Senator Fred Risser (D) MadisonPicture: Senator Fred RisserSenate District 26

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2008 Election Notes and Background

Senator Risser was first elected to the Assembly in 1956 and to the Senate in a 1962 special election.

He was unopposed in the both the primary and general election.

2008 Campaign Finance Summary
Risser
Raised: $37,277 - Spent: $32,385
Vote: 99.1% - Cost/Vote: $0.40
Independent Backing: $0
No Opponent
Raised: $0 - Spent: $0
Vote: 0.9% - Cost/Vote: $0.00
Independent Backing: $0
Risser’s Committee Assignments

2009-2010: Ethics Reform and Government Operations (Chair); Administrative Rules; Senate Organization; Joint Review of Administrative Rules; Joint Legislative Council (Co-Chair); Joint Legislative Organization (Co-Chair); Joint Employment Relations (Co-Chair); Special Committee on Powers and Duties of Coroners and Medical Examiners.

2007-2008: Senate Organization; Ethics Reform and Government Operations (Chair); Joint Employment Relations (Co-Chair); Joint Legislative Organization (Co-Chair); Joint Legislative Council (Co-Chair); Special Committee on District Attorney Funding and Administration; Special Committee on Powers and Duties of Coroners and Medical Examiners; Special Committee on Expunction of Criminal Records.


Where did the money come from?*
Pie Chart: Money Sources
Cash on hand 1/1/05 $5,937
Self $0
Under $100 $10,089
$100 or more $13,150
PACs & Parties $13,550
Other Income $488
WECF** $0
**voluntary spending limit system.

*All figures represent candidate income before any returns.


Contributions of $100 or More*
1/1/05-12/31/08
In-District Out-District
$9,500 (72.2%) $3,650 (27.8%)
*Excludes any returned and self contributions.

Interest Group Contributions from
Individuals and Committees*
1/1/05-12/31/08
Interest Amount
Labor Unions $7,750.00
Education $3,425.00
Insurance $2,250.00
Retired/Homemakers/Non-income earners $2,000.00
Health Professionals $1,950.00
Health Services/Institutions $1,700.00
Unknown $1,700.00
Real Estate $1,550.00
Transportation $950.00
Banking & Finance $700.00
Agriculture $600.00
Tourism/Leisure/Entertainment $450.00
Lawyers/Law Firms/Lobbyists $400.00
Energy $300.00
Construction $250.00
Political/Ideological $225.00
Civil servant/public employee $200.00
Telecommunications & Computers $200.00
Business $100.00
*Excludes any returned and self contributions.

Top Contributors
1993-2008
Contributor(s) City Business Amount
Risser, Fred Madison, WI Legislator $9,000
Huang, TC Madison, WI University of Wisconsin $1,700
Cornellier, Larry Sr Beloit, WI Cornellier Fireworks $1,500
Fraser, Lemuel A Madison, WI University of Wisconsin $1,350
Crow, James & Ann Madison, WI University of Wisconsin $1,300
Williams, J Nash Madison, WI Retired $1,200
Sacro, Salvy Everett, MA Real estate developer $1,100
Wolens, Sandra Madison, WI Meriter Hospital $1,100
Hastings, Frank Madison, WI JH Findorff & Son $1,000
Lorenti, Nicolina Everett, MA Unemployed $1,000

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