2016 Campaign Finance Profile - Robert Cowles

Senator Robert Cowles (R) Green BayPicture: Senator Robert CowlesSenate District 2

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2016 Election Notes and Background

Senator Cowles was first elected to the Assembly in 1982 and to the Senate in an April 1987 special election.

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

2016 Campaign Finance Summary
Cowles
Raised: $84,534 - Spent: $86,923
Vote: 65.0% - Cost/Vote: $1.52
Independent Backing: $0
Powers
Raised: $0 - Spent: $0
Vote: 35.0% - Cost/Vote: $0
Independent Backing: $0
Cowles’ Committee Assignments

2017-2018: Natural Resources and Energy (Chair); Transportation and Veterans Affairs; Joint Information Policy and Technology Joint Legislative Audit (Co-Chair).

2015-2016: Natural Resources and Energy (Chair); Transportation and Veterans Affairs; Joint Information Policy and Technology; Joint Legislative Audit (Co-Chair).

 
Where did the money come from?*
Pie Chart: Money Sources
Cash on hand 1/1/13** $33,505
Self $0
Under $100 $5,480
$100 or more $39,706
PACs & Parties $39,348
Other Income $0

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

 
Contributions of $100 or More*
1/1/13-12/31/16**
In-District Out-District
$16,800 (42.3%) $22,906 (57.7%)

*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*
1/1/13-12/31/16**
Interest Amount
Political/Ideological $21,998.00
Retired/Homemakers/Non-income earners $11,050.00
Agriculture $6,400.00
Natural Resources $5,600.00
Manufacturing & Distributing $5,500.00
Transportation $4,850.00
Health Services/Institutions $4,500.00
Health Professionals $3,250.00
Energy $2,700.00
Insurance $2,600.00
Business $2,350.00
Banking & Finance $2,105.50
Labor Unions $1,500.00
Construction $1,300.00
Real Estate $1,300.00
Telecommunications & Computers $850.00
Tourism/Leisure/Entertainment $700.00
Education $300.00
Civil servant/public employee $100.00
Unknown $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.

Self contributions are excluded.

Returned contributions are excluded at our discretion.

**Dates coincide with candidate's election cycle.

 
Top Contributors
1993-2016
Contributor(s) City Business Amount
Kress Family Green Bay, WI Green Bay Packaging/Retired $7,600
Kuehne, Carl De Pere, WI American Foods Group $3,750
Dahlin, Bernard Green Bay, WI Nichols Paper Co $3,600
Gentine, Louis & Michele Elkhart Lake, WI Sargento Inc $3,000
Mullen, Charles Suamico, WI Retired $3,000
Rennes, Tim Peshtigo, WI Rennes Nursing Home $3,000
Cuene Family Green Bay, WI Broadway Automotive $2,800
Dhein, Jere Green Bay, WI Retired $2,000
Dykema, John De Pere, WI Campbell Wrapper Corp $2,000
Grohne, Dave & Margaret Wilmington, IL Independence Tube Corp $2,000
Hillis, Robert Milwaukee, WI Direct Supply Inc $2,000
Lucier, Larry & Jeanne Green Bay, WI Green Bay Seven-Up Bottling Co $2,000
Rauscher, Paul & Linda De Pere, WI EMT International $2,000
Wachowski, Scott Two Rivers, WI Scotts Vending Inc $2,000
Wickman, Michael & Terry Green Bay, WI IOD Inc $2,000

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