2006 Campaign Finance Profile - Russ Decker

Senator Russ Decker (D) Weston Picture: Senator Russ DeckerSenate District 29

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2006 Election Notes and Background

Senator Decker was first elected in 1990.

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

The Human Rights League ($21) and Planned Parenthood Advocates of WI ($137) made independent expenditures favoring Senator Decker.

2006 Campaign Finance Summary
Decker
Raised: $138,325 - Spent: $72,808
Vote: 67.7% - Cost/Vote: $1.73
Independent Backing: $158
Edming
Raised: $6,476 - Spent: $6,640
Vote: 32.3% - Cost/Vote: $0.33
Independent Backing: $0
Decker’s Committee Assignments

2007-2008: Finance (Chair); Audit; Joint Audit; Joint Finance (Co-chair); Joint Survey on Tax Exemptions; Joint Employment Relations; Joint Legislative Council; Special Committee on Highway Weight Limits.

2005-2006: Job Creations, Economic Development and Consumer Affairs; Joint Finance; Joint Legislative Council.


Where did the money come from?*
Pie Chart: Money Sources
Cash on hand 1/1/03 $55,805
Self $0
Under $100 $31,431
$100 or more $75,622
PACs & Parties $20,254
Other Income $11,017
WECF** $0
**voluntary spending limit system.

*All figures represent candidate income before any returns.


Contributions of $100 or More*
1/1/03-12/31/06
In-District Out-District
$22,918 (30.3%) $52,704 (69.7%)
*Excludes any returned and self contributions.

Interest Group Contributions from
Individuals and Committees*
1/1/03-12/31/06
Interest Amount
Tourism/Leisure/Entertainment $13,441.54
Insurance $10,661.00
Health Professionals $10,494.00
Road Construction $9,400.00
Construction $6,925.00
Political/Ideological $5,704.39
Banking & Finance $5,500.00
Manufacturing & Distributing $4,850.00
Energy $3,550.00
Lawyers/Law Firms/Lobbyists $3,450.06
Health Services/Institutions $3,300.00
Business $2,650.00
Unknown $2,525.65
Transportation $2,300.00
Natural Resources $2,200.00
Labor Unions $2,150.00
Agriculture $1,900.00
Telecommunications & Computers $1,600.00
Civil servant/public employee $1,300.00
Education $1,000.00
Retired/Homemakers/Non-income earners $975.00
*Excludes any returned and self contributions.

Top Contributors
1993-2006
Contributor(s) City Business Amount
Chvala, Charles & Barbara Worcester Madison, WI Legislator/Legislative aide $3,785
Mathy Family La Crosse, WI Mathy Construction $2,700
Baer, Gerald & Helene Wausau, WI Baers Beverages of Central Wisconsin Inc $2,600
Fisher Family Mosinee, WI Relocation Pub & Eatery/Location Bar $2,263
Skinner, Charles IV & Audrey Park Duluth, MN Lutsen Mountains/Duluth Clinic $2,150
Sonnentag, John & Carolyn Marathon, WI County Concrete/Wausau Concrete Co Inc $2,100
Brickner Family Marathon, WI Brickner Motors $2,000
Essie, Patrick Madison, WI Essie Public Affairs $2,000
Wedell, Henri & Marsha Memphis, TN Corrections Corp of America $1,800
Decker, Arnold & Edna Mae Athens, WI Salesman Sam $1,687

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