2008 Campaign Finance Profile - Robert Cowles

Senator Robert Cowles (R) Green Bay Picture: Senator Robert CowlesSenate District 2

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2008 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 both the primary and general election.

2008 Campaign Finance Summary
Cowles
Raised: $14,933 - Spent: $877
Vote: 99.4% - Cost/Vote: $0.01
Independent Backing: $0
No Opponent
Raised: $0 - Spent: $0
Vote: 0.6% - Cost/Vote: $0.00
Independent Backing: $0
Cowles’ Committee Assignments

2009-2010: Commerce, Utilities, Energy and Rail; Audit; Administrative Rules; Joint Review of Administrative Rules; Joint Audit ; Joint Committee on Information Policy and Technology; Information Technology Board; Special Committee on Domestic Biofuels.

2007-2008: Audit; Commerce, Utilities & Rail; Public Heatlh, Senior Issues, Long Term Care and Privacy; Joint Audit; Special Committee on Great Lakes Water Resources Compact.


Where did the money come from?*
Pie Chart: Money Sources
Cash on hand 1/1/05 $9,199
Self $179
Under $100 $1,964
$100 or more $12,790
PACs & Parties $0
Other Income $0
WECF** $0
**voluntary spending limit system.

*All figures represent candidate income before any returns.


Contributions of $100 or More*
1/1/05-12/31/08
In-District Out-District
$5,180 (40.5%) $7,610 (59.5%)
*Excludes any returned and self contributions.

Interest Group Contributions from
Individuals and Committees*
1/1/05-12/31/08
Interest Amount
Health Professionals $3,690.00
Tourism/Leisure/Entertainment $2,980.00
Business $1,345.00
Health Services/Institutions $1,100.00
Manufacturing & Distributing $1,000.00
Transportation $700.00
Telecommunications & Computers $500.00
Insurance $350.00
Construction $300.00
Lawyers/Law Firms/Lobbyists $200.00
Unknown $200.00
Banking & Finance $125.00
Civil servant/public employee $100.00
Education $100.00
Energy $100.00
*Excludes any returned and self contributions.

Top Contributors
1993-2008
Contributor(s) City Business Amount
Wiekman, Mike Green Bay, WI Information Managment Corp $1,000
Rose, JM Green Bay, WI Associated Kellogg Bank (Retired) $750
Foster, W James Green Bay, WI Green Bay Eye Clinic $650
Kaufman, Joe & Jane Combined Locks, WI US Oil Co $650
Kramer, Jay M Green Bay, WI Virchow, Krause & Co $625
Hilgenberg, Terry Shawano, WI Coldwell Banker Hilgenberg $600
Kress Family Green Bay, WI Green Bay Packaging $600
Pandolfo, Barb Green Bay, WI Time Warner Cable $600

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