2015 Special Election Finance Profile - Chris Kapenga

Senator Chris Kapenga (R) DelafieldPicture: Senator Chris KapengaSenate District 33

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2015 Special Election Notes and Background

Senator Kapenga was first elected to the Assembly in 2010 and to the Senate an a July 2015 special election.

He won a three-way primary and faced Democratic oppostion in the special election.

Wisconsin Family Action, Inc. - 1.91 Account ($671) made independent expenditures favoring Senator Kapenga.

2015 Special Election Finance Summary
Raised: $152,822 - Spent: $232,983
Vote: 71.9% - Cost/Vote: $32.40
Independent Backing: $671
Raised: $1,789 - Spent: $1,715
Vote: 28.0% - Cost/Vote: $0.61
Independent Backing: $0
Kapenga’s Committee Assignments

2015-2016: Elections and Local Government (Vice-Chair); Government Operations and Consumer Protection; Public Benefit and Regulatory Reform (Chair).

2013-2014: Member of the Assembly.

Where did the money come from?*
Pie Chart: Money Sources
Cash on hand 1/1/15** $81,972
Self $75,169
Under $100 $3,755
$100 or more $63,298
PACs & Parties $10,600
Other Income $0

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

Contributions of $100 or More*
In-District Out-District
$32,475 (51.5%) $30,573 (48.5%)

*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*
Interest Amount
Banking & Finance $12,048.38
Agriculture $8,450.00
Manufacturing & Distributing $6,950.00
Insurance $6,900.00
Health Professionals $4,900.00
Retired/Homemakers/Non-income earners $4,700.00
Real Estate $4,600.00
Health Services/Institutions $3,975.00
Lawyers/Law Firms/Lobbyists $3,625.00
Tourism/Leisure/Entertainment $3,250.00
Construction $3,050.00
Natural Resources $3,000.00
Business $2,750.00
Political/Ideological $2,000.00
Energy $1,000.00
Telecommunications & Computers $1,000.00
Transportation $600.00
Civil servant/public employee $300.00
Non-Profit/Social Services $250.00
Unknown $200.00
Education $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
Contributor(s) City Business Amount
Kapenga, Chris & Cari Delafield, WI Legislator/Integrated Time Systems $243,698
Wilkey Family Oconomowoc, WI Accurate Specialties Inc/Accurate Specialties Inc $12,750
Holton Family Waukesha, WI Dublin Contractors Inc $8,675
Nicholas, Albert & Nancy Chenequa, WI Nicholas Company Inc $6,000
Michels Family Hartland, WI Michels Corp $5,000
Keidl, Helmut & Roberta Hartland, WI Midwest Composite $4,500
Schultz Family Oconomowoc, WI Beneco of Wisconsin/Taxpayers for Kapenga $4,400
Ehrsam Family Hartland, WI National Insurance Service $3,750
Halquist Family Pewaukee, WI Halquist Stone Co Inc $3,550
Bryant, Anthony & Andrea Waukesha, WI Century Fence Co $3,500
Cherchian, Ara & Valerie Hartland, WI Cherchian Investments $3,500
Kraut, Steve & Elaine Oconomowoc, WI Genesee Aggregate Co $3,500

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