2006 Campaign Finance Profile - Theodore J. Kanavas

Senator Theodore J. Kanavas (D) BrookfieldPicture: Senator Theodore J. KanavasSenate District 33

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2006 Election Notes and Background

Senator Kanavas was first elected to the Senate in a July 2001 special election.

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

WI Right to Life ($85) made independent expenditures favoring Senator Kanavas.

2006 Campaign Finance Summary
Raised: $410,908- Spent: $316,327
Vote: 67.3% - Cost/Vote: $6.56
Independent Backing: $85
Raised: $1,480 - Spent: $1,119
Vote: 32.7% - Cost/Vote: $0.05
Independent Backing: $0
Kanavas’s Committee Assignments

2007-2008: Campaign Finance Reform, Rural Issues and Information Technology; Economic Development, Job Creation, Family Prosperity and Housing; Health and Human Services; Veterans and Military Affairs, Biotechnology and Financial Institutions; Special Committee on Charter Schools.

2005-2006: Job Creation, Economic Development and Consumer Affairs (Chair); Labor and Election Process Reform; Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs, Small Business and Government Reform; Joint Survey on Tax Exemptions; Wisconsin Housing and Development Authority; Special Committee on Wisconsin’s Transportation Infrastructure (Chair).

Where did the money come from?*
Pie Chart: Money Sources
Cash on hand 1/1/03 $6,737
Self $317
Under $100 $40,090
$100 or more $352,749
PACs & Parties $15,900
Other Income $1,852
WECF** $0
**voluntary spending limit system.

*All figures represent candidate income before any returns.

Contributions of $100 or More*
In-District Out-District
$100,882 (28.8%) $249,780 (71.2%)
*Excludes any returned and self contributions.

Interest Group Contributions from
Individuals and Committees*
Interest Amount
Banking & Finance $44,768.50
Lawyers/Law Firms/Lobbyists $34,375.00
Construction $33,092.00
Manufacturing & Distributing $30,439.50
Health Professionals $28,434.20
Health Services/Institutions $26,975.00
Business $24,750.00
Real Estate $23,970.00
Insurance $18,465.00
Tourism/Leisure/Entertainment $17,747.00
Road Construction $12,700.00
Retired/Homemakers/Non-income earners $11,283.00
Telecommunications & Computers $11,210.00
Unknown $10,020.00
Political/Ideological $7,758.35
Transportation $6,900.00
Education $5,475.00
Natural Resources $5,000.00
Energy $4,375.00
Civil servant/public employee $2,825.00
Labor Unions $2,050.00
Non-Profit/Social Services $1,900.00
Agriculture $1,550.00
*Excludes any returned and self contributions.

Top Contributors
Contributor(s) City Business Amount
Kanavas, Theodore Brookfield, WI Legislator/MindArrow Systems $26,317
Alevizos Family Milwaukee, WI Capitol-Husting Wholesale Liquor $4,850
Raysich, David J & Patricia Brookfield, WI Plunkett Raysich Architect $4,125
Korkos Family Elm Grove, WI Plastic Surgery Associates $3,700
Bechthold Family Delafield, WI Payne & Dolan/Zenith Tech $3,600
Taylor, Don L & Carol Waukesha, WI Waukesha State Bank $3,600
Potos, Andrew & Kathryn Belgium, WI Blue Cross & Blue Shield $3,100
Halquist Family Chenequa, WI Halquist Stone Co Inc $2,842
Alexander Family Madison, WI Alexander Co $2,700
Harris, Jeffrey & Cynthia Brookfield, WI Apogent Technologies/Attorney $2,350

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