2004 Campaign Finance Profile - Thomas Nelson

Rep. Thomas Nelson (D) Kaukauna Picture: Rep. Thomas NelsonAssembly District 5

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2004 Election Notes and Background

Rep. Nelson was first elected in 2004.

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

America Coming Together Wisconsin ($744), Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin ($1,627), SEIU District 1199W ($1,072), SEIU Wisconsin State Council ($179) and WEAC ($94,800) made independent expenditures favoring Rep. Nelson. Volunteers for Agriculture ($77) made independent expenditures in favor of his opponent.

Wisconsin Citizen Action spent undisclosed amounts on "issue ads" in support of Rep. Nelson. Wisconsin Right to Life spent undisclosed amounts in opposition.

2004 Campaign Finance Summary
Nelson
Raised: $93,028 - Spent: $90,280
Vote: 51.3% - Cost/Vote: $6.01
Independent Backing: $98,423
Weber
Raised: $110,096 - Spent: $110,422
Vote: 48.7% - Cost/Vote: $7.75
Independent Backing: $77
Nelson’s Committee Assignments

2005-2006: Health; Insurance; Rural Development; Transportation.

2003-2004: Not yet elected.


Where did the money come from?*
Pie Chart: Money Sources
Cash on hand 1/1/03 $0
Self $483
Under $100 $20,511
$100 or more $58,294
PACs & Parties $9,886
Other Income $41
WECF* $3,813
*voluntary spending limit system.

Contributions of $100 or More*
1/1/03-12/31/04
In-District Out-District
$3,745 (6.4%) $54,881 (93.6%)
*Excludes returned and self contributions.

Interest Group Contributions from
Individuals and Committees*
1/1/03-12/31/04
Interest Amount
Political/Ideological $11,236
Civil servant/public employee $9,139
Lawyers/Law Firms/Lobbyists $6,451
Labor Unions $6,130
Unknown $5,195
Retired/Homemakers/Non-income earners $4,979
Business $4,550
Education $4,172
Health Professionals $3,800
Non-Profit/Social Services $2,595
Manufacturing & Distributing $1,765
Banking & Finance $1,200
Tourism/Leisure/Entertainment $1,075
Natural Resources $1,000
Insurance $900
Real Estate $700
Construction $550
Energy $550
Telecommunications & Computers $275
*Excludes returned and self contributions.

Top Contributors
2003-2004
Contributor(s) City Business Amount
Brogan Family Kaukauna, WI Wisconsin Converting Co/Bank of Kaukauna $1,000
Piyaka, Song & Mrs Chicago, IL Psychiatrist $1,000
Slotten, John & Brenda Menasha, WI Valley Roller/Family Training Program $1,000
Nelson, Steven & Mary Kaukauna, WI Christ the King Lutheran Church $815
Corwin, William & Ann Princeton, NJ Woodrow Wilson School $700
Candy, Barbara & Pruitt, Chuck Shorewood, WI Candy & Co/AB Data $600
Slagg, Jean & Jim South Milwaukee, WI Retired $600

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