OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAMeet Warren

  • Born in Eau Claire, WI in 1955 as the younger of two sons of Joseph and Florence Petryk.
  • Grew up in the Dunn County village of Boyceville, active as a musician, athlete, organizer, and leader.
  • Graduated in 1973 as valedictorian and attended UW-Stout for two years. Transferred to UW-Eau Claire and graduated with Highest Honors with a major in Philosophy in 1978.
  • Very active throughout Western Wisconsin as a speaker, singer, organizer, and emcee for hundreds of events in the public and private sectors.
  • Served as Ambassador to the Eau Claire Area Chamber of Commerce for nearly 15 years and is an active member of many area organizations.
  • Enjoys turkey and pheasant hunting, fishing, gardening, reading and writing along with performing, recording, and listening to great music of all genres.

Biography:

  • Lifelong Western WI resident and taxpayer
  • Eagle Scout, 1969
  • 46 years as business owner and professional entertainer in “The Memories” entertainment group (1972-present)
  • Boyceville High School Valedictorian, 1973
  • UW-Eau Claire degree in Philosophy with highest honors, 1978
  • “The Memories” inducted into the Wisconsin Association of Fairs Hall of Fame (1995)
  • Community Relations Director for United Cerebral Palsy of West Central WI (1995-2010)
  • Member of:Eau Claire, Ellsworth, Menomonie and Prescott Chambers of Commerce
  • Eau Claire Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors (1996-2010)
  • Cleghorn Lions Club
  • Ellsworth Rod & Gun Club
  • Durand, Arkansaw and Eau Galle-Rush River Sportsmen’s Clubs
  • Wisconsin Farm Bureau
  • NRA
  • Board of Directors for Chippewa Valley Council of the Boy Scouts of America

Representative Petryk Assembly Current Committees:

  • Chair of Workforce Development
  • Veterans and Military (and former Chair)
  • Vice-Chair Aging and Longterm Care
  • Universities and Colleges
  • Energy and Utilities
  • Financial Institutions
  • Insurance
  • Governor’s Council on Workforce Investment

 Awards:

  • Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Legislator of the Year (2013)
  • American Veterans (AMVETS) Legislative Advocate of the Year (2014)
  • Wisconsin Electric Cooperative’s “Enlightened Legislator of the Year” (2016)
  • Wisconsin School Nutrition Association (SNA) Legislator of the Year (2016)
  • Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce “Champion of Commerce” Award (2016)
  • Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce “Working For Wisconsin” Award (2016)
  • Wisconsin 3rd Congressional District Republican Legislator of the Year (2016)
  • Wisconsin Dairy Business Association “Legislative Excellence” Award (2017)
  • Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation “Champion of Economic Development” Award (2018)
  • National Eagle Scout Association Outstanding Eagle Scout (2018)

 Warren Has Served On:

  • Committee on Natural Resources
  • Committee on Jobs and the Economy
  • Committee on Information Technology
  • Assembly Speaker’s Task Force on Rural Schools
  • Legislative Study Committee on Problem-Solving Courts, Alternatives and Diversions
  • Legislative Study Committee on Rural Broadband