Campaign 2002 Profile Zien

Senator David A. Zien (R) WheatonSenator David A. ZienSenate District 23

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2002 Election Notes and Background
2002 Campaign Finance Summary
* Senator Zien was first elected to the Assembly in 1988 and to the Senate in an April 1993 special election.

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

* Healthy Wisconsin ($1,244), Volunteers for Agriculture ($1,163), WI Builders ($170), and WI Right to Life PAC ($183) made independent expenditures benefiting Zien and Northwest United Educators ($192) made independent expenditures favoring his opponent. 

*Independent Citizens for Democracy spent undisclosed amounts on "issue ads" attacking Zien.

Zien Larson
Vote: 63.3% $4.67/vote Vote: 36.7% $1.92/vote
Independent backing:
Independent backing:
Zien’s Committee Assignments
2003-2004: Environment and Natural Resources; Homeland Security, Veterans and Military Affairs and Government Reform; Judicial Council; Judiciary, Corrections and Privacy (Chair); Labor, Small Business Development and Consumer Affairs; Joint Legislative Organization; Senate Organization; Sentencing Commission; State-Tribal Relations; Council on Tourism.

2001-2002: Economic Development and Corrections; Universities, Housing and Government Operations; Joint Legislative Council; Council on Tourism; Rural Economic Development Board.

Where Did the Money Come From?

Cash-on-hand 1/1/99 $4,282
Self $0
Under $100 $43,293
$100 or more $97,432
PACS & Parties $20,006
Other Income $613
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 Zien?
1/1/93 - 12/31/02

Contributor City Business Amount
Menard Family Eau Claire, WI Menards Inc $4,000.00
Knox Family Fort Atkinson, WI WD Hoard & Sons/Morgan & Myers $3,250.00
Kohler, Terry & Mary Sheboygan, WI Windway Capital/Vollrath Co $3,000.00
Streckert, Thomas & Sondra Abbotsford, WI Creative Automation $2,550.00
Barry, William & Suzanne Brookfield, WI Combined Technologies $2,500.00
Johnson, Samuel & S Curtis III Racine, WI Johnson Wax $2,450.00
Hupy, Michael Milwaukee, WI Hupy & Associates $2,200.00

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