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Warren Petryk was born in Eau Claire, Wisconsin in 1955 as the younger of two sons of Joseph and Florence Petryk. He grew up in the Dunn County Village of Boyceville, where he was very active in school as a musician, athlete, organizer, and student government leader. He graduated in 1973 as valedictorian and attended UW-Stout for two years, then transferred to UW-Eau Claire and graduated with highest honors earning his B.A. in philosophy in 1978.

In 1972, Warren and several classmates started a band which became “The Memories” that has been entertaining people for over 50 years. When the band started he was on the road full-time across America for over 25 years, but the group is now part-time. The band still performs at many outdoor festivals, fairs, concerts and private functions each year. Warren also sings for many church services and special events throughout the year.

In 1996, Warren became the Community Relations and Telethon Coordinator for United Cerebral Palsy of West Central Wisconsin. He held this position until he won the 2010 election for State Representative to the 93rd Assembly District. He won a three-way primary election, the general election, and a recount. He was sworn into office on January 3rd of 2011.

Representative Petryk currently serves as the Chair of the Assembly Committee on Workforce Development and Economic Opportunities, and is a member of the Committees on: Energy and Utilities, Labor and Integrated Employment, Insurance, and Veterans and Military Affairs. Representative Petryk is also a member of the Governor's Council on Workforce Investment.

Warren has been very active for decades in the Chippewa Valley Community as speaker, singer, organizer and emcee for hundreds of events in the public and private sectors. He served as Ambassador for the Eau Claire Chamber of Commerce for 15 years and remains an active member of the Chamber plus the Ellsworth, Menomonie, River Falls, and Prescott Chambers of Commerce. He is also a member of: the Cleghorn Lions Club; the Wisconsin Farm Bureau; Ellsworth, Durand, Rock Falls, and Eau Galle-Rush River Sportsmen's Clubs; Arkansaw Fur, Fish, and Game; and the NRA.

Warren has also received numerous awards for his public service including Wisconsin VFW 2013 Legislator of the Year and Wisconsin AmVets 2014 Veterans Advocate of the year.

Warren relishes time with his loved ones and friends. Along with performing and appreciating great music of all genres, he also enjoys reading, writing, fishing, gardening, and hunting for wild turkeys. He is a member of the Boy Scouts of America's Chippewa Valley Council's board of directors. In 1969, he earned his Eagle Scout award.

Warren pays close attention to all viewpoints on the problems and difficulties facing our State and is humbled and honored to represent the residents of the 93rd Assembly District. He casts votes in a way that encourages Wisconsin's state government to adopt fiscal prudence through lower spending, which will result in greater debt freedom and foster the growth of employment. He believes that we can no longer afford to burden future generations with debt. He feels that in order to provide a better future for Wisconsin people of all ages, we must continue to make difficult decisions now while living within our means.