Senator Robert Wirch (D) Pleasant PrairiePicture: Senator Robert WirchSenate District 22

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2008 Election Notes and Background

Senator Wirch was first elected to the Assembly in 1992 and to the Senate in 1996.

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

 Wisconsin Right to Life PAC ($5) made independent expenditures supporting his opponent.

Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce spent undisclosed amounts on "issue ads" supporting Senator Wirch.

2008 Campaign Finance Summary
Wirch
Raised: $243,057 - Spent: $187,424
Vote: 66.7% - Cost/Vote: $3.41
Independent Backing: $0
Bakke
Raised: $10,421 - Spent: $10,421
Vote: 33.2% - Cost/Vote: $0.38
Independent Backing: $5
Wirch’s Committee Assignments

2009-2010: Commerce, Utilities, Energy and Rail; Environment; Labor, Elections and Urban Affairs; Small Business, Emergency Preparedness, Technical Colleges and Consumer Protection (Chair); Joint Survey Retirement Systems (Co-Chair); Small Business Regulatory Board; Joint Legislative Council; Special Committee on Building Wisconsin's Workforce.

2007-2008: Commerce, Utilities and Rail; Environment and Natural Resources; Labor, Elections and Urban Affairs; Small Business, Emergency Preparedness, Workforce Development, Technical Colleges and Consumer Protection (Chair); Joint Survey on Retirement Systems (Co-Chair); Special Committee on Great Lakes Water Resources Compact; Special Committee on State-Tribal Relations.


Where did the money come from?*
Pie Chart: Money Sources
Cash on hand 1/1/05 $2,428
Self $0
Under $100 $47,564
$100 or more $133,032
PACs & Parties $21,264
Other Income $41,198
WECF** $0
**voluntary spending limit system.

*All figures represent candidate income before any returns.


Contributions of $100 or More*
1/1/05-12/31/08
In-District Out-District
$26,941 (20.3%) $106,091 (79.7%)
*Excludes any returned and self contributions.

Interest Group Contributions from
Individuals and Committees*
1/1/05-12/31/08
Interest Amount
Health Professionals $28,985.00
Lawyers/Law Firms/Lobbyists $18,323.00
Manufacturing & Distributing $14,600.00
Political/Ideological $8,863.75
Tourism/Leisure/Entertainment $8,420.00
Business $7,860.00
Energy $6,880.00
Labor Unions $6,400.00
Construction $6,209.00
Road Construction $6,100.00
Banking & Finance $5,960.00
Civil servant/public employee $5,865.00
Retired/Homemakers/Non-income earners $4,639.00
Transportation $4,425.00
Insurance $4,300.00
Education $3,885.00
Telecommunications & Computers $2,901.00
Health Services/Institutions $2,875.00
Real Estate $2,275.00
Unknown $2,230.00
Agriculture $950.00
Natural Resources $850.00
Non-Profit/Social Services $500.00
*Excludes any returned and self contributions.

Top Contributors
1993-2008
Contributor(s) City Business Amount
Wirch, Robert & Mary Pleasant Prairie, WI Legislator $8,900
Edenhofer, Carl L & Karen R Salem, WI Edenhofer Law Offices $3,600
Troha Family Kenosha, WI ATC Leasing Co/Jupiter Transportation Co
/JHT Holdings Inc
$3,000
Meisler, Herbert & Allen Mobile, AL Dairyland Greyhound Park $2,855
Tenuta Family Kenosha, WI Tenuta's Deli & Liquors $2,750
Broydrick, Bill & Cindi Delafield, WI Broydrick & Associates $2,500
Gerrard, M William La Crosse, WI Gerrard Ventures $2,500
Hanson, Thomas & Lois Monona, WI Hanson Service Corp $2,450
OConnor, John Kenosha, WI OConnor, DuMez, et al $2,400
Tirabassi, Domenick & Gina Kenosha, WI Dairyland Greyhound Park $2,390

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