Construction Trades Coalition
Posted: July 28, 2014
Updated: May 25, 2017
This is a new independent expenditure group with a Pewaukee address that filed documents with the state showing it intended to make independent expenditures supporting and opposing both Republican and Democratic legislative candidates in the 2014 fall elections.
The group supported Democratic candidate Mike Sheridan against two other Democrats in a three-way primary for the open seat in the 15th Senate District. The coalition sponsored a 30-second radio ad that touted Sheridan's experience as a former legislative leader. Sheridan was Assembly Speaker before the Republicans took control of the Assembly in the 2010 elections and Sheridan lost his reelection bid.
The group also indicated it supported Republican Jeff Goelz over his two opponents in a three-way Republican primary for the open seat in the 4th Assembly District. It
Despite its documented activity in the 15th Senate District, the Construction Trades Coaltion did not file any campaign finance reports with the Government Accountability Board in 2014 and, therefore, did not report any independent expenditures.