Representative Dean Kaufert (R) NeenahPicture: Representative Dean KaufertAssembly District 55

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2008 Election Notes and Background

Representative Kaufert was first elected to the Assembly in 1990.

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

Wisconsin Right to Life PAC ($5) made independent expenditures favoring Representative Kaufert. Advancing Wisconsin ($9,304) made independent expenditures supporting his opponent.

2008 Campaign Finance Summary
Kaufert
Raised: $52,125 - Spent: $84,479
Vote: 53.9% - Cost/Vote: $5.92
Independent Backing: $5
Westphal
Raised: $28,518 - Spent: $24,552
Vote: 46.0% - Cost/Vote: $2.02
Independent Backing: $9,304
Kaufert’s Committee Assignments

2009-2010: Financial Institutions; Tourism, Recreation and State Properties; Joint Legislative Council; Special Committee on Enhancing Recreational Trails of Non-Motorized Use; Special Committee on Municipal Annexation.

2007-2008: Tourism, Recreation and State Properties (Chair); Corrections and Courts; Financial Insitutions; Joint Legislative Council; Special Committee on Municipal Annexation; Special Committee on Review of Crimes Against Children; Special Committee on Uniform Debt Management Services.


Where did the money come from?*
Pie Chart: Money Sources
Cash on hand 1/1/07 $97,935
Self $0
Under $100 $9,760
$100 or more $31,115
PACs & Parties $7,650
Other Income $3,600
WECF** $0
**voluntary spending limit system.

*All figures represent candidate income before any returns.


Contributions of $100 or More*
1/1/07-12/31/08

In-District Out-District
$6,600 (21.2%) $24,515 (78.8%)
*Excludes any returned and self contributions.

Interest Group Contributions from
Individuals and Committees*
1/1/07-12/31/08
Interest Amount
Health Services/Institutions $6,430.00
Construction $5,400.00
Health Professionals $4,325.00
Banking & Finance $3,050.00
Business $3,000.00
Manufacturing & Distributing $2,500.00
Transportation $1,900.00
Political/Ideological $1,600.00
Retired/Homemakers/Non-income earners $1,450.00
Insurance $1,400.00
Real Estate $1,310.00
Education $1,000.00
Unknown $900.00
Agriculture $700.00
Energy $700.00
Natural Resources $700.00
Labor Unions $600.00
Telecommunications & Computers $500.00
Tourism/Leisure/Entertainment $450.00
Lawyers/Law Firms/Lobbyists $400.00
Civil servant/public employee $350.00
Non-Profit/Social Services $100.00
*Excludes any returned and self contributions.

Top Contributors
1993-2008
Contributor(s) City Business Amount
Scherer, Thomas & Cynthia Oshkosh, WI Scherer Chiropractic Clinic $2,375
Kippenhan Family Neenah, WI Miron Co Inc $1,550
Davis, David & Jared Cincinnati, OH Check N Go $1,500
Emenecker, Greg & Linda Neenah, WI PACUR $1,500
Gerrard, M William La Crosse, WI Gerrard Ventures $1,500
Voss, Dave & Jane Larsen, WI Miron Co Inc $1,500
Zaug, Allan &
Cheryl Zaug-Casey
Greenville, WI Zaug’s Vending & Food/
Fox Valley Humane Association
$1,475
Gavronski, Michael G Appleton, WI Tri-County Distributors $1,200
Sharp, Richard & Sherry Richmond, WI School choice $1,200
Prosser, Thomas Neenah, WI Menasha Corp $1,150

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