Recall Scott Walker leader, Sen. Erpenbach, Vists Idaho

Meridian, Idaho—Sen. Jon Erpenbach of Wisconsin will headline the TGIF Luncheon Friday in Boise. Erpenbach gained national notice last year as one of the “Wisconsin 14,” Democratic senators who crossed the border into Illinois to delay passage of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s drastic budget cuts.

What:              Wisconsin State Sen. Jon Erpenbach Speaks at TGIF Luncheon

When:             11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Friday, April 27

Where:            Red Lion Downtowner, 1800 Fairview Ave., Boise

Cost:               $30 for lunch; $15 for gallery—sponsored by the Idaho Democratic Party.

Erpenbach is a leader of the Recall Scott Walker Movement, which collected more than 1 million signatures to put Wisconsin’s governor up for a recall vote June 5. After Boise, Erpenbach heads to Worley, Idaho, to speak at the Kootenai County Democrats’ 10th Annual Democracy Dinner.

What:             Kootenai County Democracy Dinner: Erpenbach Keynotes

When:            6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday, April 28

Where:           Coeur d’Alene Casino and Resort, Worley

Cost:              $40 per person. For tickets, visit

Erpenbach Bio:

A former radio personality and legislative assistant, Senator Erpenbach was elected in November of 1998 and re-elected in 2002 and 2006. He became Senate Democratic Leader in 2002.  He served in that position until 2004.

Jon began as a radio personality on two Madison area radio stations and also worked for a Milwaukee station.  He subsequently worked in both the State Assembly and State Senate in media relations and as communications director. An advocate for citizen involvement and campaign finance reform, Jon is a member of the Dane County NAACP, Monroe Noon Optimists, WI Farm Bureau, League of Women Voters,1,000 Friends, and the League of Conservation Voters. He is also an involved Dad at Kromrey Middle School and Middleton High School.

Representing parts of Green, Rock, LaFayette and Dane counties, Jon’s Senate district is one of the most geographically diverse districts in the state. He has led the Senate in personal privacy (author of Wisconsin’s “Do Not Call” Legislation), health care reform, proactive educational reforms, and property tax relief.

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