Senate, Assembly Leaders Top Anti-Reform List

If voting records are any indication, the Legislature is exceedingly unlikely to tackle the scourge of money in politics, plug holes in porous campaign finance disclosure laws, update obsolete ethics protections or reform partisan redistricting – despite public opinion showing strong tripartisan objections to the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision and widespread support for changes to the political system.

High Court, School Chief Races Top $3 Million

This year's Wisconsin Supreme Court and state school superintendent races cost nearly $3.3 million and more than half of it was spent by wealthy smear groups on negative advertising and mailings to hijack the elections, a Wisconsin Democracy Campaign review found.

$10 Million In 10 Years Drives School Agenda

Wealthy campaign contributors and shadowy electioneering groups that back school voucher programs have spent nearly $10 million in 10 years in Wisconsin – much of it to help twice elect a governor who is trying to sharply expand the program, a Wisconsin Democracy Campaign review found.

35 Groups Rally To Put 'R' Back in 'Free Speech'

With the U.S. Supreme Court hearing oral arguments today in a case, McCutcheon v. FEC, that could result in the invalidation of a key federal law limiting campaign contributions, the Money Out, Voters In coalition called for actions to rein in big money in political campaigns at a noon rally at the State Capitol.

WDC Testimony on Assembly Bill 225

Wisconsin Democracy Campaign testimony before the Senate Committee on Elections and Urban Affairs on Assembly Bill 255, proposal to double the legal size of political contributions in Wisconsin.

Old Boys' Club Rules Top Contributor Ranks

Women have long been on the short end of a gender pay gap with men – they now earn about 77 cents for every dollar paid to a guy – but the breach is even greater among high-end campaign contributors where women donate only about 25 cents for every $1 doled out by men.

WDC Calls On GAB to Enforce Disclosure Rule in Special Election

n a letter to state Government Accountability Board director Kevin Kennedy, the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign urged the agency to enforce a three-year-old campaign finance disclosure rule in the case of interest group advertising being aired in a special election contest in a Milwaukee-area state Assembly district.

WDC Testimony on Assembly Bill 378

Testimony against an anti-disclosure bill delivered by WDC Executive Director Mike McCabe at a hearing held on October 29, 2013.

WDC Testimony on Senate Bill 282

SB 282 would do two things, both of which are dangerous and destructive to the public interest. First, this legislation would blind the public to the financial interests of most campaign donors. Current law requires the disclosure of both the occupation and employer of any donor giving more than $100. SB 282 requires disclosure of only the occupation of donors giving over $500.

Walker's Whales

Seventy-eight individuals and couples mostly from outside Wisconsin contributed nearly $1 million to legislative and statewide officeholders and candidates during the first six months of 2013, a Wisconsin Democracy Campaign review found.

Check-Bundling Cloaks Special Interest Sway

Large individual contributions funneled to legislators through check-bundling outfits that hide the real clout of special interest campaign contributions from the public hit a record $3.7 million in 2011 and 2012, a Wisconsin Democracy Campaign review found.

Coalition Urges Senate to Reject 'More Big Money in Politics' Bill

A statewide coalition of 15 citizen and public interest organizations including the Democracy Campaign is calling on the state Senate to reject Assembly Bill 225, a measure that would double campaign contributions limits in Wisconsin and allow big money to further drown out the voices of state voters.

GOP Majority Is Special Interest Cash Magnet

Republicans who control the legislature raised $1 million and stockpiled $2.54 million in their campaign accounts during the first six months of 2013 while they were loading the 2013-15 state budget with dozens of policy and spending items that benefit special interest contributors, a Wisconsin Democracy Campaign review found.

Legislation Calls for Statewide Vote on Citizens United

Legislation introduced today in the form of an Assembly Joint Resolution would put a referendum question on the November 2014 ballot statewide giving Wisconsin voters an opportunity to have their voices heard on whether the controversial 2010 U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Citizens United v. FEC should be overturned.

Special Interests Reap State Budget Policy, Spending Breaks

The proposed 2013-15 state budget the legislature considers this month benefits special interests by making it easier for them to get millions of dollars more in state grants, tax breaks and contracts, threaten water supplies, send people more junk mail, cut off your cable television faster and let bounty hunters work in the state, a Wisconsin Democracy Campaign review found.

Testimony in Opposition to Assembly Bill 225

Wisconsin Democracy Campaign June 4, 2013 testimony before the Assembly Committee on Campaign and Elections in opposition to Assembly Bill 225 (Govern Without Public Support Act).

Frack Sand Industry Support Spikes With Mines

Campaign contributions from the frack sand mining and natural gas industries ballooned 2,100 percent in six years and mirror the spike in mines and processing operations that now pepper northern Wisconsin, a Democracy Campaign review found.

WDC Files Complaint, Seeks Investigation of Undisclosed Election Spending by School Voucher Advocacy Group

In the aftermath of revelations that a free-spending interest group pushing expansion of Wisconsin’s private school voucher program told its members that it spent over $2 million more to influence state elections in 2012 than it reported to election authorities, the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign filed a complaint today with the state Government Accountability Board alleging the group violated campaign finance disclosure rules.

Over 18,000 Wisconsinites Call for a Statewide Vote on Citizens United

More than 18,000 Wisconsinites have signed a petition calling for a statewide vote to put Wisconsin on record against Citizens United v. FEC, the Supreme Court decision that opened the floodgates to special interest money in elections.

Before and After Citizens United: Wisconsin Election Spending Tripled in Wake of Supreme Court Ruling

Candidate and interest group spending in contests for state and federal offices totaled $391.9 million in the 2010 and 2012 election cycles – more than triple the $123.7 million spent in the 2006 and 2008 election cycles, a Wisconsin Democracy Campaign review found.

Cost of 2012 Legislative Races Tops $16 Million - Candidates Listed Alphabetically

Cost of 2012 Legislative Races Tops $16 Million

Candidates Listed Alphabetically

Posted: February 19, 2013
Updated: March 15, 2013

Status: DN=Current legislator running in a new or  "open" seat created by redistricting, DC=Current legislator challenging another incumbent due to redistricting, I=Incumbent, C=Challenger, O=Open Seat.
Party: Dem=Democrat, Ind=Independent, Rep=Republican

