In case you missed it, Wisconsin has a new governor. Last November, mild-mannered Tony Evers bested future Twitter user Scott Walker to become the 46th governor of our great state. What has Gov. Evers accomplished since then? Well, it’s idiotically divided partisan politics as usual, though Evers did put a nice painting back in the governor’s mansion. And he was down with Milwaukee Day!

But let’s cut through the B.S. What Gov. Evers must accomplish—and what he must accomplish soon—is simple: He must make his own “Welcome to deer season” videos.

If you’re not familiar with this time-honored tradition celebrating Wisconsin’s annual gun deer season—a time-honored tradition we demanded Evers continue back in November—here’s former Gov. Walker’s video messages from 2017 and 2016. (These digital well-wishes go back to at least 2013, though many have disappeared from YouTube since we ranked them back in 2017.)

Imagine, if you will, Gov. Evers standing in the woods, decked out in suspiciously pristine blaze orange, yukking it up with someone from the DNR. The mind reels.

And what better opportunity to press Evers about his deer hunting video plans than when he speaks at a Newsmaker Luncheon (hosted by the Milwaukee Press Club and WisPolitics) at Turner Hall Ballroom on Tuesday, April 30? Here’s info on the event. No tree stands required.

Evers will take questions from a panel of journalists and from the audience at the luncheon, set for 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Turner Hall Ballroom,1040 Vel R. Phillips Ave., in Milwaukee.

The panel of journalists:

Sydney Czyzon – Managing Editor, Marquette Tribune
Charles Benson – Anchor/Reporter, Today’s TMJ4
Victor Jacobo – Capitol Reporter, CBS 58/Telemundo Wisconsin
Patrick Marley – Reporter, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

The Milwaukee Press Club’s Newsmaker Luncheon Series is sponsored by the Medical College of Wisconsin and SpectrumNews 1. partners with the press club for this luncheon as part of its ongoing event series in Milwaukee, sponsored by UW-Milwaukee, Wisconsin Academy of Global Education and Training, ELEVEN25 at Pabst, Milwaukee Police Association, The Firm Consulting, Medical College of Wisconsin and Spectrum.

Event hosted by: The Pabst Theater Group

Press club Newsmaker Luncheons are held to shed light on issues of the day. The cost for the lunch and program is $30. Press Club members and students can purchase tickets through

Seating is limited and we anticipate high attendance, so register early. Advanced registration and payment are required. Registration deadline is Friday, April 26.

Cancellations will be accepted up to 48 hours in advance for a full refund.

Questions? Please contact Joette Richards, Milwaukee Press Club executive director, at [email protected] or call 262-894-2224.

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