Representative Jeff Smith (D) Eau ClairePicture: Representative Jeff SmithAssembly District 93

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2008 Election Notes and Background

Representative Smith was first elected to the Assembly in 2006.

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

Advancing Wisconsin ($9,605), Fair Wisconsin PAC ($260), Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin ($1,138), Planned Parenthood Votes ($262), Wisconsin Hospitals PAC ($1,237) and Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters($4,703) made independent expenditures favoring Representative Smith. NRA Political Victory Fund ($452) and Wisconsin Right to Life PAC ($489) made independent expenditures supporting his opponent.

All Children Matter and Wisconsin Institute for Leadership spent undisclosed amounts on "issue ads" opposing Representative Smith.

2008 Campaign Finance Summary
Smith
Raised: $105,778 - Spent: $105,581
Vote: 59.4% - Cost/Vote: $5.48
Independent Backing: $17,204
Fields
Raised: $73,437 - Spent: $73,249
Vote: 40.5% - Cost/Vote: $5.57
Independent Backing: $941
Smith’s Committee Assignments

2009-2010: Public Safety; Colleges and Universities; Education; Elections and Campaign Reform (Chair); Renewable Energy and Rural Affairs; Financial Institutions.

2007-2008: Financial Institutions; Colleges and Universities; Rural Affairs.

Where did the money come from?*
Pie Chart: Money Sources
Cash on hand 1/1/07 $3,044
Self $0
Under $100 $21,228
$100 or more $73,582
PACs & Parties $10,969
Other Income $0
WECF** $0
**voluntary spending limit system.

*All figures represent candidate income before any returns.


Contributions of $100 or More*
1/1/07-12/31/08
In-District Out-District
$45,305 (61.6%) $28,277 (38.4%)
*Excludes any returned and self contributions.

Interest Group Contributions from
Individuals and Committees*
1/1/07-12/31/08
Interest Amount
Retired/Homemakers/Non-income earners $14,751.03
Health Professionals $13,960.33
Lawyers/Law Firms/Lobbyists $9,095.00
Education $8,862.32
Political/Ideological $5,584.79
Labor Unions $4,895.00
Health Services/Institutions $3,896.00
Civil servant/public employee $3,441.00
Banking & Finance $2,500.00
Manufacturing & Distributing $2,400.00
Unknown $2,200.00
Insurance $2,050.00
Business $2,000.00
Construction $1,853.00
Real Estate $1,600.00
Tourism/Leisure/Entertainment $1,400.00
Non-Profit/Social Services $1,048.00
Agriculture $900.00
Telecommunications & Computers $825.00
Energy $694.00
Natural Resources $200.00
Transportation $200.00
Road Construction $195.00
*Excludes any returned and self contributions.

Top Contributors
2003-2008
Contributor(s) City Business Amount
Dovre, Eric & Ellen Eau Claire, WI Luther Midelfort Clinic/
Sacred Heart Hospital
$2,200
Doane Family Menomonie, WI Chippewa Valley Bean Co $2,000
Hicks, Roland & Pamela Eau Claire, WI Retired $1,500
Wachs, Dana & Beverly Wickstrom Eau Claire, WI Richie, Wickstrom & Wachs $1,500
Sultan, Michel & Catherine Eau Claire, WI Physician $1,483
Freund, Daniel & Deborah Fall Creek, WI Freund Law Offices/Antique dealer/
University of Wisconsin
$1,150
Hebert, Edward &
Kathy Meade Hebert
Chippewa Falls, WI Attorney $1,000
Herr, Mark & Molly Eau Claire, WI Luther Midelfort Clinic/Mayo Clinic $1,000
Johnson, Daniel & Carolyn Eau Claire, WI Physician $1,000
Pooley, William Eau Claire, WI Take A Look Rentals/CESA 10 $992

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