SpendingDistrict AlphabeticalPress ReleaseBack

Candidate Status Party District 2012 Spending
Abrahamson, Steve C Rep Senate District 24 $1,446.68
Albano, Todd O Ind Assembly District 34 $1,621.44
Albrecht, Kelley C Dem Assembly District 63 $9,768.07
Arnold, Mary I O Dem Assembly District 37 $25,596.91
August, Tyler I Rep Assembly District 32 $30,968.19
Bacon, Ward C Dem Assembly District 88 $12,379.55
Bakk, Sandy O Rep Assembly District 47 $4,894.64
Ballweg, Joan I Rep Assembly District 41 $21,199.24
Barca, Peter I Dem Assembly District 64 $26,415.60
Barnes, Mandela C Dem Assembly District 11 $28,685.07
Bauer, Steven H C Dem Assembly District 27 $4,135.61
Beals, Carol C Dem Assembly District 49 $41,673.43
Berceau, Terese DN Dem Assembly District 77 $2,842.38
Bernard Schaber, Penny I Dem Assembly District 57 $13,693.35
Bernier, Kathy I Rep Assembly District 68 $95,137.15
Bever, Adam T C Dem Assembly District 28 $18,498.90
Beveridge, Andrew Logan O Dem Assembly District 71 $3,030.50
Bewley, Janet I Dem Assembly District 74 $34,073.04
Bieging, Deb C Dem Assembly District 67 $51,746.35
Bies, Garey I Rep Assembly District 1 $43,689.84
Billings, Jill E I Dem Assembly District 95 $6,565.71
Bomhack, Pat‡ C Dem Assembly District 51 $23,762.83
Born, Mark L O Rep Assembly District 39 $43,267.90
Braughler, James B O Rep Assembly District 37 $4,620.00
Brey, Jim O Dem Assembly District 25 $22,048.55
Brooks, Ed I Rep Assembly District 50 $35,525.80
Brown, Lisa Erin (E) O Dem Assembly District 18 $0.00
Brownlow, James C Dem Assembly District 83 $1,580.46
Bryce, Randy O Dem Assembly District 62 $5,896.46
Bushman, Luke A (E) O Dem Assembly District 25 $0.00
Callier, Harriet* O Dem Assembly District 10 $350.00
Clark, Fred DN Dem Assembly District 81 $27,073.47
Coby, Millie O Dem Assembly District 10 $22,423.96
Coggs, Elizabeth M O Dem Senate District 6 $9,113.24
Coleman, Sam O Dem Assembly District 17 $1,487.39
Cooper, Paula O Dem Assembly District 42 $4,705.07
Cotting, Laura O Dem Assembly District 37 $11,906.87
Cowles, Robert I Rep Senate District 2 $15,471.36
Craig, Dave I Rep Assembly District 83 $28,235.60
Crail, Jim‡ C Dem Assembly District 55 $12,968.69
Czaja, Mary O Rep Assembly District 35 $136,388.61
Czisny, Paul G C Dem Assembly District 52 $6,991.89
Danou, Chris DN Dem Assembly District 92 $10,109.36
Darling, Alberta I Rep Senate District 8 $141,247.27
De Forest, Sheila L O Dem Assembly District 45 $4,303.33
Dedering, Jonathan O Ind Assembly District 78 $1,430.64
Dent, Tracey‡ O Dem Assembly District 17 $3,097.29
Dieter, James (E) O Dem Assembly District 18 $0.00
Diny, Joel O Rep Assembly District 90 $1,586.00
Doyle, Steve I Dem Assembly District 94 $54,974.51
Duman, Perry C Dem Assembly District 60 $99.49
Edwards, Anthony R O Ind Assembly District 17 $2,285.38
Ehlers, Paul O (E) O Ind Senate District 12 $0.00
Eiler, David Wayne C Rep Senate District 14 $2,189.11
Endsley, Michael I Rep Assembly District 26 $61,741.74
Esslinger, Paul J C Rep Assembly District 54 $8,674.00
Evers, Bruce C Rep Assembly District 94 $3,592.59
Farrow, Paul† I Rep Assembly District 98 $115,539.73
Feehan, Bill C Rep Senate District 32 $175,302.50
Ferguson, Ryan C Dem Assembly District 5 $418.50
Fields, Jarett* O Dem Assembly District 18 $4,951.25
Fields, Jason* I Dem Assembly District 11 $26,492.64
Fisher, Christopher Victor O Dem Assembly District 78 $308.61
Fitzpatrick, Kevin M (E) O Ind Assembly District 34 $0.00
Flejter, Ryan O Dem Assembly District 53 $8,288.62
Frassetto, Frank O Rep Assembly District 53 $24,581.58
Frostman, Scott‡ O Rep Assembly District 81 $4,607.89
Garrigues, Chuck O Dem Assembly District 15 $1,145.00
Garrow, Brian** C Rep Assembly District 57 $2,479.86
Genrich, Eric O Dem Assembly District 90 $25,286.89
Glabere, Michael L‡ O Dem Assembly District 18 $5,254.14
Goyke, Evan O Dem Assembly District 18 $37,749.52
Gray, Terry R (E) O Ind Assembly District 48 $0.00
Griffin, Ieshuh (E) O Dem Assembly District 10 $0.00
Grigg, Jim O Dem Assembly District 39 $20,733.25
Grothman, Glenn I Rep Senate District 20 $91,462.38
Gruett, Ron (E) O Dem Assembly District 25 $0.00
Gudex, Rick C Rep Senate District 18 $315,032.49
Guzman, Jose (E) C Dem Assembly District 9 $0.00
Halkoski, Dennis O Dem Assembly District 86 $30,953.16
Hall, Amanda O Dem Assembly District 47 $1,850.00
Hall, Mario R C Dem Assembly District 12 $0.00
Hallmon, Dayvin MA O Dem Assembly District 65 $2,555.28
Hansen, Dave I Dem Senate District 30 $225,234.30
Haqqi, Shan‡ C Dem Assembly District 24 $36,949.09
Harris, Kristan T C Rep Assembly District 20 $0.00
Harris, Nikiya O Dem Senate District 6 $40,240.58
Harsdorf, Sheila I Rep Senate District 10 $108,951.32
Hauser-Menting, Laura* O Dem Assembly District 71 $567.08
Hebl, Gary I Dem Assembly District 46 $14,525.08
Helmke, Mike C Dem Assembly District 26 $23,605.50
Heron, Tracy A O Rep Assembly District 39 $10,297.17
Hesselbein, Dianne O Dem Assembly District 79 $39,234.33
Hibbard, Thomas D O Dem Assembly District 99 $1,575.17
Hintz, Gordon I Dem Assembly District 54 $47,240.25
Hintz, Kevin‡ C Rep Assembly District 94 $1,850.51
Honadel, Mark I Rep Assembly District 21 $29,056.99
Howe, Mike O Rep Assembly District 25 $1,940.30
Hulsey, Brett‡ DN Dem Assembly District 78 $18,859.89
Hutton, Rob O Rep Assembly District 13 $44,311.18
Jackson, Ty O Dem Assembly District 18 $5,158.15
Jacque, Andre I Rep Assembly District 2 $29,052.97
Jagler, John O Rep Assembly District 37 $31,652.84
Johnson, Jeff‡ O Dem Assembly District 85 $10,514.70
Johnson, La Tonya O Dem Assembly District 17 $9,397.02
Johnson, Tom J C Dem Assembly District 96 $24,473.48
Johnsrud, Arnie C Dem Assembly District 1 $5,897.58
Jorgensen, Andy DC Dem Assembly District 43 $70,533.59
Kahl, Robb O Dem Assembly District 47 $59,197.08
Kapenga, Chris† DN Rep Assembly District 99 $125,741.46
Kaufert, Dean R I Rep Assembly District 55 $36,011.04
Kauffeld, Steve O Rep Assembly District 37 $3,914.07
Kegley, Dorothy C Dem Assembly District 36 $6,779.80
Kerkman, Samantha DN Rep Assembly District 61 $41,028.81
Kessler, Frederick P I Dem Assembly District 12 $30,484.57
Kestell, Steve I Rep Assembly District 27 $14,115.28
King, David D‡ C Ind Senate District 4 $674.81
King, Jessica J I Dem Senate District 18 $276,099.50
Kleefisch, Joel I Rep Assembly District 38 $24,986.85
Klenke, John I Rep Assembly District 88 $38,009.20
Knilans, Joe I Rep Assembly District 44 $83,831.22
Knodl, Dan I Rep Assembly District 24 $69,897.45
Knoff, Paul‡ C Dem Assembly District 69 $38,522.22
Knudson, Dean I Rep Assembly District 30 $58,480.64
Kolste, Debra C Dem Assembly District 44 $60,393.14
Kooyenga, Dale I Rep Assembly District 14 $15,645.22
Koth, Kevin O Dem Assembly District 35 $50,477.56
Kramer, Bill I Rep Assembly District 97 $42,936.29
Krug, Scott S‡ I Rep Assembly District 72 $137,391.14
Krumins, Marga C Dem Assembly District 97 $5,710.61
Krusick, Peggy** I Dem Assembly District 7 $41,388.14
Kuglitsch, Mike I Rep Assembly District 84 $13,215.29
Kuhle, Dave C Rep Assembly District 49 $58,551.50
Kurtz, William R C Dem Assembly District 21 $7,022.46
Ladick, Corey D O Dem Assembly District 71 $17,356.15
Lamberson, Tom O Rep Assembly District 80 $0.00
Larson, Tom I Rep Assembly District 67 $121,323.26
Lassa, Julie I Dem Senate District 24 $203,360.97
Lawrence, Diana O Dem Assembly District 56 $2,202.61
Lazich, Mary I Rep Senate District 28 $57,718.25
Lechner, Don* O Rep Assembly District 39 $6,175.29
Lefeber, Brandi‡ C Rep Assembly District 3 $3,291.26
LeMahieu, Daniel R I Rep Assembly District 59 $24,682.53
LeMahieu, Devin C Rep Assembly District 26 $9,306.88
Lemke, Melissa O Dem Assembly District 62 $39,295.84
Liebert, Sam C Dem Assembly District 44 $5,868.19
Lindgren, Ellen O Dem Assembly District 79 $26,044.27
Lohr, Tanya C Dem Senate District 20 $50,838.81
Loudenbeck, Amy DN Rep Assembly District 31 $70,949.99
