Representative Tom Nelson (D) KaukaunaPicture: Representative Tom NelsonAssembly District 5

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2008 Election Notes and Background

Representative Nelson was first elected to the Assembly in 2004.

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

 Wisconsin Right to Life ($5) made independent expenditures supporting his opponent.

2008 Campaign Finance Summary
Nelson
Raised: $102,838 - Spent: $45,518
Vote: 64.4% - Cost/Vote: $2.35
Independent Backing: $0
Steineke
Raised: $19,254 - Spent: $16,854
Vote: 35.5% - Cost/Vote: $1.58
Independent Backing: $5
Nelson’s Committee Assignments

2009-2010: Rules (Chair); Assembly Organization; Joint Employment Relations; Joint Legislative Organization; Joint Legislative Council.

2007-2008: Financial Institutions; Labor and Industry; Rural Economic Development; Review of Adminstrative Rules; Joint Review of Administrative Rules.


Where did the money come from?*
Pie Chart: Money Sources
Cash on hand 1/1/07 $18,486
Self $0
Under $100 $31,931
$100 or more $61,235
PACs & Parties $9,471
Other Income $200
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
$10,237 (16.9%) $50,398 (83.1%)
*Excludes any returned and self contributions.

Interest Group Contributions from
Individuals and Committees*
1/1/07-12/31/08
Interest Amount
Lawyers/Law Firms/Lobbyists $10,750.00
Retired/Homemakers/Non-income earners $7,880.00
Health Professionals $5,786.00
Labor Unions $4,722.24
Manufacturing & Distributing $4,250.00
Construction $3,700.00
Education $3,345.00
Political/Ideological $3,220.90
Health Services/Institutions $3,100.00
Business $3,027.00
Natural Resources $2,900.00
Banking & Finance $2,850.00
Insurance $2,550.00
Civil servant/public employee $2,425.00
Unknown $2,250.00
Road Construction $1,650.00
Telecommunications & Computers $1,400.00
Non-Profit/Social Services $1,250.00
Tourism/Leisure/Entertainment $850.00
Energy $820.00
Agriculture $750.00
Transportation $530.00
Real Estate $100.00
*Excludes any returned and self contributions.

Top Contributors
2003-2008
Contributor(s) City Business Amount
Brogan Family Kaukauna, WI Bank of Kaukauna/Wisconsin Converting Co $3,750
Corwin, William & Ann Princeton, NJ Kaplan Inc/Woodrow Wilson School $2,200
Livingston, Schuyler & Elizabeth Alexandria, VA Covington & Burling $1,600
Bechthold Family Waukesha, WI Payne & Dolan/Zenith Tech $1,500
Drechsler, Andrew Washington, DC KRC Research $1,500
Mills, Joan Oneida, WI Eye & Ear Associates $1,500
Peterson, John & Martha Hemwall Appleton, WI Peterson, Berk & Cross/Lawrence University $1,500
Slotten, John & Brenda Menasha, WI Valley Roller/Family Training Program $1,500
Ziegelbauer Family Green Bay, WI Triangle Distributing Co Inc $1,450
Catapano, Lisa Arlington, VA Natural Resources Defense Council $1,400

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