Campaign 2002 Profile Towns

Rep. Debi Towns (R) JanesvilleRep. Debi TownsAssembly District 43

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2002 Election Notes and Background
2002 Campaign Finance Summary
* Rep. Towns was first elected in 2002.

* She won a four way primary and faced Democratic and Green party opposition in the general election. 

* Realtors PAC ($4,240), Volunteers for Agriculture ($10,888), WI Builders ($170), and WI Right to Life PAC ($296) made independent expenditures benefiting Towns. WI Nurses PAC ($38) made independent expenditures favoring her opponent. 

Towns Lowrie
Raised
$109,028
Spent
$102,858
Raised 
$55,745
Spent
$53,969
Vote: 51.0% $11.03/vote Vote: 45.1% $6.54/vote
Independent backing:
$15,596
Independent backing:
$38
Towns’ Committee Assignments
2003-2004: Agriculture; Colleges and Universities; Education (Vice Chair); Education Reform; Financial Institutions. 

2001-2002: Not yet elected.

Where Did the Money Come From?

Cash-on-hand 1/1/01 $0
Self $2,679
Under $100 $9,317
$100 or more $85,982
PACS & Parties $10,594
Other Income $456
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 Rep. Towns?
1/1/02 - 12/31/02

Contributor City Business Amount
Towns, Debi & Caroline Janesville, WI Legislator/WI Dept of Public Instruction $2,778.83
Bechthold Family Delafield, WI Payne & Dolan/Zenith Tech $1,500.00
Cullen Family Janesville, WI JP Cullen & Sons $1,320.00
Hendricks, Kenneth & Diane Janesville, WI ABC Supply Co $1,100.00
Ahern, John & Tripp Fond du Lac, WI JF Ahern Co $1,000.00
Bryant, Anthony Waukesha, WI Century Fence Co $1,000.00
Devos, Dick & Betsy Grand Rapids, MI Alticor/Windquest $1,000.00
Gelatt, Philip & Daniel Jr La Crosse, WI Northern Engraving Corp/Northern Micrographics $1,000.00
Malone, Terrance & Paula Whitewater, WI DLK Enterprises $1,000.00
Knox, William & Carol Ward Fort Atkinson, WI WD Hoard & Sons/Morgan & Myers $900.00

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