Insurance; Education (Chair); Joint Finance.

2003-2004 Assembly: Education (Chair); Education Reform; Health; Housing; Rural Affairs; Workforce Development.


Where did the money come from?*
Pie Chart: Money Sources
Cash on hand 1/1/03* $20,790
Self $0
Under $100 $5,827
$100 or more $19,324
PACs & Parties $15,835
Other Income $1,448
WECF** $0
*Assembly member at time of election.
**voluntary spending limit system.

Contributions of $100 or More*
1/1/03-12/31/04**
In-District Out-District
$9,150 (47.4%) $10,174 (52.6%)
*Excludes returned and self contributions.
**Assembly member at time of the election.

Interest Group Contributions from
Individuals and Committees*
1/1/03-12/31/04**
Interest Amount
Insurance $3,850
Education $3,450
Health Professionals $3,075
Transportation $2,750
Construction $2,724
Banking & Finance $2,600
Health Services/Institutions $2,200
Political/Ideological $2,100
Unknown $2,000
Tourism/Leisure/Entertainment $1,575
Natural Resources $1,500
Real Estate $1,375
Civil servant/public employee $1,150
Energy $1,050
Lawyers/Law Firms/Lobbyists $1,000
Agriculture $650
Retired/Homemakers/Non-income earners $600
Road Construction $550
Business $400
Telecommunications & Computers $300
Labor Unions $160
Manufacturing & Distributing $100
*Excludes returned and self contributions.
**Assembly member at time of the election.

Top Contributors
1994-2004
Contributor(s) City Business Amount
Radtke Family Winneconne, WI Bob Radtke Inc $4,324
Olsen, Luther Berlin, WI Legislator $3,100
Olsen, Vivadell Auroraville, WI Retired $2,050
Yeomans, Steven Markesan, WI Yeomans-Edinger Chiropractic Center $1,750
Triemstra, Ronald Green Lake , WI Northeast Asphalt Co $1,400
Butterbrodt, Thomas Berlin, WI Fox Cities Bank $1,250
Barkalow, Terrence & Christine Wautoma, WI Allied Health of Wisconsin $1,225
Bauman, B Kent & Eileen Ripon, WI Condon Oil Inc $1,150
Mokler, Michael Oshkosh, WI Mokler Enterprises $900
Long, Jerry Ripon, WI Bloedels Inc $800

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