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Friday, January 31, 2014

Wil Schroder (R) Files for Kentucky State Senate Seat

Wil Schroder was the first to file for the KY State Senate Seat left empty by Katie Stine.  Photo Source: Press Release
Wil Schroder, an Assistant Campbell County Commonwealth’s Attorney, today announced his candidacy for the Kentucky State Senate’s 24th District, which covers Campbell, Pendleton, and Bracken Counties.  Senator Katie Stine of Southgate, who has served in the position since 1999, recently announced that she will not seek re-election next year. 
“Senator Katie Stine has been a tireless servant to the people of this region.  As the first woman in the history of our Commonwealth to rise to the position of Senate President Pro Tem, she set a high standard of accomplishment.  I am very appreciative of her dedication to the people of this district,” says Schroder.
Schroder, son of the late Kentucky Supreme Court Justice Wil Schroder, likewise has a passion for public service.  “My father taught me that one person can make a difference in his or her community.  He always maintained that there are things worth fighting for, and that you shouldn’t step away just because the path will be difficult.”
Schroder is a felony prosecutor in the Campbell County Commonwealth’s Attorney’s office.  In that role, he has represented the Commonwealth of Kentucky, and the people of Campbell County, in hundreds of felony cases. As a prosecutor, Schroder is familiar with the challenges law enforcement and the counties face with the heroin epidemic.  “I fight daily on behalf of the citizens of this community in the courtroom.  I want to take that experience to Frankfort to work directly on the problems facing our state.” 
In addition to making our communities safer, Schroder will focus on creating an environment to support economic growth.  “I’m encouraged by the pro-business climate in the Kentucky State Senate, and see a lot of opportunities to work with our Northern Kentucky delegation on fiscal issues that affect our region including tax reform and tax credits for angel investors."
Prior to his own campaign for State Senate, Schroder dedicated himself to helping conservative candidates on the state and federal level, including Republican presidential nominee Governor Mitt Romney, Congressman Thomas Massie, Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner James Comer, and State Senator Chris McDaniel.  His organizational efforts on behalf of Mitt Romney earned recognition in the Wall Street Journal.  Schroder is also a former Executive Committee Member of the Republican Party’s 4th Congressional District.  “I know the dedication and effort that a successful campaign takes,” Schroder says.  “I plan on proving to the people of Campbell, Pendleton and Bracken Counties that I’ll be an energetic and effective advocate for their interests in Frankfort.”

Schroder resides in Wilder and is a lifelong Northern Kentucky resident.  He graduated from the University of Kentucky and the Chase College of Law at Northern Kentucky University. He married his high school sweetheart, Marci.  The two are active members of the Next Chapter Church in Cold Spring where they have served as youth group leaders for the past four years and where Wil often plays in the worship band.   

Source: Press release
Schroder will face a primary election in May against Deb Sheldon and Brandon Voelker. 

1 comment:

  1. That's good news. I didn't know Will was running.