2008 Campaign Finance Profile - Luther Olsen

Senator Luther Olsen (R) RiponPicture: Senator Luther OlsenSenate District 14

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2008 Election Notes and Background

Senator Olsen was first elected to the Assembly in 1994 and to the Senate in 2004.

He was unopposed in both the primary and general election.

Wisconsin Right to Life PAC ($5) made independent expenditures favoring Senator Olsen. 

2008 Campaign Finance Summary
Olsen
Raised: $50,986 - Spent: $47,352
Vote: 99.4% - Cost/Vote: $0.87
Independent Backing: $5
No Opponent
Raised: $0 - Spent: $0
Vote: 0.6% - Cost/Vote: $0.00
Independent Backing: $0
Olsen’s Committee Assignments

2009-2010: Education; Environment; Finance; Joint Finance; Special Committee on School Safety; Special Committee on Justice Reinvestment Initiative Oversight.

2007-2008: Finance; Education; Joint Survey Retirement Systems; Joint Finance; Special Committee on Review of State School Aid Forumla (Chair).


Where did the money come from?*
Pie Chart: Money Sources
Cash on hand 1/1/05 $5,345
Self $0
Under $100 $9,545
$100 or more $25,756
PACs & Parties $15,685
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
$11,181 (43.4%) $14,575 (56.6%)
*Excludes any returned and self contributions.

Interest Group Contributions from
Individuals and Committees*
1/1/05-12/31/08
Interest Amount
Insurance $4,700.00
Business $4,200.00
Health Professionals $3,745.00
Banking & Finance $3,000.00
Labor Unions $2,900.00
Manufacturing & Distributing $2,850.00
Health Services/Institutions $2,500.00
Real Estate $2,450.00
Tourism/Leisure/Entertainment $2,150.92
Telecommunications & Computers $1,950.00
Construction $1,800.00
Transportation $1,645.00
Education $1,575.00
Retired/Homemakers/Non-income earners $1,175.00
Energy $1,100.00
Civil servant/public employee $1,050.00
Agriculture $850.00
Natural Resources $600.00
Lawyers/Law Firms/Lobbyists $500.00
Political/Ideological $300.00
Road Construction $200.00
Unknown $200.00
*Excludes any returned and self contributions.

Top Contributors
1993-2008
Contributor(s) City Business Amount
Radtke Family Winneconne, WI Bob Radtke Inc $5,324
Olsen, Luther Berlin, WI Legislator/Olsen’s Mill Inc $3,100
Olsen, Vivadell Berlin, WI Retired $2,450
Yeomans, Steven Markesan, WI Yeomans-Edinger Chiropractic Center $1,750
Walton Family Jackson, WY Wal-Mart Stores $1,700
Triemstra, Ronald Green Lake, WI Northeast Asphalt Co $1,600
Butterbrodt, Thomas Berlin, WI Berlin Foundry Corp/Fox Cities Bank $1,350
Barkalow, Terrence & Christine Wautoma, WI Allied Health of WI/
Family Chiropractic Clinic Wautoma
$1,325
Bauman, B Kent & Eileen Ripon, WI Condon Oil Inc $1,250
De Vos, Richard & Elizabeth Grand Rapids, MI Alticor/Windquest $1,000
Mokler, Michael Ripon, WI Mokler Enterprises $1,000
Ruedinger, David N Omro, WI Accountant $1,000

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