2012 Special Election Finance Profile - Paul Farrow

Senator Paul Farrow (R) PewaukeePicture: Senator Paul FarrowSenate District 33

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2012 Special Election Notes and Background

Senator Farrow was first elected to to the Assembly in 2010. He started his campaign for the recently vacated 33rd Senate District while still running for reelection to the Assembly in the general election held in November. The Senate special election was held in December 2012.

He was opposed in the primary by Representative Chris Kapenga of Assembly District 99 and unopposed in the special election.

2012 Special Election Finance Summary
Farrow
Raised: $96,832 - Spent: $109,896
Vote: 98.1% - Cost/Vote: $15.91
Independent Backing: $0
No Opponent
Raised: $0 - Spent: $0
Vote: 1.9% - Cost/Vote: $0
Independent Backing: $0
Farrow’s Committee Assignments

2013-2014: Education; Government Operations, Public Works and Telecommunications (Chair); Judiciary and Labor; Joint Survey on Retirement Systems; Review of the Common Core Standards Initiative (Chair); Special Committee on Improving Educational Opportunities in High School; Joint Legislative Council; State Fair Park Board.

2011-2012: Member of the Assembly.


Where did the money come from?*
Pie Chart: Money Sources
Cash on hand 7/31/12** $14,729
Self $20,000
Under $100 $7,024
$100 or more $50,858
PACs & Parties $18,950
Other Income $0
**Candidate for reelection to
Assembly in fall 2012.

*All figures represent candidate income before any returns.


Contributions of $100 or More*
7/31/12-12/31/12**
In-District Out-District
$18,812.86 (37.2%) $31,795 (62.8%)

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

Interest Group Contributions from
Individuals and Committees*
7/31/12-12/31/12**
Interest Amount
Health Services/Institutions $8,875.00
Banking & Finance $5,120.00
Energy $4,900.00
Business $4,600.00
Tourism/Leisure/Entertainment $4,327.86
Construction $4,260.00
Manufacturing & Distributing $3,955.00
Real Estate $3,250.00
Telecommunications & Computers $3,175.00
Civil servant/public employee $3,075.00
Lawyers/Law Firms/Lobbyists $3,000.00
Health Professionals $2,945.00
Labor Unions $2,750.00
Insurance $2,625.00
Political/Ideological $2,400.00
Road Construction $2,250.00
Education $1,525.00
Unknown $1,300.00
Transportation $1,250.00
Retired/Homemakers/Non-income earners $1,200.00
Agriculture $500.00
Defense $350.00
Natural Resources $250.00

*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 for reelection to Assembly in fall 2012.

Top Contributors
2009-2012
Contributor(s) City Business Amount
Farrow, Paul F Pewaukee, WI Legislator $26,000
Farrow, Margaret & John Pewaukee, WI Lt Governor, Retired $4,000
Farrow, Peter & Michelle Chippewa Falls, WI Group Health Cooperative Eau Claire/
Chippewa Falls Chamber of Commerce
$3,250
Hendricks, Diane Beloit, WI ABC Supply Co $1,700
Drees, Peter Pewaukee, WI Moe's Southwest Grill $1,253
Jannsen Family Pewaukee, WI Jannsen & Co $1,050
David, Curtis G Brookfield, WI Legislative aide $1,000
Fabick, Jere C Oconomowoc, WI Fabco Equipment Inc $1,000
Vaitl, William & Barbara Brookfield, WI Retired $1,000
Northwood, Chris W Stevens Point, WI Northwood Real Estate $925

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