2012 Campaign Finance Profile - Steve Kestell

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

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2012 Election Notes and Background

Representative Kestell was first elected to the Assembly in 1998.

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

2012 Campaign Finance Summary
Raised: $18,548 - Spent: $14,520
Vote: 57.9% - Cost/Vote: $0.80
Independent Backing: $0
Raised: $4,250 - Spent: $4,136
Vote: 42.1% - Cost/Vote: $0.31
Independent Backing: $0
Kestell’s Committee Assignments

2013-2014: Education (Chair); Family Law; State and Local Finance; Urban Education; Ways and Means; Education Commission of the States; Board of Curators Historical Society of Wisconsin.

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.

Where did the money come from?*
Pie Chart: Money Sources
Cash on hand 1/1/11 $9,175
Self $0
Under $100 $2,406
$100 or more $9,142
PACs & Parties $7,000
Other Income $0

*All figures represent candidate income before any returns.

Contributions of $100 or More*
In-District Out-District
$5,765 (63.1%) $3,377 (36.9%)

*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
Lawyers/Law Firms/Lobbyists $3,500.00
Labor Unions $3,250.00
Retired/Homemakers/Non-income earners $2,450.00
Health Professionals $1,400.00
Telecommunications & Computers $1,000.00
Insurance $750.00
Education $650.00
Political/Ideological $600.00
Unknown $300.00
Banking & Finance $250.00
Business $250.00
Civil servant/public employee $200.00
Real Estate $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
Rohde, Charles & Susan Plymouth, WI Rohde Brothers $3,450
Gentine Family Plymouth, WI Sargento Inc $3,200
Gutschow Family Sheboygan, WI Larry's Distributing $2,200
Lindstrom, Steven & Vickie Sheboygan Falls, WI Dentist $1,852
Kestell, Steven & Luanne Elkhart Lake, WI Legislator/Richardson Industries $1,550
Kohler, Terry & Mary Sheboygan, WI Windway Capital $1,425
Fuller, Howard & Debbie McGriff Milwaukee, WI Marquette University/Edison Schools $1,000
Gasper, Dennis & Judith Plymouth, WI Dennis Gasper Inc $1,000
Maples Family Manitowoc, WI Vinton Construction Co $1,000
Radue, Edgar & Janet Howards Grove, WI Bitter-Neumann TV & Appliance $950
Varish, George III & Wendy Cleveland, WI Varish Chiropractic $950

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