Jerry Petrowski's Decision to Run for State Senate
Over the past few days I have heard from hundreds of people in our community. The outpouring of support has been both overwhelming and humbling. I am very proud to serve the people of this district, and am honored that they have taken the time to share their thoughts.
People have always asked me why I first decided to get into politics and run for the State Assembly... The answer is because I wanted to make a difference and be able to help the people of this community. You see, I'm a life-long member of this district. I grew up, went to school, got married and raised our four children here. I love this area, and I would never consider living anyplace else. To me, this is God's country.
Over the years, a lot of things have changed, but my motivation to serve isn't one of them. That is why I stand before you today. I believe that as your State Senator, I will have the opportunity to have an even greater impact on our community and our families here in Central and North Central Wisconsin.
This election should not be about partisan politics. It should be about how we best move forward by working together. Legislators need to spend more of their time actively working on solutions to problems instead of bickering about partisan politics.
We need to focus on keeping the jobs we have and do everything we can to create additional jobs. We need to continue to balance the state budget and protect our taxpayers by making government live within its means and by finding ways to do more with less. We need to ensure that our families receive the health care they need and guarantee that our children receive the best in education.
By working together, I know that we can make this area an even better place to live, work, raise a family, and retire. And that's why I am running to be your State Senator.