Representative Donna J. Seidel (D) WausauPicture: Representative Donna SeidelAssembly District 85

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2008 Election Notes and Background

Representative Seidel was first elected to the Assembly in 2004.

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

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

2008 Campaign Finance Summary
Seidel
Raised: $36,775 - Spent: $13,809
Vote: 64.1% - Cost/Vote: $0.81
Independent Backing: $0
Kufahl
Raised: $3,300 - Spent: $2,246
Vote: 35.8% - Cost/Vote: $0.24
Independent Backing: $5
Seidel’s Committee Assignments

2009-2010: Corrections and the Courts; Rules; Workforce Development; Health and Health Care Reform; Children and Families; Assembly Organization; Joint Legislative Organization.

2007-2008: Health and Healthcare Reform; Children and Family Law; Corrections and Courts; Special Committee on Strengthening Wisconsin Families.


Where did the money come from?*
Pie Chart: Money Sources
Cash on hand 1/1/07 $9,186
Self $0
Under $100 $9,019
$100 or more $19,333
PACs & Parties $7,764
Other Income $659
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
$7,575 (39.2%) $11,758 (60.8%)
*Excludes any returned and self contributions.

Interest Group Contributions from
Individuals and Committees*
1/1/07-12/31/08
Interest Amount
Health Services/Institutions $6,775.00
Health Professionals $3,775.00
Labor Unions $2,500.00
Lawyers/Law Firms/Lobbyists $1,850.00
Unknown $1,500.00
Insurance $1,350.00
Natural Resources $1,110.00
Manufacturing & Distributing $1,000.00
Retired/Homemakers/Non-income earners $950.00
Banking & Finance $855.00
Construction $840.00
Education $800.00
Agriculture $750.00
Energy $750.00
Political/Ideological $664.00
Transportation $500.00
Civil servant/public employee $428.42
Business $350.00
Real Estate $350.00
*Excludes any returned and self contributions.

Top Contributors
2003-2008
Contributor(s) City Business Amount
Bremer Muggli, Christine & Paul Muggli Wausau , WI Bremer & Trollop $1,850
Seidel, James & Kathleen Wausau , WI Wausau School District $1,350
Seidel, Donna Wausau, WI Legislator $1,072
Baer, Gerald Wausau, WI Baers Beverages of Central WI Inc $1,000
Erwin, Duane & Margaret Wausau, WI Aspirus Wausau Hospital $700
Kemerling, James Wausau, WI Riiser Oil Co $700
Zeyghami, Rita Weston, WI Central Wisconsin Engineers $700
Weinstein, Frances Madison, WI General Beverage $670
McLeod, Martha Wausau, WI McLeod Law Office $650
Benedetto, Andrew Wausau, WI Children’s Service Society of Wisconsin $641

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