2012 Campaign Finance Profile - Debra Kolste

Representative Debra Kolste (D) JanesvillePicture: Representative Debra KolsteAssembly District 44

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2012 Election Notes and Background

Representative Kolste was first elected to the Assembly in 2012.

She won a four-way primary and defeated the Republican incumbent in the general election.

Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin Inc. ($3,780) and Workers' Voice ($206) made independent expenditures favoring Representative Kolste. Independents for Better Government  - RVM LLC ($1,364) made independent expenditures supporting one of her primary opponents, Yuri Rashkin.

2012 Campaign Finance Summary
Kolste
Raised: $63,930 - Spent: $60,543
Vote: 61.5% - Cost/Vote: $3.56
Independent Backing: $3,986
Knilans
Raised: $91,794 - Spent: $87,126
Vote: 38.3% - Cost/Vote: $8.24
Independent Backing: $0
Kolste’s Committee Assignments

2013-2014: Health; Small Business Development; Transportation; Workforce Development; Speaker's Taskforce on Mental Health.

2011-2012: Not yet elected.


Where did the money come from?*
Pie Chart: Money Sources
Cash on hand 1/1/11 $0
Self $16,744
Under $100 $7,754
$100 or more $30,357
PACs & Parties $9,075
Other Income $0

*All figures represent candidate income before any returns.


Contributions of $100 or More*
1/1/11-12/31/12
In-District Out-District
$13,822 (45.5%) $16,535 (54.5%)

*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
Retired/Homemakers/Non-income earners $7,948.06
Labor Unions $5,310.00
Political/Ideological $4,735.14
Health Professionals $4,585.07
Lawyers/Law Firms/Lobbyists $2,650.00
Civil servant/public employee $2,300.00
Education $2,116.82
Unknown $1,450.00
Business $1,350.00
Health Services/Institutions $1,325.56
Manufacturing & Distributing $1,150.00
Energy $1,000.00
Non-Profit/Social Services $986.26
Telecommunications & Computers $700.00
Tourism/Leisure/Entertainment $550.00
Transportation $350.00
Construction $250.00
Road Construction $250.00
Banking & Finance $200.00
Real Estate $125.00
Natural Resources $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
2011-2012
Contributor(s) City Business Amount
Kolste, Debra & Rex Janesville, WI Candidate/Mercy Health System $16,879
Horton, James & Heidi Janesville, WI Mercy Health System $1,000
Kolste, Andrew & Catherine Byron, IL Exelon Corp $1,000
Hevenor, Duncan & Diana Wagner, SD Retired $900
Smith, Derald & Ardis Fort Worth, TX Retired $800
Stegeman, Dona Janesville, WI Dentist $617
Stegeman, Ronald & Dona Janesville, WI Dentist/Janesville School District $617
Kolste, Tori & Alison Minneapolis, MN AmeriCorps/Medical Learning Inc $600
Shea, Lawrence & Martha Janesville, WI Mercy Health System $600

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