Campaign 2002 Profile Decker

Senator Russell S. Decker (D) WestonSenator Russ DeckerSenate District 29

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2002 Election Notes and Background
2002 Campaign Finance Summary
* Senator Decker was first elected in 1990.

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

* WI Nurses PAC ($117) made independent expenditures benefiting Decker. WI Right to Life PAC ($257) made independent expenditures favoring his opponent. 

Decker Edming
Vote: 68.1% $1.99/vote Vote: 31.9% $.84/vote
Independent backing:
Independent backing:
Decker’s Committee Assignments
2003-2004: Finance; Joint Finance; Joint Legislative Council; Labor, Small Business Development and Consumer Affairs; Rural Economic Development Board; Joint Survey on Tax Exemptions.

2001-2002: Joint Survey on Tax Exemptions (Co-Chair); Joint Finance; Finance; Labor and Agriculture; Rural Economic Development Board.

Where Did the Money Come From?

Cash-on-hand 1/1/99 $8,483
Self $0
Under $100 $34,028
$100 or more $73,271
PACS & Parties $2,850
Other Income $4,833
WECF* $11,932
*voluntary spending limit system.

*From individual contributors giving $100 or more per year and all PAC, party and candidate committee contributions.

Who are the top contributors to Senator Decker?
1/1/93 - 12/31/02

Contributor City Business Amount
Chvala, Charles & Barbara Worcester Madison, WI Legislator/Legislative aide $3,235.00
Wedell, Henri & Marsha Memphis, TN Corrections Corp of America $1,800.00
Mathy, Steven & Scott La Crosse, WI Mathy Construction $1,700.00
Baer, Gerald & Helene Schofield, WI Baers Beverages of Central Wisconsin Inc $1,500.00
Decker, Arnold & Edna Mae Athens, WI Salesman Sam $1,487.00
Brickner Family Marathon, WI Brickner Motors $1,300.00
Gebhard, John & Trudy Hartland, WI Lake County Racquet & Athletic Club $1,100.00
Grischke, Alan & Christine Bremer Wausau, WI Grischke & Bremer $1,100.00
Peterson Family Medford, WI James Peterson & Sons $1,100.00
Sonnentag, John & Carolyn Mt Dora, FL County Concrete $1,100.00

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