2014 Campaign Finance Profile - Samantha Kerkman

Representative Samantha Kerkman (R) SalemPicture: Representative Samantha KerkmanAssembly District 61

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2014 Election Notes and Background

Representative Kerkman was first elected to the Assembly in 2000.

She was unopposed in the primary and general elections.

Wisconsin Right to Life PAC ($155) made independent expenditures favoring Representative Kerkman.

2014 Campaign Finance Summary
Kerkman
Raised: $12,853 - Spent: $17,985
Vote: 97.4% - Cost/Vote: $1.03
Independent Backing: $155
No Opponent
Raised: $0 - Spent: $0
Vote: 2.6% - Cost/Vote: $0
Independent Backing: $0
Kerkman’s Committee Assignments

2015-2016: Audit (Chair); Children and Families; Interstate Affairs; Judiciary; Ways and Means; Joint Legislative Audit (Co-Chair).

2013-2014: Audit (Chair); Children and Families; Judiciary; Ways and Means; Joint Legislative Audit; Special Committee on Permanency for Young Children in the Child Welfare System (Chair).

 
Where did the money come from?*
Pie Chart: Money Sources
Cash on hand 1/1/13** $21,591
Self $0
Under $100 $222
$100 or more $2,508
PACs & Parties $9,622
Other Income $501

*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
$600 (23.9%) $1,908 (76.1%)

*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
Political/Ideological $1,722.38
Health Services/Institutions $1,250.00
Labor Unions $1,250.00
Banking & Finance $1,100.00
Manufacturing & Distributing $1,000.00
Health Professionals $850.00
Agriculture $800.00
Telecommunications & Computers $750.00
Transportation $650.00
Construction $607.99
Real Estate $600.00
Education $500.00
Energy $500.00
Insurance $350.00
Civil servant/public employee $100.00
Natural Resources $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
1999-2014
Contributor(s) City Business Amount
Gardiner, Merle & Susanne Bristol, WI Trans-Chemco Inc $2,850
Swoboda, Robert & Lenore Burlington, WI Aurora Health Care Systems $2,500
Bonifas, Robert Aurora, IL Alarm Detection Systems $2,150
Fait, Robert & Judith Burlington, WI Family Vision & Contact Lens $1,850
Porter, Cloyd & Joan Burlington, WI Legislator, Retired $1,832
Mangold Family Burlington, WI Mangold Insurance Inc $1,708
Staryzk-Kerkman Family Powers Lake, WI Legislator/Country Home Center $1,700
Nieth, Carl & Alice West Allis, WI Retired $1,650
Boldt, John Bristol, WI Clark Dietz Inc $1,550
Cape, Christopher Racine, WI James Cape & Sons Co $1,300
Daniels, Daniel & Donald Union Grove, WI Daniels Chiropractic $1,300
Heilgest, Gisela Twin Lakes, WI Alma Construction $1,300

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