Packer Great, Bart Starr, Honored in Green Bay
On Thanksgiving Day, I had the wonderful
honor and privilege of presenting the Legislative Joint Resolution
honoring Bart Starr to his wife, Cherry, and son, Bart, Jr., for
Bart and his family's contributions to the people of Wisconsin, both
on and off the field. Over 1,500 excited fans packed into the
ballroom at the Green Bay Hyatt to support Rawhide, a faith-based
501(c)(3) recognized charity offering programs for at risk youth in
Wisconsin, at their third annual "Chalk Talk" fundraising event
which featured a live interview with Brett Favre.
After a delicious turkey and trimmings lunch, Rawhide Director John
Solberg introduced U.S. Senator Ron Johnson, Wisconsin State Senator
Rob Cowles, Green Bay Mayor James J. Schmitt, and myself as we
thanked the Starr family for their work and support of multiple
charitable organizations that have positively changed the lives of
thousands of Wisconsin residents. My remarks centered on the Starr's
many decades of living witness and service to two verses from
Genesis 12:2: "I will bless you and make you famous...and you will
be a blessing to others."
Luke 12:48: “Much is required from the person to whom much is given;
much more is required from the person to whom much more is given.”
If you wish to watch the ceremony, please visit the Rawhide website at
My thanks go out to Bart, Cherry, Bart, Jr., John Solberg, Senator
Cowles, and the Green Bay Packers organization. It was a pleasure to
tour Rawhide the day before the event and present plaques of the
Joint Resolution to them and also the Vince Lombardi Cancer Research
Center and the Packers Administrative Office. Even though the
Packers did not win the game that night, it was a thrill to watch
Bart and Cherry take the field at Lambeau one more time to honor the
retirement of Brett Favre's number 4 jersey.
Please keep Bart and his family in your thoughts and prayers as they
continue his therapy to recover from strokes and heart attack. He is
an amazing man whom I am very proud and honored to call a mentor,
role model, and friend.
Executive Residence 2015 Holiday Tour Schedule
From the office of Governor Walker:
Governor Scott Walker’s office announced the 2015 holiday tour
schedule for the Executive Residence. Holiday tours allow guests to
view the Executive Residence’s beautiful decorations and festive
scenery. The unique decorations found throughout the main rooms on
the first floor are crafted by Wisconsinites from all over the
“The decorations are incredible this year,” said Governor Walker.
“The Executive Residence belongs to the people of Wisconsin and we
are excited to welcome them inside for holiday tours once again to
share in the festive decorations.”
“Every year, the displays just get better and better,” added First
Lady Tonette Walker. “We’d like to thank all of the designers who
donate their time, talents and décor to fill each room of the
residence with breathtaking displays of holiday cheer, as well as
the designers and landscapers who create a Christmas wonderland
outside for all to enjoy.”
2015 Holiday Designers include:
- Hawks Nursery of Wauwatosa
- Impressions by Esther Fleming of Milwaukee
- Milaeger’s of Racine
- The Bruce Company of Middleton
- Edgewater Greenhouse of Portage
- Designs of the Interior of Green Bay
- The Wisconsin National Guard
Governor Scott Walker and First Lady Tonette Walker have partnered
with Second Harvest Foodbank and the Wisconsin Department of
Tourism’s Big Bundle Up Campaign again this year to promote the
generous spirit of the holiday season. Non-perishable food items and
warm weather items, including new or gently-used mittens, hats,
scarves, coats, sweaters, jackets, and snow pants are happily
accepted at the residence before and after the tours and will be
donated to those in need.
2015 Holiday Open House Schedule:
- Thursday, December 3: Noon – 2:00 p.m.
- Friday, December 4: Noon – 2:00 p.m.
- Saturday, December 5: 9:00 a.m. – Noon
- Wednesday, December 9: Noon – 2:00 p.m.
- Thursday, December 10: Noon – 2:00 p.m.
- Saturday, December 12: 9:00 a.m. – Noon
The Executive Residence is located at 99 Cambridge Road on Madison’s
northeast side in the Village of Maple Bluff. Tours are free of
charge, and cameras are allowed. Parties of 20 or more are asked to
make a reservation by calling (608) 246-5501. Parking is available
directly outside the residence gates. The Executive Residence is
handicapped accessible, and handicapped parking is available upon
request at the time of arrival.
