2012 Campaign Finance Profile - Howard Marklein

Representative Howard Marklein (R) Spring GreenPicture: Representative Howard MarkleinAssembly District 51

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2012 Election Notes and Background

Representative Marklein was first elected to the Assembly in 2010.

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

Volunteers for Agriculture ($23,821), Wisconsin Family Action Inc. - 1.91 Account ($74) and Wisconsin Right to Life O.M.I.D. ($8,685) made independent expenditures favoring Representative Marklein.

Greater Wisconsin Political Independent Expenditure Fund ($7,500), Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters IE Committee ($191) and Workers' Voice ($611) made independent expenditures supporting his opponent.

Citizens for a Strong America (estimated $10,000) spent undisclosed amounts on "issue ads" supporting Representative Marklein.

2012 Campaign Finance Summary
Raised: $172,122 - Spent: $150,044
Vote: 51.9% - Cost/Vote: $10.51
Reported Independent Spending: $32,580
Estimated "Issue Ad" Spending: $10,000
Raised: $68,725 - Spent: $68,725
Vote: 48.1% - Cost/Vote: $5.19
Reported Independent Spending: $8,302
Estimated "Issue Ad" Spending: $0
Marklein’s Committee Assignments

2013-2014: Agriculture; Audit; Education; Financial Institutions; Rural Affairs; Ways and Means (Chair); Joint Legislative Audit;  Small Business Regulatory Review Board.

2011-2012: Agriculture; Education; Financial Institutions.

Where did the money come from?*
Pie Chart: Money Sources
Cash on hand 1/1/11 $10,796
Self $6,174
Under $100 $17,929
$100 or more $136,786
PACs & Parties $9,350
Other Income $1,884

*All figures represent candidate income before any returns.

Contributions of $100 or More*
In-District Out-District
$57,805 (42.3%) $78,981 (57.7%)

*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
Banking & Finance $31,025.00
Agriculture $22,107.00
Construction $9,049.00
Retired/Homemakers/Non-income earners $9,020.00
Manufacturing & Distributing $8,600.00
Health Services/Institutions $8,225.00
Business $7,355.44
Real Estate $7,215.00
Health Professionals $6,825.00
Transportation $6,550.00
Insurance $6,264.40
Tourism/Leisure/Entertainment $4,140.00
Unknown $4,000.00
Road Construction $3,250.00
Energy $3,145.00
Lawyers/Law Firms/Lobbyists $2,350.00
Political/Ideological $2,300.00
Natural Resources $1,740.00
Telecommunications & Computers $1,625.00
Civil servant/public employee $700.00
Education $350.00
Non-Profit/Social Services $300.00

*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
Marklein, Howard & Margaret Spring Green, WI Legislator/Nurse $14,040
Kraemer Family Prairie du Sac, WI Kraemer Brothers Construction $6,649
Ritchie-Hallada Family Dodgeville, WI Ritchie Implement Inc/Edward Jones Brokerage/
Wisconsin Energy Conservation Corp/Hallada Auto Group
Buholzer Family Monroe, WI Klondike Cheese Factory/Ferr-Grahm & Associates $4,000
Kraemer-Peterson Family Madison, WI Edward Kraemer & Sons Construction/Lee Hecht Harrison $3,400
Fedler Development Dodgeville, WI Gold Leaf Development/Prairie Real Estate $2,500
Hartung Family Arena, WI Andersons Inc/Style Station $2,500
Bohl Family Mt Horeb, WI Bohl Clinic $2,100

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