2010 Campaign Finance Profile - Kathy Bernier

Representative Kathy Bernier (R) Chippewa FallsPicture: Representative Kathy BernierAssembly District 68

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2010 Election Notes and Background

Representative Bernier was first elected to the Assembly in 2010.

She was unopposed in the primary and defeated the Democratic incumbent in the general election.

Wisconsin Right to Life PAC ($72) made independent expenditures favoring Representative Bernier. Advancing Wisconsin Inc. ($9,355), Fair Wisconsin PAC ($5), Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin Inc. ($16,515) and Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters PAC ($3,849) made independent expenditures supporting her opponent.

American Federation for Children, Jobs First Coalition and Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce spent undisclosed sums on "issue ads" supporting Representative Bernier.

2010 Campaign Finance Summary
Raised: $47,496 - Spent: $47,524
Vote: 50.2% - Cost/Vote: $4.41
Independent Backing: $72
Raised: $95,400 - Spent: $99,220
Vote: 49.7% - Cost/Vote: $9.30
Independent Backing: $29,723
Bernier’s Committee Assignments

2011-2012: Aging and Long-Term Care; Election and Campaign Reform; Tourism, Recreation and State Properties.

2009-2010: Not yet elected.

Where did the money come from?*
Pie Chart: Money Sources
Cash on hand 1/1/09 $0
Self $216
Under $100 $8,684
$100 or more $28,571
PACs & Parties $3,000
Other Income $11
WECF** $7,013
**voluntary spending limit system.

*All figures represent candidate income before any returns.

Contributions of $100 or More*
In-District Out-District
$4,640 (16.2%) $23,931 (83.8%)

*Includes all contributions from contributors of $100 or more to the candidate in a calendar year.
Excludes any returned and self contributions.

Interest Group Contributions from
Individuals and Committees*
Interest Amount
Business $7,545.00
Retired/Homemakers/Non-income earners $5,752.07
Road Construction $3,100.00
Political/Ideological $2,700.00
Manufacturing & Distributing $2,425.00
Civil servant/public employee $2,099.00
Banking & Finance $1,400.00
Construction $1,400.00
Transportation $1,050.00
Health Professionals $950.00
Tourism/Leisure/Entertainment $875.00
Health Services/Institutions $700.00
Non-Profit/Social Services $600.00
Education $400.00
Agriculture $225.00
Insurance $200.00
Real Estate $150.00

*Individual contributions includes all contributions from contributors of $100 or more to the candidate in a calendar year.
Committee contributions of any amount are included. Any returned and self contributions are excluded.

Top Contributors
Contributor(s) City Business Amount
Walton Family Bentonville, AR Walmart Stores $2,000
Michels, Patrick & Marysue Brownsville, WI Michels Corp/Rob's Riverwood Salon & Spa $1,000
Trierweiler, Steven & Daniel Marshfield, WI Trierweiler Construction & Supply Co $1,000
Schwankl, Richard & Dorothy Eau Claire, WI Retired $850
Bernier, Kathleen M Chippewa Falls, WI Candidate/Chippewa County Clerk $716
Menard, John & Andrea Eau Claire, WI Menards Inc $600
Balestrieri, James Viola, WI Oconomowoc Residential Programs Inc $500
DeVos, Dick & Betsy Grand Rapids, MI Alticor/Windquest $500
Fliehr, Thomas J Chippewa Falls, WI Retired $500
Frank, Justin Middleton, WI Frank Liquor Co $500
Kennedy Family Janesville, WI Rock Road Companies $500
Krueger, Julian Cuba City, WI Haudenshield Funeral Home $500
Lebakken, Jeffrey Eau Claire, WI Lebakken Rent-to-Own $500
Levy, Jeffrey Madison, WI Phillips Distributing $500
Mathy, Steven & Scott La Crosse, WI Mathy Construction $500
Oberndorf, Susan San Francisco, CA SPO Partners $500
Pence, Anthony Fond du Lac, WI Badger Liquor $500
Wittwer, Jakki Chippewa Falls, WI Hurtgen Chiropractic Office $500

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