Today, State Representative Jeremy Thiesfeldt (R – Fond du Lac) announced his endorsement of Josh Schoemann to become Washington County’s first Executive. Thiesfeldt, a graduate of Kettle Moraine Lutheran High School in Jackson, is no stranger to Washington County and the positive reforms that have been implemented over the last six years. Rep. Thiesfeldt issued the following statement regarding his endorsement:
“One of the many things that I admire about Josh Schoemann is his how the intersection of his Christian faith and public service drive his unique style of servant leadership. Being the son of a Lutheran Pastor, it’s easy to see from his actions that his moral compass is very strong and that he leads from his heart. In today’s world, this is something to encourage and wear like a coat of armor, not hide, for fear of public retribution. He is also genuinely compassionate and empathetic, two qualities that I feel are important for any person to have that would aspire to hold an office like County Executive.
Look at the transformational reforms Washington County has enacted over the last several years with Josh as County Administrator. Even in celebration of those great accomplishments, the conversation is rarely, if ever, about ‘I’ or ‘me’- it’s about ‘we’ and those ideals have permeated through the organizational culture. By doing so, he has empowered community partners and supported other leaders within the County government to step up. By celebrating their successes as an organization they are cultivating the idea that not only should we recognize what you do as public servants, it also strengthens who the employees are as people. This is one of the strongest pillars of great leadership. Please join me in supporting Josh Schoemann for County Executive, a true fiscal conservative with morals that I believe are reflective of Washington County’s electorate.“