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.