Representative Kevin David Petersen (R) WaupacaPicture: Representative Kevin PetersenAssembly District 40

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2008 Election Notes and Background

Representative Petersen was first elected to the Assembly in 2006.

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 Petersen. 

2008 Campaign Finance Summary
Petersen
Raised: $53,884 - Spent: $53,236
Vote: 58.3% - Cost/Vote: $3.61
Independent Backing: $5
Kuehl
Raised: $14,150 - Spent: $14,289
Vote: 41.7% - Cost/Vote: $1.36
Independent Backing: $0
Petersen’s Committee Assignments

2009-2010:  Aging and Long-Term Care; Energy and Utilities; Veterans and Military Affairs.

2007-2008: Veterans and Military Affairs; Aging and Long Term Care; Energy and Utilities; Homeland Security and State Preparedness.


Where did the money come from?*
Pie Chart: Money Sources
Cash on hand 1/1/07 $128
Self $1,532
Under $100 $10,375
$100 or more $33,927
PACs & Parties $8,050
Other Income $0
WECF** $0
**voluntary spending limit system.

*All figures represent candidate income before any returns.


Contributions of $100 or More*
1/1/05-12/31/08

In-District Out-District
$25,737 (75.9%) $8,190 (24.1%)
*Excludes any returned and self contributions.

Interest Group Contributions from
Individuals and Committees*
1/1/07-12/31/08
Interest Amount
Retired/Homemakers/Non-income earners $4,880.00
Real Estate $4,850.00
Tourism/Leisure/Entertainment $4,142.25
Insurance $3,600.00
Manufacturing & Distributing $3,150.00
Health Professionals $3,100.00
Construction $2,200.00
Unknown $2,150.00
Energy $2,075.00
Agriculture $1,730.00
Business $1,725.00
Banking & Finance $1,600.00
Transportation $1,550.00
Telecommunications & Computers $1,450.00
Natural Resources $1,175.00
Political/Ideological $1,000.00
Health Services/Institutions $700.00
Lawyers/Law Firms/Lobbyists $600.00
Civil servant/public employee $100.00
Education $100.00
Labor Unions $100.00
*Excludes any returned and self contributions.

Top Contributors
2005-2008
Contributor(s) City Business Amount
Petersen, Kevin Waupaca, WI Legislator $15,380
Sturm Family Manawa, WI Sturm & Sons/Omholt & Forsythe $3,330
Lane, Donavan & Jean Waupaca, WI ABC Computers $2,000
Petersen, Jeffrey & Karen Waupaca, WI Coldwell Banker Petersen Realtors $2,000
Meighan Family Waupaca, WI Clear Water Harbor $1,440
Mishler, Clifford & Sally Iola, WI Shambeau & Lyons Real Estate $1,350
Spoerl, Robert & Kim Waupaca, WI Premium Brands $1,290
Schmitt, James & Vicki Almond, WI Retired $1,250
Fox, Alan & Jodi Waupaca, WI JF Ahern Co $1,200
Petersen, Todd & Jillian Waupaca, WI Neuville Motors/Waupaca Motor Sales Inc/
Journal Community Publishing Group
$1,100

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