2008 Campaign Finance Profile - Samantha Kerkman

Representative Samantha Kerkman (R) Genoa City Picture: Representative Samantha KerkmanAssembly District 66

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2008 Election Notes and Background

Representative Kerkman was first elected to the Assembly in 2000.

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

Wisconsin Right to Life PAC ($5) made independent expenditures favoring Representative Kerkman. 

2008 Campaign Finance Summary
Raised: $21,133 - Spent: $29,351
Vote: 59.9% - Cost/Vote: $1.66
Independent Backing: $5
Raised: $23,428 - Spent: $22,631
Vote: 40.0% - Cost/Vote: $1.92
Independent Backing: $0
Kerkman’s Committee Assignments

2009-2010: Audit; Judiciary and Ethics; Ways and Means; Joint Audit; Special Committee on Emergency Management and Continuity of Government; Special Committee on Municipal Annexation; Special Committee on Continuity of Legislative Operations.

2007-2008: Judicary and Ethics; Ways and Means (Chair); Consumer Protection and Personal Privacy; Homeland Security and State Preparedness; Jobs and the Economy; Audit; Joint Audit; Special Committee on Disater Preparedness Planning; Special Committee on Municipal Annexation.

Where did the money come from?*
Pie Chart: Money Sources
Cash on hand 1/1/07 $12,943
Self $0
Under $100 $2,311
$100 or more $10,355
PACs & Parties $8,466
Other Income $1
WECF** $0
**voluntary spending limit system.

*All figures represent candidate income before any returns.

Contributions of $100 or More*

In-District Out-District
$6,730 (65.0%) $3,625 (35.0%)
*Excludes any returned and self contributions.

Interest Group Contributions from
Individuals and Committees*
Interest Amount
Construction $2,850.00
Insurance $2,816.68
Health Professionals $2,072.00
Political/Ideological $1,466.00
Business $1,350.00
Transportation $1,250.00
Agriculture $1,000.00
Health Services/Institutions $966.00
Tourism/Leisure/Entertainment $850.00
Manufacturing & Distributing $800.00
Real Estate $650.00
Retired/Homemakers/Non-income earners $650.00
Banking & Finance $500.00
Natural Resources $500.00
Unknown $400.00
Energy $200.00
Lawyers/Law Firms/Lobbyists $200.00
Civil servant/public employee $100.00
Labor Unions $100.00
Road Construction $100.00
*Excludes any returned and self contributions.

Top Contributors
Contributor(s) City Business Amount
Gardiner, Merle & Susanne Bristol, WI Trans-Chemco Inc $2,250
Mangold Family Burlington, WI Mangold Insurance Inc $1,708
Staryzk-Kerkman Family Powers Lake, WI Legislator/Country Home Center $1,700
Bonifas, Robert Aurora, IL Alarm Detection Systems $1,550
Nieth, Carl & Alice West Allis, WI Retired $1,550
Cape, Christophe Racine, WI James Cape & Sons Co $1,300
Heilgest, Gisela Twin Lakes, WI Alma Construction $1,300
Porter, Joan Burlington, WI Courtyard Cabinetry $1,082
Swoboda, Robert Burlington, WI Great Lakes Radiology $1,000
Hughes, James Burlington, WI Mad Dan’s $950

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