Maas, Jim (E) O Ind Assembly District 85 $0.00
Macco, John C Rep Senate District 30 $229,531.62
Malcheski, Michael J C Dem Assembly District 4 $4,875.17
Mallison, Tom O Dem Assembly District 71 $2,590.57
Manriquez, Laura C Dem Assembly District 8 $1,481.53
Marklein, Howard I Rep Assembly District 51 $144,318.34
Martin, Rich (E) C Ind Assembly District 55 $0.00
Mason, Cory‡ DN Dem Assembly District 66 $28,542.61
May-Grimm, Maureen C Dem Assembly District 51 $65,276.72
Mayo, Michael‡ O Dem Senate District 6 $19,547.89
McCabe, Jeff C Dem Assembly District 5 $15,690.29
McGartland, Molly M C Rep Assembly District 20 $9,435.05
McGinley, Jeri O Dem Assembly District 71 $5,568.84
Michalak, Scott C Dem Assembly District 38 $10,424.95
Miller, Mark I Dem Senate District 16 $38,018.72
Milroy, Nick I Dem Assembly District 73 $7,292.80
Moore, Cindy‡ O Dem Assembly District 15 $21,038.25
Morris-Page, Melba O Ind Assembly District 18 $0.00
Murphy, Dave O Rep Assembly District 56 $68,561.92
Murray, Kevin M C Dem Assembly District 44 $13,101.76
Mursau, Jeffrey L I Rep Assembly District 36 $23,089.09
Murtha, John I Rep Assembly District 29 $35,528.31
Namath, Albert O Dem Assembly District 65 $172.00
Nass, Steve DN Rep Assembly District 33 $22,420.98
Nelson, Barry O Rep Assembly District 25 $3,206.22
Nerison, Lee A I Rep Assembly District 96 $37,583.00
Noble, Scott Kenneth C Rep Senate District 24 $25,744.85
Nygren, John I Rep Assembly District 89 $56,151.90
Odeen, Diane C Dem Assembly District 30 $53,502.32
Ohnstad, Tod O Dem Assembly District 65 $20,146.80
Oliver, Nick O Rep Assembly District 22 $23,695.76
Olsen, Luther I Rep Senate District 14 $49,927.71
Olson, Ben III (E) C Ind Assembly District 50 $0.00
Olson, Daniel C C Dem Senate District 10 $6,681.07
Oswald, Kole C Dem Assembly District 3 $24,144.20
Ott, Al I Rep Assembly District 3 $48,491.19
Ott, Jim I Rep Assembly District 23 $32,732.72
Parker, Andrew* O Dem Assembly District 18 $4,732.15
Pasch, Sandy DN Dem Assembly District 10 $68,050.01
Petersen, Kevin I Rep Assembly District 40 $19,046.85
Peterson, Kim M C Dem Assembly District 32 $5,132.34
Petryk, Warren I Rep Assembly District 93 $128,485.07
Pleuss, Jim O Rep Assembly District 56 $9,251.06
Pluess, Justin D C Dem Assembly District 72 $60,118.39
Pokrandt, John O Dem Assembly District 13 $9,643.13
Pope-Roberts, Sondy DN Dem Assembly District 80 $35,979.05
Powers, John C Dem Assembly District 6 $7,985.26
Pridemore, Don DN Rep Assembly District 22 $16,759.61
Prudent, Eric C Dem Assembly District 98 $888.93
Pruess, Larry C Dem Assembly District 2 $6,688.23
Rashkin, Yuri C Dem Assembly District 44 $5,774.73
Reinhard, Joe C Dem Assembly District 89 $1,742.83
Retrum, Roberta O Dem Assembly District 34 $2,068.52
Richards, Jon I Dem Assembly District 19 $11,399.47
Riemer, Daniel C Dem Assembly District 7 $27,485.13
Riley, Elizabeth C Dem Assembly District 87 $16,125.25
Ringhand, Janis DN Dem Assembly District 45 $28,504.05
Ripp, Keith DN Rep Assembly District 42 $30,586.29
Risser, Fred I Dem Senate District 26 $25,977.62
Ristow, Nate O Rep Assembly District 13 $9,596.98
Rivard, Roger I Rep Assembly District 75 $124,006.19
Rockwood, Chris C Dem Assembly District 14 $30,357.06
Roelke, Jesse J (E) C Dem Assembly District 84 $0.00
Rogers, Cris C Dem Assembly District 23 $25,951.56
Romlein, James W Sr O Rep Assembly District 37 $3,301.62
Royal, Fred O Dem Assembly District 17 $12,811.16
Rucker, Russell O Rep Assembly District 45 $2,634.21
Ruetten, Chris O Rep Assembly District 37 $1,932.76
Sanfelippo, Joe O Rep Assembly District 15 $44,486.68
Sargent, Melissa Agard O Dem Assembly District 48 $12,781.25
Schaefer, Trish C Rep Assembly District 46 $21,980.81
Schellenger, Koby O Dem Assembly District 53 $1,146.71
Schellinger, Thomas J O Rep Assembly District 13 $23,116.35
Schmid, Hans O Dem Assembly District 71 $1,461.33
Schmidt, Beth O Rep Assembly District 45 $19,550.20
Schoenbohm, Richard O Dem Assembly District 56 $34,191.96
Schraa, Michael O Rep Assembly District 53 $32,605.88
Schroeder, Jay C Rep Assembly District 55 $17,317.36
Schroeder, Ryan O Dem Assembly District 31 $14,084.85
Schuller, Kurt‡ O Rep Assembly District 53 $3,019.53
Sendra, John C Rep Assembly District 74 $23,413.44
Severson, Erik I Rep Assembly District 28 $35,425.72
Shanahan, Sarah Ann C Dem Assembly District 50 $3,720.58
Shankland, Katrina O Dem Assembly District 71 $22,089.52
Shilling, Jennifer I Dem Senate District 32 $157,928.92
Sinicki, Christine I Dem Assembly District 20 $5,702.85
Sladky, Jason J O Rep Assembly District 25 $1,276.44
Smith, Jeff‡ C Dem Assembly District 93 $71,527.24
Smith, Stephen C Dem Assembly District 75 $66,862.69
Smriga, Judy C Dem Assembly District 68 $36,845.98
Snyder, Patrick O Rep Assembly District 85 $147,358.70
Sommer, Susan O Dem Senate District 12 $49,995.96
Sorenson, Melissa C Dem Assembly District 41 $8,612.50
Spiros, John O Rep Assembly District 86 $71,822.34
Starzewski, Bernie O Dem Assembly District 25 $3,101.21
Staudacher, Joanne O Dem Assembly District 53 $908.19
Steinbrink, John DC Dem Assembly District 61 $33,559.45
Steineke, Jim I Rep Assembly District 5 $45,588.33
Steinke, Robert L O Dem Assembly District 71 $100.00
Stevens, Pam* C Rep Senate District 22 $2,896.04
Stolow, David (E) C Ind Assembly District 32 $0.00
Stone, Jeff I Rep Assembly District 82 $32,302.12
Strachota, Pat I Rep Assembly District 58 $23,872.07
Stroebel, Duey I Rep Assembly District 60 $50,378.10
Suder, Scott I Rep Assembly District 69 $136,900.74
Suennen, Ray C Rep Senate District 30 $19,388.80
Swan, Allyn Monroe O Dem Senate District 6 $12,844.15
Swanson, Jim C Dem Assembly District 29 $10,837.26
Swearingen, Rob O Rep Assembly District 34 $58,667.07
Tauchen, Gary I Rep Assembly District 6 $21,712.59
Taylor, Chris DN Dem Assembly District 76 $24,402.03
Taylor, Lena C I Dem Senate District 4 $44,747.06
Testin, Patrick O Rep Assembly District 71 $11,347.95
Theo, Lisa O Dem Senate District 12 $24,059.69
Thiesfeldt, Jeremy I Rep Assembly District 52 $33,109.05
Thorson, Wayne C‡ O Rep Assembly District 86 $5,025.08
Tiffany, Tom O Rep Senate District 12 $247,615.92
Tittl, Paul O Rep Assembly District 25 $39,348.83
Tjugum, Patrick K O Ind Assembly District 35 $3,959.55
Tranel, Travis I Rep Assembly District 49 $67,165.99
Triplett, Delta T* O Dem Senate District 6 $553.59
Uphoff, Charles O Dem Assembly District 80 $1,033.39
Van Buren, Merlin O Dem Assembly District 34 $10,890.20
VanderLeest, David* O Rep Assembly District 90 $482.69
VanderMeer, Nancy L C Rep Assembly District 70 $159,013.83
Veeser, Patrick C Dem Assembly District 1 $51,431.35
Verhage, David J O Dem Assembly District 71 $5,900.00
Vernon, LaShawndra O Dem Assembly District 18 $3,775.86
Virgil, Terry (E) O Ind Assembly District 33 $0.00
Vos, Robin I Rep Assembly District 63 $94,083.74
Vruwink, Amy Sue I Dem Assembly District 70 $89,607.03
Wachs, Dana O Dem Assembly District 91 $18,974.84
Wald, Dan C Rep Assembly District 70 $3,922.88
Ward, Jim C Dem Senate District 28 $13,388.63
Watson, Leroy L (E) C Ind Assembly District 38 $0.00
Weatherston, Tom O Rep Assembly District 62 $46,594.86
Weininger, Chad I Rep Assembly District 4 $51,966.37
Wied-Vincent, Kathleen C Dem Assembly District 82 $3,471.76
Williams, Mary I Rep Assembly District 87 $42,107.68
Wineke, Joseph S O Dem Assembly District 80 $35,847.05
Wirch, Robert I Dem Senate District 22 $18,066.03
Woods, Scott Allan O Dem Assembly District 33 $579.05
Worthington, Margarete C Dem Senate District 14 $11,458.00
Wright, Mandy O Dem Assembly District 85 $57,112.58
Wynn, Evan I Rep Assembly District 43 $78,998.32
Young, Alex O Rep Assembly District 34 $581.21
Young, Josh C Ind Assembly District 3 $216.63
Young, Leon I Dem Assembly District 16 $7,876.73
Zamarippa, JoCasta I Dem Assembly District 8 $23,748.09
Zepnick, Josh I Dem Assembly District 9 $19,625.94

