Town Hall Meeting with Sean Duffy – August 7, 2017

Join us on Monday, August 7th at 2:30pm at the Trollhaugen Convention Center in Dresser Wisconsin for a Town Hall Meeting with Congressman Sean Duffy.

Trollhaugen is located at 2232 100th Ave, Dresser, WI 54009.

Polk County Republican’s Summer Picnic

You are invited to join us for a summer picnic and general informational gathering, hosted by the Polk County Republican Party of Wisconsin.

We will gather together at Garfield Town Park to enjoy conversations with each others, delicious food, and to hear from some elected officials representing us.

  • When: Tuesday, August 22, 2017 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM
  • Where: Garfield Town Park – 776 130th St., Amery, WI 54001
    SW corner of Wapogasset Lake, off of County Road F

Provided by the Polk County Republican Party:

  • Sweet Corn
  • Brats
  • Buns
  • Plates & Utensils

Potluck Requests – Please bring something to share!

  • Salads
  • Deserts
  • Beans
  • Chips
  • Drinks

If you have any questions, please contact:

  • alankentwalker@gmail.com
  • 515-708-2120

2017 Polk County Fair

The Polk County Fair is scheduled on July 27-30, 2017.  The Polk County Republican Party of Wisconsin will have a booth at the fair, where you will be able to meet several of your local representatives, see whose running for office, and pick up a variety of information to help you stay informed on important issues.

Would you like to volunteer?

There are two fun opportunities to volunteer during the fair. Send us a message to request our online sign up sheet. We will need a lot of staffing for both the information booth and the ice cream booth.

Thank you!

Alvan E. Bovay Award Presented to Pat Peterson

Pat Peterson of Dresser Wisconsin received the Alvan E. Bovay Award May 13, 2017 at the Republican Party of Wisconsin State Convention. Alvan E. Bovay was the founder of the Republican Party.

This award in his name honors a uniquely deserving individual in recognition of outstanding dedication and sacrifice over the years to the Republican Party. Pat Peterson has served the Republican Party of Polk County for over 40 years; most of those years on the Executive Team, the Membership Committee Chair, and the Communications Lead.

Pat and her husband Gordy Peterson head up the major fund raiser, organizing and overseeing the ice cream stand for the entire Polk County Fair each year. Pat has also contributed to the District Caucus and the State Convention over those 40 years.

Pat has been county chair for several Republican Candidates and does an excellent job of keeping people informed and energized by coordinating our annual membership mailing, and sending updates to members as needed throughout the year. Pat personally knows every one of our local elected officials and many of our state legislators, Congressman Sean Duffy, US Senator Ron Johnson, and Governor Scott Walker.

Pat has remained steadfast in her outstanding dedication. Pat is always approachable with a genuine warm heart. She is also involved with her community and church activities.

Photo: Pat Peterson is seen here being congratulated by Governor Scott Walker, and Alan and Elise Walker of Amery Wisconsin.  Editor – please size it down for the paper.

Pat was also personally congratulated by Speaker of The House Paul Ryan, US Senator Ron Johnson, and Wisconsin State Chair Brad Courtney.

 

Spring Pints & Politics

Pints and PoliticsPrior to Spring Election 2017

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at 6:00PM

The Village Pizzeria of Amery, WI
325 Keller Ave. North
Amery, WI 54001

Join Us for Pints & Politics at
The Village Pizzeria of Amery

Discussion on Polk County Circuit Court Judge Race and Wisconsin Superintendant of Public Schools Race

Yard Signs may still be available

Listening Sessions with Sen. Sheila Harsdorf

Senator Sheila HardorfI want to let you know about my schedule of upcoming listening sessions and I hope you share this message with others in your area.  These sessions are intended to provide residents throughout the district with an opportunity to talk with me about issues of interest to them, to ask questions, and to share their ideas and concerns.

As we begin our work in the new legislative session, the input I receive in the listening sessions is invaluable in identifying the priorities of area residents.  I appreciate the personal interaction with citizens that attend and share their thoughts.

