2010 Campaign Finance Profile - Steve Kestell

Representative Steve Kestell (R) Elkhart LakePicture: Representative Steve KestellAssembly District 27

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2010 Election Notes and Background

Representative Kestell was first elected to the Assembly in 1998.

He won a two-way primary and faced Independent opposition in the general election.

Wisconsin Right to Life PAC ($178) made independent expenditures favoring Representative Kestell. Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters PAC ($16,192) made independent expenditures in support of his primary opponent.

2010 Campaign Finance Summary
Kestell
Raised: $17,915 - Spent: $26,347
Vote: 75.3% - Cost/Vote: $1.56
Independent Backing: $178
Lechler
Raised: $745 - Spent: $745
Vote: 24.6% - Cost/Vote: $0.14
Independent Backing: $0
Kestell’s Committee Assignments

2011-2012: Judiciary and Ethics; Children and Families; Criminal Justice and Corrections; Education (Chair); Insurance; Special Committee on Strengthening Wisconsin Families (Co-chair); Special Committee on Child Welfare Provider Rate Implementation.

2009-2010: Children and Familes; Corrections and the Courts; Workforce Development; Special Committee on Strenghthening Wisconsin Families; Special Committee on Child Welfare Provider Rate Implementation.


Where did the money come from?*
Pie Chart: Money Sources
Cash on hand 1/1/09 $17,857
Self $0
Under $100 $1,640
$100 or more $9,050
PACs & Parties $7,225
Other Income $0
WECF** $0
**voluntary spending limit system.

*All figures represent candidate income before any returns.


Contributions of $100 or More*
1/1/09-12/31/10
In-District Out-District
$4,100 (45.3%) $4,950 (54.7%)

*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*
1/1/09-12/31/10
Interest Amount
Health Professionals $2,350.00
Agriculture $2,200.00
Construction $1,650.00
Manufacturing & Distributing $1,500.00
Banking & Finance $1,350.00
Insurance $1,100.00
Health Services/Institutions $1,000.00
Labor Unions $750.00
Business $700.00
Energy $500.00
Non-Profit/Social Services $500.00
Telecommunications & Computers $500.00
Transportation $500.00
Retired/Homemakers/Non-income earners $400.00
Natural Resources $300.00
Lawyers/Law Firms/Lobbyists $200.00
Political/Ideological $200.00
Education $175.00
Unknown $100.00
Tourism/Leisure/Entertainment $50.00

*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
1997-2010
Contributor(s) City Business Amount
Rohde, Charles & Susan Plymouth, WI Rohde Brothers $2,950
Gentine Family Elkhart Lake, WI Sargento Inc $2,700
Gutschow Family Sheboygan, WI Larry's Distributing $1,700
Kestell, Steven & Luanne Elkhart Lake, WI Legislator/Richardson Industries $1,550
Kohler, Terry & Mary Sheboygan, WI Windway Capital $1,425
Lindstrom, Steven Howards Grove, WI Dentist $1,025
Fuller, Howard & Debbie McGriff Milwaukee, WI Marquette University/Edison Schools $1,000
Maples Family Manitowoc, WI Vinton Construction Co $1,000
Varish, George III & Wendy Cleveland, WI Varish Chiropractic $950
Pauly, Greg New Holstein, WI Retired $800

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