*2012 campaign finance reports incomplete at the time this report was prepared.
**Write-in candidate in November election.
†Also candidate in a special election for Senate District 33 held after the November election. The spending total shown here is for both offices.
‡Figures revised since original posting on account of amendments, corrections or subsequent filing of previously delinquent reports.
(E) Candidate was exempt from filing reports in 2012.

SpendingDistrict AlphabeticalPress ReleaseBack

Cost of 2012 Legislative Races Tops $16 Million - Candidates Listed by District

Cost of 2012 Legislative Races Tops $16 Million

Candidates Listed by District

Posted: February 19, 2013
Updated: March 15, 2013

Candidates listed by district, party ballot order (Republican, Democrat, Independent), and alphabetical by last name.

Status: DN=Current legislator running in a new or  "open" seat created by redistricting, DC=Current legislator challenging another incumbent due to redistricting, I=Incumbent, C=Challenger, O=Open Seat.
Party: Dem=Democrat, Ind=Independent, Rep=Republican

Spending District AlphabeticalPress ReleaseBack

District Candidate Status Party 2012 Spending
Assembly District 1 Bies, Garey I Rep $43,689.84
Johnsrud, Arnie C Dem $5,897.58
Veeser, Patrick C Dem $51,431.35
 
Assembly District 2 Jacque, Andre I Rep $29,052.97
Pruess, Larry C Dem $6,688.23
 
Assembly District 3 Lefeber, Brandi‡ C Rep $3,291.26
Ott, Al I Rep $48,491.19
Oswald, Kole C Dem $24,144.20
Young, Josh C Ind $216.63
 
Assembly District 4 Weininger, Chad I Rep $51,966.37
Malcheski, Michael J C Dem $4,875.17
 
Assembly District 5 Steineke, Jim I Rep $45,588.33
Ferguson, Ryan C Dem $418.50
McCabe, Jeff C Dem $15,690.29
 
Assembly District 6 Tauchen, Gary I Rep $21,712.59
Powers, John C Dem $7,985.26
 
Assembly District 7 Krusick, Peggy** I Dem $41,388.14
Riemer, Daniel C Dem $27,485.13
 
Assembly District 8 Manriquez, Laura C Dem $1,481.53
Zamarippa, JoCasta I Dem $23,748.09
 
Assembly District 9 Guzman, Jose (E) C Dem $0.00
Zepnick, Josh I Dem $19,625.94
 
Assembly District 10 Callier, Harriet* O Dem $350.00
Coby, Millie O Dem $22,423.96
Griffin, Ieshuh (E) O Dem $0.00
Pasch, Sandy DN Dem $68,050.01
 
Assembly District 11 Barnes, Mandela C Dem $28,685.07
Fields, Jason* I Dem $26,492.64
 
Assembly District 12 Hall, Mario R C Dem $0.00
Kessler, Frederick P I Dem $30,484.57
 
Assembly District 13 Hutton, Rob O Rep $44,311.18
Ristow, Nate O Rep $9,596.98
Schellinger, Thomas J O Rep $23,116.35
Pokrandt, John O Dem $9,643.13
 
Assembly District 14 Kooyenga, Dale I Rep $15,645.22
Rockwood, Chris C Dem $30,357.06
 
Assembly District 15 Sanfelippo, Joe O Rep $44,486.68
Garrigues, Chuck O Dem $1,145.00
Moore, Cindy‡ O Dem $21,038.25
 
Assembly District 16 Young, Leon I Dem $7,876.73
 
Assembly District 17 Coleman, Sam O Dem $1,487.39
Dent, Tracey‡ O Dem $3,097.29
Johnson, La Tonya O Dem $9,397.02
Royal, Fred O Dem $12,811.16
Edwards, Anthony R O Ind $2,285.38
 
Assembly District 18 Brown, Lisa Erin (E) O Dem $0.00
Dieter, James (E) O Dem $0.00
Fields, Jarett* O Dem $4,951.25
Glabere, Michael L‡ O Dem $5,254.14
Goyke, Evan O Dem $37,749.52
Jackson, Ty O Dem $5,158.15
Parker, Andrew* O Dem $4,732.15
Vernon, LaShawndra O Dem $3,775.86
Morris-Page, Melba O Ind $0.00
 
Assembly District 19 Richards, Jon I Dem $11,399.47
 
Assembly District 20 Harris, Kristan T C Rep $0.00
McGartland, Molly M C Rep $9,435.05
Sinicki, Christine I Dem $5,702.85
 
Assembly District 21 Honadel, Mark I Rep $29,056.99
Kurtz, William R C Dem $7,022.46
 
Assembly District 22 Oliver, Nick O Rep $23,695.76
Pridemore, Don DN Rep $16,759.61
 
Assembly District 23 Ott, Jim I Rep $32,732.72
Rogers, Cris C Dem $25,951.56
 
Assembly District 24 Knodl, Dan I Rep $69,897.45
Haqqi, Shan‡ C Dem $36,949.09
 
Assembly District 25 Howe, Mike O Rep $1,940.30
Nelson, Barry O Rep $3,206.22
Sladky, Jason J O Rep $1,276.44
Tittl, Paul O Rep $39,348.83
Brey, Jim O Dem $22,048.55
Bushman, Luke A (E) O Dem $0.00
Gruett, Ron (E) O Dem $0.00
Starzewski, Bernie O Dem $3,101.21
 
Assembly District 26 Endsley, Michael I Rep $61,741.74
LeMahieu, Devin C Rep $9,306.88
Helmke, Mike C Dem $23,605.50
 
Assembly District 27 Kestell, Steve I Rep $14,115.28
Bauer, Steven H C Dem $4,135.61
 
Assembly District 28 Severson, Erik I Rep $35,425.72
Bever, Adam T C Dem $18,498.90
 
Assembly District 29 Murtha, John I Rep $35,528.31
Swanson, Jim C Dem $10,837.26
 
Assembly District 30 Knudson, Dean I Rep $58,480.64
Odeen, Diane C Dem $53,502.32
 
Assembly District 31 Loudenbeck, Amy DN Rep $70,949.99
Schroeder, Ryan O Dem $14,084.85
 
Assembly District 32 August, Tyler I Rep $30,968.19
Peterson, Kim M C Dem $5,132.34
Stolow, David (E) C Ind $0.00
 
Assembly District 33 Nass, Steve DN Rep $22,420.98
Woods, Scott Allan O Dem $579.05
Virgil, Terry (E) O Ind $0.00
 
Assembly District 34 Swearingen, Rob O Rep $58,667.07
Young, Alex O Rep $581.21
Retrum, Roberta O Dem $2,068.52
Van Buren, Merlin O Dem $10,890.20
Albano, Todd O Ind $1,621.44
Fitzpatrick, Kevin M (E) O Ind $0.00
 
Assembly District 35 Czaja, Mary O Rep $136,388.61
Koth, Kevin O Dem $50,477.56
Tjugum, Patrick K O Ind $3,959.55
 
