2006 Campaign Finance Profile - Jeffrey Plale

Senator Jeffrey Plale (D) South MilwaukeePicture: Senator Jeffrey PlaleSenate District 7

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2006 Election Notes and Background

Senator Plale was first elected to the Assembly in a March 1996 special election and to the Senate in an April 2003 special election.

He won a two way primary and faced Republican and Green Party opposition in the general election.

The Human Rights League ($21), Milwaukee Police Assn ($99) and WI Right to Life ($131) made independent expenditures favoring Senator Plale.

2006 Campaign Finance Summary
Plale
Raised: $146,548 - Spent: $146,458
Vote: 62.6% - Cost/Vote: $3.53
Independent Backing: $251
Grabowski
Raised: $59,150 - Spent: $59,230
Vote: 31.8% - Cost/Vote: $2.81
Independent Backing: $0
Plale’s Committee Assignments

2007-2008: Agriculture and Higher Education; Commerce, Utilities and Rail (Chair); Small Business, Emergency Preparedness, Workforce Development, Technical Colleges and Consumer Protection; Transportation, Tourism and Insurance; Special Committee on Airport Authorities.

2005-2006: Energy, Utilities and Information Technology; Higher Education and Tourism; Housing and Financial Institutions.


Where did the money come from?*
Pie Chart: Money Sources
Cash on hand 5/22/03** $1,116
Self $11,000
Under $100 $16,537
$100 or more $99,369
PACs & Parties $18,157
Other Income $1,486
WECF*** $0
**First elected to the Senate in April 2003.
***voluntary spending limit system.
**voluntary spending limit system.

*All figures represent candidate income before any returns.


Contributions of $100 or More*
5/22/03-12/31/06**
In-District Out-District
$15,671 (15.8%) $83,698 (84.2%)
*Excludes returned and self contributions.
**First elected to the Senate in April 2003.

Interest Group Contributions from
Individuals and Committees*
5/22/03-12/31/06 **
Interest Amount
Construction $17,169.86
Banking & Finance $14,150.00
Business $9,506.00
Manufacturing & Distributing $9,025.00
Lawyers/Law Firms/Lobbyists $8,791.65
Labor Unions $7,650.00
Tourism/Leisure/Entertainment $7,270.00
Political/Ideological $6,407.12
Energy $5,805.00
Insurance $4,575.00
Education $4,075.00
Health Services/Institutions $3,125.00
Real Estate $3,100.00
Telecommunications & Computers $3,100.00
Retired/Homemakers/Non-income earners $2,975.00
Natural Resources $2,700.00
Transportation $2,200.00
Civil servant/public employee $2,146.00
Unknown $1,750.00
Health Professionals $1,655.00
Non-Profit/Social Services $350.00
*Excludes any returned and self contributions.
**First elected to the Senate in April 2003.

Top Contributors
1995-2006
Contributor(s) City Business Amount
Plale, Jeffrey & Elizabeth South Milwaukee, WI Legislator/Strong Capital Management $12,250
Plale, Donald & Josephine South Milwaukee, WI Retired $7,000
Walton Family Bentonville, AR Wal-Mart Stores $6,000
Troha Family Kenosha, WI Kenesah Gaming Development/ATC Leasing Co/JHT Holdings Inc $4,250
Fuller, Howard & Deborah McGriff Milwaukee, WI Marquette University/Edison Schools $4,000
Collins Family La Grange, IL Collins Engineers Inc $3,950
Oberndorf, Bill & Susan San Francisco, CA SPO Partners $3,000
Sharp, Rick & Sherry Richmond , VA School choice $3,000
Cullen, Mark & David Janesville, WI JP Cullen & Sons $2,950
Browne, Terence & Jaclyn South Milwaukee, WI Collins Engineers Inc $2,400

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