Given that many of my bill ideas come directly from suggestions raised by constituents, the feedback on how state government can be improved or reformed is critical to shaping my legislative agenda.

Listening sessions have been scheduled around the 10th Senate District.  Below are the dates, locations and times of the listening sessions:

Thursday, March 2
11:00 AM– 12:00 AM, Grantsburg, Village Hall, (316 Brad Street South)
5:00 PM-6:00 PM, Balsam Lake, Community Room, Justice Center (1005 W Main Street)

Saturday, March 4
10:00 AM-11:00 AM, New Richmond, Council Room, City Hall (156 East First Street)

Monday, March 6
1:00 PM-2:00 PM, Hudson, Council Chamber, City Hall (505 3rd Street)
4:00 PM-5:00 PM, Menomonie, Dunn County Justice Center, Room 1402 (615 Stokke Parkway)

Hope to see you there!

Sheila
State Senator
10th Senate District

If you would like more information please feel free to call Sen. Harsdorf’s office at 608-266-7745 or from a Wisconsin landline toll free 1-800-862-1092 or e-mail Sen.Harsdorf@legis.wi.gov

Call to Caucus – April 1, 2017

Republican Party of Wisconsin
Seventh Congressional District
Call to Caucus – 2017

Call to Caucus

Please note that there is hereby called, by action of the Republican Party of the Seventh Congressional District of Wisconsin’s Executive Committee, a Caucus, as provided for in Article VI of the Constitution of this group, to be held at Northwoods Crossing Event Center in Siren, Wisconsin, commencing at 10:00 AM on Saturday, April 1, 2017 for the purpose of transacting the following business:

  1. To consider the reports from the Credentials, Rules, Resolutions and Nominating Committees
  2. To make any recommended changes to the Constitution
  3. To transact any other business that may be necessary to achieve the objectives of the Republican Party of the Seventh Congressional District of Wisconsin.

This Call to Caucus was moved by Douglas County and seconded by Polk County and unanimously approved by the Executive Committee at its February 12, 2017 meeting.

Reminder: Call to Caucus on 1/29/17

  • Call to CaucusDate: Sunday, January 29, 2017
  • Time: 2:00pm
  • Location: Trollhaugen
    Main Building (Not the Convention Center)
    2232 100th Ave.
    Dresser, WI 54009
    (715) 755-2955

We hope you’ll be able to join us for the 2017 Republican Party of Polk County Caucus!

We have invited candidates for Polk County Circuit Court Judge Branch 1 and 2, State Senator Sheila Harsdorf, and Assemblyman Adam Jarchow.

During our County Caucus we will elect officers for 2017 -2018 and delegates to represent our County at the District 7 Caucus and the 2017 RPW State Convention May 12-14 in Wisconsin Dells.

Lincoln Day Dinner with Gov. Scott Walker and Cong. Sean Duffy

Our annual Lincoln Day Dinner (Polk County Combined wit St Croix County) is on Saturday, February 18, 2017 at the St. Croix National Golf & Event Center (1603 32nd Street) in Somerset.

It all begins with a reception at 4:30 PM. Dinner follows at 6:00 PM.

RPW Chairman Brad Courtney will introduce our first keynote speaker Governor Scott Walker. He will be joining us for the reception only, as he is flying on to another Lincoln Day Dinner in LaCrosse WI.

PLEASE ARRIVE BY 4:30 PM, SO THAT WE CAN MAXIMIZE OUR TIME WITH THE GOVERNOR!

Our second keynote speaker is Congressman Sean Duffy, whose comments will come during dinner. We will also hear from our Republican legislators and county officials.

Polk County participants can purchase tickets. Go the St Croix County website, http://stcroixrepublican.org and click on the Lincoln Day dinner and fill out an online form and choose beef or chicken and pay with your credit card.

We are expecting that all seats will sell out. So please purchase your tickets ahead of time on line and print out your receipt.

