2012 Campaign Finance Profile - Luther Olsen

Senator Luther Olsen (R) RiponPicture: Senator Luther OlsenSenate District 14

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2012 Election Notes and Background

Senator Olsen was first elected to the Assembly in 1994, to the Senate in 2004 and reelected in an August 2011 recall election.

He won a two-way primary and faced Democratic opposition in the general election.

2012 Campaign Finance Summary
Olsen
Raised: $54,454 - Spent: $55,387
Vote: 57.5% - Cost/Vote: $1.18
Independent Backing: $0
Worthington
Raised: $11,819 - Spent: $10,458
Vote: 42.4% - Cost/Vote: $0.30
Independent Backing: $0
Olsen’s Committee Assignments

2013-2014: Education (Chair); Finance; Insurance and Housing; Joint Finance; Special Committee on Improving Educational Opportunities in High School (Chair); Joint Legislative Council (Co-chair); Agricultural Education and Workforce Development Council; Education Commission of the States; Educational Communications Board; State Capitol and Executive Residence Board.

2011-2012: Education (Chair); Finance; Insurance and Housing; Joint Finance; Special Committee on School Safety; Special Committee on Justice Reinvestment Initiative Oversight; Special Committee on Review of Spousal Maintenance Awards in Divorce Proceedings; Special Committee on Health Care Access (Chair).


Where did the money come from?*
Pie Chart: Money Sources
Cash on hand 9/1/11** $1,300
Self $0
Under $100 $5,149
$100 or more $31,055
PACs & Parties $18,250
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
$11,580 (37.3%) $19,475 (62.7%)

*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 $6,590.00
Education $6,050.00
Health Services/Institutions $3,650.00
Insurance $2,875.00
Natural Resources $2,600.00
Energy $2,550.00
Tourism/Leisure/Entertainment $2,465.00
Manufacturing & Distributing $2,450.00
Agriculture $2,200.00
Retired/Homemakers/Non-income earners $2,200.00
Banking & Finance $2,000.00
Labor Unions $2,000.00
Lawyers/Law Firms/Lobbyists $1,985.00
Political/Ideological $1,850.00
Road Construction $1,750.00
Transportation $1,300.00
Construction $990.00
Telecommunications & Computers $750.00
Unknown $500.00
Real Estate $250.00
Business $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
Radtke Family Winneconne, WI Bob Radtke Inc $5,324
Bloch, Burton & Mary Green Lake, WI Dentist $4,000
Hume Family San Francisco, CA Basic American Foods/Frosch International Travel $4,000
Olsen, Luther Berlin, WI Legislator $3,100
DeVos, Dick & Betsy Grand Rapids, MI Windquest/Alticor $3,000
Kennedy, William Janesville, WI Rock Road Companies $3,000
Walz, Robert & Viveca Portage, WI Cascade Mountain $3,000
Olsen, Vivadell Berlin, WI Retired $2,850
Gelhar, James Ripon, WI AF Gelhar Co Inc $2,500
Yeomans, Steven Ripon, WI Yeomans-Edinger Chiropractic Center $2,250

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