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Sen. Ron Johnson headlines Newsmaker Luncheon

Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wisconsin) will be the featured speaker at a Newsmaker Luncheon, hosted jointly by the Milwaukee Press Club and, 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
  • Jeff Mayers – President,
  • Marti Mikkelson – Reporter, WUWM

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 by booking below.  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 with any questions or call 262-894-2224.

May. 31, 2019 11:45 AM
May. 31, 2019 1:30 PM
Newsroom Pub
137 E Wells Street
Milwaukee WI
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