Representative Kristen Dexter (D) Eau ClairePicture: Representative Kristen DexterAssembly District 68

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2008 Election Notes and Background

Representative Dexter was first elected to the Assembly in 2008.

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

Advancing Wisconsin  ($13,036), Planned Parenthood Votes ($476) and WEAC PAC ($406,322) made independent expenditures favoring Representative Dexter. NRA Political Victory Fund  ($843), Wisconsin Hospital PAC ($1,237) and Wisconsin Right to Life PAC ($489) made independent expenditures supporting her opponent.

All Children Matter and Wisconsin Family Action Inc spent undisclosed amounts on "issue ads" opposing Representative Dexter.

2008 Campaign Finance Summary
Dexter
Raised: $132,078 - Spent: $124,927
Vote: 50.4% - Cost/Vote: $8.09
Independent Backing: $419,834
Moulton
Raised: $134,991 - Spent: $148,877
Vote: 49.5% - Cost/Vote: $9.82
Independent Backing: $2,569
Dexter’s Committee Assignments

2009-2010: Education; Public Health; Renewable Energy and Rural Affairs; Rural Economic Development.

2007-2008: Not yet elected.

Where did the money come from?*
Pie Chart: Money Sources
Cash on hand 1/1/07 $0
Self $0
Under $100 $22,671
$100 or more $98,346
PACs & Parties $11,061
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
$16,810 (17.1%) $81,286 (82.9%)
*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 $15,128.33
Health Professionals $15,023.97
Labor Unions $13,060.00
Education $8,745.00
Political/Ideological $7,125.81
Business $6,590.00
Lawyers/Law Firms/Lobbyists $5,726.00
Unknown $5,625.00
Civil servant/public employee $5,215.00
Banking & Finance $4,699.00
Real Estate $4,150.00
Non-Profit/Social Services $4,135.00
Tourism/Leisure/Entertainment $3,050.00
Telecommunications & Computers $2,250.00
Manufacturing & Distributing $1,899.00
Health Services/Institutions $1,760.00
Construction $1,663.00
Insurance $786.74
Natural Resources $250.00
Defense $100.00
Transportation $100.00
*Excludes any returned and self contributions.

Top Contributors
2007-2008
Contributor(s) City Business Amount
Bader, Daniel & Linda Milwaukee, WI Helen Bader Foundation $1,000
Doane, Russell & Nancy Menomonie, WI Chippewa Valley Bean Co $1,000
Elvig, David & Robin Altoona, WI Logicare Corp/Nurse $1,000
Faulkner, Gordon & Judy Madison, WI Physician/Epic Systems $1,000
Katz, Don & Rebecca Madison, WI Investor/
Non-profit organization management
$1,000
Kreitlow, Pat & Sharry Chippewa Falls, WI Legislator/Marshfield Clinic $1,000
Lenhart, Ned & Jill Chippewa Falls, WI Trinity Lutheran Church/
Luther Midelfort Clinic
$1,000
Lewis, Bill & Richard Underwood Phoenix, AZ Investor/Travel consultant $1,000
Henly, David & Maria Eau Claire, WI University of Wisconsin $950
Hebert, Ed & Kathy Meade-Hebert Chippewa Falls, WI Attorney $901

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