Assembly District 36 Mursau, Jeffrey L I Rep $23,089.09
Kegley, Dorothy C Dem $6,779.80
 
Assembly District 37 Braughler, James B O Rep $4,620.00
Jagler, John O Rep $31,652.84
Kauffeld, Steve O Rep $3,914.07
Romlein, James W Sr‡ O Rep $3,301.62
Ruetten, Chris O Rep $1,932.76
Arnold, Mary I O Dem $25,596.91
Cotting, Laura O Dem $11,906.87
 
Assembly District 38 Kleefisch, Joel I Rep $24,986.85
Michalak, Scott C Dem $10,424.95
Watson, Leroy L (E) C Ind $0.00
 
Assembly District 39 Born, Mark L O Rep $43,267.90
Heron, Tracy A O Rep $10,297.17
Lechner, Don* O Rep $6,175.29
Grigg, Jim O Dem $20,733.25
         
Assembly District 40 Petersen, Kevin I Rep $19,046.85
 
Assembly District 41 Ballweg, Joan I Rep $21,199.24
Sorenson, Melissa C Dem $8,612.50
 
Assembly District 42 Ripp, Keith DN Rep $30,586.29
Cooper, Paula O Dem $4,705.07
 
Assembly District 43 Wynn, Evan I Rep $78,998.32
Jorgensen, Andy DC Dem $70,533.59
         
Assembly District 44 Knilans, Joe I Rep $83,831.22
Kolste, Debra C Dem $60,393.14
Liebert, Sam C Dem $5,868.19
Murray, Kevin M C Dem $13,101.76
Rashkin, Yuri C Dem $5,774.73
 
Assembly District 45 Rucker, Russell O Rep $2,634.21
Schmidt, Beth O Rep $19,550.20
De Forest, Sheila L O Dem $4,303.33
Ringhand, Janis DN Dem $28,504.05
 
Assembly District 46 Schaefer, Trish C Rep $21,980.81
Hebl, Gary I Dem $14,525.08
 
Assembly District 47 Bakk, Sandy O Rep $4,894.64
Hall, Amanda O Dem $1,850.00
Kahl, Robb O Dem $59,197.08
 
Assembly District 48 Sargent, Melissa Agard O Dem $12,781.25
Gray, Terry R (E) O Ind $0.00
 
Assembly District 49 Kuhle, Dave C Rep $58,551.50
Tranel, Travis I Rep $67,165.99
Beals, Carol C Dem $41,673.43
 
Assembly District 50 Brooks, Ed I Rep $35,525.80
Shanahan, Sarah Ann C Dem $3,720.58
Olson, Ben III (E) C Ind $0.00
 
Assembly District 51 Marklein, Howard I Rep $144,318.34
Bomhack, Pat‡ C Dem $23,762.83
May-Grimm, Maureen C Dem $65,276.72
 
Assembly District 52 Thiesfeldt, Jeremy I Rep $33,109.05
Czisny, Paul G C Dem $6,991.89
 
Assembly District 53 Frassetto, Frank O Rep $24,581.58
Schraa, Michael O Rep $32,605.88
Schuller, Kurt O Rep $3,019.53
Flejter, Ryan O Dem $8,288.62
Schellenger, Koby O Dem $1,146.71
Staudacher, Joanne O Dem $908.19
 
Assembly District 54 Esslinger, Paul J C Rep $8,674.00
Hintz, Gordon I Dem $47,240.25
 
Assembly District 55 Kaufert, Dean R I Rep $36,011.04
Schroeder, Jay C Rep $17,317.36
Crail, Jim‡ C Dem $12,968.69
Martin, Rich (E) C Ind $0.00
 
Assembly District 56 Murphy, Dave O Rep $68,561.92
Pleuss, Jim O Rep $9,251.06
Lawrence, Diana O Dem $2,202.61
Schoenbohm, Richard O Dem $34,191.96
 
Assembly District 57 Garrow, Brian** C Rep $2,479.86
Bernard Schaber, Penny I Dem $13,693.35
 
Assembly District 58 Strachota, Pat I Rep $23,872.07
 
Assembly District 59 LeMahieu, Daniel R I Rep $24,682.53
 
Assembly District 60 Stroebel, Duey I Rep $50,378.10
Duman, Perry C Dem $99.49
 
Assembly District 61 Kerkman, Samantha DN Rep $41,028.81
Steinbrink, John DC Dem $33,559.45
 
Assembly District 62 Weatherston, Tom O Rep $46,594.86
Bryce, Randy O Dem $5,896.46
Lemke, Melissa O Dem $39,295.84
 
Assembly District 63 Vos, Robin I Rep $94,083.74
Albrecht, Kelley C Dem $9,768.07
 
Assembly District 64 Barca, Peter I Dem $26,415.60
 
Assembly District 65 Hallmon, Dayvin MA O Dem $2,555.28
Namath, Albert O Dem $172.00
Ohnstad, Tod O Dem $20,146.80
 
Assembly District 66 Mason, Cory‡ DN Dem $28,542.61
 
Assembly District 67 Larson, Tom I Rep $121,323.26
Bieging, Deb C Dem $51,746.35
 
Assembly District 68 Bernier, Kathy I Rep $95,137.15
Smriga, Judy C Dem $36,845.98
         
Assembly District 69 Suder, Scott I Rep $136,900.74
Knoff, Paul‡ C Dem $38,522.22
 
Assembly District 70 VanderMeer, Nancy L C Rep $159,013.83
Wald, Dan C Rep $3,922.88
Vruwink, Amy Sue I Dem $89,607.03
 
Assembly District 71 Testin, Patrick O Rep $11,347.95
Beveridge, Andrew Logan O Dem $3,030.50
Hauser-Menting, Laura* O Dem $567.08
Ladick, Corey D O Dem $17,356.15
Mallison, Tom O Dem $2,590.57
McGinley, Jeri O Dem $5,568.84
Schmid, Hans O Dem $1,461.33
Shankland, Katrina O Dem $22,089.52
Steinke, Robert L O Dem $100.00
Verhage, David J O Dem $5,900.00
 
Assembly District 72 Krug, Scott S‡ I Rep $137,391.14
Pluess, Justin D C Dem $60,118.39
 
Assembly District 73 Milroy, Nick I Dem $7,292.80
 
Assembly District 74 Sendra, John C Rep $23,413.44
Bewley, Janet I Dem $34,073.04
 
Assembly District 75 Rivard, Roger I Rep $124,006.19
Smith, Stephen C Dem $66,862.69
 
Assembly District 76 Taylor, Chris DN Dem $24,402.03
 
Assembly District 77 Berceau, Terese DN Dem $2,842.38
 
Assembly District 78 Fisher, Christopher Victor O Dem $308.61
Hulsey, Brett‡ DN Dem $118,859.89
Dedering, Jonathan O Ind $1,430.64
 
Assembly District 79 Hesselbein, Dianne O Dem $39,234.33
Lindgren, Ellen O Dem $26,044.27
 
Assembly District 80 Lamberson, Tom O Rep $0.00
Pope-Roberts, Sondy DN Dem $35,979.05
Uphoff, Charles O Dem $1,033.39
Wineke, Joseph S O Dem $35,847.05
 
Assembly District 81 Frostman, Scott‡ O Rep $4,607.89
Clark, Fred DN Dem $27,073.47
 
Assembly District 82 Stone, Jeff I Rep $32,302.12
Wied-Vincent, Kathleen C Dem $3,471.76
 
Assembly District 83 Craig, Dave I Rep $28,235.60
Brownlow, James C Dem $1,580.46
 
Assembly District 84 Kuglitsch, Mike I Rep $13,215.29
Roelke, Jesse J (E) C Dem $0.00
 
Assembly District 85 Snyder, Patrick O Rep $147,358.70
Johnson, Jeff‡ O Dem $10,514.70
Wright, Mandy O Dem $57,112.58
Maas, Jim (E) O Ind $0.00
 
Assembly District 86 Spiros, John O Rep $71,822.34
Thorson, Wayne C‡ O Rep $5,025.08
Halkoski, Dennis O Dem $30,953.16
 
Assembly District 87 Williams, Mary I Rep $42,107.68
Riley, Elizabeth C Dem $16,125.25
 
