Mark Your Calendar

Wed., November 15th 

Shawano Dems 7:00 pm Meeting and Movie
“The Price of Sand”
Learn about what is going in Western Wisconsin with frac sand mining. Shawano Civic Center (225 S. Main St.)

Mon., November 27th

7:00 pm movie at the Civic Center
Michael Moore’s – “Roger and Me” shows the economic impact of the closing of several General Motors plants in Flint, Michigan.

Wed., December 6th

Shawano Dems’ Pot Luck
Christmas Party
7:00 pm
Civic Center
Bring a holiday snack or treat to share.
Speaker:  Matt Rothchild from the Wisconsin Democrary Campaign

Shawano County Democrats Hold Annual Fund Raiser

Last Saturday, Shawano County Democrats gathered for a night of dining and getting together with hopeful political candidates at their Annual Fund Raiser at the Shawano Lake Golf Course.

After the meal, candidates were introduced by Shawano County Dem’s Chair Jan Koch to address the group. Each Candidate presented their positions on current issues explaining why each of them deserved our votes.  It was a very informative evening and allowed Local Democrats to meet and know their Candidates.

Beau Liegeois

Assistant Brown County District Attorney Beau Liegeois says he will run as a Democratic Candidate to try to unseat incumbent 8th Congressional District Congressman Mike Gallagher in the 2018 fall election.

Jan Koch

Shawano County Dem’s Chair Jan Koch introduces Democratic Candidates at the Fund Raiser.

Tim Burns

Tim Burns a well-known Madison Lawyer has announced his candidacy for Wisconsin Supreme Court for Michael Gablemans’s seat.

State Senator Kathleen Vinehout

State Senator Kathleen Vinehout of Alma, Wisconsin is one of several Democrats seeking to challenge GOP Governor Scott Walker next year for the top Wisconsin seat.


(Photos by John Durben)

Shawano County Democrats’ Family Picnic

Thursday, July 28th

This is a Hillary Pre-watch party.  We will start prompty at 5:00 pm so we don’t miss the big night.

Kuckuk Park in Shawano

Meet the candidates
Music by Skip Jones
Silent Auction
50/50 Raffle

Grilled hamburgers, brats and hot dogs
Bring a salad or dessert

Join us for a fun time

or call 715-526-2955

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July 4th Parade

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Georgia Stapleton and family along with Becky Dickman, Field Organizer for Tom Nelson are the people behind the float.

Chili Dinner

Come to meet and eat chili with Democratic Assembly and State Senate candidates on Wed., Dec. 2nd at the Shawano Civic Center (225 S. Main St.). Attending will be Assembly candidate, Bill Switalla, State Senate candidate for the 2nd District, Travis Bille and State Senate candidate for the 12th District, Dave Polashek.

   This get-together is a chance for you to support a candidate of your choice while enjoying some holiday cheer and talking with other progressive thinking individuals. 

    The event begins at 6:00 p.m.  Come and join members of the Shawano County Democrats who have made the chili, cookies and drinks and would like to meet you.

Event Notice

Writer’s Group Meeting for beginners and those wishing to improve their Letters to the Editor
Oct. 7th  7:00 p.m.
Shawano Civic Center
225 S. Main St.

Shawano County Democrats’ Fifth Annual Fundraising Dinner

Join us on Saturday, October 10th for our Fundraising Dinner which will be held at the Shawano Lake Golf Course (W5714 Lake Drive). This is our major fundraiser and we hope you will help us make it successful. Please do what you can to support this event.

Tickets are $25 each. During the evening you can participate in raffles of donated items and a 50/50 raffle.

The doors for the dinner will open at 4:30 p.m. There will be a cash bar. The dinner which includes tenderloin tips, honey glazed ham, mashed potatoes and California blend vegetables will be served at 5:30 p.m.

Travis Bille, candidate for the State Senate’s 2nd District, and the folk band Bob Pete and the Satisfaction are those who will attend at this time.

To participate in this event, fill out the form below and mail a check made out to the Democratic of Shawano County to:

Bob Koch, Treasurer

W4789 Birchwood Drive

Shawano, WI 54166

Reservations must be made by Monday, October 5th. The cost at the door will be $30.

If you have any questions, please contact Jan Koch at 715-526-2955 or email

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Shawano Dems Support Habitat for Humanity

Several Shawano Dems braved the heat last week when they volunteered on a worksite north of Keshena on Big Sky Road for Habitat for Humanity. Their job assignment that day was to pick up some brush and rake some sand. They were afforded some breaks with plenty of water and homemade cookies.

Left to right are Arnold Sparr, Jean Harper, Bob Koch,  Jason Chapman and Cherissa Boyd Chapman (owners of the house), Jan Koch and Chuck Koch.  The picture was taken by Steve Sellman.

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