Rep. Debi Towns (R) JanesvillePicture: Rep. Debi TownsAssembly District 43

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2004 Election Notes and Background

Rep. Towns was first elected in 2002.

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

Volunteers for Agriculture ($77) made independent expenditures favoring Rep. Towns.

Wisconsin Right to Life spent undisclosed amounts on "issue ads" in support of Rep. Towns.

2004 Campaign Finance Summary
Towns
Raised: $70,549 - Spent: $70,274
Vote: 55.4% - Cost/Vote: $4.40
Independent Backing: $77
McIntyre
Raised: $8,350 - Spent: $9,097
Vote: 44.4% - Cost/Vote: $0.71
Independent Backing: $0
Towns’ Committee Assignments

 

2005-2006: Agriculture; Colleges and Universities; Education (Chair); Education Reform.

2003-2004: Agriculture; Colleges and Universities; Education (Vice-Chair); Education Reform; Financial Institutions.


Where did the money come from?*
Pie Chart: Money Sources
Cash on hand 1/1/03 $6,170
Self $108
Under $100 $13,176
$100 or more $46,821
PACs & Parties $10,445
Other Income $0
WECF* $0
*voluntary spending limit system.

Contributions of $100 or More*
1/1/03-12/31/04
In-District Out-District
$15,376 (33.1%) $31,095 (66.9%)
*Excludes returned and self contributions.

Interest Group Contributions from
Individuals and Committees*
1/1/03-12/31/04
Interest Amount
Banking & Finance $7,225
Construction $6,827
Health Professionals $5,075
Political/Ideological $3,945
Agriculture $3,539
Manufacturing & Distributing $3,450
Business $3,345
Insurance $3,200
Real Estate $2,575
Retired/Homemakers/Non-income earners $2,510
Health Services/Institutions $1,875
Education $1,800
Lawyers/Law Firms/Lobbyists $1,800
Natural Resources $1,750
Unknown $1,500
Tourism/Leisure/Entertainment $1,450
Energy $1,300
Civil servant/public employee $1,200
Road Construction $1,150
Transportation $500
Telecommunications & Computers $200
Labor Unions $100
Non-Profit/Social Services $100
*Excludes returned and self contributions.

Top Contributors
2002-2004
Contributor(s) City Business Amount
Cullen Family Janesville, WI JP Cullen & Sons $4,120
Towns Family Janesville, WI Legislator/Towns Farms Inc $3,076
Hendricks, Kenneth & Diane Janesville, WI ABC Supply Co $2,097
Kennedy Family Janesville, WI Rock Road Companies $1,800
Bechthold Family Delafield, WI Zenith Tech $1,500
Knox, William & Carol Ward Fort Atkinson, WI WD Hoard & Sons/Morgan & Myers $1,395
Devos, Dick & Betsy Grand Rapids , MI Alticor/Windquest $1,300
Kachel Family Whitewater, WI Wisconsin Dairy Supply/Commercial Bank of Whitewater $1,300
Roethe Family Edgerton, WI Roethe, Krohn, et al/Librarian $1,075

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