2012 Campaign Finance Profile - Lena C. Taylor

Senator Lena C. Taylor (D) MilwaukeePicture: Senator Lena C. TaylorSenate District 4

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2012 Election Notes and Background

Senator Taylor was first elected to the Assembly in an April 2003 special election and to the Senate in 2004.

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

Wisconsin Education Association Council ($1,374) made independent expenditures favoring Senator Taylor.

2012 Campaign Finance Summary
Raised: $124,781 - Spent: $94,709
Vote: 86.6% - Cost/Vote: $1.41
Independent Backing: $1,374
Raised: $600 - Spent: $675
Vote: 13.1% - Cost/Vote: $0.07
Independent Backing: $0
Taylor’s Committee Assignments

2013-2014: Agriculture, Small Business and Tourism; Economic Development and Local Government; Elections and Urban Affairs; Joint Review Criminal Penalties; Special Committee on Symposia Series on State Income Tax Reform Information.

2011-2012: Economic Development and Veterans and Military Affairs; Finance; Review of Administrative Rules; Joint Review of  Administrative Rules; Joint Finance; Joint Review on Criminal Penalties; Joint Legislative Council; Special Committee on Strengthening Wisconsin Families (Co-chair); Subcommittee on Funding Components (Chair); Subcommittee on Courts and Effective Justice Strategies (Chair); Special Committee on Justice Reinvestment Initiative Oversight (Chair); Justice System Funding, Organization and Strategies; Subcommittee on Justice System Funding, Organization and Strategies (Chair); Special Committee on Criminal Justice Funding and Strategies.

Where did the money come from?*
Pie Chart: Money Sources
Cash on hand 1/1/09 $5,712
Self $183
Under $100 $23,706
$100 or more $80,476
PACs & Parties $19,734
Other Income $682

*All figures represent candidate income before any returns.

Contributions of $100 or More*
In-District Out-District
$6,982 (8.8%) $72,494 (91.2%)

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

Interest Group Contributions from
Individuals and Committees*
Interest Amount
Insurance $12,650.00
Lawyers/Law Firms/Lobbyists $9,049.84
Education $8,555.00
Health Professionals $7,915.50
Labor Unions $6,550.00
Business $5,485.00
Tourism/Leisure/Entertainment $5,012.00
Health Services/Institutions $4,650.00
Manufacturing & Distributing $4,500.00
Non-Profit/Social Services $4,475.00
Banking & Finance $4,425.00
Civil servant/public employee $4,215.00
Retired/Homemakers/Non-income earners $3,250.00
Unknown $3,200.00
Construction $2,940.00
Energy $2,850.00
Political/Ideological $2,400.80
Real Estate $1,026.00
Agriculture $825.00
Natural Resources $800.75
Transportation $760.00
Telecommunications & Computers $600.00

*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.

Top Contributors
Contributor(s) City Business Amount
Taylor, Lena Milwaukee, WI Legislator $59,807
Burt, Ricky Menomonee Falls, WI Greater New Birth Church $4,500
Asif Rana, Chaudhry & Naheed Mughal Brookfield, WI Rana Brothers $4,000
Banks, Emile Brookfield, WI Emile Banks & Associates $4,000
Smith, Eugene Milwaukee, WI Gene's Supperclub $3,900
Earle, Peter & Sandy Shorewood, WI Peter Earle Law Offices/Borkowf & Borkovec $3,400
Harlan, Emery & Natalie Milwaukee, WI Gonzalez, Saggio, et al $3,100
Fuller, Howard & Deborah McGriff Milwaukee, WI Marquette University/New Schools Venture Fund $2,925
Hoeschen, Brad Milwaukee, WI Greenberg & Hoeschen $2,600
Kagen, Steve Appleton, WI Kagen Allergy Clinic $2,500

*Excludes contributions during the period she terminated her committee while running for Milwaukee County Executive in 2008.

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