Meet Jerry

State Senator Jerry Petrowski was born in Wausau in 1950 and has lived in the area ever since. He graduated from Newman High School and went on to serve in the U.S. Army Reserve for 6 years in the 213th S&S Battalion. He continued his education at UW-Marathon County and Northcentral Technical College. Jerry has over 30 years of experience as a small business owner, a machinist, and farmer of ginseng, dairy, and beef. Jerry has been married to his wife Ellen for over 40 years, and together they have 4 children and 3 grandchildren.

Jerry Petrowski was elected to the State Assembly in 1998 and later elected to the State Senate in 2012. He currently serves as the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Transportation and Veteran Affairs and Vice-Chair of the Senate Committee on Economic Development and Commerce. In addition, he is a member of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Small Business, and Tourism.  Some of the awards he has recently received include: Wisconsin VFW Legislator of the Year Award 2014, Wisconsin American Legion Legislator of the Year Award 2014, American Heart Association Legislator of the Year Award 2014, End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin Legislative Leader Award 2014, and Police Association Legislator of the Year Award 2014.