Patrick Testin is a candidate for the 71st Wisconsin State Assembly district. Patrick was born in Madison, WI to proud parents Matt and Paula. He was raised in Marinette, WI where he graduated from Marinette High School in 2006. Patrick then attended the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in political science in May of 2011.
Prior to graduation, Patrick has worked a number of different jobs, ranging from busing tables, working in lumber yards and factories back in Marinette, and serving as a volunteer football coach for the Crivitz High School football team. In 2008 Patrick became politically involved and volunteered for the McCain-Palin presidential campaign. Patrick then became a member of the Portage County Republican Party where he served on the executive board as Chairman of the UWSP College Republicans. Patrick also served on the UWSP Student Government Association as a Student Senator where he took on a leading role in passing a number of reform packages that benefited the university and the students.
Patrick is a proven leader, as is evident by the numerous awards he received throughout his college career. He was awarded the Student Government Association Senator of the Year award for two consecutive years, as well as the Student Senate Service Award for his service to the university. Patrick also received the University Leadership Award for his outstanding leadership abilities, in addition to both the Chairman’s Award and the Leadership Award for the Wisconsin Federation of College Republicans.
A man of his word, Patrick, as chairman of the UWSP College Republicans, put partisanship aside collaborating with the College Democrats to register students to vote in 2010, displaying his true conviction and determination to make Wisconsin work by working together.
Patrick served as deputy field director on Congressman Sean Duffy’s 2010 campaign, heading five of twenty counties. During the summer of 2011, Patrick served as the field director for the Kim Simac for State Senate campaign leading the grassroots efforts. Following his experiences on campaigns, Patrick decided to try his hand at business and is currently operating and managing a store in Plover called Mattress Firm.
In his spare time, Patrick enjoys deer hunting, spending time with family at the lake in Northern Wisconsin, water skiing, fishing, listening to country music, and watching Wisconsin Badgers football games.