Campaign 2002 Profile Reynolds

Senator Tom Reynolds (R) West AllisSenator Tom ReynoldsSenate District 5

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2002 Election Notes and Background
2002 Campaign Finance Summary

* Senator Reynolds was first elected in 2002.

* He won a two way primary against the incumbent and faced Democratic opposition in the general election. 

* Healthy Wisconsin ($738), Pro-Life Victory Fund ($113), Tosans for Responsible Govt ($1,619), and WI Right to Life PAC ($2,373) made independent expenditures benefiting Reynolds. Human Rights League PAC ($9), Planned Parenthood Advocates of WI ($1,351), and WI Nurses PAC ($87) made independent expenditures favoring his opponent. Citizens for Clean and Responsible Government spent $8,044 promoting a write-in candidacy for Peggy Rosenzweig, the Republican incumbent defeated in the primary, in an attempt to aid Reynolds’ opponent by taking away Republican votes.

*The Democratic Leadership Campaign Committee spent undisclosed amounts on "issue ads" attacking Reynolds.

Reynolds Christenson
Vote: 52.9% $6.45/vote Vote: 46.7% $5.21/vote
Independent backing:
Independent backing:
Reynolds’ Committee Assignments
2003-2004: Education, Ethics and Elections; Labor Small Business Development and Consumer Affairs (Chair); Retirement Research; Joint Survey on Retirement Systems; Small Business Environmental Council.

2001-2002: Not yet elected.

Where Did the Money Come From?

Cash-on-hand 1/1/99 $0
Self $63,369
Under $100 $20,144
$100 or more $108,137
PACS & Parties $23,693
Other Income $0
WECF* $0
*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 Reynolds?
1/1/02 - 12/31/02

Contributor City Business Amount
Reynolds, Tom West Allis, WI Legislator/Endeavor Press $63,369.47
Zignego Family Helenville, WI Zignego Co $18,500.00
Reynolds, Gary & Gail Delafield, WI GMR Marketing $2,000.00
Radtke, Thomas & Robert Winneconne, WI Bob Radtke Inc $1,750.00
Salamone, James & Barbara New Berlin, WI Northern Ozaukee Public Schools $1,750.00
Hahm, Robert Pewaukee, WI Sign People $1,250.00
Hiller, Jaren & John Milwaukee, WI Hiller Co $1,100.00

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