You can still pay for a $30.00 ticket/person by sending a check to Pat Peterson 2004 110th Avenue Dresser WI 54009 715-755-2644 or gordy-pat@centurytel.net

You will need to specify Beef or Chicken.

Menu

Salad:

Cognac poached pear salad with blue cheese and roasted pecans tossed with a citrus vinaigrette. Salad served family style with assorted dinner rolls and butter.

Option 1: Beef

Sliced beef tenderloin topped with red wine demi served over black truffle mashed potatoes with brown sugar glazed carrots.

Option 2: Chicken

Free range roasted chicken breast topped with mango ginger chutney, served with Minnesota wild rice and brown sugar glazed carrots.

Dessert

Dessert will be a variety of gourmet bars and chocolate covered berries that will be served family style at each table.

Thanks and see you at the Lincoln Day Dinner!

Call to Caucus

Call to CaucusJanuary 2017 | Call to Caucus
Letter from the Chairman of the Republican Party of Polk County

Happy New Year from the executive committee and myself to all our members and supporters.  United We Win!!!!  That was our Republican Party of Polk County’s theme and everyone did their part to elect all our county, state and national candidates.

In 2015 we had our Polk County Grassroots Training, followed by a great 2016 Lincoln Day Dinner in Siren, 7th District Caucus in Wisconsin Rapids, State Convention in Green Bay, executive team meetings, many parades throughout Polk County, a great Polk County Fair, fund raising events, three Pints and Politics, candidate forums and debates, handing out literature and signs at our St Croix Falls campaign office or door to door, and movie nights showing “Agenda 2” and “Hillary’s America”, plus we discussed “Clinton Cash” and “Clinton Chronicles”, and sent many letters to the editors of local papers.

On November 4th & 5th we had our Campaign Victory Tour with Adam Jarchow and Sheila Harsdorf going to most villages and cities in Polk and Burnett Counties and on November 7th we hosted the Duffy/Trump rally at our campaign office with Adam Jarchow, Sean Duffy, and Michelle Bachman representing Donald J. Trump. The many volunteers that helped us were too numerous to mention by name. I do want to thank all the landowners and homeowners that allowed signs to be placed on their property.

I want to thank all who volunteered at the St Croix Falls campaign office, where they interacted with many first time voters, blue collar Democrats, Independents, and Republicans that wanted literature and signs.

Polls in Wisconsin in the summer were not encouraging for Donald Trump or Ron Johnson. Then September 9th came and Clinton’s deplorable, irredeemable comment and Trump and Johnson’s positive messages started to resonate and internal polling showed that we could win, if we worked together. On October 4th I received a strategy letter from Mike Duffy, the Executive Director of the Republican Party of Wisconsin that set out a goal for Polk County to win 11,785 votes for Trump and Johnson (58.18%).

All our efforts paid off because Polk County certified 13,815 (60.7%) votes for Trump and 13,535 (60.5%) votes for Johnson, way above the RPW goals. The Wisconsin state wide recount netted President Elect Donald J. Trump with 131 more votes over Hillary Clinton than previously certified.

Spring Election on April 5th Rebecca Bradley, a conservative, won a seat on the Wisconsin Supreme Court.

  • Bradley 52.4% vs. Kloppenburg 47.7%

General Election on November 8th the following results occurred for our Republican Candidates:

  • President Elect Donald Trump Polk County 60.7% vs. Clinton 33.3% WI 47.9% vs. 47.0%
  • Senator Ron Johnson Polk County 60.5% vs. Feingold 36.2% WI 50.2% vs. 46.9%
  • Congressman Sean Duffy Polk County 64.0% vs. Hoeft 36.0% 7th District 61.8% vs. 38.2%
  • State Senator Sheila Harsdorf Polk County 66.9% vs. Odeen 33.1% 10th District 63.2% vs. 36.9%
  • Adam Jarchow Polk County 60.3% vs. Peterson 35.0% vs. Zilka 4.6% 28th District 60.7% vs. 33.9% vs. 5.4%
  • Assemblyman Romaine Quinn Polk County 64.0% vs. Huftel 36.0% 75th District 62.0% vs. 38.0%
  • District Attorney Elect Jeff Kemp Polk County 60.5% vs. Steffen 39.4%
  • County Clerk Elect Sharon Jorgenson Polk County 60.5% vs. Hacker 39.5%
  • Nationwide Donald J. Trump won 306 electoral votes spending $600 million versus Hillary Clinton spending $1.2 billion for 232 electoral votes (total $ from Campaign, PACs, and Party Committees).

