2012 Campaign Finance Profile - Nikiya Harris

Senator Nikiya Harris (D) MilwaukeePicture: Senator Nikiya HarrisSenate District 6

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2012 Election Notes and Background

Senator Harris was first elected to the Senate in 2012.

She won a five-way primary and was unopposed in the general election.

Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin Inc ($6,207) and Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters IE Committee ($16,098) made independent expenditures favoring Senator Harris. American Federation for Children Action Fund IE Committee ($17,807) made independent expenditures supporting one of her primary opponents, Representative Elizabeth M. Coggs.

One group, We Are Milwaukee Inc., made independent expenditures supporting Senator Haris in the Democratic primary but did not report its spending to the state's Government Accountability Board.

2012 Campaign Finance Summary
Raised: $40,857 - Spent: $39,616
Vote: 98.7% - Cost/Vote: $0.65
Disclosed Independent Spending: $22,305
No Opponent
Raised: $0 - Spent: $0
Vote: 1.3% - Cost/Vote: $0
Disclosed Independent Spending: $0
Harris’ Committee Assignments

2013-2014: Education; Government Operations, Public Works and Telecommunications; Judiciary and Labor; Joint Review of Administrative Rules; Educational Communications Board; Milwaukee Child Welfare Partnership Council.

2011-2012: Not yet elected.

Where did the money come from?*
Pie Chart: Money Sources
Cash on hand 3/20/12** $1,514
Self $3,402
Under $100 $5,116
$100 or more $15,628
PACs & Parties $16,710
Other Income $0
**Candidate in spring 2012 election.

*All figures represent candidate income before any returns.

Contributions of $100 or More*
In-District Out-District
$2,819 (18.0%) $12,809 (82.0%)

*Includes all contributions from contributors of $100 or more to the candidate in a calendar year.
Excludes any returned and self contributions.
**Candidate in spring 2012 election.

Interest Group Contributions from
Individuals and Committees*
Interest Amount
Labor Unions $11,053.60
Political/Ideological $6,959.86
Lawyers/Law Firms/Lobbyists $2,509.00
Retired/Homemakers/Non-income earners $2,361.00
Civil servant/public employee $1,610.00
Education $1,510.00
Unknown $1,050.00
Banking & Finance $800.00
Health Services/Institutions $800.00
Tourism/Leisure/Entertainment $800.00
Manufacturing & Distributing $600.00
Non-Profit/Social Services $585.00
Business $500.00
Real Estate $500.00
Construction $300.00
Energy $100.00
Health Professionals $100.00
Telecommunications & Computers $100.00
Transportation $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.
**Candidate in spring 2012 election.

Top Contributors
Contributor(s) City Business Amount
Harris, Nikiya Q Milwaukee, WI Candidate/Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors $3,402
Uihlein, Lynde Milwaukee, WI Brico Fund $1,000
Pasch, Sandra Milwaukee, WI Legislator $750
Harris, George Jr & Marquise Milwaukee, WI Real estate/Party promoter $700
Coleman, William B Glendale, WI Coleman & Williams Ltd $500
Earle, Peter Shorewood, WI Peter Earle Law Offices $500
Rulnick, Jason New York, NY Art consultant $500
Schreiber, Martin J Milwaukee, WI Schreiber & Associates $500
Duiven, Virginia Milwaukee, WI Urban Ecology Center $450
Folkman, Daniel Milwaukee, WI Retired $400

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