Representative Brett H. Davis (R) Oregon Picture: Representative Brett DavisAssembly District 80

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2008 Election Notes and Background

Representative Davis was first elected to the Assembly in 2004.

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

NRA Political Victory Fund ($459), Volunteers for Agriculture ($1,821),Wisconsin Hospitals PAC ($1,237) and Wisconsin Right to Life PAC ($5) made independent expenditures favoring Representative Davis. Advancing Wisconsin ($1,991), Greater Wisconsin Committee PAC ($17,397), MTI Voters ($1,350) and UAW Janesville-Madison ($909) made independent expenditures supporting his opponent.

All Children Matter, Club for Growth Wisconsin and Coalition for America’s Families spent undisclosed amounts on "issue ads" supporting Representative Davis.

2008 Campaign Finance Summary
Davis
Raised: $187,628 - Spent: $175,608
Vote: 56.1% - Cost/Vote: $10.16
Independent Backing: $3,522
Waelti
Raised: $49,853 - Spent: $52,142
Vote: 43.9% - Cost/Vote: $3.86
Independent Backing: $21,647
Davis’ Committee Assignments

2009-2010: Renewable Energy and Rural Affairs; Education; Financial Institutions; Rural Economic Development.

2007-2008: Transportation; Biofuels and Sustainable Energy; Consumer Protection and Personal Privacy; Education (Chair); Energy and Utilities; Special Committee on Review of School Aid Formula.

Where did the money come from?*
Pie Chart: Money Sources
Cash on hand 1/1/07 $3,744
Self $0
Under $100 $24,126
$100 or more $155,694
PACs & Parties $7,650
Other Income $158
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
$44,271 (28.4%) $111,423 (71.6%)
*Excludes any returned and self contributions.

Interest Group Contributions from
Individuals and Committees*
1/1/07-12/31/08
Interest Amount
Banking & Finance $16,000.00
Health Professionals $15,445.00
Agriculture $13,016.34
Lawyers/Law Firms/Lobbyists $11,962.28
Health Services/Institutions $11,655.42
Business $10,630.00
Construction $9,670.00
Real Estate $9,475.00
Manufacturing & Distributing $9,450.00
Insurance $8,700.00
Retired/Homemakers/Non-income earners $7,725.00
Education $6,975.00
Energy $6,345.00
Unknown $5,925.00
Tourism/Leisure/Entertainment $5,075.00
Transportation $4,070.00
Natural Resources $3,375.00
Road Construction $3,250.00
Political/Ideological $1,600.00
Telecommunications & Computers $1,400.00
Civil servant/public employee $825.00
Non-Profit/Social Services $775.00
*Excludes any returned and self contributions.

Top Contributors
2003-2008
Contributor(s) City Business Amount
Buholzer Family Monroe, WI Klondike Cheese Factory $7,000
Walton Family Jackson, WY Wal-Mart Stores $3,450
Amon Family Elkhorn, WI Amon & Sons Inc/Shopko Inc $2,500
Kennedy Family Janesville, WI Rock Road Companies $2,250
Lyons, Goodwin & Patrick Janesville, WI Lycon Inc $2,225
Aycox, Rod & Leslie Alpharetta, GA LoanMax $2,000
Fuller, Howard & Deborah McGriff Milwaukee, WI Marquette University/Edison Schools $2,000
Kohler, Terry & Mary Sheboygan, WI Windway Capital $2,000
Wood, Robert Alexandria, VA Barbour, Griffith & Rogers $2,000
Francois Family Belleville, WI Francois Oil Co $1,950
Markos, Dennis & Carol Madison, WI Penda Corp/Sound Devices LLC $1,950

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