Happy February!

Perhaps February isn’t your favorite month. If that’s the case there is hope. Thursday was Groundhog Day and the first glimmer that spring is on the way. Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary’s Bernard the groundhog in Green Bay did see his shadow, predicting six more weeks of winter. The good news according to Bernard’s prediction, spring will arrive a few days earlier than the official start of the season on March 20th. Despite cold temperatures, there are plenty of seasonal events in District 6 to keep your spirits up. I have some of those listed below under “Local Events”. You can also see what I have been working on this week for District 6.

If you would like someone to be honored with a citation award please contact my office. Citation awards are often given to community members for a variety of life events. Retiring from a long career in public service, joining the centurion club, or becoming an Eagle Scout are a few such events. Contact my office now for more information.



District Outreach

This week I sat down for a conversation with Pulaski Village President with Keith Chambers at Pulaski Village Hall. With a record state surplus, shared revenue dominated our conversation. I am fighting for for a bigger portion of state funds for all municipalities in the 6th Assembly District!

I also had an opportunity to attend the Pulaski Community School District Stakeholder Input Workshop. I met with members of the Board of Education, Superintendent Allison Space, staff, and community members. We discussed the “Field of Dreams” project, Pulaski’s state-of-the-art athletic facilities which were built completely with private funds. We also talked about the transparency and success of the 2022 referendum which was passed by voters last November. The nearly $80 million will help with updating aging buildings, safety and security, as well as other other necessary updates. Pulaski School District is currently the 25th safest school district in Wisconsin out of 317 districts!

Constituent Meeting

Meeting with individual constituents is an important priority to me in District 6. I met with a constituent this week in Shawano to discuss their concerns in the district and the state. If you would like to meet with me, please reach out to my office toll-free at

1-888-529-0006. You can email me at rep.schmidt@legis.wisconsin.gov.

Under The Dome

Professor Steven Deller

Our first meeting for the Assembly Committee on Rural Development was held on Thursday at the Capitol. As the Vice Chair and a life-long resident of rural Bonduel, I know the joys and struggles of living in rural Wisconsin. Professor Steven Deller, Professor of Agriculture and Applied Economics at UW-Madison, presented to the committee about the state of Wisconsin’s rural economy. Broadband access and affordability, quality and affordable housing, labor shortages, childcare availability and affordability are all recurring issues which were discussed in detail. Professor Deller also presented information on gaps in access to health care and lack of robust K-12 educational systems in rural communities.

I met with pastors with the Church Ambassador Network to discuss biblical principals of life. Our conversations centered around protecting life from conception to natural death.

We can value life by helping our neighbors live life in abundance. There is no person too far fallen for God. There is no person too different for God. In His eyes, all have fallen short, and all need the Gospel.

“Speak out on behalf of the voiceless, and for the rights of all who are vulnerable.”

Proverbs 31:8

Community Solar

I met with members of the Coalition for Community Solar Access in my Capitol office. They presented information on projects and initiatives for making solar both accessible and affordable for all.

“Community solar provides homeowners, renters, and businesses equal access to the economic and environmental benefits of solar energy generation regardless of the physical attributes or ownership of their home or business. It expands access to solar, in particular low-to-moderate income customers most impacted by a lack of access, while building a stronger, distributed, and more resilient electric grid.”

Local Events
Save the Date! Rep. Schmidt live on WTCHRepresentative Schmidt will join the Breakfast Club on WTCH radio on Monday, February 20th at 8:00AM. He will join host Doug Rodgers to talk about the work he is doing at the Capitol and in the district. WTCH Radio originates from Shawano, WI.Listen on 960 AM, 96.1 FM, and online by clicking here: http://us7.maindigitalstream.com/3881/

Frozen Fun Open HouseSnow games including Frozen arts and crafts, Frozen costume contest, skiing, sledding, snowshoeing, luncheon and “possible dog sled & horse drawn sleigh rides”.Visit with Olaf, and possibly Anna and Elsa.Navarino Wildlife Area & Nature Center
W5646 Lindsten Rd – Shiocton, WI 54170
Click here for more information
Disney’s “The Little Mermaid”Friday, February 3, 7:00PM, Saturday February 4, 7:00PM & Sunday,February 5, 2:00PMWittenberg-Birnamwood High School400 W Grand Ave, WittenbergClick here for more information
13th Annual Chilirific MusicpaloozaAll you can eat chili! Ham and cheese sandwiches, chips, dessert, and drinks also available. Raffles and silent auctions Jazz, Choir, and Band PerformancesThis is a fundraiser for the PHS Music Department’s upcoming trip to Pasadena/Rose Bowl in January 2024.Pulaski High School CommonsSunday, February 5, 11:30am-3:30pmClick here for more information
Home ShowThe WRBA Home ShowHillcrest Primary School1410 S Waukechon St, ShawanoSaturday Feb 18 and Sunday Feb 19, 9 AM-3 PMClick here for more information.