Representative Kitty Rhoades (R) HudsonPicture: Representative Kitty RhoadesAssembly District 30

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2008 Election Notes and Background

Representative Rhoades was first elected to the Assembly in 1998.

She won a two-way primary and faced Democratic opposition in the general election.

Volunteers for Agriculture ($398) and Wisconsin Right to Life PAC ($5) made independent expenditures favoring Representative Rhoades. Advancing Wisconsin,Inc  ($1,314) and Fair Wisconsin PAC ($306) made independent expenditures supporting her opponent.

2008 Campaign Finance Summary
Rhoades
Raised: $93,582 - Spent: $120,041
Vote: 54.7% - Cost/Vote: $6.08
Independent Backing: $403
Bruch
Raised: $52,780 - Spent: $42,685
Vote: 45.2% - Cost/Vote: $2.62
Independent Backing: $1,620
Rhoades’ Committee Assignments

2009-2010: Aging and Long-Term Care; Rules; Assembly Organization; Colleges and Universities; Health and Healthcare Reform; Joint Information Policy and Technology.

2007-2008: Finance (Chair); Employment Relations; Audit; Joint Employment Relations; Joint Audit; Joint Finance (Co-Chair); Joint Legislative Council.

Where did the money come from?*
Pie Chart: Money Sources
Cash on hand 1/1/07 $29,322
Self $0
Under $100 $16,310
$100 or more $67,195
PACs & Parties $8,200
Other Income $1,877
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
$23,220 (34.6%) $43,925 (65.4%)
*Excludes any returned and self contributions.

Interest Group Contributions from
Individuals and Committees*
1/1/07-12/31/08
Interest Amount
Health Services/Institutions $11,900.00
Health Professionals $5,725.00
Retired/Homemakers/Non-income earners $5,175.00
Natural Resources $4,950.00
Banking & Finance $4,825.00
Transportation $4,565.00
Insurance $4,340.00
Manufacturing & Distributing $4,250.00
Business $3,855.22
Tourism/Leisure/Entertainment $3,850.00
Lawyers/Law Firms/Lobbyists $2,950.00
Unknown $2,950.00
Energy $2,590.00
Construction $2,300.00
Real Estate $1,900.00
Non-Profit/Social Services $1,800.00
Agriculture $1,650.00
Labor Unions $1,500.00
Education $1,370.00
Political/Ideological $1,250.00
Civil servant/public employee $1,150.00
Road Construction $500.00
*Excludes any returned and self contributions.

Top Contributors
1997-2008
Contributor(s) City Business Amount
Schulte Family Ellsworth, WI Victory Fireworks $6,500
Nelson, Grant & Carol Prescott, WI Retired $3,998
Friedlander, William & Sally Hudson, WI Retired $3,290
Moody, Robert & Eunice River Falls, WI Moody Chevrolet $3,220
Richie, Michael & Mary Faribault, MN Faribault Clinic $2,748
Rennes, Tim & Debra Peshtigo, WI Rennes Nursing Home $2,500
Williamson, David & Gayle Hudson, WI Meadwestvaco/3M Corp $2,500
Rhoades Family Hudson, WI Legislator/Advanced Filtration Inc/
Suburban Chamber of Commerce
$2,449
Huss AJ Jr & Ruth Hudson, WI First National Bank of Hudson $2,400
Sorum, Gerry & Cathy Hudson, WI Wells Fargo/Norwest Bank $2,335

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