working for you

making a difference

Jerry is Right for Us
because he is one of us

From Our Community – Sharing Our Values


  • Married to wife Ellen for over 45 years; 4 children, 3 grandchildren.
  • Lifelong resident of the 29th Senate District


  • Graduate, Newman High School
  • Attended Northcentral Technical College and University of Wisconsin – Marathon County


  • Over 40 years of experience as a small business owner; ginseng, dairy, and beef farmer
  • 9 years as a machinist at Marathon Electric; member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local #1791
  • 6 years in the U.S. Army Reserves (213th S&S Battalion)
  • Elected to the State Assembly 1998-2012; Elected to the State Senate 2012-present


Memberships include: Seventh Congressional District, Marathon, Wood, Taylor, Rusk, Sawyer, Price, Lincoln, Portage, and Shawano County Republican Parties; Farm Bureau; Men of Honor Society; National Rifle Association; Friends of Rib Mountain; Wausau Elks; Marathon Lions. Former member: Wisconsin Rifle and Pistol Association; International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers #1791; Childcare Connection Board; Department of Transportation Law Enforcement Advisory Council; Marathon County Hunger Coalition.

Senate Legislative Committees:

  • Transportation, Veterans and Military Affairs (Chair)
  • Agriculture, Revenue and Financial Institutions (Vice-Chair)
  • Economic Development, Commerce and Trade
  • Joint Legislative Council
  • Additional Appointments:
    • State Building Commission
    • Transportation Projects Commission
    • Governor’s Council on Highway Safety
    • Rustic Roads Board
    • Migrant Labor Council
    • Scenic Byways Committee

Awards and Endorsements:

American Heart Association Legislator of the Year Award

End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin Legislative Leader Award

Community Health Center Legislative Friend Award (Bridge Community Health Clinic)

Wisconsin Economic Development Association Champion of Economic Development Award

Wisconsin VFW Legislator of the Year Award

Wisconsin American Legion Legislator of the Year Award

Wisconsin Vietnam Veterans Legislator of the Year Award

Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs Certificate of Commendation

Wisconsin Towns Association Friend of Wisconsin Towns Award

Wisconsin Counties Association Outstanding Legislator Award

League of Wisconsin Municipalities Legislative Champion/Strong Ally of Municipalities

Wisconsin Farm Bureau Friend of Agriculture Award

Wisconsin Dairy Business Association Legislative Excellence Award

Wisconsin Grocers Association Friend of the Grocers Award

Wisconsin Pork Association Distinguished Public Service Award

Wisconsin Bear Hunters Association Hero Award

Wisconsin Urban and Rural Transit Association Legislative Statesman of the Year

Wisconsin Professional Police Association Legislator of the Year Award

Wisconsin Troopers Association Legislator of the Year Award

Wisconsin County Police Association Legislative Merritt Award

Center for Driver’s License Recovery and Employability Legislative Champion Award

State Bar of Wisconsin Scales of Justice Award

3M Award of Appreciation

Wisconsin Housing Alliance Outstanding Legislative Leader

Wisconsin Builders Association Friend of Housing Award

Associated Builders and Contractors of Wisconsin Building Wisconsin Award

Wisconsin Ginseng Board Assistance to the Wisconsin Ginseng Industry Award

State Farm Insurance Golden Car Seat Award

Wisconsin Council on Physical Disabilities Appreciation Award

Wisconsin Dental Association Champion Award & Award of Honor (Mission of Mercy)

Wisconsin Public Health Association Friend of Public Health

       Wisconsin Primary Health Care Association Community Health Center Award

Wisconsin Association of Local Health Departments & Boards  Friend of Public Health

Wisconsin Academy of Family Physicians Friend of Family Medicine Award

American Academy of Pediatrics Childhood Legislative Advocate of the Year

Chiropractic Society of Wisconsin Legislator of the Year Award

Allied Health Chiropractic Centers Commitment and Dedication to the Chiropractic Professional Award

Wisconsin Technical College System Legislator of the Year

Wisconsin Technical College District Boards Association Legislator of the Year

Northcentral Technical College Award for Commitment & Dedication to Create Opportunity

UW-Stevens Point Paper Science Foundation Friends of the Foundation Award

Wisconsin Paper Council Champion of Paper Award

Wisconsin Electric Cooperatives Association Enlightened Legislator of the Year Award

Wisconsin Urban and Rural Transit Association Legislative Statesman of the Year

Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce Working for Wisconsin Award

Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce Champion of Commerce Award

The American Conservative Union Defender of Liberty Award

Tavern League of Wisconsin Appreciation Award

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