Will you show us your campaign finances?
YES, absolutely. First, let me tell you that all candidates are required to file campaign finance reports. However, Wisconsin Statute 11.0104 states that if we don’t anticipate accepting contributions or making expenditures in excess of $2,000, then we don’t have to file. This amount was $1,000 when I filed papers for my first election in 2012, but it was increased to $2,000 in December 2015. I have never filed a campaign finance report.
That said, I’ve nothing to hide, so I’m happy to show you my numbers:
|Election Year||Donations Rec’d||Expenses|
The money I spent on my first election paid for things like yard signs, newspaper ads, and campaign fliers. In subsequent elections, I’ve reused my yard signs, and I haven’t placed any ads.
You may also be interested to know that on all campaign materials, we are required to make it clear who paid for it. So you’ll see on my yard signs the statement “Paid for by Scott Crevier”. It’s plain and simple. I have no campaign committee or treasurer. Everything was simply paid for out of my own pocket.