2012 Campaign Finance Profile - Tom Larson

Representative Tom Larson (R) ColfaxPicture: Representative Tom LarsonAssembly District 67

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2012 Election Notes and Background

Representative Larson was first elected to the Assembly in 2010.

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

Wisconsin  REALTORS Political Fund - 1.91 Account ($44,722) made independent expenditures favoring Representative Larson. Greater Wisconsin Political Independent Expenditure Fund ($7,680) made independent expenditures supporting his opponent.

2012 Campaign Finance Summary
Raised: $120,399 - Spent: $124,389
Vote: 53.2% - Cost/Vote: $8.19
Independent Backing: $44,722
Raised: $52,075 - Spent: $51,746
Vote: 46.7% - Cost/Vote: $3.88
Independent Backing: $7,680
Larson’s Committee Assignments

2013-2014: Energy and Utilities; Family Law (Chair); Jobs, Economy and Mining; Judiciary; Small Business Development; Transportation; Common Core Standards.

2011-2012: Energy and Utilities; Judiciary and Ethics; Rural Economoc Development and Rural Affairs.

Where did the money come from?*
Pie Chart: Money Sources
Cash on hand 1/1/11 $32,587
Self $50,000
Under $100 $9,130
$100 or more $51,711
PACs & Parties $9,400
Other Income $159

*All figures represent candidate income before any returns.

Contributions of $100 or More*
In-District Out-District
$19,516 (37.7%) $32,195 (62.3%)

*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
Agriculture $8,590.00
Construction $7,940.00
Manufacturing & Distributing $5,475.00
Retired/Homemakers/Non-income earners $3,900.00
Business $3,450.00
Insurance $3,250.00
Energy $3,225.00
Road Construction $3,200.00
Real Estate $3,143.75
Transportation $3,080.00
Banking & Finance $2,900.00
Health Professionals $2,182.00
Telecommunications & Computers $1,750.00
Natural Resources $1,523.91
Health Services/Institutions $1,501.00
Political/Ideological $1,500.00
Tourism/Leisure/Entertainment $1,425.00
Lawyers/Law Firms/Lobbyists $1,375.00
Unknown $1,050.00
Civil servant/public employee $450.00
Non-Profit/Social Services $200.00

*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
Larson, Thomas Colfax, WI Legislator $68,115
Kennedy Family Janesville, WI Rock Road Companies $2,200
Walton Family Bentonville, AR Walmart Stores $2,000
Bauman, Gerald Sr & Gerald Jr Chippewa Falls, WI Bauman Construction $1,600
Farrow, Peter & Michelle Chippewa Falls, WI Group Health Cooperative Eau Claire/
Chippewa Falls Chamber of Commerce
Prochnow, Ron & Luanne Menomonie, WI Farmer $1,450
Lentz, Donald & Kay Menomonie, WI Lentz Fertilizer $1,425
Custer, Ken & Debi Elk Mound, WI Chippewa Valley Grain & Processing $1,250
Jacobs Family Colfax, WI Cedar River Potato Co $1,200
Jensen, Lee Elk Mound, WI Five Star Dairy $1,100

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