2012 Campaign Finance Profile - Jennifer Shilling

Senator Jennifer Shilling (D) La CrossePicture: Senator Jennifer ShillingSenate District 32

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2012 Election Notes and Background

Senator Shilling was first elected to the Assembly in 2000 and to the Senate in an August 2011 recall election.

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

Workers' Voice ($1,328) made independent expenditures favoring Senator Shilling. Wisconsin Family Action Inc. - 1.91 Account ($4,395) and Wisconsin Recall Action Fund ($2,348) made independent expenditures supporting her opponent.

2012 Campaign Finance Summary
Raised: $138,085 - Spent: $165,935
Vote: 58.3% - Cost/Vote: $3.24
Independent Backing: $1,328
Raised: $172,227 - Spent: $175,303
Vote: 41.6% - Cost/Vote: $4.80
Independent Backing: $6,743
Shilling’s Committee Assignments

2013-2014: Finance; Government Operations, Public Works and Telecommunications; Universities and Technical Colleges; Joint Finance; Special Committee on Reporting of Child Abuse and Child Neglect; Joint Legislative Council; Council on Domestic Abuse; Women's Council.

2011-2012: Finance; Economic Development and Veterans and Military Affairs; Agriculture, Forestry and Higher Education; Public Health, Human Services and Revenue; Joint Finance.

Where did the money come from?*
Pie Chart: Money Sources
Cash on hand 9/1/11** $26,815
Self $0
Under $100 $37,461
$100 or more $83,222
PACs & Parties $17,400
Other Income $1
**Elected to Senate in August 2011 recall.

*All figures represent candidate income before any returns.

Contributions of $100 or More*
In-District Out-District
$48,370 (58.1%) $34,852 (41.9%)

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

Interest Group Contributions from
Individuals and Committees*
Interest Amount
Retired/Homemakers/Non-income earners $16,748.00
Health Professionals $9,950.00
Lawyers/Law Firms/Lobbyists $7,282.31
Education $7,249.00
Energy $7,082.00
Labor Unions $5,850.00
Health Services/Institutions $5,300.00
Unknown $4,839.00
Banking & Finance $4,650.00
Civil servant/public employee $4,349.00
Manufacturing & Distributing $4,330.00
Natural Resources $3,740.00
Political/Ideological $3,450.00
Agriculture $3,200.00
Insurance $2,600.00
Construction $2,075.00
Transportation $1,750.00
Telecommunications & Computers $1,525.00
Business $1,350.00
Tourism/Leisure/Entertainment $1,008.00
Real Estate $1,000.00
Non-Profit/Social Services $795.00
Road Construction $500.00

*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.
**Elected to Senate in August 2011 recall.

Top Contributors
Contributor(s) City Business Amount
Shilling, Jennifer & Christopher La Crosse, WI Legislator/CS Design $10,700
Padesky, Timothy & Tara Johnson La Crosse, WI TD Padesky Electric Inc/La Crosse County Board $2,949
Frank, Donald & Barbara La Crosse, WI Retired $2,800
Geisler, Chris & Margaret Madison, WI University of Wisconsin $2,500
Mathy Family Onalaska, WI Mathy Construction $2,500
Stirling, Donald & Mary Gays Mills, WI Retired $2,500
Kind, Ronald & Tawni La Crosse, WI US representative/La Crosse Court Reporter $2,383
Gundersen, Cameron & Rachel La Crosse, WI Physician $2,150
Heim, Patricia La Crosse, WI OFlaherty, Heim, et al $2,075
Schnick, Rosalie & Ronald La Crosse, WI Roz Schnick Consulting $2,020

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