Representative Kim Hixson (D) WhitewaterPicture: Representative Kim HixsonAssembly District 43

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2008 Election Notes and Background

Representative Hixson was first elected to the Assembly in 2006.

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

Advancing Wisconsin ($8,038), Fair Wisconsin PAC ($280), Planned Parenthood Votes ($476), UAW Janesville-Madison ($909), WEAC PAC ($539,660) and Wisconsin Hospitals PAC ($1,237) made independent expenditures favoring Representative Hixson. NRA Political Victory Fund ($623), Volunteers for Agriculture ($2,981) and Wisconsin Right to Life PAC ($489) made independent expenditures supporting his opponent.

All Children Matter spent undisclosed amounts on "issue ads" opposing Representative Hixson.

2008 Campaign Finance Summary
Hixson
Raised: $94,018 - Spent: $88,378
Vote: 51.2% - Cost/Vote: $5.78
Independent Backing: $550,601
Towns
Raised: $89,889 - Spent: $88,224
Vote: 48.7% - Cost/Vote: $6.05
Independent Backing: $4,092
Hixson’s Committee Assignments

2009-2010: Colleges and Universities (Chair); Consumer Protection; Education; Workforce Development; Financial Institutions..

2007-2008: Financial Institutions; Aging and Long Term Care; Education; Rural Economic Development.

Where did the money come from?*
Pie Chart: Money Sources
Cash on hand 1/1/07 $3,437
Self $0
Under $100 $16,406
$100 or more $65,850
PACs & Parties $11,763
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
$23,247 (35.3%) $42,603 (64.7%)
*Excludes any returned and self contributions.

Interest Group Contributions from
Individuals and Committees*
1/1/07-12/31/08
Interest Amount
Labor Unions $12,077.00
Retired/Homemakers/Non-income earners $10,516.18
Lawyers/Law Firms/Lobbyists $10,105.00
Education $9,978.51
Political/Ideological $5,279.43
Health Services/Institutions $4,200.00
Health Professionals $4,026.00
Agriculture $3,300.00
Business $3,225.00
Insurance $3,100.00
Civil servant/public employee $3,076.00
Banking & Finance $2,650.00
Construction $900.00
Real Estate $900.00
Transportation $700.00
Non-Profit/Social Services $625.00
Unknown $601.00
Energy $600.00
Manufacturing & Distributing $550.00
Tourism/Leisure/Entertainment $500.00
Natural Resources $325.00
*Excludes any returned and self contributions.

Top Contributors
2005-2008
Contributor(s) City Business Amount
Coburn Family Whitewater, WI Coburn Inc $4,352
Kachel Family Whitewater, WI Wisconsin Dairy Supply
/Commercial Bank of Whitewater/Hawk Bowl
$1,300
Sorensen, Don & Mary Whitewater, WI University of Wisconsin $1,125
Frantz, John Monroe, WI Monroe Clinic $999
Kessler, Frederick Milwaukee, WI Legislator $950
Hixson, Kim Whitewater, WI Legislator/University of Wisconsin $871
Miner-Kessel, Ruth Whitewater, WI Retired $850
Schlough, James Whitewater, WI Retired $850
Calkins, David & Amy Edgerton, WI Edgerton Schools $827
Cooper, Rollie & Nancy Whitewater, WI Retired $740

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