Representative Penny Bernard Schaber (D) Appleton Picture: Representative Penny Bernard SchaberAssembly District 57

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2008 Election Notes and Background

Representative Bernard Schaber was first elected to the Assembly in 2008.

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

Advancing Wisconsin ($16,676), Fair Wisconsin PAC ($134), Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin ($1,623), Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters ($12,436) made independent expenditures favoring Representative Bernard Schaber. NRA Political Victory Fund ($378) and Wisconsin Right to Life PAC ($489) made independent expenditures supporting her opponent.

Greater Wisconsin Committee spent undisclosed amounts on "issue ads" supporting Representative Bernard Schaber and All Children Matter, Club for Growth Wisconsin, Wisconsin Family Action Inc and Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce spent undisclosed amounts on "issue ads" in opposition.

2008 Campaign Finance Summary
Bernard Schaber
Raised: $129,917 - Spent: $115,893
Vote: 57.0% - Cost/Vote: $7.53
Independent Backing: $30,870
Egelhoff
Raised: $118,522 - Spent: $117,391
Vote: 42.8% - Cost/Vote: $10.15
Independent Backing: $867
Bernard Schabers ’s Committee Assignments

2009-2010: Public Health; Transportation; Health and Healthcare Reform; Jobs, the Economy and Small Business.

2007-2008: Not yet elected.


Where did the money come from?*
Pie Chart: Money Sources
Cash on hand 1/1/07 $1,925
Self $528
Under $100 $29,174
$100 or more $91,310
PACs & Parties $8,765
Other Income $140
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
$24,051 (26.4%) $67,209 (73.6%)
*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 $20,896.50
Labor Unions $9,750.00
Banking & Finance $8,574.00
Education $8,129.50
Business $7,805.01
Political/Ideological $7,404.90
Health Professionals $6,429.00
Lawyers/Law Firms/Lobbyists $5,800.00
Non-Profit/Social Services $3,240.50
Real Estate $3,200.00
Civil servant/public employee $3,067.00
Natural Resources $2,685.00
Unknown $2,548.52
Telecommunications & Computers $2,100.00
Tourism/Leisure/Entertainment $2,100.00
Construction $2,077.75
Health Services/Institutions $1,527.50
Insurance $1,000.00
Manufacturing & Distributing $940.00
Transportation $300.00
Energy $250.00
Defense $100.00
Road Construction $100.00
*Excludes any returned and self contributions.

Top Contributors
1993-2008
Contributor(s) City Business Amount
Schaber, Penny Bernard & Dale Appleton, WI Legislator/Oshkosh School District $3,176
Dreher, John & Dorothy Black Creek, WI Lawrence University $2,000
Wolfberg Family Winnetka, IL Payday Loan Store $2,000
Kagen Family Appleton, WI US representative/Kagen Dermatology $1,600
Briscoe, Tom & Cheri Milwaukee, WI Retired $1,120
Terrell, Bob & Caryl Madison, WI Retired $1,100
Bellart, John & Antonia Muskego, WI Retired $1,050
Hemwall, Martha & John Peterson Appleton, WI Community Foundation for
the Fox Valley Region Inc/
Peterson, Berk & Cross
$1,018
Bader, Daniel & Linda Milwaukee, WI Helen Bader Foundation $1,000
Faulkner, Judy & Gordon Madison, WI Epic Systems/Physician $1,000
Lewis, Bill & Richard Underwood Phoenix, AZ Investor/Travel consultant $1,000
Meyers, Jack & Mary Ann Nashville, IN Retired $1,000
Moldenhauer, Janet Oshkosh, WI Retired $1,000
Perry, Joy Larsen, WI University of Wisconsin $1,000

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