Updated: January 27, 2014
Senator Petrowski was first elected to the Assembly in 1998 and to the Senate in a June 2012 recall election.
Recall elections were held in four Senate districts in 2012. The incumbent in Senate District 29, Pam Galloway, resigned before the recall election so then-Represenative Jerry Petrowski of Assembly District 86 ran in her place. There was no Republican primary and he faced Democratic opposition in the recall election.
Corn PAC ($1,104), GOPAC Wisconsin ($14,789), National Rifle Assocation of America ($513), NRA Political Victory Fund ($381), Republican State Leadership Committee Inc. ($112,199) and Wisconsin Right to Life PAC ($1,058) made independent expenditures favoring Senator Petrowski.
DLCC Wisconsin PAC ($10,134), Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin Political Fund ($1,861), Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin Inc. ($10,006), We Are Wisconsin Political Fund ($47,835), Wisconsin Education Association Council ($2,327) and Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters PAC ($809) made independent expenditures supporting his opponent.
Center for Union Facts, Club for Growth Wisconsin and Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce spent undisclosed amounts on "issue ads" supporting Senator Petrowski. Greater Wisconsin Committee spent undisclosed amounts on "issue ads" in opposition.
2012 Recall Election Finance Summary
Raised: $210,573 - Spent: $222,923
Vote: 61.3% - Cost/Vote: $5.05
Disclosed Independent Spending: $130,044
Raised: $200,901 - Spent: $215,486
Vote: 38.6% - Cost/Vote: $7.77
Disclosed Independent Spending: $72,972
Petrowski’s Committee Assignments
2013-2014: Agriculture, Small Business and Tourism; Economic Development and Local Government; Financial Institutions and Rural Issues; Transportation, Public Safety and Veterans and Military Affairs (Chair); Joint Legislative Council; Council on Highway Safety; State Council on Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children; Council on Military and State Relations; Transportation Projects Commission.
2011-2012: Member of the Assembly.
*All figures represent candidate income before any returns.
|$71,197 (41.4%)||$100,751 (58.6%)|
*Includes all contributions from contributors of $100 or more to the candidate in a calendar year.
Excludes any returned and self contributions.
Individuals and Committees*
|Manufacturing & Distributing||$21,572.17|
|Banking & Finance||$19,400.00|
|Civil servant/public employee||$2,800.00|
|Telecommunications & Computers||$1,200.00|
*Individual contributions includes all contributions from contributors of $100 or more to the candidate in a calendar year.
Committee contributions of any amount are included. Any returned and self contributions are excluded.
|Petrowski Family||Marathon, WI||Legislator/Ginseng grower||$15,344|
|Sonnentag Family||Marathon, WI||County Concrete||$7,640|
|Schuette Family||Sugar Grove, IL||Wausau Homes||$7,450|
|Natzke Family||Marathon, WI||Marth Wood Shavings/Marth Transportation/Strong Dental Office||$6,250|
|Orr, San W Jr & Joanne||Wausau, WI||Wausau Paper||$5,950|
|Brickner Family||Marathon, WI||Brickner Motors||$5,940|
|Greenheck Family||Weston, WI||Greenheck Fan/Greenheck Law Firm||$5,700|
|Creske Family||Mosinee, WI||Wausau Tile||$4,800|
|Van Der Geest Family||Merrill, WI||Van Der Geest Dairy Cattle||$4,350|
|Butler, John & Cindy||Wausau, WI||Plastic Surgery Group/TJ Maxx||$4,100|