Posted: August 14, 2002
Updated: September 10, 2002
Party: Dem = Democrat, Ind = Independent, Grn = Green, Lib = Libertarian, Rep = Republican
Status: C = Challenger, I = Incumbent, O = Open Seat, DN = Current legislator running in a newly created district
|Baumgart, James||S09||Dem||I||#4 -"I would require no more staff -- equal in Senate and Assembly."|
|Behrend, Jim||S11||Rep||O||#1i - Prior notice of anticipated activities is a problem. Supports points 1,2 and 5 of question #6.|
|Bies, Garey||A01||Rep||I||#1b,c - Does not believe in using tax dollars for campaigns. #1d - Supports mandatory spending limits.|
|Bollerud, Ty||G||Ind||C||Candidates should be given speaking time on public radio. Most working people don’t have a lot of money to run for public office.|
|Brandner, Michael||A87||Rep||O||#6-"As long as speech rights are not infringed."|
#1c - Support for public financing must be volunteered by the taxpayer.
#1h - Believes in full disclosure while balancing constitutional issues relating to free speech.
#1i - Hesitant to put burdens on independent organizations that would be ruled unconstitutional.
|Buswell, Craig||A50||Rep||C||#3 - Would block the use of public funds to pay legal fees provided that the party is found guilty.|
#3 - Staff should receive legal fees if engaged in legitimate state business.
#7-Waukesha wouldn’t have a voice without reapportionment lawsuits.
|Deschler, Keith||A62||Lib||C||The best approach to campaign finance is no government funding, full disclosure of unlimited contributions by individuals, and grassroots campaigns with minimum frills and maximum personal contact.|
|Dickert, John||A61||Dem||C||#5 - "I would consider this." Also stated that his reform plan can be viewed at www.votedickert.com.|
|Doyle, Jim||G||Dem||C||#1h - "Based on court action, the timeline will need to be 30-45 days before an election."|
|Erpenbach, Jon||S27||Dem||I||#1k- "Unsure. Cannot give a colleague a campaign check?" #3 - "Legislators and employees should have same rights as other state employees in this case - if found guilty pay own fees always."|
|Farley, Patrick||S03||Dem||O||#1 - Challengers need to be able to raise and spend more than incumbents. Supports funding sources that don’t take away from other priorities like education and health care.|
|Grobschmidt, Richard||S07||Dem||I||#7 - Supports a nonpartisan citizen commission if the legislature is unable to do reapportionment in a timely manner.|
#1a-l: Supports SB 104.
#7 - Undecided about a nonpartisan citizen commission for reapportionment. Opposes private funds to retain attorneys.
|Hauser, Jon Anthony||A29||Rep||C||#1a, b, c, d, g, k & #6 - Can’t support because of first amendment concerns.|
|Hermann, Tom||A01||Dem||C||#1j - "The ADCC has been helpful to me, a new candidate. No money - but time and info."|
|Hilsabeck, Susan||S01||Dem||C||Indicated that her answers may change as new information is brought to her attention.|
|Ingalis, Justin||A89||Lib||C||Does not believe in public funding of campaigns. TV and radio should have to provide candidates with air time.|
|Johnsrud, DuWayne||A96||Rep||I||#1 - Supports fully funding the campaign financing system only if we have money for education, seniors and the environment. #3-Employees should be reimbursed.|
#1b & c - "I do not support public financing."
#1g - "Need for full disclosure of all financing is the issue.
|Landon, Patrick||A99||Ind||O||All candidates, special interest groups and political parties should be required to limit their spending.|
#1h - Supports a shorter time period, such as 15 days.
#3 - Should be reimbursed if found innocent.
#4 - Use money from elimination of the caucus staff for the Elections Board or return to GPR.
#5 - The Ethics Board must be reformed before it gets independent funding.
#7-"I oppose the use of public funds for attorneys’ fees"; "undecided about a non-partisan citizen commission as I do not know the particulars"
|Lawton, Barbara||LG||Dem||C||#1b - Supports 100% public financing.|
|Levandowski, Richard E Jr||A59||Lib||O||#1c -"I'm against public funding of campaigns with tax money."|
|McCormick, Terri||A56||Rep||I||#1b , c, d - Does not support public financing.|
|Miller, Mark||A48||Dem||I||#3 - "Does not apply to John Doe investigations."|
|Moen, Rodney||S31||Dem||I||"I haven’t responded to a questionnaire in the past 12 years. After 20 years in the Senate I think you know where I stand on the issues."|
|Nicol, Robert J||A13||Rep||C||Does not respond to surveys or questionnaires.|
|Owens, Carol||A53||Rep||I||She does not return any questionnaires.|
|Plouff, Joe||A29||Dem||I||#4 - Undecided because there is a need for legitimate research positions, otherwise the minority is shut out. Also feels we need better disclosure for conduits.|
|Seefluth, Gayle||A75||Rep||C||#2 - Citizens should be on the board but it shouldn’t be a total citizen board.|
|Sherman, Gary||A74||Dem||I||Does not respond to questionnaires.|
|Stepp, Cathy||S21||Rep||C||Supports full disclosure for soft money groups, restricting when officials may accept donations, and prohibiting "pay to play". Does not support using tax dollars to fully fund elections or to pay legal fees of state employees being investigated for criminal wrongdoing..|
|Taft, Michael||A92||Dem||C||#4 - Needs more information.|
|Thompson, Ed||G||Lib||C||Term limits would guarantee competitive elections and end corruption. Wants to end career politicians’ corruption but can’t support aspects of the clean sweep pledge that would restrict free speech.|
|Turner, Robert||A61||Dem||I||#1e - These fundraising bans should include challengers as well to level the playing field.|
|Watson, Leroy||A31||Lib||C||#1b - Does not believe in public funding for candidates.|
#3 - Legal fees should be prepaid, subject to repayment if found innocent.
#7 - It should not be solely a citizen commission.