Private Sector Experience To Understand Fiscal Responsibility
Duey Stroebel knows firsthand how to balance a budget, meet a payroll, and live within your means. A conservative and lifelong resident of the 20th Senate District, Duey built his business from the ground up, creating good-paying jobs and giving back to his community to make it – and Wisconsin – 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 and the value of a dollar, and never to spend more than what you take in. After graduating from Cedarburg High School, he earned a Bachelor and Master’s degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and started a real estate management and development business.
A Trusted Conservative And Proven Leader
Since entering the Capitol as a 'citizen legislator' in 2011, Duey has used his private-sector experience to end “double-dipping” by government employees, lead the charge for repeal of prevailing wage, and demand accountability for the use of taxpayer funds. In December 2017 Duey was appointed to the important Joint Finance Committee. He will continue to utilize his principles and proven track record to ensure prudence and limit government growth in formulating the Wisconsin state budget.
Duey has authored many bills enacted into law. A few examples include: shielding local businesses from excessive lawsuits, encouraging consolidation of local government services, partially repealing the personal property tax and switching Wisconsin's reading instruction back to a phonics base. Most notably Duey just authored the largest increase in the school choice and independent charter schools in state history.
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 – and are active members of First Immanuel Church in Cedarburg. He is pro-life, and believes family is an essential foundation of our country.
Duey has owned and operated a real estate development and management company since starting it in 1987. He has served on the board of directors of local financial institutions. He has also 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 be the best they can be. 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, motorcycles, and – when he has free time – working on his vintage cars.
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 the Wisconsin State Senator for the 20th Senate District.