2004 Campaign Finance Profile - Robert Cowles

Senator Robert Cowles (R) Green BayPicture: Senator Robert CowlesSenate District 2

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2004 Election Notes and Background

Senator Cowles was first elected to the Assembly in 1982 and to the Senate in an April 1987 special election.

He was unpposed in the primary and faced Libertarian opposition in the general election

Volunteers for Agriculture ($77) made independent expenditures favoring Senator Cowles. Human Rights League ($19) made independent expenditures in favor of his opponent.

2004 Campaign Finance Summary
Raised: $7,568 - Spent: $5,273
Vote: 89.1% - Cost/Vote: $0.09
Independent Backing: $77
Raised: $0 - Spent: $0
Vote: 10.7% - Cost/Vote: $0
Independent Backing: $19
Cowles’ Committee Assignments

2005-2006: Energy, Utilities and Information Technology (Chair); Joint Audit; Joint Finance.

2003-2004: Energy and Utilities (Chair); Joint Audit; Higher Education and Tourism; Building Commission.

Where did the money come from?*
Pie Chart: Money Sources
Cash on hand 1/1/01 $7,002
Self $120
Under $100 $1,801
$100 or more $3,525
PACs & Parties $2,122
Other Income $0
WECF* $0
*voluntary spending limit system.

Contributions of $100 or More*
In-District Out-District
$1,525 (43.3%) $2,000 (56.7%)
*Excludes returned and self contributions.

Interest Group Contributions from
Individuals and Committees*
Interest Amount
Political/Ideological $2,122
Banking & Finance $1,000
Labor Unions $500
Manufacturing & Distributing $500
Agriculture $300
Telecommunications & Computers $250
Transportation $250
Construction $225
Energy $200
Health Professionals $200
Health Services/Institutions $100
*Excludes returned and self contributions.

Top Contributors
Contributor(s) City Business Amount
Rose, JM Green Bay, WI Associated Kellogg Bank (Retired) $750
Foster, W James Green Bay, WI Green Bay Eye Clinic $650
Kaufman, Joe & Jane Combined Locks, WI US Oil Co $650
Hilgenberg, Terry Shawano, WI Coldwell Banker Hilgenberg $600
Kress Family Green Bay, WI Green Bay Packaging $600
Schmidt, Tom & Mary Appleton, WI US Oil Co $550
Allen, Bernard Hawthorne Woods, IL Fort James Corp $500
Bush, Bob & Carol Green Bay, WI Schreiber Foods Inc $500
Essie, Mara Madison, WI CUNA $500
Hovde, Donald McLean, VA Hovde Financial $500
Jerzak, Jane F Oneida, WI Wipfli LLP $500
Kramer, Jay M Suamico, WI Virchow, Krause & Co $500
Murray, E Joe Madison, WI Wisconsin Realtors Association $500

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