2006 Campaign Finance Profile - Patrick J. Kreitlow

Senator Patrick J. Kreitlow (D) Chippewa FallsPicture: Senator Patrick J. KreitlowSenate District 23

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2006 Election Notes and Background

Senator Kreitlow was first elected in 2006.

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

The Human Rights League ($21), NARAL Pro-Choice WI ($57), Planned Parenthood Action Fund ($14,065) and WI Gun Owners ($1,190) made independent expenditures favoring Senator Kreitlow. All Children Matter WI ($13,391), NRA Political Victory Fund ($2,095), Volunteers for Agriculture ($25,143) and WI Right to Life ($131) made independent expenditures supporting his opponent.

AFT-Wisconsin, Building Wisconsin’s Future and the Greater Wisconsin Committee spent undisclosed amounts on "issue ads" in support of Senator Kreitlow. All Children Matter and WI Manufacturers & Commerce spent undisclosed amounts in opposition.

2006 Campaign Finance Summary
Kreitlow
Raised: $240,633 - Spent: $240,241
Vote: 50.8% - Cost/Vote: $7.61
Independent Backing: $15,333
Zien
Raised: $336,499 - Spent: $336,395
Vote: 49.1% - Cost/Vote: $11.03
Independent Backing: $40,760
Kreitlow’s Committee Assignments

2007-2008: Economic Development, Job Creation, Family Prosperity and Housing; Campaign Finance Reform, Rural Issues and Information Technology (Chair); Education; Ethics Reform and Government Operations; Public Health, Senior Issues, Long Term Care and Privacy.

2005-2006: Not yet elected.


Where did the money come from?*
Pie Chart: Money Sources
Cash on hand 1/1/03 $0
Self $7,201
Under $100 $36,873
$100 or more $174,183
PACs & Parties $21,954
Other Income $422
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
$51,728 (30.9%) $115,855 (69.1%)
*Excludes any returned and self contributions.

Interest Group Contributions from
Individuals and Committees*
1/1/03-12/31/06
Interest Amount
Retired/Homemakers/Non-income earners $21,830.00
Health Professionals $20,228.00
Labor Unions $20,125.00
Lawyers/Law Firms/Lobbyists $17,620.00
Education $12,844.94
Road Construction $12,300.00
Political/Ideological $9,978.84
Civil servant/public employee $9,137.00
Tourism/Leisure/Entertainment $8,675.00
Unknown $8,410.00
Natural Resources $7,270.00
Business $7,070.00
Manufacturing & Distributing $5,636.00
Agriculture $5,345.00
Construction $4,825.00
Health Services/Institutions $4,187.50
Non-Profit/Social Services $4,125.00
Telecommunications & Computers $3,150.00
Real Estate $2,900.00
Banking & Finance $2,850.00
Transportation $480.00
Energy $100.00
*Excludes any returned and self contributions.

Top Contributors
2003-2006
Contributor(s) City Business Amount
Kreitlow, Patrick Chippewa Falls, WI Candidate/WAXX Radio $7,201
Bechthold Family Delafield, WI Payne & Dolan/Zenith Tech $2,250
Doane, Russell & Nancy Menomonie, WI Chippewa Valley Bean Co $2,000
Jerlow, John & Sabrina New Richmond, WI Amwest Inc/St Croix Tree Service $2,000
Kelly, Terry & Mary Madison, WI Shockley Communications Corp $2,000
Michels, Robert & Catherine Menomonie, WI Amwest Inc $2,000
Stoffers, Douglas & Patricia Eau Claire, WI Holiday Travel $2,000
Fritsch, William Cato, WI Farmer $1,500
Guelzow, Thomas & Patricia Eau Claire, WI Guelzow & Winston $1,500
Peterson Family Medford, WI James Peterson & Sons $1,500

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