Senator Jerry Petrowski looks forward to continuing his work and making a difference
MARATHON… After serving his first full-term in the State Senate, Jerry Petrowski (R-Stettin) announced today that he will seek re-election in the 29th Senate District.
At a time when the state and nation has been plagued with extreme partisanship, Senator Jerry Petrowski has continuously risen above and focused on working with both political parties in order to pass legislation that benefits both the 29th Senate district and the entire state of Wisconsin. In the past term, Senator Petrowski had 74 of his authored bills signedinto law; all of them passed with broad bipartisan support (96% with unanimous/voice votes).
“Too many people in politics today focus on their partisan philosophical differences,” said Senator Petrowski. “We need to focus on what unites us and not what divides us in order to find practical solutions to the problems and challenges we face today. I believe that every problem has a solution, and that’s why I strive to do everything I can to ensure that our tomorrow will be better than today.”
Senator Petrowski’s bills address numerous issues including improvements for public safety, protecting victims of domestic abuse and human trafficking, child abuse and neglect prevention services, protecting victims from harassment/stalking, privacy protection for crime victims, protections for foster children, supporting our veterans with an outreach and recovery program, CPR training in schools and for 911 dispatchers, increasing the visibility of animal drawn vehicles, mental health reform, addressing the heroin epidemic afflicting our local communities, designating ginseng as Wisconsin’s state herb, shielding taxpayers from Brokaw’s insolvency, and helping our local governments with flexibility and the removal of outdated regulations.
“I’ve truly enjoyed working with people from all corners of my district,” said Senator Petrowski. “By working together, we were able to find solutions to many important problems that affect us all, and in particular, our most vulnerable.” We have accomplished a great deal over the past few years, but I am excited to look forward to what we will accomplish over the next four – that’s why I have decided to run for another term in the State Senate.”
Jerry Petrowski is a life-long resident of the 29th Senate district. He has been married to his wife Ellen for 44 years, has four adult children and three grandchildren. He was originally elected to the State Assembly in 1998 and the State Senate in 2012 (re-elected in 2014). He has over 30 years of experience as a small business owner and farmer, producing ginseng, dairy and beef. Petrowski also proudly served six years in the U.S. Army Reserves.
Senator Petrowski currently serves on the Senate committees of: Transportation and Veterans Affairs (Chair); Economic Development, Commerce and Local Government (Vice-Chair); Natural Resources and Energy (Vice-Chair); Agriculture, Small Business, and Tourism; and the Joint Legislative Council. He also serves on the Governor’s Council on Highway Safety, State Building Commission, Transportation Projects Commission, Rustic Roads Board, Migrant Labor Council, and the Scenic Byway Advisory Committee.
The 29th Senate district consists of Marathon, Taylor, Rusk and Sawyer Counties along with parts of Wood and Clark Counties.