Senator Jerry Petrowski (R) MarathonPicture: Senator Jerry PetrowskiSenate District 29

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2014 Election Notes and Background

Senator Petrowski was first elected to the Assembly in 1998 and to the Senate in a June 2012 recall election.

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

Wisconsin Right to Life PAC ($155) made independent expenditures favoring Senator Petrowski.

2014 Campaign Finance Summary
Petrowski
Raised: $219,795 - Spent: $167,019
Vote: 65.7% - Cost/Vote: $3.64
Independent Backing: $155
DeMain
Raised: $50,270 - Spent: $50,120
Vote: 34.3% - Cost/Vote: $2.10
Independent Backing: $0
Petrowski’s Committee Assignments

2015-2016: Agriculture, Small Business and Tourism; Economic Development and Commerce (Vice-Chair); Transportation and Veterans Affairs (Chair); Joint Legislative Council.

2013-2014: Agriculture, Small Business and Tourism; Economic Development and Local Government; Financial Institutions and Rural Issues; Transportation, Public Safety and Veterans and Military Affairs (Chair); Joint Legislative Council; Council on Highway Safety; State Council on Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children; Council on Military and State Relations; Transportation Projects Commission.

 
Where did the money come from?*
Pie Chart: Money Sources
Cash on hand 7/1/12** $6,355
Self $0
Under $100 $17,958
$100 or more $168,472
PACs & Parties $33,250
Other Income $116

*All figures represent candidate income before any returns.
**Beginning of candidate's election cycle.

 
Contributions of $100 or More*
7/1/12-12/31/14**
In-District Out-District
$70,522 (41.9%) $97,815 (58.1%)

*Includes all contributions from contributors of $100 or more to the candidate in a calendar year.

Excludes any returned and self contributions.

**Dates coincide with candidate's election cycle.

 
Interest Group Contributions from
Individuals and Committees*
7/1/12-12/31/14**
Interest Amount
Health Professionals $27,255.77
Agriculture $17,661.38
Manufacturing & Distributing $15,925.00
Natural Resources $13,400.00
Transportation $12,950.00
Construction $11,080.00
Health Services/Institutions $10,450.00
Lawyers/Law Firms/Lobbyists $10,400.00
Banking & Finance $9,565.00
Business $8,800.00
Retired/Homemakers/Non-income earners $8,734.17
Road Construction $8,490.00
Tourism/Leisure/Entertainment $7,845.55
Insurance $7,175.00
Labor Unions $6,750.00
Energy $5,130.00
Political/Ideological $4,350.00
Real Estate $3,650.00
Education $3,425.00
Telecommunications & Computers $3,300.00
Unknown $2,300.00
Civil servant/public employee $1,650.00
Non-Profit/Social Services $800.00

* Individual contributions includes all contributions
from contributors of $100 or more to the candidate
in a calendar year.

Committee contributions of any amount are included.

Any returned and self contributions are excluded.

**Dates coincide with candidate's election cycle.

 
Top Contributors
1997-2014
Contributor(s) City Business Amount
Jerry Petrowski Family Marathon, WI Legislator $15,344
Schuette Family Sugar Grove, IL Wausau Homes $10,450
Sonnentag Family Marathon, WI County Concrete $9,140
Natzke Family Marathon, WI Marth Wood Shavings/Marth Transportation/
Strong Dental Office
$8,750
Orr, San & Joanne Wausau, WI Wausau Paper $7,950
Brickner Family Marathon, WI Brickner Motors $7,890
Greenheck Family Schofield, WI Greenheck Fan/Greenheck Law Firm $7,700
Johnson Family Hayward, WI Johnson Timber Corp $6,000
Van Der Geest Family Merrill, WI Van Der Geest Dairy Cattle $5,850
Roehl Family Marshfield, WI Roehl Transport $5,300

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