2016 Campaign Finance Profile - Kathy Bernier

Representative Kathy Bernier (R) Lake HalliePicture: Representative Kathy BernierAssembly District 68

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2016 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 - Federal PAC ($575) and Volunteers for Agriculture ($35,214) made independent expenditures favoring Representative Bernier. Citizens Action of Wisconsin Inc. ($13,134), For Our Future ($4,926), Greater Wisconsin Political Independent Expenditure Fund ($160,720), Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin Political Fund ($19,695), Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin C-4 ($26,455), We Are Wisconsin Political Fund ($5,648) and Working America Coalition ($315) supported her opponent.

Wisconsin Alliance for Reform (estimated $15,000) spent undisclosed sums on "issue ads" supporting Representative Bernier.

2016 Campaign Finance Summary
Bernier
Raised: $244,871 - Spent: $252,246
Vote: 58.1% - Cost/Vote: $16.14
Disclosed Independent Backing: $35,789
Estimated "Issue Ad" Spending: $15,000
White
Raised: $313,397 - Spent: $226,492
Vote: 41.8% - Cost/Vote: $20.11
Disclosed Independent Backing: $230,893
Estimated "Issue Ad" Spending: $0.
Bernier’s Committee Assignments

2017-2018: Aging and Long-Term Care; Campaigns and Elections (Chair); Criminal Justice and Public Safety; Health (Vice-Chair); Tourism; Ways and Means.

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

 
Where did the money come from?*
Pie Chart: Money Sources
Cash on hand 1/1/15** $9,045
Self $549
Under $100 $8,821
$100 or more $85,870
PACs & Parties $148,668
Other Income $962

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

 
Contributions of $100 or More*
1/1/15-12/31/16**
In-District Out-District
$17,450 (20.3%) $68,420 (79.7%)

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

Self contributions are excluded.

Returned contributions are excluded at our discretion.

**Dates coincide with candidate's election cycle.

 
Interest Group Contributions from
Individuals and Committees*
1/1/15-12/31/16**
Interest Amount
Political/Ideological $120,493.50
Health Professionals $16,600.00
Manufacturing & Distributing $9,750.00
Health Services/Institutions $9,560.00
Real Estate $7,300.00
Business $6,750.00
Construction $6,140.00
Retired/Homemakers/Non-income earners $6,110.00
Banking & Finance $5,900.00
Agriculture $5,350.00
Energy $5,350.00
Tourism/Leisure/Entertainment $5,075.00
Transportation $4,500.00
Insurance $4,050.00
Road Construction $3,250.00
Telecommunications & Computers $3,250.00
Lawyers/Law Firms/Lobbyists $3,200.00
Natural Resources $2,850.00
Education $1,050.00
Civil servant/public employee $975.00
Unknown $950.00
Non-Profit/Social Services $410.00

*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.

Self contributions are excluded.

Returned contributions are excluded at our discretion.

**Dates coincide with candidate's election cycle.

 
Top Contributors
2009-2016
Contributor(s) City Business Amount
Schwankl, Richard & Dorothy Eau Claire, WI Retired $3,810
Walton Family Bentonville, AR Walmart Stores $3,500
Menard Family Colfax, WI Menards Inc/Bob's House for Dogs $3,400
Markquart Family Eau Claire, WI Lee Markquart Inc $3,300
Frank Family Middleton, WI Frank Liquor Co $3,000
Sadoff, Lacey & Gary Milwaukee, WI Badger Liquor $3,000
Farrow, Peter & Michelle Chippewa Falls, WI Group Health Cooperative Eau Claire/
Chippewa Falls Chamber of Commerce
$2,850
Wuethrich Family Greenwood, WI Grassland Butter $2,500
Cullen Family Waunakee, WI JP Cullen & Sons $2,499
Menard, David & Bonnie Eau Claire, WI Northside Pet Hospital $2,400

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