Friday, October 12, 2018

Wil Schroder: Why I'm Running for Kentucky State Senate (District 24)


Submitted on behalf of Sen. Wil Schroder. 

Wil Schroder is the Republican nominee for the State Senate. As a member of the Senate, Wil helped pass business-friendly legislation that led to record investments in the state, thousands of new jobs, and record low unemployment.  Wil played a key role in crafting bipartisan legislation to address the heroin epidemic and expand treatment options for addicts while appropriately punishing traffickers. In 2018, he helped craft a balanced budget that fully funded the state’s pension plans for the first time in decades and also allocated record per pupil student funding.

Additionally, Wil was instrumental in securing funding for Johnson Elementary in a tough budget year.  Fort Thomas School District was one of two school districts in the Commonwealth to receive funding for construction.

Further legislative accomplishments by Wil include sponsoring the ABLE Act, which allows families to save for disability-related expenses without fear of losing access to other assistance programs. He also co-sponsored a performance-based funding bill that helps Northern Kentucky University to compete with other universities for the funds allocated to them.

Wil Schroder has a passion for public service. Growing up in a household with a father who was a judge for twenty-nine years, and a mother who was a public and private school teacher, Wil was surrounded by parents who believed in giving back to one’s community. When Wil was two years old, his mother was diagnosed with breast cancer, and Wil was soon exposed to a world where friends, relatives, and neighbors volunteered time and time again to make dinners, carpool, and watch Wil and his sisters. This sense of watching out for one’s neighbor had a profound impact on Wil. Whether it was volunteering in high school as a youth soccer coach, mentoring middle school students in college, or serving as a youth group leader at his church, giving back to his community has been an important part of Wil’s life.

Prior to being elected, Wil served the public as a felony prosecutor in the Campbell County Commonwealth’s Attorney’s office. In that role, Wil represented the Commonwealth of Kentucky and the people of Campbell County in hundreds of felony cases and worked closely with law enforcement and crime victims.

“It has been my absolute honor and privilege to serve the people of Campbell, Pendleton, and Bracken Counties as a State Senator. In the last four years, we have passed pro-life legislation, worked to address the heroin epidemic by punishing traffickers and increasing treatment options for users, and set an economic corporate investment record of $9.2 billion dollars. While we have made great progress, there is still more work to be done to make Kentucky a better place to live, work, and raise a family. I hope to continue to have the great honor of representing the people of the 24th District as we work to address serious issues impacting the Commonwealth.”

Wil is married to his high school sweetheart, Marci. The two are active members of the Next Chapter Church in Wilder and are the proud parents of their two-year-old daughter, Grace, and recently born son, Trey. His children serve as constant reminders of what is at stake for Kentucky’s future.

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The midterm election will take place on November 6, 2018. Many state, local and national races will be on the ballot. 

FTM will publish all articles written by the candidates in order to give the voting electorate a better understanding on how they may elect. These will be shared in the order by which the candidates are listed on the ballot. 

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