Representative Steve Kestell (R) Elkhart LakePicture: Representative Steve KestellAssembly District 27

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2008 Election Notes and Background

Representative Kestell was first elected to the Assembly  in 1998.

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 Kestell. 

2008 Campaign Finance Summary
Kestell
Raised: $13,050 - Spent: $11,781
Vote: 66.0% - Cost/Vote: $0.57
Independent Backing: $5
Cox
Raised: $660- Spent: $635
Vote: 34.0% - Cost/Vote: $0.06
Independent Backing: $0
Kestell’s Committee Assignments

2009-2010: Children and Familes; Corrections and the Courts; Workforce Development; Special Committee on Strenghthening Wisconsin Families; Special Committee on Child Welfare Provider Rate Implementation.

2007-2008: Finance; Joint Finance; Special Committee on Strenghthening Wisconsin Families (Chair).

Where did the money come from?*
Pie Chart: Money Sources
Cash on hand 1/1/07 $16,587
Self $0
Under $100 $75
$100 or more $5,550
PACs & Parties $7,425
Other Income $0
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
$200 (3.6%) $5,350 (96.4%)
*Excludes any returned and self contributions.

Interest Group Contributions from
Individuals and Committees*
1/1/07-12/31/08
Interest Amount
Banking & Finance $1,525.00
Education $1,500.00
Health Services/Institutions $1,450.00
Health Professionals $1,350.00
Agriculture $1,000.00
Manufacturing & Distributing $1,000.00
Insurance $900.00
Construction $750.00
Road Construction $750.00
Energy $500.00
Natural Resources $500.00
Real Estate $500.00
Tourism/Leisure/Entertainment $500.00
Transportation $400.00
Labor Unions $350.00
*Excludes any returned and self contributions.

Top Contributors
1997-2008
Contributor(s) City Business Amount
Rohde, Charles & Susan Plymouth, WI Rohde Brothers $2,450
Gentine Family Elkhart Lake, WI Sargento Inc $1,700
Kestell, Steven & Luanne Elkhart Lake, WI Legislator/Richardson Industries $1,550
Kohler, Terry & Mary Sheboygan, WI Windway Capital $1,425
Gutschow Family Sheboygan, WI Larry’s Distributing $1,200
Fuller, Howard & Debbie McGriff Milwaukee, WI Marquette University/Edison Schools $1,000
Maples Family Manitowoc, WI Vinton Construction Co $1,000
Varish, George III & Wendy Cleveland, WI Varish Chiropractic $950
Pauly, GE New Holstein, WI Retired/M&I Bank/
Quality Aluminum Casting
$800
Lindstrom, Steven Sheboygan Falls, WI Dentist $775

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