Representative Joan Ballweg (R) Markesan Picture: Representative Joan BallwegAssembly District 41

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2008 Election Notes and Background

Representative Ballweg was first elected to the Assembly in 2004.

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

Wisconsin Right to Life PAC ($5) made independent expenditures favoring Representative Ballweg.

2008 Campaign Finance Summary
Ballweg
Raised: $17,365 - Spent: $13,919
Vote: 62.8% - Cost/Vote: $0.84
Independent Backing: $5
Milheiser
Raised: $12,731 - Spent: $12,618
Vote: 37.1% - Cost/Vote: $1.28
Independent Backing: $0
Ballweg’s Committee Assignments

2009-2010: Colleges and Universities; State Affairs and Homeland Security; Renewable Energy and Rural Affairs; Joint Legislative Council; Special Committee on Differences in Laws Applicable to Cities and Villages; Special Committee on Emergency Management and Continuity of Government; Special Committee on Continuity of Legislative Operations; Special Committee on Ethics and Standards of Conduct.

2007-2008: Public Health; Small Business; Colleges and Universities; Homeland Security and State Preparedness (Chair); Insurance; Joint Legislative Council; Special Committee on Disaster Preparedness Planning (Chair).

Where did the money come from?*
Pie Chart: Money Sources
Cash on hand 1/1/07 $1,760
Self $0
Under $100 $2,240
$100 or more $6,075
PACs & Parties $9,050
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
$3,875 (63.8%) $2,200 (36.2%)
*Excludes any returned and self contributions.

Interest Group Contributions from
Individuals and Committees*
1/1/07-12/31/08
Interest Amount
Agriculture $1,900.00
Insurance $1,900.00
Health Services/Institutions $1,850.00
Health Professionals $1,725.00
Banking & Finance $1,050.00
Construction $1,000.00
Retired/Homemakers/Non-income earners $800.00
Transportation $800.00
Unknown $800.00
Energy $750.00
Political/Ideological $500.00
Real Estate $500.00
Tourism/Leisure/Entertainment $450.00
Labor Unions $350.00
Natural Resources $350.00
Road Construction $200.00
Manufacturing & Distributing $100.00
Telecommunications & Computers $100.00
*Excludes any returned and self contributions.

Top Contributors
2003-2008
Contributor(s) City Business Amount
Ballweg, Joan Markesan, WI Legislator/Ballweg Implement Co Inc $3,600
Bauman, Eileen Ripon, WI Condon Oil Inc $600
Maiman, Daniel E New London, WI Maiman Chiropractic Center $500
Pomplun, Colleen Ripon, WI Chiroplus Complementary Healthcare $500
Sauer, Judith Ripon, WI Homemaker $500
Fale, Robert Fond du Lac, WI Agnesian Healthcare $450
Diercks, Stephen Coloma, WI Coloma Farms $400
Dykstra, Franklin D Princeton, WI Retired $400
Edinger, Mark S Ripon, WI Yeomans-Edinger Chiropractic Center $350
Sowinski, Shirley Rhinelander, WI Sowinski Farms $300

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