Welcome to my E-Update!

I would like to thank all of you for taking the time to read through my newsletter. Each week, I'll include information to keep you up to date with what's happening in Madison and the 30th Senate District.

Upcoming Listening Sessions


Paul's Pantry

Last week, I had the incredible opportunity to volunteer at Paul's Pantry in Green Bay. Leo Frigo started Paul's Pantry in 1983 as a result of a need to care for hungry people in the community who are unable to purchase enough food for their family as a result of their meager or no incomes. 


Johnson Controls

This week, I was fortunate enough to tour Johnson Controls in Marinette. This site has been for more than a century and provides hundreds of jobs. We discussed their recent expansion, new technology, and PFAS mitigation.


Titletown Tech

A big thank you to Craig Dickman at Titletown Tech for giving me a tour of this beautiful facility this week. TitletownTech seeks to build, enable, and invest in early-stage and existing businesses through their Innovation Lab, Venture Studio, and Venture Fund.

Tommy Thompson

Last week, I had the opportunity to attend the Senate Committee on Universities and Technical Colleges which was held on UW-Green Bay's campus in my district. It was wonderful to see UW System President, Tommy Thompson testify. 

Kurt Voss

This week I had the pleasure to sit down with Kurt Voss of AmeriLux in De Pere. Kurt has made this company into an important part of this community.


Anyone in the state of Wisconsin older than 16 years old is now eligible for the Covid-19 Vaccine. Please click here to see where the vaccine is available in your area!


The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) continues efforts to sample drinking water wells for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in the Expanded Site Investigation Area in the town of Peshtigo.

Previously, well owners in the study area were asked to return the Potable Well Survey and the Access Permission Agreement to have their well sampled for PFAS by April 2, 2021. The DNR is extending this deadline for well owners to return those documents to May 7, 2021. There is no cost to residents to have their well sampled.

Well owners are not required to have their well sampled. However, the DNR recommends that well owners participate in the sampling program so that the DNR can provide detailed information about potential PFAS in their drinking water.

In the fall of 2020, the DNR and its contractor, Wood Environment and Infrastructure Solutions (Wood), sent 576 well sampling information packets to landowners in the town of Peshtigo. On March 5, 2021, the DNR and Wood again sent well sampling packets to landowners who had not yet responded. So far, more than 300 drinking water wells have been tested for PFAS.

If you received a packet and would like your well sampled, please return the Potable Well Survey and Access Permission Agreement to the DNR with a postmark date no later than May 7, 2021. If you were expecting a packet but did not receive one, please contact the DNR at DNRJCIPFAS@wisconsin.gov or by telephone at 1-888-626-3244.

All well owners can expect to receive results via U.S. Postal Service within 30 days of the sampling event. If the sample results from a well exceed Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) Cycle 10 and Cycle 11 recommended groundwater standards, the DNR will contact the well owner via telephone within 24 hours of receipt of laboratory data. The DHS will contact well owners if additional action is warranted.

Well owners who decide not to participate in the sampling effort are also asked to return the Potable Well Survey with a postmark date no later than May 7, 2021 to let the DNR know they do not want to have their well sampled.

Questions regarding the well sampling initiative may be submitted to the DNR at DNRJCIPFAS@wisconsin.gov or by telephone at 1-888-626-3244.


This session I'll be serving on the following committees.

I'm looking forward to working on each of these with many of my colleagues.

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