In early April, the citizens in the 6th District elected a platform that promised to work on affordable housing, smart yet restrained spending and support for workers’ rights.

They deserve a representative who will uphold those progressive ideals and support Mayor Jim Paine in the fresh momentum created in this city. I am that person.

I bring to the table several years of governing experience, having served in the University of Wisconsin-Superior student government for four years, and two years as a student representative on the Douglas County Board.

I feel very comfortable with governance and specifically municipal government, which I have followed closely over the last several years.

I attended Superior Days for the last five years, leading a lobby team in 2017. Many of the issues brought forward in Superior Days were related to the city needs and projects, including improving 911 systems, Better City Superior, support for UWS and WITC, and a pilot project that would improve roads and county highways. Additionally, I have worked with the Parks and Recreation Commission on the Superior dog park project.

I serve as the chair of the Douglas County Democrats.

The 6th District deserves diligent and honest representation. I hope to restore integrity and confident in the seat, and create a strong voice for the citizens of District 6.


Kara Schmidt,



Editor’s note: The seat was recently vacated by Schmidt’s former fiancé who is facing three misdemeanor and one felony charge related to domestic violence.