Piotrowski enters race for a state senate seat
By MMC staff
PORTAGE/WOOD COUNTY – Former Stevens Point City Clerk Paul Piotrowski has announced his candidacy for the 24th State Senate District seat.
Piotrowski, 56, formally announced his candidacy on Feb. 28 at the Stevens Point Police Department. The former Point officer will run against Republican state Senator Patrick Testin, also a Stevens Point native.
Piotrowski cited the need to lower health care costs, provide quality education for our children, restore local decision making authority, and protect our drinking water in central Wisconsin.
“I’m running for State Senate because we deserve a stronger voice than what we have in Madison,” he stated. “Residents throughout the 24th Senate District need someone they can trust and rely on. From my service in the Navy to protecting our community as a police officer, I know how to fight for the issues impacting families every single day.
“I’m a native of central Wisconsin. Cindy and I raised our children here and we both have been deeply involved in our community and the region. I look forward to meeting voters across the district and to learning about their needs and expectations.”
Piotrowski is a Stevens Point Area High School and UW-Stevens Point graduate with nearly 30 years of service with the Stevens Point Police Department.
He left his position as city clerk on Jan. 31.
Senator Testin has not formally announced any plans to run for re-election.
Testin defeated Julie Lassa in 2016 to take the seat.
The 24th Senate District covers portions of Adams, Portage, Monroe, Marathon, Wood, and Waushara Counties.