2014 Campaign Finance Profile - Ed Brooks

Representative Ed Brooks (R) Reedsburg Picture: Representative Ed BrooksAssembly District 50

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2014 Election Notes and Background

Representative Brooks was first elected to the Assembly in 2008.

He was unopposed in the primary and faced Democratic opposition in the general election.

NRA Political Victory Fund ($497) and Wisconsin Right to Life PAC ($155) made independent expenditures favoring Representative Brooks.

2014 Campaign Finance Summary
Brooks
Raised: $81,583 - Spent: $59,546
Vote: 57.8% - Cost/Vote: $5.06
Independent Backing: $652
Miller
Raised: $43,603 - Spent: $42,193
Vote: 42.2% - Cost/Vote: $4.91
Independent Backing: $0
Brooks’s Committee Assignments

2015-2016: Agriculture; Corrections; Interstate Affairs; Mining and Rural Development; Urban and Local Affairs (Chair).

2013-2014: Agriculture; Corrections; Public Safety and Homeland Security; Urban and Local Affairs (Chair); Veterans; Speaker's Taskforce on Rural Schools.

 
Where did the money come from?*
Pie Chart: Money Sources
Cash on hand 1/1/13** $13,742
Self $0
Under $100 $14,299
$100 or more $54,335
PACs & Parties $12,900
Other Income $49

*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
$27,350 (50.3%) $26,985 (49.7%)

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

Excludes any returned and self contributions.

**Beginning of candidate's election cycle.

 
Interest Group Contributions from
Individuals and Committees*
1/1/13-12/31/14**
Interest Amount
Agriculture $9,300.00
Retired/Homemakers/Non-income earners $6,309.16
Construction $6,132.00
Banking & Finance $5,875.00
Manufacturing & Distributing $5,800.00
Insurance $4,525.00
Health Professionals $4,435.00
Business $3,379.00
Health Services/Institutions $2,830.00
Lawyers/Law Firms/Lobbyists $2,450.00
Road Construction $2,325.00
Transportation $2,300.00
Energy $1,850.00
Telecommunications & Computers $1,800.00
Labor Unions $1,600.00
Real Estate $1,550.00
Tourism/Leisure/Entertainment $1,250.00
Political/Ideological $1,000.00
Unknown $950.00
Natural Resources $875.00
Education $600.00
Civil servant/public employee $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
2007-2014
Contributor(s) City Business Amount
Brooks, Ed Reedsburg, WI Legislator $17,016
Carrig, Don & Barbara Reedsburg, WI Retired (C&H Inc of Reedsburg) $3,500
Hatch Family Necedah, WI Cranberry Creek $3,200
Friede, Roger & Ellen Reedsburg, WI Friede & Associates $2,050
Hollenbeck, Fred & Sue Mauston, WI Curran, Hollenbeck & Orton $1,700
Zobel, Edward & Dorothy Reedsburg, WI Ray Zobel & Sons $1,675
Pace, David & Janie Reedsburg, WI Cellox Corp $1,650
Bass, Robert & Judith Reedsburg, WI Bass Farms $1,600
Lichte, Donald & Kay Reedsburg, WI Lichte Insurance $1,600
Potter Family Marana, AZ Cutler Cranberry Co $1,600

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