Wednesday • September 4, 2019

Restaurant Caucus Dinner

Kathy Kiedrowski

For more information, contact:

Kathy Kiedrowski | Government Relations Administrative Assistant


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.


Caucus Dinner

About the Event

  • 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.

A special fundraiser for the WRA Political Action Committee.

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Special Thanks To Our Event Hosts

Silver Level Host

Tom Diehl • Tommy Bartlett, Inc., Wisconsin Dells

Matt Swentkofske • MillerCoors, Milwaukee 

Event Level Hosts

Eric Boelter • Boelter Companies, Waukesha

Dave & Vicki Flannery • Apple Holler Restaurant, Sturtevant

Charlie & 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, Madison

Mark & Jean Landreman • Landreman’s Family Restaurant, Kaukauna

Joe LoPiparo • That’s Amore, Greenfield

Citlali Mendieta-Ramos • Antigua Latin Inspired Kitchen, West Allis

Joanne Palzkill • Draganetti’s Ristorante, Altoona

Chico & Dawn Pope • Buckhorn Supper Club, Milton

Bill and Debbie von Rutenberg • Von Rutenberg Ventures, Waunakee

Linda Wendt • Wendt’s on the Lake, Van Dyne




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. 

Rep. Scott Allen
Waukesha (R)

Sen. Kathy Bernier
Chippewa Falls (R)

Rep. Rob Brooks
Saukville (R)

Sen. Rob Cowles
Green Bay (R)

Rep. Cindi Duchow
Town of Delafield (R)

Rep. Jimmy Boy Edming
Glen Flora (R)

Rep. Staush Gruszynski
Green Bay (D)

Rep. Kalan Haywood
Milwaukee (D)

Rep. Gordon Hintz
Oshkosh (D)

Rep. Joel Kitchens
Sturgeon Bay (R)

Rep. Dan Knodl
Germantown (R)

Rep. Mike Kuglitsch
New Berlin (R)

Rep. Tony Kurtz
Wonewoc (R)

Sen. Chris Larson
Milwaukee (D)

Rep. Jeff Mursau
Crivitz (R)

Rep. Todd Novak
Dodgeville (R)

Rep. John Nygren
Marinette (R)

Sen. Jerry Petrowski
Marathon (R)

Rep. Warren Petryk
Eleva (R)

Rep. Romaine Quinn
Barron (R)

Rep. Mike Rohrkaste
Neenah (R)

Rep. Joe Sanfelippo
West Allis (R)

Rep. Mike Schraa
Oshkosh (R)

Sen. Jennifer Shilling
La Crosse (D)

Rep. Christine Sinicki
Milwaukee (D)

Rep. Ken Skowronski
Franklin (R)

Rep. Mark Spreitzer
Beloit (D)

Rep. David Steffen
Green Bay (R)

Rep. Jim Steineke
Kaukauna (R)

Rep. Rob Summerfield
Bloomer (R)

Sen. Pat Testin
Stevens Point (R)

Sen. Tom Tiffany
Hazelhurst (R)

Rep. Paul Tittl
Manitowoc (R)

Rep. Ron Tusler
Appleton (R)

Rep. Robin Vos
Burlington (R)

Sen. Van Wanggaard
Racine (R)