2006 Campaign Finance Profile - Samantha Kerkman

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

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2006 Election Notes and Background

Rep. Kerkman was first elected in 2000.

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

WI Right to Life ($131) made independent expenditures favoring Rep. Kerkman.

2006 Campaign Finance Summary
Kerkman
Raised: $19,593 - Spent: $14,662
Vote: 77.8% - Cost/Vote: $1.10
Independent Backing: $131
Harding
Raised: $4,025 - Spent: $4,025
Vote: 22.1% - Cost/Vote: $1.07
Independent Backing: $0
Kerkman’s Committee Assignments

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.

2005-2006: Audit; Joint Audit; Budget Review (Chair); Judiciary; Southeast Wisconsin Freeways; State-Federal Relations; Ways and Means.


Where did the money come from?*
Pie Chart: Money Sources
Cash on hand 1/1/05 $8,727
Self $0
Under $100 $2,491
$100 or more $9,402
PACs & Parties $7,700
Other Income $0
WECF** $0
**voluntary spending limit system.

*All figures represent candidate income before any returns.


Contributions of $100 or More*
1/1/05-12/31/06
In-District Out-District
$5,432 (57.8%) $3,970 (42.2%)
*Excludes any returned and self contributions.

Interest Group Contributions from
Individuals and Committees*
1/1/05-12/31/06
Interest Amount
Business $2,552.00
Manufacturing & Distributing $1,600.00
Banking & Finance $1,500.00
Health Services/Institutions $1,400.00
Insurance $1,150.00
Construction $1,050.00
Health Professionals $1,000.00
Tourism/Leisure/Entertainment $900.00
Natural Resources $750.00
Transportation $650.00
Political/Ideological $600.00
Retired/Homemakers/Non-income earners $600.00
Telecommunications & Computers $600.00
Agriculture $500.00
Unknown $500.00
Lawyers/Law Firms/Lobbyists $400.00
Civil servant/public employee $350.00
Energy $350.00
Labor Unions $350.00
Real Estate $300.00
*Excludes any returned and self contributions.

Top Contributors
1999-2006
Contributor(s) City Business Amount
Gardiner, Merle & Susanne Bristol, WI Trans-Chemco Inc $2,000
Starzyk Family Powers Lake, WI Country Home Center $1,700
Nieth, Carl & Alice West Allis, WI Retired $1,350
Bonifas, Robert Aurora, IL Alarm Detection Systems $1,300
Cape, Christophe Racine, WI James Cape & Sons Co $1,300
Heilgest, Gisela Twin Lakes, WI Alma Construction $1,000
Porter, Joan Burlington, WI Courtyard Cabinetry $882
Vignieri, Charles & Dennis Racine, WI Kenosha Beef International $800
Johnson, H Fisk & Samuel Kenosha, WI SC Johnson & Sons $750
Hughes, James Burlington, WI Mad Dan’s $700

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