Representative Gary Sherman (D) Port WingPicture: Representative Gary ShermanAssembly District 74

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2008 Election Notes and Background

Representative Sherman was first elected to the Assembly in 1998.

He won a two-way primary and faced Republican opposition in the general election.

Planned Parenthod Advocates of Wisconsin ($182) made independent expenditures favoring Representative Sherman. NRA Political Victory Fund ($779) made independent expenditures supporting his Republican opponent.

2008 Campaign Finance Summary
Sherman
Raised: $42,865 - Spent: $39,643
Vote: 62.4% - Cost/Vote: $2.20
Independent Backing: $182
LaBarre
Raised: $6,240 - Spent: $11,794
Vote: 37.6% - Cost/Vote: $1.08
Independent Backing: $779
Sherman’s Committee Assignments

2009-2010: Finance; Forestry (Chair); Joint Information Policy and Technology (Co-Chair); Joint Finance; Special Committee on State-Tribal Relations.

2007-2008: Forestry; Transportation; Veterans and Military Affairs; Special Committee on State-Tribal Relations.


Where did the money come from?*
Pie Chart: Money Sources
Cash on hand 1/1/07 $12,088
Self $0
Under $100 $9,979
$100 or more $24,472
PACs & Parties $8,225
Other Income $189
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
$17,112 (69.9%) $7,360 (30.1%)
*Excludes any returned and self contributions.

Interest Group Contributions from
Individuals and Committees*
1/1/07-12/31/08
Interest Amount
Retired/Homemakers/Non-income earners $7,396.00
Labor Unions $4,613.00
Unknown $3,850.00
Lawyers/Law Firms/Lobbyists $2,900.00
Health Professionals $2,700.00
Civil servant/public employee $1,900.00
Education $1,316.00
Banking & Finance $1,200.00
Tourism/Leisure/Entertainment $1,150.00
Energy $900.00
Agriculture $675.00
Transportation $625.00
Health Services/Institutions $600.00
Construction $500.00
Real Estate $450.00
Natural Resources $360.00
Political/Ideological $325.00
Insurance $250.00
Manufacturing & Distributing $250.00
Business $200.00
Non-Profit/Social Services $200.00
*Excludes any returned and self contributions.

Top Contributors
1997-2008
Contributor(s) City Business Amount
Sherman, Gary & Jean Port Wing, WI Legsislator $6,500
Hanson, Camilla Mellen, WI Retired $4,000
Hawksford, John & Kay Drummond, WI Hawksford Dental $3,950
Kolodziej, Thomas & Barbara Iron River, WI Iron River Sand & Gravel/
St Mary’s Hospital Superior
$3,850
Collins, James & Joanne Bayfield, WI Retired $3,675
Sturgul, Paul Hurley, WI Attorney $3,600
Grage, Glenn & Dianne Cable, WI Retired $2,151
Bartlett, David Waunakee, WI Bone & Joint Surgery $1,850
Hart, Robert & Agnes Jacksonville, FL Retired $1,711
Crawford, Joseph La Pointe, WI Crawford Law Office $1,600

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