2010 Campaign Finance Profile - Leah Vukmir

Senator Leah Vukmir (R) WauwatosaPicture: Senator Leah VukmirSenate District 5

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2010 Election Notes and Background

Senator Vukmir was first elected to the Assembly in 2002 and to the Senate in 2010.

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

Pro-Life Wisconsin Victory Fund ($219), Wisconsin Right to Life PAC ($72), Wisconsin Right to Life O.M.I.D. ($350) made independent expenditures favoring Senator Vukmir. Advancing Wisconsin Inc. ($95,537), Building a Stronger Wisconsin PAC ($1,331), Citizen Action of Wisconsin Inc. ($4,595), Fair Wisconsin PAC ($5,055), IUPAT Political Action ($1,259), Koch Industries Inc. ($70), Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin Inc. ($6,059), WEAC PAC ($440,044) and Wisconsin Professional Police Assocation ($24,951) made independent expenditures supporting her opponent.

Jobs First Coalition and Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce spent undisclosed amounts on "issue ads" supporting Senator Vukmir. Building a Stronger Wisconsin spent undislosed amounts on "issue ads" in opposition.

2010 Campaign Finance Summary
Vukmir
Raised: $445,880 - Spent: $449,283
Vote: 52.2% - Cost/Vote: $12.19
Independent Backing: $640
Sullivan
Raised: $321,091 - Spent: $309,520
Vote: 47.7% - Cost/Vote: $9.18
Independent Backing: $578,902
Vukmir’s Committee Assignments

2011-2012: Review of Administrative Rules (Chair); Education; Health (Chair); Public Health, Human Services and Revenue; Joint Review of Adminstrative Rules (Co-chair).

2009-2010: Not yet elected to the Senate. Member of the Assembly.


Where did the money come from?*
Pie Chart: Money Sources
Cash on hand 1/1/09** $9,372
Self $317
Under $100 $56,357
$100 or more $367,390
PACs & Parties $17,235
Other Income $4,581
WECF*** $0
**Reelected to the Assembly in 2008.
***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
$109,376 (30.0%) $255,714 (70.0%)

*Includes all contributions from contributors of $100 or more to the candidate in a calendar year.
Excludes any returned and self contributions.
**Reelected to the Assembly in fall 2008 election.

Interest Group Contributions from
Individuals and Committees*
1/1/09-12/31/10**
Interest Amount
Health Professionals $60,433.79
Retired/Homemakers/Non-income earners $51,342.90
Banking & Finance $35,732.91
Manufacturing & Distributing $35,672.98
Lawyers/Law Firms/Lobbyists $25,168.00
Insurance $22,325.00
Health Services/Institutions $21,470.12
Business $20,196.50
Construction $18,367.00
Political/Ideological $14,385.00
Real Estate $14,200.00
Tourism/Leisure/Entertainment $11,477.03
Unknown $11,155.00
Transportation $8,750.00
Education $7,795.98
Civil servant/public employee $6,720.00
Road Construction $6,242.90
Non-Profit/Social Services $3,375.00
Telecommunications & Computers $2,320.00
Energy $1,895.00
Natural Resources $1,500.00
Agriculture $1,150.00
Labor Unions $400.00
Defense $250.00

*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.
**Reelected to the Assembly in fall 2008 election.

Top Contributors
2001-2010
Contributor(s) City Business Amount
Krause Family Brookfield, WI Krause Funeral Homes $5,450
Zignego Family Hartford, WI Zignego Co $4,850
Sprenger, Gary & Sally Mequon, WI Anew Health Care Services Inc $4,200
Mitchell, George & Susan Milwaukee, WI School Choice Wisconsin $3,850
Nichols, Tom & Therese Elm Grove, WI Meissner, Tierney, et al $3,675
Lecher, James & Sue Menomonee Falls, WI Hub Chrysler $3,650
DuBois Family Pewaukee, WI Standard Process Laboratories $3,000
Hogan, Mark & Janet Wauwatosa, WI M&I Bank $3,000
Oberndorf, William & Susan San Francisco, CA SPO Partners $3,000
Potos, Andy & Kathryn Belgium, WI Anthem Blue Cross & Blue Shield $3,000

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