2004 Campaign Finance Profile - Lee A. Nerison

Rep. Lee A. Nerison (R) Westby Picture: Rep. Lee A. NerisonAssembly District 96

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2004 Election Notes and Background

Rep. Nerison was first elected in 2004.

He won a three way primary and faced Democratic opposition in the general election.

Healthy Wisconsin ($607) and Volunteers for Agriculture ($9,616) made independent expenditures favoring Rep. Nerison. Clean Wisconsin Action Fund ($457), Human Rights League ($19), Planned Parenthood Action Fund ($327), Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin ($899), and Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters ($2,205) made independent expenditures in favor of his opponent.

Wisconsin Right to Life spent undisclosed amounts on "issue ads" in support of Rep. Nerison. Greater Wisconsin Committee and Wisconsin Citizen Action spent undisclosed amounts in opposition.

2004 Campaign Finance Summary
Nerison
Raised: $98,111 - Spent: $95,417
Vote: 54.3% - Cost/Vote: $6.72
Independent Backing: $10,223
Frie
Raised: $67,330 - Spent: $67,330
Vote: 45.6% - Cost/Vote: $5.65
Independent Backing: $3,908
Nerison’s Committee Assignments

2005-2006: Agriculture; Energy and Utilities; Rural Affairs and Renewable Energy; Tourism.

2003-2004: Not yet elected.


Where did the money come from?*
Pie Chart: Money Sources
Cash on hand 1/1/03 $0
Self $5,500
Under $100 $13,344
$100 or more $64,578
PACs & Parties $14,609
Other Income $81
WECF* $0
*voluntary spending limit system.

Contributions of $100 or More*
1/1/03-12/31/04
In-District Out-District
$4,492 (7.0%) $60,086 (93.0%)
*Excludes returned and self contributions.

Interest Group Contributions from
Individuals and Committees*
1/1/03-12/31/04
Interest Amount
Manufacturing & Distributing $10,085
Banking & Finance $8,098
Construction $6,631
Real Estate $5,820
Road Construction $5,750
Health Professionals $5,460
Business $4,445
Health Services/Institutions $3,487
Retired/Homemakers/Non-income earners $3,480
Lawyers/Law Firms/Lobbyists $3,000
Political/Ideological $2,859
Agriculture $2,505
Transportation $2,400
Telecommunications & Computers $1,950
Energy $1,825
Tourism/Leisure/Entertainment $1,775
Insurance $1,635
Unknown $1,307
Natural Resources $950
Civil servant/public employee $625
Labor Unions $100
*Excludes returned and self contributions.

Top Contributors
2003-2004
Contributor(s) City Business Amount
Nerison, Lee & Laura Westby, WI Dairy farmer/Vernon Memorial Hospital $6,000
Cullen, Mark & David Janesville, WI JP Cullen & Sons $1,000
Deutsch, Dick & Diane Oconomowoc, WI Edison Liquor Co $1,000
Frank, Joel & Steven Middleton, WI Frank Liquor Co $1,000
Kennedy Family Janesville, WI Rock Road Companies $1,000
Kern, Robert & Patricia Waukesha, WI Generac Corp $1,000
Kohler, Terry & Mary Sheboygan, WI Windway Capital $1,000
Sadoff, Gary & Ron Fond du Lac, WI Badger Liquor $1,000
Walton, Jim &v Lynne Bentonville, AR Wal-Mart Stores $1,000

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