Representative Lee A. Nerison (R) WestbyPicture: Representative Lee NerisonAssembly District 96

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2008 Election Notes and Background

Representative Nerison 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 ($583), Volunteers for Agriculture ($415) and Wisconsin Right to Life PAC ($489) made independent expenditures favoring Representative Nerison. Advancing Wisconsin  ($2,058), Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin ($1,010) and WEAC PAC ($364,382) made independent expenditures supporting his opponent.

All Children Matter and Wisconsin Family Action Inc spent undisclosed amounts on "issue ads" supporting Representative Nerison.

2008 Campaign Finance Summary
Nerison
Raised: $92,626 - Spent: $80,165
Vote: 51.7% - Cost/Vote: $6.21
Independent Backing: $1,486
Klemme
Raised: $79,058 - Spent: $79,016
Vote: 48.3% - Cost/Vote: $6.56
Independent Backing: $367,451
Nerison’s Committee Assignments

2009-2010: Public Safety; Agriculture; Natural Resources; Rural Economic Development.

2007-2008: Natural Resources; Public Health; Rural Affairs (Chair); Agriculture; Energy and Utilties.

Where did the money come from?*
Pie Chart: Money Sources
Cash on hand 1/1/07 $10,654
Self $0
Under $100 $20,814
$100 or more $61,190
PACs & Parties $8,600
Other Income $2,023
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
$11,051 (18.1%) $49,889 (81.9%)
*Excludes any returned and self contributions.

Interest Group Contributions from
Individuals and Committees*
1/1/07-12/31/08
Interest Amount
Banking & Finance $10,600.00
Health Professionals $7,525.00
Manufacturing & Distributing $7,400.00
Construction $5,350.00
Tourism/Leisure/Entertainment $4,965.00
Agriculture $4,675.00
Insurance $4,425.00
Energy $3,400.00
Retired/Homemakers/Non-income earners $3,025.00
Business $2,800.00
Road Construction $2,750.00
Political/Ideological $2,350.00
Health Services/Institutions $1,975.00
Telecommunications & Computers $1,550.00
Unknown $1,350.00
Lawyers/Law Firms/Lobbyists $1,250.00
Natural Resources $1,150.00
Transportation $950.00
Real Estate $925.00
Education $500.00
Labor Unions $350.00
Civil servant/public employee $275.00
*Excludes any returned and self contributions.

Top Contributors
2003-2008
Contributor(s) City Business Amount
Nerison, Lee & Laura Westby, WI Legislator/Dairy farmer/
Vernon Memorial Hospital
$6,000
Walton Family Bentonville, AR Wal-Mart Stores $3,450
Kohler, Terry & Mary Sheboygan, WI Windway Capital $2,000
McCormick, Pierre & Kathryn Madison, WI Wisconsin Distributors $2,000
Wall, Scot & Amanda Cashton, WI Bank of Cashton/BEST BioDiesel/
Badger Crossing Restaurant
$2,000
Frank Family Middleton, WI Frank Liquor Co $1,500
Kennedy Family Janesville, WI Rock Road Companies $1,500
Young, Fred & Sandra Racine, WI Retired $1,500
Fisher, John & Laura San Francisco, CA Pisces Inc $1,450
Sharp, Richard Richmond, VA School choice $1,400

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