2012 Campaign Finance Profile - Alberta Darling

Senator Alberta Darling (R) River HillsPicture: Senator Alberta DarlingSenate District 8

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2012 Election Notes and Background

Senator Darling was first elected to the Assembly in a May 1990 special election, to the Senate in 1992 and reelected in an August 2011 recall election.

She was unopposed in the primary and general election.

2012 Campaign Finance Summary
Raised: $116,304 - Spent: $141,046
Vote: 95.6% - Cost/Vote: $1.85
Independent Backing: $0
No Opponent
Raised: $0 - Spent: $0
Vote: 4.4% - Cost/Vote: $0
Independent Backing: $0
Darling’s Committee Assignments

2013-2014: Education; Finance (Chair); Workforce Development, Forestry, Mining and Revenue; Joint Employment Relations; Joint Finance (Co-chair); Joint Legislative Audit; Review of the Common Core Standards Initiative; Special Committee on Reporting of Child Abuse and Child Neglect (Chair); Special Committee on Supervised Release and Discharge of Sexually Violent Persons; Joint Legislative Council; Claims Board; Wisconsin Center District Board.

2011-2012: Economic Development and Veterans and Military Affairs; Education; Finance (Chair); Joint Legislative Audit; Joint Employment Relations; Joint Finance (Co-chair); Joint Legislative Council; Special Committee on Building Wisconsin's Workforce; Special Committee on Child Welfare Provider Rate Implementation; Special Committee on Public Assistance Program Integrity (Chair); Special Committee on Health Care Reform Implementation (Co-chair).

Where did the money come from?*
Pie Chart: Money Sources
Cash on hand 9/1/11** $90,162
Self $0
Under $100 $11,988
$100 or more $75,681
PACs & Parties $21,150
Other Income $7,485
**Faced recall in August 2011.

*All figures represent candidate income before any returns.

Contributions of $100 or More*
In-District Out-District
$37,093 (49.0%) $38,588 (51.0%)

*Includes all contributions from contributors of $100 or more to the candidate in a calendar year.
Excludes any returned and self contributions.
**Faced recall in August 201

Interest Group Contributions from
Individuals and Committees*
Interest Amount
Retired/Homemakers/Non-income earners $18,948.00
Health Professionals $12,100.00
Banking & Finance $8,850.00
Manufacturing & Distributing $8,438.00
Lawyers/Law Firms/Lobbyists $5,350.00
Insurance $5,250.00
Road Construction $4,250.00
Health Services/Institutions $3,975.00
Transportation $3,800.00
Labor Unions $3,750.00
Real Estate $3,750.00
Business $3,150.00
Political/Ideological $3,000.00
Construction $2,700.00
Natural Resources $2,550.00
Tourism/Leisure/Entertainment $2,550.00
Education $1,350.00
Telecommunications & Computers $1,350.00
Agriculture $1,100.00
Energy $400.00
Civil servant/public employee $120.00
Non-Profit/Social Services $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 recall in August 201

Top Contributors
Contributor(s) City Business Amount
McKeithan Family River Hills, WI Tamarack Petroleum Co $36,775
Kubly, Michael & Billie Milwaukee, WI Charles E Kubly Foundation $35,550
Kellner, Ted & Mary Mequon, WI Fiduciary Management/Kelben Foundation Inc $26,350
Baumgartner Family Milwaukee, WI Paper Machinery Corp $19,350
Van Dyke, William D III & Polly Milwaukee, WI Morgan Stanley Smith Barney (Retired) $18,150
Fabick, Jere Oconomowoc, WI Fabco Equipment Inc $15,800
Read, Verne & Marion Milwaukee, WI Clement Finance & Leasing Inc $14,900
White, Michael & Kathy Milwaukee, WI Rite Hite Corp $13,650
Bechthold Family Mequon, WI Payne & Dolan/Zenith Tech $13,150
Stollenwerk, John & JoEllen Mequon, WI Badger Meter $13,000

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