2004 Campaign Finance Profile - Donald Friske

Rep. Donald Friske (R) Merrill Picture: Rep. Donald FriskeAssembly District 35

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2004 Election Notes and Background

Rep. Friske was first elected in 2000.

He was unpposed in the primary and faced Democratic opposition in the general election.

Volunteers for Agriculture ($77) made independent expenditures favoring Rep. Friske. America Coming Together Wisconsin ($744) and WEAC ($63,857) made independent expenditures in favor of his opponent.

2004 Campaign Finance Summary
Friske
Raised: $52,182 - Spent: $62,908
Vote: 56.7% - Cost/Vote: $3.95
Independent Backing: $77
Brandt
Raised: $35,100 - Spent: $35,100
Vote: 43.3% - Cost/Vote: $2.88
Independent Backing: $64,601
Friske’s Committee Assignments

2005-2006: Review of Administrative Rules; Criminal Justice and Homeland Security (Vice-Chair); Forestry (Chair); Transportation; Joint Review of Administrative Rules.

2003-2004: Criminal Justice (Vice-Chair); Energy and Utilities; Family Law; Forestry (Chair); Improving Wisconsin’s Fiscal Management (Co-Chair); Transportation.


Where did the money come from?*
Pie Chart: Money Sources
Cash on hand 1/1/03 $12,581
Self $0
Under $100 $8,867
$100 or more $31,958
PACs & Parties $11,237
Other Income $120
WECF* $0
*voluntary spending limit system.

Contributions of $100 or More*
1/1/03-12/31/04
In-District Out-District
$16,683 (52.8%) $14,925 (47.2%)
*Excludes returned and self contributions.

Interest Group Contributions from
Individuals and Committees*
1/1/03-12/31/04
Interest Amount
Natural Resources $7,275
Political/Ideological $3,963
Banking & Finance $3,225
Health Professionals $2,994
Business $2,820
Construction $2,475
Energy $2,150
Manufacturing & Distributing $2,050
Tourism/Leisure/Entertainment $2,050
Agriculture $1,700
Retired/Homemakers/Non-income earners $1,700
Road Construction $1,600
Unknown $1,425
Insurance $1,320
Lawyers/Law Firms/Lobbyists $1,200
Health Services/Institutions $1,175
Transportation $1,050
Telecommunications & Computers $1,000
Real Estate $700
Civil servant/public employee $350
Labor Unions $350
Non-Profit/Social Services $150
Education $100
*Excludes returned and self contributions.

Top Contributors
2000-2004
Contributor(s) City Business Amount
Volkert, Richard & Nancy Coloma, WI Mueller Pipeline $3,090
Hunter, Michael & Jane Antigo, WI Volm Bag Co $1,800
Nickel, Dieter & Ted Merrill, WI Church Mutual Insurance $1,750
Johnson Family Hayward, WI Johnson Timber Corp $1,650
Nelson Family Tomahawk, WI Nelson’s Supermarket $1,550
Orr, San Jr Wausau, WI Wausau-Mosinee Paper Corp $1,500
Schoone, Lawrence & Ruby Tomahawk, WI Sacred Heart St Mary’s Hospitals $1,445
Cherchian, Ara & Valerie Wausau, WI Northland Stainless $1,350
Kohler, Terry & Mary Sheboygan, WI Windway Capital $1,000
Stauske, Todd & Lynn West Bend, WI Davco $1,000

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