Jerry J. Petrowski
Current State Representative - 86th Assembly District
61; Married to wife Ellen for over 37 years; has 4 grown children and 2 grandchildren. Lifelong Resident of the 29th Senate District.
Graduate, Newman High School; Attended Northcentral Technical College and UW-Marathon County.
Over 30 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 (the 213th S&S Battalion).
Elected to the State Assembly in 1998.
Chair of Assembly Transportation Committee; Voting member of Public Health and Public Safety, Rural Economic Development and Rural Affairs, and Veterans and Military Affairs; Serves on the Governor’s Council on Highway Safety, Transportation Projects Commission, Midwest Interstate Passenger Rail Commission, and the Rustic Roads Advisory Board.
Memberships include: Farm Bureau, Marathon Lions, Friends of Rib Mountain, the Wisconsin Rifle and Pistol Association, National Rifle Association (NRA), St. Mary’s Church, Republican Parties of Marathon, Lincoln, Portage, Shawano, Price, Rusk, Taylor, Sawyer and Wood Counties, and the Seventh Congressional District Republican Party.
3M - Award of Appreciation
Farm Bureau - Friend of Agriculture Award
Wisconsin Towns Association - Friend of Wisconsin Town Award
Wisconsin Builders Association - Friend of Housing Award
Wisconsin Dental Association - Award of Honor for his work at the Mission of Mercy
Wisconsin Paper Council - Champion of Paper Award
Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce - Working for Wisconsin Award
UW- Stevens Point Paper Science Foundation - Friends of the Foundation Award
American Academy of Pediatrics - Childhood Legislative Advocate of the Year
State Farm Insurance - Golden Car Seat Award for his work to improve child passenger safety
Wisconsin Grocers Association - Friend of the Grocers Award
Department of Veterans Affairs - Certificate of Commendation
Wisconsin Vietnam Veterans - Legislator of the Year
Wisconsin Troopers Association - Legislator of the Year Award
Wisconsin County Police Association - Legislative Merritt Award for his efforts in support of Wisconsin’s men and women of law enforcement.
Allied Health Chiropractic Center's - Commitment & Dedication to the Chiropractic Profession Award
Wisconsin Bear Hunters' Association Award
Wisconsin Ginseng Board - Award for Assistance to the Wisconsin Ginseng Industry