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Jerry Petrowski

Jerry Petrowski (Rep.), 29th Senate District

Born Wausau, June 16, 1950; married; 4 children, 3 grandchildren. Graduate Newman H.S. (Wausau); attended UW-Marathon County and Northcentral Tech. College. Former ginseng, dairy, and beef farmer. Served in Army Reserve 1968-74. Member: 7th Cong. District, Marathon, Wood, Taylor, Rusk, Sawyer, Price, Lincoln, Portage, and Shawano Co. Republican Parties; Farm Bureau; Natl. Rifle Assn.; Friends of Rib Mountain; Wausau Elks; Marathon Lions. Former member: Wis. Rifle and Pistol Assn.; Internatl. Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local #1791; Childcare Connection Bd.; DOT Law Enforcement Adv. Coun.; Marathon Co Hunger Coalition. Recipient: American Heart Assn. Legislator of the Year Award 2014; End Domestic Abuse Wis. Legislative Leader Award 2014; Wis. VFW Legislator of the Year Award 2014; Wis. Amer. Legion Legislator of the Year Award 2014; Wis. Vietnam Veterans Legislator of the Year Award 2002; Wis. Dept. of Veterans Affairs Certificate of Commendation 2005; Wis. Towns Assn. Friend of Wis. Towns Award 2014, 2011; Wis. Counties Assn. Outstanding Legislator Award 2014; Wis. Urban and Rural Transit Assn. Legislative Statesman of the Year 2014; Wis. Prof. Police Assn. Legislator of the Year Award 2014; Wis. Troopers Assn. Legislator of the Year Award 2014, 2003; Center for Driver’s License Recovery and Employability Legislative Champion Award 2014; State Bar of Wis. Scales of Justice Award 2014; Wis. Dental Assn. Champion Award 2013 & Award of Honor (Mission of Mercy) 2011; Wis. Academy of Family Physicians Friend of Family Medicine Award 2014; Amer. Academy of Pediatrics Childhood Legislative Advocate of the Year 2005; Wis. Council on Physical Disabilities Appreciation Award 2014; Wis. Electric Cooperatives Assn. Enlightened Legislator of the Year Award 2013; Wis. Farm Bureau Friend of Agriculture Award 2006, 2004; Wis. Dairy Business Assn. Award 2014, 2012, 2010, 2008; Wis. Grocers Assn. Friend of the Grocers Award 2014, 2012, 2008, 2006; WMC Working for Wisconsin Award 2014, 2012, 2002, 2000; MMAC Champion of Commerce Award 2014; Wis. Builders Assn. Friend of Housing Award 2013, 2006; Associated Builders and Contractors of Wis. Building Wisconsin Award 2014; State Farm Insurance Golden Car Seat Award 2007; Chiropractic Society of Wis. Legislator of the Year Award 2014; Allied Health Chiropractic Centers Commitment and Dedication to the Chiropractic Profession Award 2004; 3M Award of Appreciation 2001; Wis. Paper Council Champion of Paper Award 2007; UWSP Paper Science Foundation Friends of the Foundation Award 2005; The Amer. Conservative Union Defender of Liberty Award 2013; Wis. Ginseng Board Assistance to the Wis. Ginseng Industry Award 2005; Wis. Bear Hunters Assn. Hero Award 2014, 2012.
Elected to Assembly 1998-2010; elected to Senate in June 2012 special election; reelected 2014. Majority Caucus Sergeant at Arms 2003-2007. Biennial Senate committee assignments: 2015 — Transportation and Veterans Affairs (chp.); Economic Development and Commerce (vice chp.); Agriculture, Small Business, and Tourism (also 2013); Jt. Leg. Council (also 2013); Building Comn.; State Councils on: Military and State Relations; Highway Safety; Transportation Projects Commission. 2013 — Transportation, Public Safety, and Veterans and Military Affairs (chp.); Economic Development and Local Government (vice chp.); Financial Institutions and Rural Issues; State Council on Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children. Assembly committee assignments: 2011 — Transportation (chp., also 2007, vice chp. 2001-05, mbr. 2009, 1999); Public Health and Public Safety; Rural Economic Development and Rural Affairs; Veterans and Military Affairs (since 2007, also 1999-2003). 2009 — Renewable Energy and Rural Affairs. 2007 — Rural Affairs; State Affairs (since 1999); Gov.’s Council on Highway Safety (since 2003).

Telephone: Office: (608) 266-2502. E-mail: Sen.Petrowski@legis.wisconsin.gov

Voting address: Marathon 54448.

Mailing address: Office: Room 123 South, State Capitol, P.O. Box 7882, Madison 53707-7882.

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