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Restaurant Caucus Dinner
Spend a memorable evening of fantastic food and valuable networking with Wisconsin lawmakers who came from the foodservice industry. You'll enjoy steak and seafood as you support legislative victories.

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Wednesday, September 6, 2017
5:30 p.m. Cocktails • 6:30 p.m. Dinner

Kavanaugh’s Esquire Club
1025 N. Sherman Ave. • Madison, Wisconsin

$200 Minimum Contribution
The evening includes appetizers, steak and seafood dinner, dessert and wine.


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A special fundraiser for the WRA Political Action Committee.

Invited Guest Speakers:

Invited legislators, from all sides of the aisle, have a personal connection to our industry, either currently owning or having past involvement in foodservice.

Scott Allen

  Scott Allen   Peter Barca   Representative
Peter Barca

Rob Brooks

  Rob Brooks   Rob Cowles   Senator
Rob Cowles

(R-Green Bay)
Cindi Duchow

(R-Town of Delafield)
  Cindi Duchow   James Edming   Representative
Jimmy Boy Edming
(R-Glen Flora)
Bob Gannon

  Bob Gannon   Dan Knodl   Representative
Dan Knodl

Mike Kuglitsch

(R-New Berlin)
  Mike Kuglitsch   Chris Larson   Senator
Chris Larson

Jeff Mursau

  Jeffrey Mursau   John Nygren   Representative
John Nygren
Jerry Petrowski

  Jerry Petrowski   Warren Petryk   Representative
Warren Petryk
Joe Sanfelippo
(R-West Allis)
  Joe Sanfelippo   Michael Schraa   Representative Mike Schraa
Jennifer Shilling

(D-La Crosse)
  Jennifer Shilling   Christine Sinicki   Representative
Christine Sinicki
Ken Skowronski
  Ken Skowronski   Jim Steineke   Representative
Jim Steineke
Rob Summerfield
  Rob Summerfield   Tom Tiffany   Senator
Tom Tiffany

Paul Tittl

  Paul Tittl   Robin Vos   Representative
Robin Vos

Leon Young

  Leon Young        

Silver Level Hosts:

Greg Levesque
American Transmission Company of Waukesha

Paul Lucas
MillerCoors of Milwaukee

Steve Sazama
Saz’s Hospitality Group, Milwaukee

Event Hosts:

Eric Boelter
Boelter Companies, Waukesha

Carl and Judy Brakebush
Brakebush Brothers, Inc., Westfield

Bob and Deb Davis
Davis & Associates, Muskego

Joe DeRosa
DeRosa Corporation, Wauwatosa

Tom Diehl
Tommy Bartlett, Inc., Wisconsin Dells

Mark Dillon
Wisconsin Hospitality Group, Waukesha

Dave and Vicki Flannery
Apple Holler Restaurant, Sturtevant

Charlie and Torri Gray
Culver’s, Wausau and Rothschild

Trey Hester
Rocky Rococo Restaurants, Oconomowoc

Lars Johnson
Al Johnson’s Swedish Restaurant, Sister Bay

Jeff and Tanya Kaminski
Chula Vista Resort, Wisconsin Dells

John Kavanaugh
Kavanaugh’s Esquire Club

Tyson Koput
Ground Round Grill & Bar, Tomah

Joe Koss
Culver Franchising System, Inc., Prairie du Sac

Mark and Jean Landreman
Landreman’s Family Restaurant, Kaukauna

Lynn McDonough
Connell’s Restaurants, Eau Claire

Joanne Palzkill
Draganetti’s Ristorante, Altoona

Susan and Paul Patterson
Al & Al’s Stein Haus, Sheboygan

Chico and Dawn Pope
Buckhorn Supper Club, Milton

Robert and Michael Prosser
Ishnala Supper Club, Lake Delton

Mark Schmitz
Moosejaw Pizza  & Brewing Co., Wisconsin Dells

Jeff Steren
Steren McDonald’s Restaurant, Cudahy

Bill and Debbie von Rutenberg
Von Rutenberg Ventures, Waunakee

Tom Warren
Alioto’s Restaurant, Wauwatosa

Linda Wendt
Wendt’s on the Lake, Van Dyne

Chris Wiken
The Packing House,  Milwaukee

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WRA La Crosse Chapter

Host the Event:

Consider being listed as an Event Host for the Restaurant Caucus Dinner. Your $500 pledge gets you two dinner reservations. You'll also receive generous name recognition on our website and the dinner program.

Platinum, Gold and Silver levels are available with additional recognition. Contact Ed at 800.589.3211 for more information.


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