Assembly District 88 Klenke, John I Rep $38,009.20
Bacon, Ward C Dem $12,379.55
 
Assembly District 89 Nygren, John I Rep $56,151.90
Reinhard, Joe C Dem $1,742.83
 
Assembly District 90 Diny, Joel O Rep $1,586.00
VanderLeest, David* O Rep $482.69
Genrich, Eric O Dem $25,286.89
 
Assembly District 91 Wachs, Dana O Dem $18,974.84
 
Assembly District 92 Danou, Chris DN Dem $10,109.36
 
Assembly District 93 Petryk, Warren I Rep $128,485.07
Smith, Jeff‡ C Dem $71,527.24
 
Assembly District 94 Evers, Bruce C Rep $3,592.59
Hintz, Kevin‡ C Rep $1,850.51
Doyle, Steve I Dem $54,974.51
 
Assembly District 95 Billings, Jill E I Dem $6,565.71
         
Assembly District 96 Nerison, Lee A I Rep $37,583.00
Johnson, Tom J C Dem $24,473.48
 
Assembly District 97 Kramer, Bill I Rep $42,936.29
Krumins, Marga C Dem $5,710.61
         
Assembly District 98 Farrow, Paul† I Rep $115,539.73
Prudent, Eric C Dem $888.93
 
Assembly District 99 Kapenga, Chris† DN Rep $125,741.46
Hibbard, Thomas D O Dem $1,575.17
 
Senate District 2 Cowles, Robert I Rep $15,471.36
 
Senate District 4 Taylor, Lena C I Dem $44,747.06
King, David D‡ C Ind $674.81
 
Senate District 6 Coggs, Elizabeth M O Dem $9,113.24
Harris, Nikiya O Dem $40,240.58
Mayo, Michael‡ O Dem $19,547.89
Swan, Allyn Monroe O Dem $12,844.15
Triplett, Delta T* O Dem $553.59
 
Senate District 8 Darling, Alberta I Rep $141,247.27
 
Senate District 10 Harsdorf, Sheila I Rep $108,951.32
Olson, Daniel C C Dem $6,681.07
 
Senate District 12 Tiffany, Tom O Rep $247,615.92
Sommer, Susan O Dem $49,995.96
Theo, Lisa O Dem $24,059.69
Ehlers, Paul O (E) O Ind $0.00
 
Senate District 14 Eiler, David Wayne C Rep $2,189.11
Olsen, Luther I Rep $49,927.71
Worthington, Margarete C Dem $11,458.00
         
Senate District 16 Miller, Mark I Dem $38,018.72
 
Senate District 18 Gudex, Rick C Rep $315,032.49
King, Jessica J I Dem $276,099.50
 
Senate District 20 Grothman, Glenn I Rep $91,462.38
Lohr, Tanya C Dem $50,838.81
         
Senate District 22 Stevens, Pam C Rep $2,896.04
Wirch, Robert I Dem $18,066.03
 
Senate District 24 Abrahamson, Steve C Rep $1,446.68
Noble, Scott Kenneth C Rep $25,744.85
Lassa, Julie I Dem $203,360.97
 
Senate District 26 Risser, Fred I Dem $25,977.62
 
Senate District 28 Lazich, Mary I Rep $57,718.25
Ward, Jim C Dem $13,388.63
 
Senate District 30 Macco, John C Rep $229,531.62
Suennen, Ray C Rep $19,388.80
Hansen, Dave I Dem $225,234.30
 
Senate District 32 Feehan, Bill C Rep $175,302.50
Shilling, Jennifer I Dem $157,928.92

*2012 campaign finance reports incomplete at the time this report was prepared.
**Write-in candidate in November election.
†Also candidate in a special election for Senate District 33 held after the November election. The spending total shown here is for both offices.
‡Figures revised since original posting on account of amendments, corrections or subsequent filing of previously delinquent reports.
(E) Candidate was exempt from filing reports in 2012.

Spending District AlphabeticalPress ReleaseBack

Cost of 2012 Legislative Races Tops $16 Million - Candidates Listed by Spending

Cost of 2012 Legislative Races Tops $16 Million

Candidates Listed by Spending

Posted: February 19, 2013
Updated: March 15, 2013

Candidates are listed by spending in descending order.

Status: DN=Current legislator running in a new or  "open" seat created by redistricting, DC=Current legislator challenging another incumbent due to redistricting, I=Incumbent, C=Challenger, O=Open Seat.
Party: Dem=Democrat, Ind=Independent, Rep=Republican

