Representative Jerry Petrowski (R) MarathonPicture: Representative Jerry PetrowskiAssembly District 86

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2008 Election Notes and Background

Representative Petrowski 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 Petrowski. Advancing Wisconsin ($2,459) made independent expenditures supporting his opponent.

2008 Campaign Finance Summary
Petrowski
Raised: $81,984 - Spent: $116,237
Vote: 55.9% - Cost/Vote: $6.68
Independent Backing: $5
Myszka
Raised: $77,393 - Spent: $76,394
Vote: 44.1% - Cost/Vote: $5.57
Independent Backing: $2,459
Petrowski’s Committee Assignments

2009-2010: Renewable Energy and Rural Affairs; Transportation; Veterans and Military Affairs.

2007-2008: Rural Affairs; State Affairs; Transportation (Chair); Veterans and Military Affairs; Special Committee on Highway Weight Limits.


Where did the money come from?*
Pie Chart: Money Sources
Cash on hand 1/1/07 $41,429
Self $0
Under $100 $9,250
$100 or more $63,705
PACs & Parties $8,250
Other Income $779
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
$17,262 (27.1%) $46,443 (72.9%)
*Excludes any returned and self contributions.

Interest Group Contributions from
Individuals and Committees*
1/1/07-12/31/08
Interest Amount
Health Professionals $8,513.00
Construction $7,900.50
Manufacturing & Distributing $7,552.00
Agriculture $6,600.00
Transportation $5,260.14
Banking & Finance $5,000.00
Natural Resources $4,710.00
Business $3,250.00
Retired/Homemakers/Non-income earners $3,149.00
Health Services/Institutions $2,800.00
Real Estate $2,550.00
Insurance $2,250.00
Lawyers/Law Firms/Lobbyists $1,970.00
Tourism/Leisure/Entertainment $1,850.00
Unknown $1,600.00
Political/Ideological $1,500.00
Education $1,250.00
Energy $1,250.00
Road Construction $1,250.00
Labor Unions $750.00
Telecommunications & Computers $650.00
Non-Profit/Social Services $200.00
Civil servant/public employee $150.00
*Excludes any returned and self contributions.

Top Contributors
1997-2008
Contributor(s) City Business Amount
Petrowski Family Marathon, WI Legislator/Ginseng growers $15,344
Sonnentag Family Marathon, WI County Concrete $4,240
Brickner Family Wausau, WI Brickner Motors $4,190
Natzke Family Marathon, WI Marth Wood Shavings/Marth Transportation/
Strong Dental Office
$4,050
Creske Family Mosinee, WI Wausau Tile $3,650
Greenheck Family Weston, WI Greenheck Fan/Greenheck Law Firm $3,200
Johnson Family Hayward, WI Johnson Timber Corp $3,000
Orr, San W Jr Wausau, WI Wausau-Mosinee Paper Corp $2,950
Van der Geest Family Merrill, WI Van Der Geest Dairy Cattle $2,850
Hermening, Kevin & Wendy Mosinee, WI Hermening Financial Group/First Financial Planners $2,800

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