2014 Campaign Finance Profile - Kathy Bernier

Representative Kathy Bernier (R) Chippewa Falls Picture: Representative Kathy BernierAssembly District 68

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2014 Election Notes and Background

Representative Bernier was first elected to the Assembly in 2010.

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

NRA Political Victory Fund ($574), Volunteers for Agriculture ($36,104), Wisconsin Family Action Inc. - 1.91 Account ($88) and Wisconsin Right to Life PAC ($155) made independent expenditures favoring Representative Bernier. Workers' Voice ($298) made independent expenditures supporting her opponent.

Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce (estimated $115,000) spent undisclosed sum on "issues" in support of Bernier.

2014 Campaign Finance Summary
Bernier
Raised: $186,251 - Spent: $217,538
Vote: 52.8% - Cost/Vote: $19.27
Disclosed Independent Backing: $36,921
Estimated "Issue Ad" Spending: $115,000
Peck
Raised: $99,603 - Spent: $85,867
Vote: 47.2% - Cost/Vote: $8.52
Disclosed Independent Backing: $298
Estimated "Issue Ad" Spending: $0
Bernier’s Committee Assignments

2015-2016: Aging and Long-Term Care; Agriculture; Campaigns and Elections (Chair); Family Law (Vice-Chair); Mining and Rural Development; Workforce Development.

2013-2014: Aging and Long-Term Care; Campaigns and Elections (Chair); Public Safety and Homeland Security; Rural Affairs; Workforce Development.

 
Where did the money come from?*
Pie Chart: Money Sources
Cash on hand 1/1/13** $33,385
Self $165
Under $100 $16,533
$100 or more $112,132
PACs & Parties $57,109
Other Income $313

*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
$18,442 (16.5%) $93,590 (83.5%)

*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 $42,659.22
Health Services/Institutions $13,445.00
Health Professionals $12,930.00
Manufacturing & Distributing $10,675.00
Business $10,665.00
Construction $10,359.00
Banking & Finance $8,553.00
Road Construction $8,150.00
Agriculture $7,700.00
Insurance $6,960.00
Real Estate $6,050.00
Energy $5,310.00
Tourism/Leisure/Entertainment $4,830.00
Retired/Homemakers/Non-income earners $4,767.00
Natural Resources $4,150.00
Transportation $3,100.00
Lawyers/Law Firms/Lobbyists $2,750.00
Telecommunications & Computers $2,060.00
Labor Unions $1,350.00
Civil servant/public employee $1,078.00
Education $825.00
Unknown $775.00

* 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
2009-2014
Contributor(s) City Business Amount
Walton Family Millsap, TX Walmart Stores $3,500
Schwankl, Richard & Dorothy Eau Claire, WI Retired $2,700
Cullen Family Waunakee, WI JP Cullen & Sons $2,499
Farrow, Peter & Michelle Farrow Chippewa Falls, WI Group Health Cooperative Eau Claire/
Chippewa Falls Chamber of Commerce
$2,350
Michels Family Hartland, WI Michels Corp/Rob's Riverwood Salon & Spa $2,250
Biederman, Scott & Lavonne/UnitedHealth Group Chippewa Falls, WI Phillips Plastics $2,050
Aycox Family Williamson, GA LoanMax $2,000
DeVos, Richard & Betsy Grand Rapids, MI Alticor/Windquest $2,000
Frank Family Middleton, WI Frank Liquor Co $2,000
Kraemer Family Madison, WI Edward Kraemer & Sons Construction $2,000
Sadoff, Gary & Lacey Milwaukee, WI Badger Liquor $2,000

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