SpendingDistrict AlphabeticalPress ReleaseBack

Candidate Status Party District 2012 Spending
Gudex, Rick C Rep Senate District 18 $315,032.49
King, Jessica J I Dem Senate District 18 $276,099.50
Tiffany, Tom O Rep Senate District 12 $247,615.92
Macco, John C Rep Senate District 30 $229,531.62
Hansen, Dave I Dem Senate District 30 $225,234.30
Lassa, Julie I Dem Senate District 24 $203,360.97
Feehan, Bill C Rep Senate District 32 $175,302.50
VanderMeer, Nancy L C Rep Assembly District 70 $159,013.83
Shilling, Jennifer I Dem Senate District 32 $157,928.92
Snyder, Patrick O Rep Assembly District 85 $147,358.70
Marklein, Howard I Rep Assembly District 51 $144,318.34
Darling, Alberta I Rep Senate District 8 $141,247.27
Krug, Scott S‡ I Rep Assembly District 72 $137,391.14
Suder, Scott I Rep Assembly District 69 $136,900.74
Czaja, Mary O Rep Assembly District 35 $136,388.61
Petryk, Warren I Rep Assembly District 93 $128,485.07
Kapenga, Chris† DN Rep Assembly District 99 $125,741.46
Rivard, Roger I Rep Assembly District 75 $124,006.19
Larson, Tom I Rep Assembly District 67 $121,323.26
Farrow, Paul† I Rep Assembly District 98 $115,539.73
Harsdorf, Sheila I Rep Senate District 10 $108,951.32
Bernier, Kathy I Rep Assembly District 68 $95,137.15
Vos, Robin I Rep Assembly District 63 $94,083.74
Grothman, Glenn I Rep Senate District 20 $91,462.38
Vruwink, Amy Sue I Dem Assembly District 70 $89,607.03
Knilans, Joe I Rep Assembly District 44 $83,831.22
Wynn, Evan I Rep Assembly District 43 $78,998.32
Spiros, John O Rep Assembly District 86 $71,822.34
Smith, Jeff‡ C Dem Assembly District 93 $71,527.24
Loudenbeck, Amy DN Rep Assembly District 31 $70,949.99
Jorgensen, Andy DC Dem Assembly District 43 $70,533.59
Knodl, Dan I Rep Assembly District 24 $69,897.45
Murphy, Dave O Rep Assembly District 56 $68,561.92
Pasch, Sandy DN Dem Assembly District 10 $68,050.01
Tranel, Travis I Rep Assembly District 49 $67,165.99
Smith, Stephen C Dem Assembly District 75 $66,862.69
May-Grimm, Maureen C Dem Assembly District 51 $65,276.72
Endsley, Michael I Rep Assembly District 26 $61,741.74
Kolste, Debra C Dem Assembly District 44 $60,393.14
Pluess, Justin D C Dem Assembly District 72 $60,118.39
Kahl, Robb O Dem Assembly District 47 $59,197.08
Swearingen, Rob O Rep Assembly District 34 $58,667.07
Kuhle, Dave C Rep Assembly District 49 $58,551.50
Knudson, Dean I Rep Assembly District 30 $58,480.64
Lazich, Mary I Rep Senate District 28 $57,718.25
Wright, Mandy O Dem Assembly District 85 $57,112.58
Nygren, John I Rep Assembly District 89 $56,151.90
Doyle, Steve I Dem Assembly District 94 $54,974.51
Odeen, Diane C Dem Assembly District 30 $53,502.32
Weininger, Chad I Rep Assembly District 4 $51,966.37
Bieging, Deb C Dem Assembly District 67 $51,746.35
Veeser, Patrick C Dem Assembly District 1 $51,431.35
Lohr, Tanya C Dem Senate District 20 $50,838.81
Koth, Kevin O Dem Assembly District 35 $50,477.56
Stroebel, Duey I Rep Assembly District 60 $50,378.10
Sommer, Susan O Dem Senate District 12 $49,995.96
Olsen, Luther I Rep Senate District 14 $49,927.71
Ott, Al I Rep Assembly District 3 $48,491.19
Hintz, Gordon I Dem Assembly District 54 $47,240.25
Weatherston, Tom O Rep Assembly District 62 $46,594.86
Steineke, Jim I Rep Assembly District 5 $45,588.33
Taylor, Lena C I Dem Senate District 4 $44,747.06
Sanfelippo, Joe O Rep Assembly District 15 $44,486.68
Hutton, Rob O Rep Assembly District 13 $44,311.18
Bies, Garey I Rep Assembly District 1 $43,689.84
Born, Mark L O Rep Assembly District 39 $43,267.90
Kramer, Bill I Rep Assembly District 97 $42,936.29
Williams, Mary I Rep Assembly District 87 $42,107.68
Beals, Carol C Dem Assembly District 49 $41,673.43
Krusick, Peggy** I Dem Assembly District 7 $41,388.14
Kerkman, Samantha DN Rep Assembly District 61 $41,028.81
Harris, Nikiya O Dem Senate District 6 $40,240.58
Tittl, Paul O Rep Assembly District 25 $39,348.83
Lemke, Melissa O Dem Assembly District 62 $39,295.84
Hesselbein, Dianne O Dem Assembly District 79 $39,234.33
Knoff, Paul‡ C Dem Assembly District 69 $38,522.22
Miller, Mark I Dem Senate District 16 $38,018.72
Klenke, John I Rep Assembly District 88 $38,009.20
Goyke, Evan O Dem Assembly District 18 $37,749.52
Nerison, Lee A I Rep Assembly District 96 $37,583.00
Haqqi, Shan‡ C Dem Assembly District 24 $36,949.09
Smriga, Judy C Dem Assembly District 68 $36,845.98
Kaufert, Dean R I Rep Assembly District 55 $36,011.04
Pope-Roberts, Sondy DN Dem Assembly District 80 $35,979.05
Wineke, Joseph S O Dem Assembly District 80 $35,847.05
Murtha, John I Rep Assembly District 29 $35,528.31
Brooks, Ed I Rep Assembly District 50 $35,525.80
Severson, Erik I Rep Assembly District 28 $35,425.72
Schoenbohm, Richard O Dem Assembly District 56 $34,191.96
Bewley, Janet I Dem Assembly District 74 $34,073.04
Steinbrink, John DC Dem Assembly District 61 $33,559.45
Thiesfeldt, Jeremy I Rep Assembly District 52 $33,109.05
Ott, Jim I Rep Assembly District 23 $32,732.72
Schraa, Michael O Rep Assembly District 53 $32,605.88
Stone, Jeff I Rep Assembly District 82 $32,302.12
Jagler, John O Rep Assembly District 37 $31,652.84
August, Tyler I Rep Assembly District 32 $30,968.19
Halkoski, Dennis O Dem Assembly District 86 $30,953.16
Ripp, Keith DN Rep Assembly District 42 $30,586.29
Kessler, Frederick P I Dem Assembly District 12 $30,484.57
Rockwood, Chris C Dem Assembly District 14 $30,357.06
Honadel, Mark I Rep Assembly District 21 $29,056.99
Jacque, Andre I Rep Assembly District 2 $29,052.97
Barnes, Mandela C Dem Assembly District 11 $28,685.07
Mason, Cory‡ DN Dem Assembly District 66 $28,542.61
Ringhand, Janis DN Dem Assembly District 45 $28,504.05
Craig, Dave I Rep Assembly District 83 $28,235.60
Riemer, Daniel C Dem Assembly District 7 $27,485.13
Clark, Fred DN Dem Assembly District 81 $27,073.47
Fields, Jason* I Dem Assembly District 11 $26,492.64
Barca, Peter I Dem Assembly District 64 $26,415.60
Lindgren, Ellen O Dem Assembly District 79 $26,044.27
Risser, Fred I Dem Senate District 26 $25,977.62
Rogers, Cris C Dem Assembly District 23 $25,951.56
Noble, Scott Kenneth C Rep Senate District 24 $25,744.85
Arnold, Mary I O Dem Assembly District 37 $25,596.91
Genrich, Eric O Dem Assembly District 90 $25,286.89
Kleefisch, Joel I Rep Assembly District 38 $24,986.85
LeMahieu, Daniel R I Rep Assembly District 59 $24,682.53
Frassetto, Frank O Rep Assembly District 53 $24,581.58
Johnson, Tom J C Dem Assembly District 96 $24,473.48
Taylor, Chris DN Dem Assembly District 76 $24,402.03
Oswald, Kole C Dem Assembly District 3 $24,144.20
Theo, Lisa O Dem Senate District 12 $24,059.69
Strachota, Pat I Rep Assembly District 58 $23,872.07
Bomhack, Pat‡ C Dem Assembly District 51 $23,762.83
Zamarippa, JoCasta I Dem Assembly District 8 $23,748.09
Oliver, Nick O Rep Assembly District 22 $23,695.76
Helmke, Mike C Dem Assembly District 26 $23,605.50
Sendra, John C Rep Assembly District 74 $23,413.44
Schellinger, Thomas J O Rep Assembly District 13 $23,116.35
Mursau, Jeffrey L I Rep Assembly District 36 $23,089.09
Coby, Millie O Dem Assembly District 10 $22,423.96
Nass, Steve DN Rep Assembly District 33 $22,420.98
Shankland, Katrina O Dem Assembly District 71 $22,089.52
Brey, Jim O Dem Assembly District 25 $22,048.55
Schaefer, Trish C Rep Assembly District 46 $21,980.81
Tauchen, Gary I Rep Assembly District 6 $21,712.59
Ballweg, Joan I Rep Assembly District 41 $21,199.24
Moore, Cindy‡ O Dem Assembly District 15 $21,038.25
Grigg, Jim O Dem Assembly District 39 $20,733.25
Ohnstad, Tod O Dem Assembly District 65 $20,146.80
Zepnick, Josh I Dem Assembly District 9 $19,625.94
Schmidt, Beth O Rep Assembly District 45 $19,550.20
Mayo, Michael‡ O Dem Senate District 6 $19,547.89
Suennen, Ray C Rep Senate District 30 $19,388.80
Petersen, Kevin I Rep Assembly District 40 $19,046.85
Wachs, Dana O Dem Assembly District 91 $18,974.84
Hulsey, Brett‡ DN Dem Assembly District 78 $18,859.89
Bever, Adam T C Dem Assembly District 28 $18,498.90
Wirch, Robert I Dem Senate District 22 $18,066.03
Ladick, Corey D O Dem Assembly District 71 $17,356.15
Schroeder, Jay C Rep Assembly District 55 $17,317.36
Pridemore, Don DN Rep Assembly District 22 $16,759.61
