Senator Howard Marklein (R) Spring GreenPicture: Senator Howard MarkleinSenate District 17

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2014 Election Notes and Background

Senator Marklein was first elected to the Assembly in 2010 and to the Senate in 2014.

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

American Federation for Children Action Fund IE Committee ($240,405), NRA Political Victory Fund ($671), Volunteers for Agriculture ($24,861) and Wisconsin Right to Life PAC ($455) made independent expenditures favoring Senator Marklein. DLCC Wisconsin Action ($170,000), We Are Wisconsin Political Fund ($60,360) and Workers' Voice ($3,817) made independent expenditures supporting his opponent.

Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce (estimated $1.1 million) spent undisclosed sum on "issue ads" supporting Marklein; Greater Wisconsin Committee (estimated $300,000) in opposition.

2014 Campaign Finance Summary
Marklein
Raised: $497,784 - Spent: $500,630
Vote: 55.1% - Cost/Vote: $14.47
Disclosed Independent Backing: $266,392
Estimated "Issue Ad" Spending: $1.1 million
Bomhack
Raised: $149,556 - Spent: $139,401
Vote: 44.9% - Cost/Vote: $4.95
Disclosed Independent Backing: $234,177
Estimated "Issue Ad" Spending: $300,000
Marklein’s Committee Assignments

2015-2016: Finance; Labor and Government Reform; Revenue, Financial Institutions and Rural Issues (Chair); Transportation and Veterans Affairs (Vice-Chair); Joint Finance; Joint Survey on Retirement Systems.

2013-2014: Member of the Assembly.

 
Where did the money come from?*
Pie Chart: Money Sources
Cash on hand 1/1/13** $32,875
Self $173
Under $100 $31,052
$100 or more $408,934
PACs & Parties $57,325
Other Income $300

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

 
Contributions of $100 or More*
1/1/13-12/31/14**
In-District Out-District
$190,239 (46.6%) $217,560 (53.4%)

*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*
1/1/13-12/31/14**
Interest Amount
Agriculture $73,323.00
Banking & Finance $58,715.00
Retired/Homemakers/Non-income earners $41,475.00
Construction $33,465.00
Manufacturing & Distributing $30,785.00
Business $29,499.37
Political/Ideological $22,662.97
Real Estate $19,771.97
Transportation $19,080.00
Tourism/Leisure/Entertainment $18,375.00
Insurance $16,830.00
Health Services/Institutions $16,411.96
Health Professionals $15,435.00
Telecommunications & Computers $11,777.00
Road Construction $11,650.00
Energy $9,870.00
Lawyers/Law Firms/Lobbyists $9,517.50
Unknown $5,960.00
Natural Resources $5,720.00
Non-Profit/Social Services $4,350.00
Civil servant/public employee $3,875.00
Labor Unions $2,500.00
Education $2,400.00

* 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
2009-2014
Contributor(s) City Business Amount
Marklein, Howard & Margaret Spring Green, WI Legislator/Nurse $14,313
Kraemer Family Monona, WI Kraemer Brothers Construction $13,149
Ritchie-Hallada Family Dodgeville, WI Ritchie Implement Inc/Spectrum Brands Inc/Hallada Auto Group $11,000
Buholzer Family Monroe, WI Klondike Cheese Factory/Ferr-Grahm & Associates $10,000
Kraemer-Peterson Family Madison, WI Edward Kraemer & Sons Construction/Lee Hecht Harrison $9,400
Fedler Family Dodgeville, WI Gold Leaf Development/Prairie Real Estate $4,500
Hartung Family Arena, WI Andersons Inc/Style Station $4,500
Donaldson Family Spring Green, WI Vivid Inc $4,460

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