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Private Sector Experience To Understand Fiscal Responsibility

Duey Stroebel knows firsthand how to balance a budget, meet a payroll, and live within one’s means. A lifelong resident of the 8th Senate District, Duey built his business from the ground up, creating good-paying jobs and giving back to his community to make it, along with Wisconsin as a whole, stronger.

Duey began his private sector experience when he was in high school by saving and investing in property at a very young age. Duey was taught the Wisconsin ethics of hard work, the value of a dollar, and to never spend more than what is taken in. After graduating from Cedarburg High School, he earned Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and started a real estate management and development business.

A Citizen Legislator And Proven Leader

Since entering the Capitol as a citizen legislator in 2011, Duey has used his private-sector experience to promote competition, alleviate regulatory burdens and demand accountability for the use of taxpayer funds. In December 2017, Duey was appointed to the Legislature’s budget-writing committee (the Joint Committee on Finance), and has served as the Senate Vice Chair of the committee since January 2021. He has continued to utilize his principles and proven track record to ensure fiscal prudence remains the focal point of the Legislature’s deliberations when crafting the state budget.

Pre JFC press conference  Thursday, June 22,2023
Photo By Joe Koshollek Wisconsin State Legislature.

Duey has authored many bills enacted into law. A few examples include: repealing the personal property tax, protecting public safety by establishing stronger deterrents against habitual law offending, reducing the cost of single-family housing by incentivizing regulatory reforms, shielding small businesses from excessive lawsuits, encouraging consolidation and efficiencies in local government services, and transitioning to phonics-based reading instruction to improve early literacy outcomes. Most notably, Duey recently facilitated the largest expansion of school choice in state history, coupled with substantial catch-up funding for low-spending school districts.

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A Purpose Driven Life

Duey's personal life, business life and public service is deeply rooted in his faith and commitment to his community. Together, Duey and his wife, Laura, have eight children, ages 18 to 33, as well as one grandchild, and are active members of First Immanuel Church in Cedarburg. He believes the family is an essential foundation of our country.

Christmas Card 2022

Duey has owned and operated a real estate development and management company since 1987. He has served on the board of directors of local financial institutions and has been active in a number of local government positions, both elected and appointed.  Realizing the importance of giving back, Duey has volunteered his time coaching youth sports, dedicating countless hours of time and resources to help kids reach their full potential.  Overall, he has been involved in numerous groups and activities in Cedarburg and the Greater Ozaukee County area for years.

Duey is an ardent supporter of our Second Amendment rights and an outdoor enthusiast who enjoys hunting, fishing, snowmobiling, and, when he has free time, working on his vintage cars.

Deer Gun Hunt

Duey has never viewed his time in public office as a career, but as a way of giving back in the form of public service. It truly has been and continues to be a great honor for him to serve as a Wisconsin State Senator.