2006 Campaign Finance Profile - Thomas Nelson

Rep. Thomas Nelson (D) KaukaunaPicture: Rep. Thomas NelsonAssembly District 5

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2006 Election Notes and Background

Rep. Nelson was first elected in 2004.

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 Rep. Nelson. NRA Political Victory Fund ($198) and WI Right to Life ($85) made independent expenditures supporting his opponent.

2006 Campaign Finance Summary
Nelson
Raised: $97,287 - Spent: $81,049
Vote: 62.3% - Cost/Vote: $5.75
Independent Backing: $158
Reigel
Raised: $36,211 - Spent: $36,168
Vote: 37.7% - Cost/Vote: $4.24
Independent Backing: $284
Nelson’s Committee Assignments

2007-2008: Financial Institutions; Labor and Industry; Rural Economic Development; Review of Adminstrative Rules; Joint Review of Administrative Rules.

2005-2006: Health; Insurance; Rural Development; Transportation.


Where did the money come from?*
Pie Chart: Money Sources
Cash on hand 1/1/05 $2,747
Self $0
Under $100 $28,420
$100 or more $59,867
PACs & Parties $9,000
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
$8,742 (14.7%) $50,875 (85.3%)
*Excludes any returned and self contributions.

Interest Group Contributions from
Individuals and Committees*
1/1/05-12/31/06
Interest Amount
Lawyers/Law Firms/Lobbyists $10,150.00
Health Professionals $7,135.00
Labor Unions $6,644.74
Retired/Homemakers/Non-income earners $6,510.00
Education $4,915.00
Business $4,320.00
Political/Ideological $3,925.00
Unknown $3,750.00
Civil servant/public employee $2,842.23
Tourism/Leisure/Entertainment $2,750.00
Manufacturing & Distributing $2,200.00
Natural Resources $2,000.00
Non-Profit/Social Services $2,000.00
Banking & Finance $1,950.00
Energy $1,850.00
Insurance $1,550.00
Real Estate $1,375.00
Health Services/Institutions $950.00
Telecommunications & Computers $600.00
Construction $400.00
Agriculture $200.00
Transportation $100.00
*Excludes any returned and self contributions.

Top Contributors
2003-2006
Contributor(s) City Business Amount
Brogan Family Kaukauna, WI Wisconsin Converting Co/Bank of Kaukauna $2,500
Slotten, John & Brenda Menasha, WI Valley Roller/Family Training Program $1,500
Gillis, George & Beth Shawano, WI Legislative aide/Shawano Clinic $1,250
Corwin, William & Ann Princeton, NJ Woodrow Wilson School $1,200
Piyaka, Sakul & Song Chicago, IL Psychiatrist $1,200
Livingston, Schuyler Jr & Elizabeth Alexandria, VA Covington & Burling $1,100
Clemmensen, Lori Arlington, VA Accenture $1,000
Drechsler, Andrew Washington, DC KRC Research $1,000
Mills, Joan Oneida, WI Eye & Ear Associates $1,000
Peterson, John & Martha Hemwall Appleton, WI Peterson, Berk & Cross/Lawrence University $1,000

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