The 2015 Wisconsin State Capitol Christmas tree was
lit today, Friday, December 4, 2015. This 40-foot balsam fir
will be in the rotunda of the State Capitol during this holiday
season. The tree was donated by the Kowieski family of
Rhinelander. Brad Kowieski planted the balsam fir on his
parent's property in 1985 on Arbor day when he was just a 4th
grader. This year's tree is decorated with ornaments made my
school students and the ornaments celebrate Wisconsin sports.
Governor Scott Walker Holds Press Conference to
Encourage Public Awareness During the Holidays
Governor Walker and Major General Don
Dunbar Promote “See Something, Say Something” Campaign in Wisconsin
From the office of Governor Walker:
Governor Scott Walker joined Major General Don Dunbar, law
enforcement representatives, and representatives from the Wisconsin
Homeland Security Council today to remind Wisconsin citizens to be
vigilant this holiday season and report any suspicious activity.
“It’s incredibly important for Wisconsinites to be aware of their
surroundings, especially during the holiday season when we attend
special events, shop for our loved ones, and travel,” Governor
Walker said. “If you see something that doesn’t look right or
someone is acting suspicious, contact the local authorities. Please
don’t hesitate to speak up. Citizen tips help our law enforcement
officers do their job to keep Wisconsin and our communities safe.”
In 2012, Governor Walker launched the “See Something, Say Something”
campaign in Wisconsin. The national “If You See Something, Say
Something™” public awareness campaign is sponsored by the U.S.
Department of Homeland Security. This simple and effective program
raises public awareness of indicators of terrorism and
terrorism-related crime and emphasizes the importance of reporting
suspicious activity to law enforcement.
“The role of law enforcement is to protect our state and our nation.
However, everyone can help by reporting suspicious activities,” said
Major General Don Dunbar, the Adjutant General and Wisconsin’s
Homeland Security Advisor. “Suspicious activities could be an
unattended backpack or briefcase in a public place, a vehicle that
is parked in a strange location, or someone who is acting unusual.”
The Wisconsin “See Something, Say Something” campaign is coordinated
by the state’s two fusion centers – the Southeastern Wisconsin
Threat Analysis Center (STAC) in Milwaukee and the Wisconsin
Statewide Information Center (WSIC) in Madison. Both fusion centers
serve local, county, and state public safety customers by sharing
intelligence, offering training on the behaviors and indicators of
terrorism, protecting Wisconsin’s critical infrastructure through
risk assessments, and analyzing national threat information as it
relates to Wisconsin.
If someone sees something suspicious, they should contact their
local law enforcement by dialing 9-1-1. Information can also be
submitted through Wisconsin’s “See Something, Say Something”
campaign called WiWatch. Tips can either be submitted electronically
and anonymously at www.wiwatch.org or by calling a law enforcement
agent at 1-877-WI-WATCH (1-877-949-2824).
Open Records Request
Recently, my office, along with other Legislative
offices, received an open records request for the name and email of
people who receive E-News Updates from my office. This request
2810 Wentworth Dr
Madison, WI 53719
Under Wisconsin State Statute 19.31-19.39 I am required to provide
the requested information. Please keep in mind that all
communications to public officials are considered public records. If
you have ever communicated with an assembly or senate office, please
be aware that your communication and your information may be subject
to open records requests.
If you have any questions please contact my office.
Events Around the 93rd Assembly
Thank you all for letting us
know about upcoming events in the 93rd Assembly District. It is my
pleasure to share them with others through this newsletter. If you
have an event, please share them with me a month in advance and my staff
and I will do our best to share in our e-update.
A Christmas Greeting
December 4, 2015, 7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
First Lutheran Church, Eau Claire
Chippewa Valley Theatre Guild – A Charlie Brown Christmas
December 4-5, 2015
The Grand Theatre, Eau Claire
Hometown Holiday In Pepin
December 4-6, 2015
Eau Claire Children’s Theatre: Jingle Arrgh The Way
December 4-6, 2015
The Oxford, Eau Claire
Old Fashioned Country Christmas
December 5, 2015, 7:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Maiden Rock, WI
Concert Fundraiser: Bob's House for Dogs
Sunday December 6th, 6:00 p.m.
First Lutheran Church, Eau Claire
$10 admission (donated to Bob's House)
Jingle, Jingle Come and Mingle! Pierce Pepin Co-Op Services Open
December 8, 2015, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Pierce Pepin Cooperative Service, Ellsworth
93rd Assembly District Local Resources
Representative Petryk Online