Riley, Elizabeth C Dem Assembly District 87 $16,125.25
McCabe, Jeff C Dem Assembly District 5 $15,690.29
Kooyenga, Dale I Rep Assembly District 14 $15,645.22
Cowles, Robert I Rep Senate District 2 $15,471.36
Hebl, Gary I Dem Assembly District 46 $14,525.08
Kestell, Steve I Rep Assembly District 27 $14,115.28
Schroeder, Ryan O Dem Assembly District 31 $14,084.85
Bernard Schaber, Penny I Dem Assembly District 57 $13,693.35
Ward, Jim C Dem Senate District 28 $13,388.63
Kuglitsch, Mike I Rep Assembly District 84 $13,215.29
Murray, Kevin M C Dem Assembly District 44 $13,101.76
Crail, Jim‡ C Dem Assembly District 55 $12,968.69
Swan, Allyn Monroe O Dem Senate District 6 $12,844.15
Royal, Fred O Dem Assembly District 17 $12,811.16
Sargent, Melissa Agard O Dem Assembly District 48 $12,781.25
Bacon, Ward C Dem Assembly District 88 $12,379.55
Cotting, Laura O Dem Assembly District 37 $11,906.87
Worthington, Margarete C Dem Senate District 14 $11,458.00
Richards, Jon I Dem Assembly District 19 $11,399.47
Testin, Patrick O Rep Assembly District 71 $11,347.95
Van Buren, Merlin O Dem Assembly District 34 $10,890.20
Swanson, Jim C Dem Assembly District 29 $10,837.26
Johnson, Jeff‡ O Dem Assembly District 85 $10,514.70
Michalak, Scott C Dem Assembly District 38 $10,424.95
Heron, Tracy A O Rep Assembly District 39 $10,297.17
Danou, Chris DN Dem Assembly District 92 $10,109.36
Albrecht, Kelley C Dem Assembly District 63 $9,768.07
Pokrandt, John O Dem Assembly District 13 $9,643.13
Ristow, Nate O Rep Assembly District 13 $9,596.98
McGartland, Molly M C Rep Assembly District 20 $9,435.05
Johnson, La Tonya O Dem Assembly District 17 $9,397.02
LeMahieu, Devin C Rep Assembly District 26 $9,306.88
Pleuss, Jim O Rep Assembly District 56 $9,251.06
Coggs, Elizabeth M O Dem Senate District 6 $9,113.24
Esslinger, Paul J C Rep Assembly District 54 $8,674.00
Sorenson, Melissa C Dem Assembly District 41 $8,612.50
Flejter, Ryan O Dem Assembly District 53 $8,288.62
Powers, John C Dem Assembly District 6 $7,985.26
Young, Leon I Dem Assembly District 16 $7,876.73
Milroy, Nick I Dem Assembly District 73 $7,292.80
Kurtz, William R C Dem Assembly District 21 $7,022.46
Czisny, Paul G C Dem Assembly District 52 $6,991.89
Kegley, Dorothy C Dem Assembly District 36 $6,779.80
Pruess, Larry C Dem Assembly District 2 $6,688.23
Olson, Daniel C C Dem Senate District 10 $6,681.07
Billings, Jill E I Dem Assembly District 95 $6,565.71
Lechner, Don* O Rep Assembly District 39 $6,175.29
Verhage, David J O Dem Assembly District 71 $5,900.00
Johnsrud, Arnie C Dem Assembly District 1 $5,897.58
Bryce, Randy O Dem Assembly District 62 $5,896.46
Liebert, Sam C Dem Assembly District 44 $5,868.19
Rashkin, Yuri C Dem Assembly District 44 $5,774.73
Krumins, Marga C Dem Assembly District 97 $5,710.61
Sinicki, Christine I Dem Assembly District 20 $5,702.85
McGinley, Jeri O Dem Assembly District 71 $5,568.84
Glabere, Michael L‡ O Dem Assembly District 18 $5,254.14
Jackson, Ty O Dem Assembly District 18 $5,158.15
Peterson, Kim M C Dem Assembly District 32 $5,132.34
Thorson, Wayne C‡ O Rep Assembly District 86 $5,025.08
Fields, Jarett* O Dem Assembly District 18 $4,951.25
Bakk, Sandy O Rep Assembly District 47 $4,894.64
Malcheski, Michael J C Dem Assembly District 4 $4,875.17
Parker, Andrew* O Dem Assembly District 18 $4,732.15
Cooper, Paula O Dem Assembly District 42 $4,705.07
Braughler, James B O Rep Assembly District 37 $4,620.00
Frostman, Scott‡ O Rep Assembly District 81 $4,607.89
De Forest, Sheila L O Dem Assembly District 45 $4,303.33
Bauer, Steven H C Dem Assembly District 27 $4,135.61
Tjugum, Patrick K O Ind Assembly District 35 $3,959.55
Wald, Dan C Rep Assembly District 70 $3,922.88
Kauffeld, Steve O Rep Assembly District 37 $3,914.07
Vernon, LaShawndra O Dem Assembly District 18 $3,775.86
Shanahan, Sarah Ann C Dem Assembly District 50 $3,720.58
Evers, Bruce C Rep Assembly District 94 $3,592.59
Wied-Vincent, Kathleen C Dem Assembly District 82 $3,471.76
Romlein, James W Sr O Rep Assembly District 37 $3,301.62
Lefeber, Brandi‡ C Rep Assembly District 3 $3,291.26
Nelson, Barry O Rep Assembly District 25 $3,206.22
Starzewski, Bernie O Dem Assembly District 25 $3,101.21
Dent, Tracey‡ O Dem Assembly District 17 $3,097.29
Beveridge, Andrew Logan O Dem Assembly District 71 $3,030.50
Schuller, Kurt‡ O Rep Assembly District 53 $3,019.53
Stevens, Pam C Rep Senate District 22 $2,896.04
Berceau, Terese DN Dem Assembly District 77 $2,842.38
Rucker, Russell O Rep Assembly District 45 $2,634.21
Mallison, Tom O Dem Assembly District 71 $2,590.57
Hallmon, Dayvin MA O Dem Assembly District 65 $2,555.28
Garrow, Brian** C Rep Assembly District 57 $2,479.86
Edwards, Anthony R O Ind Assembly District 17 $2,285.38
Lawrence, Diana O Dem Assembly District 56 $2,202.61
Eiler, David Wayne C Rep Senate District 14 $2,189.11
Retrum, Roberta O Dem Assembly District 34 $2,068.52
Howe, Mike O Rep Assembly District 25 $1,940.30
Ruetten, Chris O Rep Assembly District 37 $1,932.76
Hintz, Kevin‡ C Rep Assembly District 94 $1,850.51
Hall, Amanda O Dem Assembly District 47 $1,850.00
Reinhard, Joe C Dem Assembly District 89 $1,742.83
Albano, Todd O Ind Assembly District 34 $1,621.44
Diny, Joel O Rep Assembly District 90 $1,586.00
Brownlow, James C Dem Assembly District 83 $1,580.46
Hibbard, Thomas D O Dem Assembly District 99 $1,575.17
Coleman, Sam O Dem Assembly District 17 $1,487.39
Manriquez, Laura C Dem Assembly District 8 $1,481.53
Schmid, Hans O Dem Assembly District 71 $1,461.33
Abrahamson, Steve C Rep Senate District 24 $1,446.68
Dedering, Jonathan O Ind Assembly District 78 $1,430.64
Sladky, Jason J O Rep Assembly District 25 $1,276.44
Schellenger, Koby O Dem Assembly District 53 $1,146.71
Garrigues, Chuck O Dem Assembly District 15 $1,145.00
Uphoff, Charles O Dem Assembly District 80 $1,033.39
Staudacher, Joanne O Dem Assembly District 53 $908.19
Prudent, Eric C Dem Assembly District 98 $888.93
King, David D‡ C Ind Senate District 4 $674.81
Young, Alex O Rep Assembly District 34 $581.21
Woods, Scott Allan O Dem Assembly District 33 $579.05
Hauser-Menting, Laura* O Dem Assembly District 71 $567.08
Triplett, Delta T* O Dem Senate District 6 $553.59
VanderLeest, David* O Rep Assembly District 90 $482.69
Ferguson, Ryan C Dem Assembly District 5 $418.50
Callier, Harriet* O Dem Assembly District 10 $350.00
Fisher, Christopher Victor O Dem Assembly District 78 $308.61
Young, Josh C Ind Assembly District 3 $216.63
Namath, Albert O Dem Assembly District 65 $172.00
Steinke, Robert L O Dem Assembly District 71 $100.00
Duman, Perry C Dem Assembly District 60 $99.49
Brown, Lisa Erin (E) O Dem Assembly District 18 $0.00
Bushman, Luke A (E) O Dem Assembly District 25 $0.00
Dieter, James (E) O Dem Assembly District 18 $0.00
Ehlers, Paul O (E) O Ind Senate District 12 $0.00
Fitzpatrick, Kevin M (E) O Ind Assembly District 34 $0.00
Gray, Terry R (E) O Ind Assembly District 48 $0.00
Griffin, Ieshuh (E) O Dem Assembly District 10 $0.00
Gruett, Ron (E) O Dem Assembly District 25 $0.00
Guzman, Jose (E) C Dem Assembly District 9 $0.00
Hall, Mario R C Dem Assembly District 12 $0.00
Harris, Kristan T C Rep Assembly District 20 $0.00
Lamberson, Tom O Rep Assembly District 80 $0.00
Maas, Jim (E) O Ind Assembly District 85 $0.00
Martin, Rich (E) C Ind Assembly District 55 $0.00
Morris-Page, Melba O Ind Assembly District 18 $0.00
Olson, Ben III (E) C Ind Assembly District 50 $0.00
Roelke, Jesse J (E) C Dem Assembly District 84 $0.00
Stolow, David (E) C Ind Assembly District 32 $0.00
Virgil, Terry (E) O Ind Assembly District 33 $0.00
Watson, Leroy L (E) C Ind Assembly District 38 $0.00

*2012 campaign finance reports incomplete at the time this report was prepared.
**Write-in candidate in November election.
†Also candidate in a special election for Senate District 33 held after the November election. The spending total shown here is for both offices.
‡Figures revised since original posting on account of amendments, corrections or subsequent filing of previously delinquent reports.
(E) Candidate was exempt from filing reports in 2012.

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