Donald Trump won 30 states and more than 2,700 of the 3,143 counties in the United States.

The US Senate will have 52 Republicans to 48 Democrats.

The US House will have 238 Republicans to 194 Democrats.

Governorships will have 33 Republicans to 16 Democrats and 1 Independent (Alaska).

Republicans will now control 67 of the 98 partisan state chambers. Republicans now have 4,100 seats of the 7,383 state chamber seats, up 919 seats since President Obama was elected in 2008.

Wisconsin picked up seats in both the Assembly (now 64 Republicans to 35 Democrats) and the Senate (now 20 Republicans to 13 Democrats).

After eight years of apology tours, underemployment, wage stagnation, economic deterioration, $10 trillion more in debt, treating veterans poorly, a bad Iran nuclear deal costing billions, leaving Americans behind to die in Benghazi, assaults on our first and second amendment rights, shoving the very expensive Obamacare down our throats, sympathizing with Muslim groups instead of the victims of radical Islamic terrorism, allowing illegal’s by the millions to cross our border and reap welfare benefits, putting down morality, and losing the American dream and hope for our children and grandchildren, the hardworking, tax-paying citizens peacefully voted to stop this degradation of the United States of America.

Our success will pay dividends for years to come. We elected leaders who will take Polk County, Wisconsin, and America in a better, stronger direction.

I want to thank all of you from the bottom of my heart for everything that you have done to make this possible. The countless hours put in by you and our executive team made this election year historic and rewarding.

Membership

The county party is the grassroots organization for electing conservative candidates to office. Please complete the enclosed membership form and include your e-mail, so we can send you updates. You are welcome to contribute at a higher level than the basic membership. I encourage you to copy the membership form and give it to friends and family and encourage them to become members. Please volunteer in as many areas as you can.

Call to Caucus                                                                                                                                                                

January 29, 2017 at 2:00 PM the 2017 Republican Party of Polk County will Caucus at Trollhaugen  – Main Building Level – in Dresser WI. We have invited Assemblyman Adam Jarchow, State Senator Sheila Harsdorf, Polk County Circuit Court Justice Anderson (Branch 2) and all four candidates for Polk County Circuit Court Justice (Branch 1).   At our County Caucus we will elect officers for 2017 – 2018 and delegates to the 2017 District 7 Caucus and the 2017 RPW State Convention May 12-14, 2017 in Wisconsin Dells WI. I hope you are planning to attend our county caucus. You can pay your membership dues at the door. You need to be a member to vote and to be a delegate.

2017 Elections                                                                                                                                                                    

Election for Polk County Circuit Court Branch 1 and 2 will occur this year as well as an election for Wisconsin Supreme Court. Conservative Justice Annette Ziegler is up for re-election. State Superintendent of Public Instruction will also have several candidates. The primary election is 2-21-17 and the spring election is 4-4-17.

Lincoln Day Dinner

We agreed to co-host the Lincoln Day Dinner with St Croix County. The event will be held at the St Croix National Club on Saturday February 18, 2017 at 5 PM sharp. We have confirmed that Governor Scott Walker and RPW Chairman Brad Courtney will speak at that time.

A preceding fundraiser will be at the home of St Croix County Chair Scott Nordstrand at 4 PM. We will invite our local Assemblymen Adam Jarchow and State Senator Sheila Harsdorf and other local officials are also invited to attend.

We can be proud to be citizens of Polk County and to support our conservative values and defend our constitutional rights for all to see in the state of Wisconsin and our Nation.

Sincerely, Chairman Alan K. Walker

 

 

 

 

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