2012 Campaign Finance Profile - Kathy Bernier

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

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2012 Election Notes and Background

Representative Bernier was first elected to the Assembly in 2010.

She was unopposed in the primary and faced Democratic opposition in the general election.

American Federation for Children Action Fund IE Committee ($23,876), Wisconsin Family Action Inc - 1.91 Account ($80) and Wisconsin Right to Life O.M.I.D. ($5,611) made independent expenditures favoring Representative Bernier.

America Votes Action Fund ($2,867), Greater Wisconsin Political Independent Expenditure Fund ($26,800) and Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin Inc. ($3,558) made independent expenditures supporting her opponent.

2012 Campaign Finance Summary
Bernier
Raised: $130,303 - Spent: $96,789
Vote: 52.4% - Cost/Vote: $7.04
Independent Backing: $29,567
Smriga
Raised: $38,847 - Spent: $36,846
Vote: 47.5% - Cost/Vote: $2.95
Independent Backing: $33,225
Bernier’s Committee Assignments

2013-2014: Aging and Long-Term Care; Campaigns and Elections (Chair); Public Safety and Homeland Security; Rural Affairs; Workforce Development.

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


Where did the money come from?*
Pie Chart: Money Sources
Cash on hand 1/1/11 ($40)
Self $266
Under $100 $19,076
$100 or more $100,690
PACs & Parties $10,250
Other Income $22

*All figures represent candidate income before any returns.


Contributions of $100 or More*
1/1/11-12/31/12
In-District Out-District
$16,020 (15.9%) $84,535 (84.1%)

*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*
1/1/11-12/31/12
Interest Amount
Banking & Finance $10,662.00
Manufacturing & Distributing $10,070.00
Business $9,100.00
Health Professionals $9,055.00
Construction $8,380.00
Retired/Homemakers/Non-income earners $8,267.70
Insurance $6,200.00
Health Services/Institutions $5,900.00
Road Construction $5,850.00
Tourism/Leisure/Entertainment $5,775.00
Energy $3,975.00
Real Estate $3,650.00
Transportation $3,575.00
Political/Ideological $3,500.00
Agriculture $3,150.00
Lawyers/Law Firms/Lobbyists $2,825.00
Natural Resources $2,770.00
Education $2,300.00
Civil servant/public employee $1,900.00
Telecommunications & Computers $1,700.00
Non-Profit/Social Services $1,200.00
Unknown $500.00

*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
2009-2012
Contributor(s) City Business Amount
Walton Family Bentonville, AR Walmart Stores $3,500
Schwankl, Richard & Dorothy Eau Claire, WI Retired $1,800
Aycox Family Williamson, GA LoanMax $1,500
Cullen Family Waunakee, WI JP Cullen & Sons $1,500
Farrow, Peter & Michelle Chippewa Falls, WI Group Health Cooperative/
Chippewa Falls Chamber of Commerce Eau Claire
$1,350
Menard Family Chippewa Falls, WI Menards Inc/Bob's House for Dogs $1,300
Trierweiler Family Marshfield, WI Trierweiler Construction & Supply Co $1,300
Dobrenz, Leroy & Carol Eau Claire, WI Retired $1,267
Michels Family Hartland, WI Michels Corp/Rob's Riverwood Salon & Spa $1,250
Reit, Larry & Jennifer Eau Claire, WI Reit's Garden Center $1,200
Wheeler, Michael & Victoria Chippewa Falls, WI Bucky Builders $1,200

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