Representative Chris Danou (D) Trempealeau Picture: Representative Chris DanouAssembly District 91

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2008 Election Notes and Background

Representative Danou was first elected to the Assembly in 2008.

He won a six-way primary and faced Republican, Libertarian and Independent opposition in the general election.

Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin ($1,791), Planned Parenthood Votes ($476) and Wisconsin Professional Police Assocation ($11,490) made independent expenditures favoring Representative Danou. Wisconsin Right to Life PAC ($5) made independent expenditures supporting his Republican opponent.

Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce spent undisclosed amounts on "issue ads" opposing Representative Danou.

2008 Campaign Finance Summary
Danou
Raised: $77,848 - Spent: $56,746
Vote: 53.3% - Cost/Vote: $3.95
Independent Backing: $13,757
Hegenbarth
Raised: $93,976 - Spent: $93,976
Vote: 43.0% - Cost/Vote: $8.11
Independent Backing: $5
Danou’s Committee Assignments

2009-2010: Agriculture; Natural Resources; Renewable Energy and Rural Affairs; Fish and Wildlife.

2007-2008: Not yet elected.

Where did the money come from?*
Pie Chart: Money Sources
Cash on hand 1/1/07 $1,565
Self $6,309
Under $100 $11,183
$100 or more $44,255
PACs & Parties $16,022
Other Income $80
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
$7,497 (17.1%) $36,458 (82.9%)
*Excludes any returned and self contributions.

Interest Group Contributions from
Individuals and Committees*
1/1/07-12/31/08
Interest Amount
Labor Unions $7,938.00
Education $6,756.50
Health Professionals $4,524.00
Tourism/Leisure/Entertainment $4,450.00
Political/Ideological $4,446.59
Lawyers/Law Firms/Lobbyists $4,190.00
Retired/Homemakers/Non-income earners $3,650.00
Banking & Finance $3,099.00
Business $2,950.00
Civil servant/public employee $2,470.00
Health Services/Institutions $2,400.00
Unknown $1,600.00
Agriculture $1,450.00
Non-Profit/Social Services $1,250.00
Manufacturing & Distributing $1,205.00
Real Estate $1,050.00
Telecommunications & Computers $950.00
Natural Resources $500.00
Energy $310.00
Construction $300.00
Insurance $200.00
Road Construction $150.00
*Excludes any returned and self contributions.

Top Contributors
2005-2008
Contributor(s) City Business Amount
Danou, Chris Trempealeau, WI Legislator/Onalaska Police Dept $6,490
Danou, Constantine & Nancy La Crosse, WI Viterbo University $3,000
Hasan, Hussain &
Erika Danou-Hasan
Hoffman Estates, IL RSM McGladrey Inc/Writer $3,000
Danou, Niki &
George Mathews
Minneapolis, MN Mankato School District/ Northwest Airlines $2,050
Meredith, Kate Trempealeau, WI Education $1,100
Faulkner, Gordon & Judy Madison, WI Physician/Epic Systems $1,000
Katz, Don & Rebeca Madison, WI Investor/
Non-profit organization management
$1,000
Carr, Sharon Oak Park, IL Oak Park School District $950
McCarron, Kevin Oak Park, IL Oak Park School District $950
Nash, Carolyn Wausau, WI Marshfield Clinic $950

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