Happy New Year from the executive committee and myself to all our members and supporters.

Congratulations to Gae Magnafici in winning the 28th Assembly Seat with 59% of the vote, Brent Waak in winning Sheriff of Polk County and Joan Ritten in winning Polk County Clerk of Court with 58% of the vote. Also to Congressman Sean Duffy in being re-elected to Congress from the 7th District with 60% of the vote in the District. The Wisconsin Assembly in 2019 has 63 Republicans to 36 Democrats and the Wisconsin Senate has 19 Republicans to 14 Democrats. Governor Scott Walker had 34,000 more statewide votes in 2018 than in 2014 and Polk County contributed 1,520 of those votes unfortunately not all counties outperformed 2014.

The last week of December 2018 Speaker Robin Vos announced the Assembly Republican committee assignments. For the 2019-2020 session, Gae Magnafici will be the Vice Chair of the Committee on Substance Abuse and Prevention. She will also sit on the following committees: Aging & Long Term Care; Constitution & Ethics; Health; Jobs & the Economy; Mental Health; and Tourism. All of these are issues that Gae campaigned on and we look forward to her leadership and ideas in these areas.

I want to thank Adam Jarchow for serving the last 4 years as our 28th District assemblyman. Adam delivered conservative results, on homeowner’s property rights, hunting rights, ATV/UTV reform, and modernizing business law, and lowering taxes.

Adam Jarchow for Assembly

I want to thank Pete Johnson for serving 8 years as Sheriff of Polk County.

Here are some others that I want to thank. Mitch Sands campaign manager for Gae’s campaign for the hours of thought and planning and knocking on doors. The hosts for Gae Magnafici’s three fundraisers – Phil Mattison and Deb Dibble 5-23-18, Dick and Kris Hartung 8-23-18, and Alan and Elise Walker 10-26-18. The coordinators for our 3 Pints and Politics at JJ’s 35 Club 9-5-18, Crickets Bar and Grill 9-26-18, and Tippy Canoe 10-18-18 to allow more people to meet and greet Gae Magnafici and Brent Waak. Erik and Katie Severson for hosting the General Meeting and Pizza Party on 9-14-18. Adam and Barbara Jarchow for hosting the Leah Vukmir/Sean Duffy Rally at Crickets on 10-23-18. Margo Johnson and Cindy Thorman for setting up the fair booths in St Croix Falls and Osceola and volunteers that worked the booths. Pat and Gordy Peterson for the Ice Cream Booth and all the volunteers that scooped ice cream. Kirk Anderson for upgrading Facebook that received a lot more hits this campaign season. Terry Guanella for representing our local party by writing the Party Views in the Inter County Leader. Dick Gregory for giving us space on the Dresser Hwy 35 20 foot sign for displaying 5 large campaign field signs. Margo Johnson for Movie Nights on 10-24-18 The Enemies Within: Communists, Socialists and Progressives in the US Congress 2016 By Trevor Loudon and 11- 1-18 Trump@War by Steve Bannon. All the financial donors, all the walkers in the 17 parades that Gae and Tom Magnafici did, the letter writers that supported our conservative views and candidates, the property owners that let us place yard and field signs, and those volunteers that helped put up signs and the four sign locations run by Bob Blake, Adam Jarchow, and Erik Severson and myself.

I want to thank all of the Executive Team for their help.

Spring Election on April 2nd, 2019 for Judge Brian Hagedorn, a conservative, running for an open seat vacated by retiring liberal Justice Shirley Abrahamson on the Wisconsin Supreme Court.


The county party is the grassroots organization for electing conservative candidates to office. Please download the membership form and include your e-mail, so we can send you updates. Memberships are due upon receipt. Make check payable to the Republican Party of Polk County and send the form and check to Pat Peterson Membership Chair 2004 110th Avenue Dresser, WI 54009. 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. We grew membership in 2018 and we need more new members in 2019. Please make a copy of the membership form and give it to family and friends and encourage them to become members.

Call to County Caucus, 7th District Caucus — February 10, 2019 at 5:00 PM the 2019 Republican Party of Polk County will Caucus at BrowTine Restaurant and Event Center (used to be Crickets) north on H off of Hwy 8 Amery Wisconsin.   At our County Caucus we will elect officers for 2019 – 2020 and delegates to the 2019 District 7 Caucus March 9th, 2019.

The 2019 RPW State Convention at the Best Western Premier Waterfront Hotel and Convention Center at 1 North Main Street, Oshkosh, Wisconsin at 8 a.m. on Saturday, May 18, 2019. I hope you are planning to attend our county caucus. You need to be a member to vote and to be a delegate.

Lincoln Day Dinner

President LincolnThe 2019 Lincoln Day Dinner with a band will be held at BrowTine Restaurant and Event Center (used to be Crickets) north on H off of Hwy 8 Amery Wisconsin on Saturday March 16, 2019 at 5 PM Reception 6 PM dinner. We plan to have a great get together with a lot of fun and great speakers.

We can be proud to be citizens of the United States living in 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. I know with a strong local candidate and with President Donald Trump running again in 2020, we can win back the 10th Senate District which is now our goal.


Alan K. Walker