2004 Campaign Finance Profile - Fred Risser

Senator Fred Risser (D) Madison Picture: Senator Fred RisserSenate District 26

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2004 Election Notes and Background

Rep. Risser was first elected elected to the Assembly in 1956 and to the Senate in a 1962 special election.

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

Human Rights League ($19) made independent expenditures favoring Senator Risser.

2004 Campaign Finance Summary
Risser
Raised: $41,536 - Spent: $37,992
Vote: 80.8% - Cost/Vote: $0.53
Independent Backing: $19
Schultz
Raised: $2,233 - Spent: $1,809
Vote: 18.9% - Cost/Vote: $0.11
Independent Backing: $0
Risser’s Committee Assignments

 

2005-2006: Campaign Finance Reform and Ethics; State and Federal Relations.

2003-2004: Environment and Natural Resources; Joint Legislative Council (Co-Chair);


Where did the money come from?*
Pie Chart: Money Sources
Cash on hand 1/1/01 $3,335
Self $5,000
Under $100 $16,230
$100 or more $12,050
PACs & Parties $8,000
Other Income $256
WECF* $0
*voluntary spending limit system.

Contributions of $100 or More*
1/1/01-12/31/04
In-District Out-District
$9,250 (76.8%) $2,800 (23.2%)
*Excludes returned and self contributions.

Interest Group Contributions from
Individuals and Committees*
1/1/01-12/31/04
Interest Amount
Labor Unions $6,450
Education $2,950
Health Professionals $1,500
Unknown $1,500
Tourism/Leisure/Entertainment $1,400
Retired/Homemakers/Non-income earners $1,300
Construction $900
Telecommunications & Computers $750
Transportation $700
Lawyers/Law Firms/Lobbyists $650
Banking & Finance $500
Business $500
Insurance $250
Civil servant/public employee $200
Real Estate $200
Agriculture $100
Health Services/Institutions $100
Non-Profit/Social Services $100
*Excludes returned and self contributions.

Top Contributors
1993-2004
Contributor(s) City Business Amount
Risser, Fred Madison, WI Legislator $9,000
Fraser, Lemuel Madison, WI University of Wisconsin $1,350
Cornellier, Larry N Sr Beloit, WI Cornellier Fireworks $1,300
Crow, James & Ann Madison, WI University of Wisconsin $1,300
Huang, TC Madison, WI University of Wisconsin $1,300
Williams, Nash Madison, WI Retired $1,200
Sacro, Salvy Everett, MA Real estate developer $1,100
Lorenti, Nicolina Everett, MA Unemployed $1,000
Hastings, Frank Curtis Madison, WI JH Findorff & Son $750
Melli, Joseph & Marygold Madison, WI Melli, Walker et al $700
Sugden, Donata Madison, WI University of Wisconsin $700

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