About Laura Gapske
Name: Laura Gapske
Address: 1913 E. Seventh St.
Family: Children — Landon James, 16 and Mannix James, 10.
Business/employment: Program director, forensic interviewer and trainer at First Witness Child Advocacy Center.
Government and civic experience: St Louis County Child Mortality Review Committee, Sexual Assault Multidisciplinary Action and Response (SMART) Team, St Louis County Sex Trafficking Multidisciplinary Team. Previously served on Douglas County Domestic Violence Response Team (chair), Douglas County Elder Abuse Team (I-Team), Douglas County Alcohol and Other Drug Addictions (AODA) Inter-Agency Team, Night without a Home Committee, Douglas County Homeless Connect Committee and Twin Port’s Sex Trafficking Steering Committee.
Why are you running for school board? My first priority is to serve our children and youth. I am even more prepared with my first term under my belt to continue to make a positive difference for our community's children, staff and school district. I am able to creatively balance the status quo with progressive challenges through resolutions and policy. Our district has made a statewide impact to bring attention to the specific needs in northern Wisconsin regarding our children’s mental health crisis. I want to continue to see this initiative through and fight for what our district and all of northern Wisconsin’s children.