2016 Campaign Finance Profile - Joel C. Kitchens

Representative Joel C. Kitchens (R) Sturgeon BayPicture: Representative Joel KitchensAssembly District 1

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2016 Election Notes and Background

Representative Kitchens was first elected to the Assembly in 2014.

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

Associated Builders and Contractors of Wisconsin Inc. (estimated $10,000) spent undisclosed sums on "issue ads" supporting Representative Kitchens.

2016 Campaign Finance Summary
Kitchens
Raised: $102,646 - Spent: $96,773
Vote: 60.1% - Cost/Vote: $4.83
Disclosed Independent Backing: $0
Estimated "Issue Ad" Spending: $10,000
Utesch
Raised: $45,400 - Spent: $45,400
Vote: 39.9% - Cost/Vote: $3.42
Disclosed Independent Backing: $0
Estimated "Issue Ad" Spending: $0
Kitchens’ Committee Assignments

2017-2018: Agriculture; Children and Families (Chair); Education (Vice-Chair); Environment and Forestry; Financial Institutions; Tourism.

2015-2016: Agriculture; Education (Vice-Chair); Environment and Forestry; Financial Institutions; Tourism; Workforce Development.

 
Where did the money come from?*
Pie Chart: Money Sources
Cash on hand 1/1/15** $34,241
Self $0
Under $100 $4,825
$100 or more $61,540
PACs & Parties $36,281
Other Income $0

*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
$38,885 (63.4%) $22,405 (36.6%)

*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 $18,831.24
Construction $9,630.00
Banking & Finance $8,005.00
Retired/Homemakers/Non-income earners $7,250.00
Manufacturing & Distributing $6,480.00
Health Professionals $6,180.00
Insurance $5,640.00
Tourism/Leisure/Entertainment $5,275.00
Real Estate $4,200.00
Health Services/Institutions $4,050.00
Agriculture $3,500.00
Business $3,400.00
Road Construction $2,705.00
Natural Resources $2,650.00
Transportation $2,050.00
Lawyers/Law Firms/Lobbyists $2,000.00
Energy $1,750.00
Civil servant/public employee $1,575.00
Telecommunications & Computers $1,000.00
Education $600.00
Unknown $600.00
Non-Profit/Social Services $200.00

*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
2014-2016
Contributor(s) City Business Amount
Kitchens, Joel Coulombe Sturgeon Bay, WI Legislator $21,000
Alberts, John & Polly Brussels, WI Alberts Plastering $2,500
Atwell, Robert & Sally De Pere, WI Nicolet National Bank $2,500
Zaug-Casey Family Sister Bay, WI Country House Resort $2,400
Asher, John & Sandra Sturgeon Bay, WI Roen Salvage $2,350
Bechthold Family Mequon, WI Payne & Dolan/Zenith Tech $1,750
Paulsen, Eric Sturgeon Bay, WI Door County Eye Associates $1,600
Wulf, Thomas & Mary Sturgeon Bay, WI Wulf Brothers Inc $1,600
Callsen, R David & Lavonne Ellison Bay, WI Main Street Market Ltd $1,550
Huehns, Todd Sturgeon Bay, WI Huehns Funeral Home $1,500
Pagel, John Kewaunee, WI Pagel's Ponderosa $1,500

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