Joette Richards, (262)894-2224
MILWAUKEE – Republican Senator Ron Johnson of Wisconsin will be the featured speaker at a Newsmaker Luncheon, hosted jointly by the Milwaukee Press Club and WisPolitics.com, on Friday, May 31.
Johnson, a native of Mankato, Minnesota, is a former business executive who first was elected to the U.S. Senate in 2010 and re-elected in 2016. Johnson, a graduate of the University of Minnesota with a degree in business and accounting, moved to Oshkosh to join PACUR, a firm owned by his wife’s family, in 1979. Johnson was named PACUR’s CEO in the mid-1980s and continued in that role after the firm was sold to Bowater Industries in 1987.
In 1997, Johnson purchased the firm and remained CEO until he was elected to the U.S. Senate. Johnson is Chairman of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, and also serves on the Budget, Foreign Relations, and Commerce, Science and Transportation committees.
Johnson will take questions from a panel of journalists and from the audience at the luncheon, set for 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Newsroom Pub, 137 E. Wells St.
The panel of journalists:
Charles Benson – Reporter/Anchor, Today’s TMJ4
Matthew Martinez, Assistant Projects Editor, Marquette Wire
Jeff Mayers – President, WisPolitics.com
Marti Mikkelson – Reporter, WUWM
WisPolitics.com partners with the press club for this luncheon as part of its ongoing event series in Milwaukee, sponsored by UW-Milwaukee, Wisconsin Academy of Global Education and Training, ELEVEN25 at Pabst, Milwaukee Police Association, The Firm Consulting, Medical College of Wisconsin and Spectrum.
Press club Newsmaker Luncheons are held to shed light on issues of the day. The cost to attend is $20 for MPC members, $25 for non-members and $15 for students. Lunch is included. Seating is limited. Advanced registration and payment are required and may be done online at www.milwaukeepressclub.org. Checks may be mailed to the MPC at PO Box 176, North Prairie, WI 53153-0176. Cancellations will be accepted up to 48 hours in advance for a full refund.
Please contact Joette Richards at the Milwaukee Press Club at [email protected] with any questions or call 262-894-2224.
Special thanks to the Safe House/Newsroom Pub, home of the Milwaukee Press Club, for hosting the Newsmaker Luncheon Series. Think of the Newsroom Pub for your next private party! MPC members can book a room at no charge. The Newsroom Pub has FREE wireless internet service compliments of the Safe House.