2012 Campaign Finance Profile - Samantha Kerkman

Representative Samantha Kerkman (R) Powers LakePicture: Representative Samantha KerkmanAssembly District 61

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2012 Election Notes and Background

Representative Kerkman was first elected to the Assembly in 2000.

She was unopposed in the primary and faced Democratic opposition in the general election. Her Democratic opponent was a fellow incumbent who had been displaced by redistricting.

2012 Campaign Finance Summary
Raised: $59,468 - Spent: $42,859
Vote: 55.7% - Cost/Vote: $2.58
Independent Backing: $0
Raised: $28,387 - Spent: $32,817
Vote: 44.3% - Cost/Vote: $2.49
Independent Backing: $0
Kerkman’s Committee Assignments

2013-2014: Audit (Chair); Children and Families; Judiciary; Ways and Means; Joint Legislative Audit; Special Committee on Permanency for Young Children in the Child Welfare System (Chair).

2011-2012: Financial Institutions; Judiciary and Ethics; Ways and Means (Chair); Audit (Chair); Joint Legislative Audit (Co-chair); Special Committee on Emergency Management and Continuity of Government; Special Committee on Municipal Annexation; Continuity of Legislative Operations.

Where did the money come from?*
Pie Chart: Money Sources
Cash on hand 1/1/11 $4,982
Self $0
Under $100 $11,895
$100 or more $36,694
PACs & Parties $10,875
Other Income $4

*All figures represent candidate income before any returns.

Contributions of $100 or More*
In-District Out-District
$6,025 (16.9%) $29,669 (83.1%)

*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*
Interest Amount
Health Professionals $6,650.00
Health Services/Institutions $4,800.00
Political/Ideological $4,200.00
Business $4,100.29
Banking & Finance $3,900.00
Manufacturing & Distributing $3,000.00
Retired/Homemakers/Non-income earners $2,834.00
Construction $2,800.00
Insurance $1,775.00
Unknown $1,700.00
Road Construction $1,600.00
Tourism/Leisure/Entertainment $1,600.00
Education $1,200.00
Energy $1,100.00
Telecommunications & Computers $935.00
Lawyers/Law Firms/Lobbyists $800.00
Transportation $750.00
Real Estate $700.00
Agriculture $600.00
Civil servant/public employee $450.00
Labor Unions $350.00
Natural Resources $350.00
Non-Profit/Social Services $100.00

*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
Gardiner, Merle & Susanne Bristol, WI Trans-Chemco Inc $2,850
Swoboda, Robert & Lenore Burlington, WI Great Lakes Radiology $2,500
Bonifas, Robert Aurora, IL Alarm Detection Systems $2,150
Porter, Cloyd & Joan Burlington, WI Legislator, Retired/Courtyard Cabinetry $1,732
Mangold Family Burlington, WI Mangold Insurance Inc $1,708
Fait, Robert & Judith Burlington, WI Family Vision & Contact Lens $1,700
Staryzk-Kerkman Family Powers Lake, WI Legislator/Country Home Center $1,700
Nieth, Carl & Alice West Allis, WI Retired $1,650
Boldt, John Bristol, WI Clark Dietz Inc $1,550
Cape, Christopher Racine, WI James Cape & Sons Co $1,300
Daniels, Daniel & Donald Union Grove, WI Daniels Chiropractic $1,300
Heilgest, Gisela Twin Lakes, WI Alma Construction $1,300

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