2012 Campaign Finance Profile - Sheila Harsdorf

Senator Sheila Harsdorf (R) River FallsPicture: Senator Sheila HarsdorfSenate District 10

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2012 Election Notes and Background

Senator Harsdorf was first elected to the Assembly in 1988, elected to the Senate in 2000 after a two year retirement and reelected in an August 2011 recall election.

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

2012 Campaign Finance Summary
Harsdorf
Raised: $111,669 - Spent: $130,247
Vote: 59.2% - Cost/Vote: $2.51
Independent Backing: $0
Olson
Raised: $8,479 - Spent: $6,681
Vote: 40.7% - Cost/Vote: $0.19
Independent Backing: $0
Harsdorf’s Committee Assignments

2013-2014: Agriculture, Small Business and Tourism; Energy, Consumer Protection and Government Reform; Finance; Universities and Technical Colleges (Chair); Finance; Joint Information Policy and Technology (Co-chair); Midwestern Higher Education Council.

2011-2012: Agriculture, Forestry and Higher Education; Finance; State and Federal Relations and Information Technology (Chair); Joint Finance; Joint Information Policy and Technology (Co-chair); Special Committee on Nanotechnology (Chair).


Where did the money come from?*
Pie Chart: Money Sources
Cash on hand 9/1/11** $32,392
Self $0
Under $100 $19,919
$100 or more $75,247
PACs & Parties $16,000
Other Income $503
**Faced 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
$48,862 (64.9%) $26,385 (35.1%)

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

Interest Group Contributions from
Individuals and Committees*
9/1/11-12/31/12**
Interest Amount
Retired/Homemakers/Non-income earners $19,150.00
Health Professionals $7,575.00
Manufacturing & Distributing $6,275.00
Business $5,925.00
Construction $5,765.00
Agriculture $5,625.00
Banking & Finance $5,010.00
Health Services/Institutions $4,800.00
Telecommunications & Computers $4,000.00
Real Estate $3,631.12
Transportation $3,485.00
Road Construction $3,000.00
Energy $2,825.00
Natural Resources $2,204.88
Education $1,935.00
Tourism/Leisure/Entertainment $1,856.12
Unknown $1,785.00
Insurance $1,600.00
Labor Unions $1,500.00
Lawyers/Law Firms/Lobbyists $1,450.00
Political/Ideological $1,300.00
Civil servant/public employee $350.00
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.
**Faced August 2011 recall election.

Top Contributors
1993-2012
Contributor(s) City Business Amount
Nelson, Grant & Carol Prescott, WI Retired $30,500
Derrick Family New Richmond, WI Derrick Construction Co $10,425
Houle, Helene St Paul, MN Retired $7,250
Knox Family Fort Atkinson, WI WD Hoard & Sons/Morgan & Myers $6,580
Rinehart Family River Falls, WI Dick's Market $6,340
Friedlander, William & Sally Hudson, WI Retired $6,175
Schulte Family Ellsworth, WI Victory Fireworks $5,450
LaBelle, William P & Christine Menomonie, WI Sawdust City Real Estate $5,150
Springer, Don Hudson, WI Viking Electronics $4,975
Elefson, Vern & Jean River Falls, WI Retired $4,850

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