2012 Campaign Finance Profile - Robert Cowles

Senator Robert Cowles (R) Green BayPicture: Senator Robert CowlesSenate District 2

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2012 Election Notes and Background

Senator Cowles was first elected to the Assembly in 1982, to the Senate in an April 1987 special election and reelected in an August 2011 recall election.

He was unopposed in the primary and general election.

2012 Campaign Finance Summary
Cowles
Raised: $14,915 - Spent: $12,226
Vote: 98.5% - Cost/Vote: $0.19
Independent Backing: $0
No Opponent
Raised: $0 - Spent: $0
Vote: 1.5% - Cost/Vote: $0.19
Independent Backing: $0
Cowles’ Committee Assignments

2013-2014: Energy, Consumer Protection and Government Reform (Chair); State and Federal Relations; Transportation, Public Safety and Veterans and Military Affairs; Joint Information Policy and Technology; Joint Legislative Audit (Co-chair); Transportation Projects Commission.

2011-2012: Energy, Biotechnology, and Consumer Protection (Chair); Workforce Development, Small Business and Tourism; Mining Jobs (September 2011-February 2012); Joint Legislative Audit (Co-chair); Joint Information Policy and Technology; Information Technology Management Board; Special Committee on Domestic Biofuels; Special Committee on Single-Use Plastics.


Where did the money come from?*
Pie Chart: Money Sources
Cash on hand 9/1/11** $88,214
Self $0
Under $100 $2,130
$100 or more $11,785
PACs & Parties $1,000
Other Income $0
**Faced an August 2011 recall election.

*All figures represent candidate income before any returns.


Contributions of $100 or More*
9/1/11-12/31/12**
In-District Out-District
$5,385 (45.7%) $6,400 (54.3%)

*Includes all contributions from contributors of $100 or more to the candidate in a calendar year.
Excludes any returned and self contributions.
**Faced an August 2011 recall election.

Interest Group Contributions from
Individuals and Committees*
9/1/11-12/31/12**
Interest Amount
Health Professionals $3,400.00
Retired/Homemakers/Non-income earners $3,000.00
Insurance $1,200.00
Construction $1,000.00
Real Estate $850.00
Business $700.00
Manufacturing & Distributing $535.00
Health Services/Institutions $500.00
Natural Resources $500.00
Tourism/Leisure/Entertainment $400.00
Transportation $300.00
Agriculture $100.00
Banking & Finance $100.00
Civil servant/public employee $100.00
Education $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.
**Faced an August 2011 recall election.

Top Contributors
1993-2012
Contributor(s) City Business Amount
Kress Family Green Bay, WI Green Bay Packaging $4,100
Dahlin, Bernard Green Bay, WI Nichols Paper Co $2,100
Gentine, Louis & Michele Elkhart Lake, WI Sargento Inc $2,000
Grohne, Dave & Margaret Wilmington, IL Independence Tube Corp $2,000
Hillis, Robert Milwaukee, WI Direct Supply Inc $2,000
Lucier, Larry & Jeanne Green Bay, WI Green Bay Seven-Up Bottling Co $2,000
Rauscher, Paul & Linda De Pere, WI EMT International $2,000
Wachowski, Scott Two Rivers, WI Scotts Vending Inc $2,000
Betz, Mark De Pere, WI Retired $1,750
Macco, Harry De Pere, WI Hillcrest Properties Ltd $1,550

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