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Letter from Rep. Petryk: Spring Survey results

Spring Survey Results

Earlier this spring, I sent many of you a spring survey which I and my staff put together to find out your opinions on certain matters happening in Madison. I appreciate all of you who completed a survey and mailed it back to my office and those who completed the survey online. This is a wonderful tool for me to find out the thoughts of my constituents. 

On average, I hear from upwards of ten constituents a day on various issues during session times. It is useful to me to hear from you on issues of importance to you however, this spring survey provides an opportunity for me to hear from many people who do not contact my office on a regular basis. Thank you for taking the time to tell me your opinions on matters that I felt were important. 

The following are a sampling of the questions asked in the survey and the results:

  • Do you support decreasing the lower three income tax brackets to provide tax relief to Wisconsin’s middle class? 

    74%:  yes 

    26%:  no

    As you may know, this budget contains one of the largest tax cuts in state history including cuts to income taxes for all incomes. 


  • Do you support rewarding Wisconsin’s best teachers and schools with performance grants?

    57%:  yes

    43%:  no


  • Do you support the expansion of the School Choice Program statewide?

    50%:  yes

    50%:  no


  • Would you be in favor of the elimination of frivolous lawsuits that drive up the cost of goods and services that you buy?

    83%:  yes

    17%:  no


  • Frack sand mining operations have been in the 93rd Assembly District for nearly 100 years employing local people and contributing to the economy. Which do you support?

    45%:  Allowing for local governments to make their own rules regarding frack sand mining.

    44%:  Legislation that would create standard, uniform regulations for the entire state of Wisconsin.

    11%:  Legislation that would make frack sand mining more difficult and possibly force the mine to close.

If you did not weigh in on my spring survey but would like to voice your opinion on any of the issues listed above or any other issues of importance to you, please write to me at  Your opinion is of the utmost importance to me. 

 July In-District Office Hours

 I will again be holding in-district office hours on the following Mondays: July 15th, July 22nd, and July 29th, 2013. The goal of these office hours is to welcome constituents from the 93rd Assembly District to come and speak directly to Representative Petryk on issues of importance to them. 

The following are the times and locations for office hours. Individual constituent meeting times will be based on a first come first serve basis as time allows:

July 15, 2013

Pepin: Pepin Village Hall – Community Room 

9:00-10:00 a.m.

508 2nd St

Pepin, WI 54579

Bay City: Flat Pennies Ice Cream

11:00-12:00 p.m.

W6442 Hwy 35

Bay City, WI

Elmwood: Elmwood Village Hall – Dining Room

1:00-2:00 p.m.

323 W. Winter Ave

Elmwood, WI 54740

Durand: Durand City Hall

3:00-4:00 p.m.

104 E. Main St.

Durand, WI

July 22, 2013

Downsville: Downsville Town Hall 

9:00-10:00 a.m.

E4583 County Road C

Menomonie, WI

Pleasant Valley: Pleasant Valley Town Hall

11:00-12:00 p.m.

S10414 County Road I

Eleva, WI

July 29, 2013

Prescott: Prescott City Hall – Council Chambers 

9:00-10:00 a.m.

800 Borner St

Prescott, WI 54021

Pierce/ Pepin Cooperative: W7725 US Hwy 10

11:00-12:00 p.m.

Ellsworth, WI 54011

Plum City: Senior Center

1:00-2:00 p.m.

501 Main St

Plum City, WI 54761

Spring Valley: Spring Valley Village Hall

3:00-4:00 p.m.

E121 South 2nd Street

Spring Valley, WI 54767

Spring Valley Police Department Joins Task Force

Wisconsin’s Attorney General, J.B. Van Hollen recently reported that the Spring Valley Police Department is the newest partner to join the Attorney General’s Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force. Back in 2007, the task force consisted of merely 20 local law enforcement departments. Since that time, participation has grown to nearly 200 departments with hundreds of arrests of suspects who likely were committing internet crimes against children. 

Due to the Spring Valley Police Departments involvement with the task force, they are eligible for the following:


  • Reimbursement to help fund ICAC-related expenses, including computer hardware and software.

  • Notification of and priority for sought-after ICAC-related training.

  • Investigative assistance from highly trained ICAC investigators and forensic computer analysts throughout the state.

  • Access to the national ICAC email group.

  • Recognition on both the Spring Valley Police Department’s website and on the Wisconsin Department of Justice’s website.

The work of this task force and the participation of its members is vitally important to protecting our state’s children. The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children reports that one in seven children will be asked to engage in inappropriate activities while on the internet. Together, the Spring Valley Police Department, the Department of Justice, and other members can combat this problem and safeguard our children. Congratulations to the Spring Valley Police Department and Police Chief John DuBois.

Upcoming Events in the 93rd Assembly District

County Fairs


July 19-21st

Arkansaw Fair Grounds

Eau Claire

July 20th - Horse & Pony Show

July 21st - Dog Show

July 24-28th - Fair

Eau Claire County Exposition Center


July 24-28th

Fair Grounds, Menomonie


August 1-4th

Fair Grounds, Mondovi


August 8-11th

Fair Grounds, Ellsworth

Other Events

Durand Rod and Gun Club Chicken Dinners

July 11, 25

August 8, 22

September 5, 19

October 3, 17

November 7

Reservations required:

Greater Insurance Service of Durand (715) 672-5921

Mondovi Insurance-Mondovi (715)926-3341