2006 Campaign Finance Profile - Jim Sullivan

Senator Jim Sullivan (D) WauwatosaPicture: Rep. Jim SullivanSenate District 5

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2006 Election Notes and Background

Senator Sullivan was first elected in 2006.

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

Greater Wisconsin Committee ($1,900), Human Rights League ($21), NARAL Pro-Choice WI ($57), Planned Parenthood Action Fund ($14,065), Planned Parenthood Advocates of WI ($137) and WI Professional Police Assn ($25,738) made independent expenditures favoring Senator Sullivan. Milwaukee Police Assn ($99) and WI Right to Life ($131) made independent expenditures supporting his opponent.

Building Wisconsin’s Future and the Greater Wisconsin Committee spent undisclosed amounts on "issue ads" in support of Senator Sullivan.

2006 Campaign Finance Summary
Sullivan
Raised: $238,833 - Spent: $229,264
Vote: 51.7% - Cost/Vote: $6.34
Independent Backing: $41,918
Reynolds
Raised: $245,007 - Spent: $246,486
Vote: 48.2% - Cost/Vote: $7.32
Independent Backing: $230
Sullivan’s Committee Assignments

2007-2008: Audit (Chair); Health and Human Services; Judicary and Corrections; Veterans and Military Affairs, Biotechnology and Financial Institutions (Chair); Joint Audit.

2005-2006: Not yet elected.


Where did the money come from?*
Pie Chart: Money Sources
Cash on hand 1/1/03 $0
Self $0
Under $100 $35,335
$100 or more $179,277
PACs & Parties $23,816
Other Income $405
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
$46,508 (26.0%) $132,669 (74.0%)
*Excludes any returned and self contributions.

Interest Group Contributions from
Individuals and Committees*
1/1/03-12/31/06
Interest Amount
Lawyers/Law Firms/Lobbyists $39,369.13
Labor Unions $25,298.00
Political/Ideological $17,216.34
Education $13,528.60
Road Construction $11,950.00
Retired/Homemakers/Non-income earners $10,425.93
Health Professionals $8,123.00
Business $7,775.00
Civil servant/public employee $7,320.50
Banking & Finance $7,171.92
Tourism/Leisure/Entertainment $6,850.00
Real Estate $6,516.30
Construction $5,935.00
Manufacturing & Distributing $5,930.00
Telecommunications & Computers $5,775.00
Natural Resources $5,250.00
Health Services/Institutions $4,708.22
Unknown $4,550.00
Non-Profit/Social Services $3,725.00
Insurance $3,175.00
Energy $2,050.00
Transportation $250.00
Defense $100.00
*Excludes any returned and self contributions.

Top Contributors
2003-2006
Contributor(s) City Business Amount
Jobin-Leeds, Greg & Maria Cambridge, MA Schott Foundation/Access Strategies Fund $2,000
Kelly, Terry & Mary Madison, WI Shockley Communications Corp $2,000
Leeds, Gerard & Lilo Great Neck, NY Institute for Community Development & the Arts $2,000
Penzey, William & Jeri Wauwatosa, WI Penzeys Spices $2,000
Bechthold, Ned & Helen Elm Grove, WI Payne & Dolan $1,600
Larson, John & Nancy Elm Grove, WI Retired $1,500
Peterson, James & Timothy Medford, WI James Peterson & Sons $1,500
Finerty, John & Karen Elm Grove, WI Friebert, Finerty & St John $1,250
Kennedy Family Janesville, WI Rock Road Companies $1,200

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