Patrick Testin Incumbent

Patrick Testin

Candidate for State Senate 24

Candidate Information

Candidate Biography

Patrick was raised in the small town of Marinette, Wisconsin. He started working before he could drive, busing tables at a family restaurant for minimum wage. After graduating from high school, Patrick chose to make Stevens Point home when he enrolled at UWSP. Despite the busy schedule he kept while on campus, Patrick spent each of his summer, winter, and spring breaks back in Marinette working to help fund his education. Following family tradition, he took a job at Silvan Industries, a carbon steel and industrial grade stainless steel pressure vessel fabricator. He worked overnight on the weekend shift chipping slag off of welds and cleaning tank interiors in the same factory his grandfather retired from. He gave back to his community by volunteering as a coach for the football team in nearby Crivitz. He also worked for Aacer Flooring LLC, a hardwood flooring manufacturer, stacking lumber and prepping it for the kilns. Patrick even spent a summer working two jobs – groundskeeper and maintenance man for the School District of Marinette by day and package handler loading trucks for UPS by night. When back at school, Patrick found time during his busy course load to lead and participate in a number of student organizations, including the Student Government Association, a role that earned him awards for leadership. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Political Science. Shortly after graduating, Patrick met Hannah – the woman who would become his wife. In 2015, they got engaged, and they married in 2017. Hannah works as the Director of Advancement for Pacelli Catholic Schools in Stevens Point and owns a freelance writing side business, Wife + Hound Creative. They live in the Town of Hull with their dog Reilly, a rescue puppy that they adopted from an animal shelter. They enjoy taking her to the dog park and on walks, especially on the Green Circle Trail running through Portage County. Recently, Patrick and Hannah trained Reilly to be a therapy dog and are working with a national organization, Love on a Leash, to become certified therapy teams, and take Reilly on the road to various community organizations like the university, schools, and nursing homes to interact with people from all walks of life.

Source: From candidate website