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

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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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