Senator Sheila Harsdorf (R) River FallsPicture: Senator Sheila HarsdorfSenate District 10

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2016 Election Notes and Background

Senator Harsdorf was first elected to the Assembly in 1988 and elected to the Senate in 2000 after a two year retirement from the Assembly.

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

Construction Trades Coalition ($6,359) and We Are Wisconsin Political Fund ($414) made independent expenditures favoring Senator Harsdorf's opponent.

Wisconsin Freedom Alliance (estimated $10,000) spent undisclosed sums on "issue ads" supporting Senator Harsdorf.

2016 Campaign Finance Summary
Harsdorf
Raised: $343,547 - Spent: $247,737
Vote: 63.2% - Cost/Vote: $4.39
Disclosed Independent Backing: $0
Estimated "Issue Ad" Spending: $10,000
Odeen
Raised: $271,585 - Spent: $244,147
Vote: 36.8% - Cost/Vote: $7.43
Disclosed Independent Backing: $6,773
Estimated "Issue Ad" Spending: $0
Harsdorf’s Committee Assignments

2017-2018: Agriculture, Small Business and Tourism; Finance; Public Benefits, Licensing and State-Federal Relations (Vice-Chair); Universities and Technical Colleges (Chair); Joint Finance; Joint Information Policy and Technology (Co-Chair).

2015-2016: Agriculture, Small Business and Tourism; Education Reform and Government Operations (Vice-Chair); Finance; Universities and Technical Colleges (Chair); Joint Finance; Joint Information Policy and Technology (Co-Chair).

 
Where did the money come from?*
Pie Chart: Money Sources
Cash on hand 1/1/13** $14,584
Self $0
Under $100 $33,583
$100 or more $199,819
PACs & Parties $65,100
Other Income $45,045

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

 
Contributions of $100 or More*
1/1/13-12/31/16**
In-District Out-District
$119,664 (59.9%) $80,155 (40.1%)

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

Self contributions are excluded.

Returned contributions are excluded at our discretion.

**Dates coincide with candidate's election cycle.

 
Interest Group Contributions from
Individuals and Committees*
1/1/13-12/31/16**
Interest Amount
Retired/Homemakers/Non-income earners $44,520.00
Manufacturing & Distributing $20,175.00
Agriculture $20,035.00
Health Professionals $17,960.00
Construction $17,475.00
Political/Ideological $15,550.00
Health Services/Institutions $15,400.00
Business $13,375.00
Real Estate $13,275.00
Banking & Finance $12,185.00
Insurance $9,610.00
Energy $9,400.00
Unknown $7,610.00
Transportation $7,450.00
Natural Resources $7,248.86
Tourism/Leisure/Entertainment $6,600.00
Telecommunications & Computers $6,325.00
Road Construction $6,125.00
Lawyers/Law Firms/Lobbyists $6,015.12
Education $3,310.00
Non-Profit/Social Services $1,950.00
Civil servant/public employee $1,725.00
Labor Unions $1,600.00

*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.

Self contributions are excluded.

Returned contributions are excluded at our discretion.

**Dates coincide with candidate's election cycle.

 
Top Contributors
1993-2016
Contributor(s) City Business Amount
Nelson, Grant & Carol Prescott, WI Retired $34,500
Derrick Family New Richmond, WI Derrick Construction Co $11,500
Rinehart Family Amery, WI Dick's Market $8,690
Houle, Helene St Paul, MN Retired $8,250
Friedlander, William & Sally Hudson, WI Retired $7,750
Schulte Family Ellsworth, WI Victory Fireworks $7,450
Elefson, Vern & Jean River Falls, WI Retired $6,750
Knox Family Fort Atkinson, WI WD Hoard & Sons/Morgan & Myers $6,580
LaBelle, William P & Christine Colfax, WI Sawdust City Real Estate $5,900
Nordstrand, Dennis & Carol Hudson, WI Retired $5,750

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