Representative Jim Ott (R) MequonPicture: Representative Jim OttAssembly District 23

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2008 Election Notes and Background

Representative Ott 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 ($5) made independent expenditures favoring Representative Ott. Planned Parenthood Votes ($214) made independent expenditures supporting his opponent.

2008 Campaign Finance Summary
Ott
Raised: $43,618 - Spent: $38,302
Vote: 57.8% - Cost/Vote: $2.15
Independent Backing: $5
Settle-Robinson
Raised: $11,979 - Spent: $8,727
Vote: 42.1% - Cost/Vote: $0.67
Independent Backing: $214
Ott’s Committee Assignments

2009-2010: Elections and Campaign Reform; Education Reform; Fish and Wildlife; Natural Resources.

2007-2008: Natural Resources; Workforce Development; Education Reform; Elections and Constitutional Law; Speaker’s Task Force on Information Technology Failures.


Where did the money come from?*
Pie Chart: Money Sources
Cash on hand 1/1/07 $100
Self $1,726
Under $100 $7,918
$100 or more $25,500
PACs & Parties $7,950
Other Income $525
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
$12,350 (48.7%) $13,000 (51.3%)
*Excludes any returned and self contributions.

Interest Group Contributions from
Individuals and Committees*
1/1/07-12/31/08
Interest Amount
Manufacturing & Distributing $4,600.00
Retired/Homemakers/Non-income earners $4,600.00
Insurance $4,050.00
Health Professionals $2,950.00
Banking & Finance $2,650.00
Business $2,000.00
Construction $2,000.00
Political/Ideological $1,900.00
Real Estate $1,850.00
Education $1,750.00
Energy $1,050.00
Tourism/Leisure/Entertainment $850.00
Health Services/Institutions $700.00
Transportation $650.00
Telecommunications & Computers $550.00
Civil servant/public employee $450.00
Lawyers/Law Firms/Lobbyists $250.00
Unknown $250.00
Agriculture $100.00
Labor Unions $100.00
*Excludes any returned and self contributions.

Top Contributors
2005-2008
Contributor(s) City Business Amount
Ott, Jim Mequon, WI Legislator $27,251
Weiss, Raymond & Carol Mequon, WI Max Weiss Co $2,000
Zore, Edward & Diane River Hills, WI Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance $1,500
Vaughn, James & Kay Mequon, WI Retired $1,200
Cullen, Mark & Richard Janesville, WI JP Cullen & Sons $1,000
Frank, Joel & Steven Middleton, WI Frank Liquor Co $1,000
Fuller, Howard & Debbie McGriff Milwaukee, WI Marquette University/Edison Schools $1,000
Wanek, Todd & Karen Arcadia, WI Ashley Furniture Industries $1,000
Holtz, James Mequon, WI Data Financial Business Services $850
Stumpe, Warren Mequon, WI Retired/Ozaukee County Supervisor $850

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