Senator Tom Tiffany (R) HazelhurstPicture: Senator Tom TiffanySenate District 12

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2016 Election Notes and Background

Senator Tiffany was first elected to the Assembly in 2010 and to the Senate in 2012.

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

American Federation for Children Action Fund IE Committee ($349,507), NRA Political Victory Fund - Federal PAC ($2,572), Wisconsin Family Action Inc. - 1.91 Account ($67) and Wisconsin Right to Life PAC ($390) made independent expenditures favoring Senator Tiffany. Construction Trades Coalition ($11,148), We Are Wisconsin Political Fund ($8,817), Wisconsin First Political Fund ($152,632) and Working America Coalition ($225) supported his opponent.

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

2016 Campaign Finance Summary
Tiffany
Raised: $466,726 - Spent: $276,426
Vote: 62.9% - Cost/Vote: $4.83
Disclosed Independent Backing: $352,537
Estimated "Issue Ad" Spending: $10,000
Van Stippen
Raised: $255,907 - Spent: $162,662
Vote: 37.0% - Cost/Vote: $4.82
Disclosed Independent Backing: $172,823
Estimated "Issue Ad" Spending: $0
Tiffany’s Committee Assignments

2017-2018: Agriculture, Small Business and Tourism (Vice-Chair); Finance; Revenue, Financial Institutions and Rural Issues; Sporting Heritage, Mining and Forestry (Chair); Joint Finance; Joint Survey on Tax Exemptions.

2015-2016: Agriculture, Small Business and Tourism (Vice-Chair); Finance; Revenue, Financial Institutions and Rural Issues; Sporting Heritage, Mining and Forestry (Chair); Joint Finance; Joint Survey on Tax Exemptions.

 
Where did the money come from?*
Pie Chart: Money Sources
Cash on hand 1/1/13** $21,941
Self $0
Under $100 $24,327
$100 or more $351,965
PACs & Parties $90,341
Other Income $93

*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
$102,145 (29.1%) $249,320 (70.9%)

*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
Manufacturing & Distributing $44,315.00
Construction $43,992.00
Natural Resources $40,560.00
Retired/Homemakers/Non-income earners $36,185.00
Political/Ideological $35,984.00
Business $31,498.00
Health Professionals $25,345.00
Banking & Finance $24,770.00
Tourism/Leisure/Entertainment $23,410.00
Agriculture $20,000.00
Health Services/Institutions $18,007.10
Transportation $17,510.05
Road Construction $15,350.00
Insurance $12,185.00
Real Estate $12,150.00
Energy $11,350.00
Lawyers/Law Firms/Lobbyists $10,440.06
Unknown $4,425.00
Telecommunications & Computers $4,200.00
Education $4,175.00
Civil servant/public employee $2,705.00
Labor Unions $2,000.00
Non-Profit/Social Services $1,250.00

*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
2001-2016
Contributor(s) City Business Amount
Pitlik Family Eagle River, WI Pitlik & Wick $18,150
Connor Family Minneapolis, MN Nicolet Hardwoods/Connor Timber Management $11,500
Shannon Family Milwaukee, WI Shannon Sales Inc $9,750
Gilbertson Family Hurley, WI Northern Lakes Amusement $9,500
Solberg, Trygve & Tula Minocqua, WI Trig's $9,200
Ruedebusch Family Madison, WI Ruedebusch Development & Construction $8,000
Klune, Edward & Susan Merrill, WI Retired $7,500
Nelson, Paul & Kelly Tomahawk, WI Nelson's Supermarket/French's Homestead Veterinary $6,500
Nicklaus Family Irma, WI River Valley State Bank $6,100
Macintosh, Robert & Betty Lakewood, WI Nicolet Plastics/Aspirus Wausau Hospital $5,865

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