2004 Campaign Finance Profile - Robert Wirch

Senator Robert Wirch (D) Pleasant Prairie Picture: Rep. Mary WilliamsSenate District 22

Election NotesMoney SourcesTop ContributorsBig MoneyProfile Index

2004 Election Notes and Background

Rep. Wirch was first elected to the Assembly in 1992 and to the Senate in 1996.

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

America Coming Together Wisconsin ($896), Human Rights League ($19), Planned Parenthood Action Fund ($327), Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin ($6,888), WEAC ($569,270) and Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters ($9,263) made independent expenditures favoring Senator Wirch. Healthy Wisconsin ($868) and Realtors PAC ($5,093) made independent expenditures in favor of his opponent.

Greater Wisconsin Commitee and Wisconsin Citizen Action spent undisclosed amounts on "issue ads" in support of Senator Wirch. All Children Matter, Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce, Wisconsin Realtors Association, and Wisconsin Right to Life spent undisclosed amounts in opposition.

2004 Campaign Finance Summary
Raised: $216,801 - Spent: $209,173
Vote: 52.1% - Cost/Vote: $4.97
Independent Backing: $586,663
Raised: $354,833 - Spent: $353,168
Vote: 47.8% - Cost/Vote: $9.14
Independent Backing: $5,961
Wirch’s Committee Assignments

2005-2006: Energy, Utilities and Information Technology; Natural Resources and Transportation; Veterans, Homeland Security, and Military Affaris; Small Business and Government Reform; Joint Survey on Retirement Systems.

2003-2004: Energy and Utilties; Enviroment and Natural Resources; Homeland Security, Veterans and Military Affairs and Government Reform; Joint Survey on Retirement Systems; Retirement Research.

Where did the money come from?*
Pie Chart: Money Sources
Cash on hand 1/1/01 $913
Self $1,000
Under $100 $63,256
$100 or more $123,873
PACs & Parties $21,609
Other Income $7,064
WECF* $0
*voluntary spending limit system.

Contributions of $100 or More*
In-District Out-District
$60,231 (48.6%) $63,642 (51.4%)
*Excludes returned and self contributions.

Interest Group Contributions from
Individuals and Committees*
Interest Amount
Labor Unions $24,829
Lawyers/Law Firms/Lobbyists $14,690
Political/Ideological $10,412
Health Professionals $9,945
Unknown $9,710
Business $9,220
Tourism/Leisure/Entertainment $8,925
Retired/Homemakers/Non-income earners $7,379
Civil servant/public employee $6,990
Education $6,805
Real Estate $5,342
Construction $4,860
Health Services/Institutions $4,670
Banking & Finance $4,510
Energy $2,650
Manufacturing & Distributing $2,598
Telecommunications & Computers $2,425
Road Construction $2,250
Natural Resources $2,100
Transportation $2,050
Non-Profit/Social Services $1,410
Insurance $1,040
Agriculture $475
*Excludes returned and self contributions.

Top Contributors
Contributor(s) City Business Amount
Wirch, Robert & Mary Pleasant Prairie, WI Legislator $8,900
Edenhofer, Carl L & Karen R Salem, WI Joling, Edenhofer & Assocs/Brighton School $3,100
Troha Family Kenosha, WI ATC Leasing Co/Jupiter Transportation Co/JHT Holdings Inc $3,000
Meisler, Herbert & Allen Mobile, AL Dairyland Greyhound Park $2,855
Tirabassi, Domenick & Gina Kenosha, WI Dairyland Greyhound Park $2,390
Hanson, Thomas Madison, WI Hanson Service Corp $2,200
Burgess, Calvin & Susan Edmond, OK Dominion Venture Group $2,000
Hallman, Michael Birmingham, AL Dairyland Greyhound Park $1,965
Ripps, Harold Birmingham, AL Dairyland Greyhound Park $1,815
Broydrick, William & Cynthia Delafield, WI Broydrick & Associates $1,750
Erickson, John Kenosha, WI ATC Leasing Co $1,750

Election NotesMoney SourcesTop ContributorsBig MoneyProfile Index