Representative Donald Friske (R) MerrillPicture: Representative Donald FriskeAssembly District 35

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2008 Election Notes and Background

Representative Friske was first elected to the Assembly in 2000.

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

Wisconsin Professional Police Assocation ($5,145) and Wisconsin Right to Life PAC ($5) made independent expenditures favoring Representative Friske. Advancing Wisconsin ($1,964) made independent expenditures supporting his opponent.

2008 Campaign Finance Summary
Friske
Raised: $63,234 - Spent: $55,689
Vote: 56.7% - Cost/Vote: $3.61
Independent Backing: $5,150
Schmelling
Raised: $35,891 - Spent: $33,807
Vote: 43.2% - Cost/Vote: $2.88
Independent Backing: $1,964
Friske’s Committee Assignments

2009-2010: Criminal Justice; Forestry; Jobs, the Economy and Small Business; Special Committee on Domestic Biofuels.

2007-2008: Review of Administrative Rules; Judicary and Ethics; Criminal Justice; Forestry (Chair); Jobs and the Economy; Joint Review of Administrative Rules; Special Committee on Highway Weight Limits.


Where did the money come from?*
Pie Chart: Money Sources
Cash on hand 1/1/07 $11,358
Self $0
Under $100 $6,949
$100 or more $44,385
PACs & Parties $11,900
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
$8,283 (18.7%) $36,103 (81.3%)
*Excludes any returned and self contributions.

Interest Group Contributions from
Individuals and Committees*
1/1/07-12/31/08
Interest Amount
Natural Resources $8,564.30
Banking & Finance $7,325.00
Health Professionals $5,193.46
Construction $4,121.50
Business $3,450.00
Insurance $3,350.00
Health Services/Institutions $2,950.00
Political/Ideological $2,950.00
Manufacturing & Distributing $2,700.00
Lawyers/Law Firms/Lobbyists $2,525.00
Energy $2,375.00
Agriculture $1,650.00
Tourism/Leisure/Entertainment $1,556.00
Road Construction $1,375.00
Retired/Homemakers/Non-income earners $1,350.00
Real Estate $1,300.00
Telecommunications & Computers $1,300.00
Transportation $1,150.00
Education $600.00
Labor Unions $300.00
Civil servant/public employee $100.00
Unknown $100.00
*Excludes any returned and self contributions.

Top Contributors
1999-2008
Contributor(s) City Business Amount
Volkert, Richard & Nancy Coloma, WI Retired/Mueller Pipeline $3,840
Johnson Family Hayward, WI Johnson Timber Corp $2,650
Hunter, Michael & Jane Antigo, WI Volm Bag Co $2,550
Nickel Family Merrill, WI Church Mutual Insurance $2,450
Cherchian, Ara & Valeria Hartland, WI Northland Stainless $2,350
Nelson Family Tomahawk, WI Nelson’s Supermarket $2,050
Orr, San Jr & Joanne Village of Golf, FL Wausau-Mosinee Paper Corp $2,000
Schoone, Lawrence & Ruby Tomahawk, WI Sacred Heart St Mary’s Hospitals $1,995
Neddo, Jeffery & Tom Eagle River, WI Miller Beer of the Northwoods Inc $1,800
Walton Family Jackson, WY Wal-Mart Stores $1,500

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