Representative Steve Hilgenberg (D) DodgevillePicture: Representative Steve HilgenbergAssembly District 51

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2008 Election Notes and Background

Representative Hilgenberg was first elected to the Assembly in 2006.

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

Advancing Wisconsin ($3,300) and  Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin ($1,138) made independent expenditures favoring Representative Hilgenberg. Volunteers for Agriculture ($1,122) and Wisconsin Right to Life PAC ($5) made independent expenditures supporting his opponent.

2008 Campaign Finance Summary
Hilgenberg
Raised: $54,078 - Spent: $51,422
Vote: 56.8% - Cost/Vote: $3.24
Independent Backing: $4,437
Russell
Raised: $61,287 - Spent: $62,239
Vote: 43.1% - Cost/Vote: $5.18
Independent Backing: $1,127
Hilgenberg’s Committee Assignments

2009-2010: Education; Renewable Energy and Rural Affairs; Tourism, Recreation and State Properties; Veterans and Military Affairs (Chair).

2007-2008: Insurance; Rural Economic Development; Small Business.


Where did the money come from?*
Pie Chart: Money Sources
Cash on hand 1/1/07 $2,848
Self $500
Under $100 $16,747
$100 or more $34,890
PACs & Parties $1,941
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
$22,460 (64.4%) $12,430 (35.6%)
*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 $9,077.50
Unknown $5,263.00
Health Professionals $3,015.00
Political/Ideological $2,991.18
Health Services/Institutions $2,370.00
Business $2,017.00
Road Construction $1,750.00
Lawyers/Law Firms/Lobbyists $1,565.00
Agriculture $1,500.00
Education $1,482.00
Insurance $1,450.00
Construction $1,275.00
Tourism/Leisure/Entertainment $1,105.00
Civil servant/public employee $635.00
Manufacturing & Distributing $500.00
Non-Profit/Social Services $225.00
Transportation $200.00
Natural Resources $160.00
Telecommunications & Computers $150.00
Banking & Finance $100.00
*Excludes any returned and self contributions.

Top Contributors
2005-2008
Contributor(s) City Business Amount
Glass, Bradley & Barbara Spring Green, WI Bradley M Glass Attorney at Law $2,000
Herr, Mark & Molly Eau Claire, WI Luther Midelfort Clinic/Mayo Clinic $2,000
Patenaude, Daniel & Jeanne Dodgeville, WI Grass Dairy Inc $1,995
Wolkomir, Michael & Mary Ann Barneveld, WI Retired $1,500
Barnes, Earl & Shirley Dodgeville, WI Grassroot Citizens of Wisconsin $1,400
Hilgenberg, Steve Dodgeville, WI Legislator $1,253
Downs, David & Bonnie Dodgeville, WI Retired $1,100
Geer, Boyd & Marcia Dodgeville, WI Retired $1,100

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