Jeff Smith knows that here in western Wisconsin we care about what we leave behind. That's because Jeff is a born and raised Eau Claire native. He spent most of his adult life working to build a small window cleaning business and a strong family. Once his daughters were in school he became a dedicated volunteer in their classrooms and eventually would serve on Governor Doyle's Task Force on Educational Excellence in 2003.
Jeff's interest in strengthening communities led him to serve as chair of the town of Brunswick's board. He's always been a champion for his neighbors and a leader in our community so in 2006 he was elected to represent the 93rd Assembly district. He served for two terms passing legislation advancing educational opportunity, protecting our environment, and strengthening our region.
After he left the Legislature in 2011 he worked as the Wisconsin Democratic Party's Regional Political Director for Northern Wisconsin. Most recently, he's been a Regional Organizer for the Western Wisconsin cooperative of Citizen Action of Wisconsin advancing issues such as supporting a living wage, fighting predatory loan agencies, and protecting our land and water.
In all that time Jeff has also raised two daughters with his wife, a public school teacher. He believes that we are measured by our impact on the next generation. He refuses to give up while our community's young people are left with a weakened infrastructure, a neglected environment, and fewer opportunities for success. Join Jeff to stand up for the best interests of our community!
“I refuse to sit back and not fight to preserve our public schools, our environment and farmland, our equality, and our state’s history of promoting the greater good for everyone- not just a select few. It is up to you and me to remind citizens of all walks of life and beliefs that we are all in this together. We all must come together. NOW. For together is how we succeed.”
— Jeff Smith