2014 Campaign Finance Profile - Debra Kolste

Representative Debra Kolste (D) JanesvillePicture: Representative Debra KolsteAssembly District 44

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2014 Election Notes and Background

Representative Kolste was first elected to the Assembly in 2012.

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

Wisconsin Right to Life PAC ($6) made independent expenditures favoring Representative Kolste's opponent.

2014 Campaign Finance Summary
Kolste
Raised: $23,476 - Spent: $6,356
Vote: 68.0% - Cost/Vote: $0.48
Independent Backing: $0
Dorsey
Raised: $2,099 - Spent: $2,099
Vote: 32.1% - Cost/Vote: $0.33
Independent Backing: $6
Kolste’s Committee Assignments

2015-2016: Health; Public Benefit Reform; Transportation; Workforce Development.

2013-2014: Health; Small Business Development; Transportation; Workforce Development; Speaker's Taskforce on Mental Health.

 
Where did the money come from?*
Pie Chart: Money Sources
Cash on hand 1/1/13** $3,243
Self $934
Under $100 $3,064
$100 or more $10,950
PACs & Parties $8,528
Other Income $0

*All figures represent candidate income before any returns.
**Beginning of candidate's election cycle.

 
Contributions of $100 or More*
1/1/13-12/31/14**
In-District Out-District
$5,000 (45.7%) $5,950 (54.3%)

*Includes all contributions from contributors of $100 or more to the candidate in a calendar year.

Excludes any returned and self contributions.

**Dates coincide with candidate's election cycle.

 
Interest Group Contributions from
Individuals and Committees*
1/1/13-12/31/14**
Interest Amount
Labor Unions $3,950.00
Health Professionals $3,900.00
Retired/Homemakers/Non-income earners $3,050.00
Health Services/Institutions $2,300.00
Energy $1,250.00
Manufacturing & Distributing $1,000.00
Lawyers/Law Firms/Lobbyists $550.00
Agriculture $500.00
Road Construction $500.00
Education $450.00
Political/Ideological $428.11
Business $350.00
Transportation $250.00
Civil servant/public employee $200.00
Natural Resources $200.00
Non-Profit/Social Services $200.00
Real Estate $200.00
Construction $100.00
Insurance $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.

**Dates coincide with candidate's election cycle.

 
Top Contributors
2011-2014
Contributor(s) City Business Amount
Kolste, Debra & Rex Janesville, WI Legislator/Mercy Health System $17,813
Kolste, Andrew & Catherine Byron, IL Exelon Corp $1,500
Kolste, Tori & Alison Minneapolis, MN Independent School District #281/Allina Health System $1,350
Bysted, Steve Janesville, WI Ott Schweitzer Distributing Inc $1,000
Falk, Steve Janesville, WI Mercy Health System $1,000
Horton, James & Heidi Janesville, WI Mercy Health System $1,000
Kolste, Maxine Ogallala, NE Homemaker $1,000
Hevenor, Duncan & Diana Wagner, SD Retired $900
Shea, Lawrence & Martha Janesville, WI Mercy Health System $900
Bilek, Marie Janesville, WI Mercy Health System $800
Smith, Derald & Ardis Fort Worth, TX Retired $800

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