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Jeff Smith - Let’s Draw the Line on Gerrymandering

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Bridge Over Troubled Coffers

Bridge Construction
July 8, 2022

By Julian Emerson Wisconsin Farmers Union Communications Specialist

“This Was Not a Surprise”: How the Pro-Choice Movement Lost the Battle for Roe

Roe Protest
May 3, 2022

by Alexandra Zayas, ProPublica

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Jeff Smith - The Work for Wisconsin Must Continue

April 14, 2022

When I think about Wisconsin’s future, I can’t help but think about my family’s past. This might sound backwards, but I think many others may feel the same way.


I reflect back on the opportunities my father had in starting his own window cleaning business; or the hard work that my wife and I put in to build our home from the ground up in Brunswick; or the cherished memories my daughters made growing up, caring for our many animals on our hobby farm.


Reflecting on the Positive

April 4, 2022

There are times when it’s a good idea to take a breath and reflect on your accomplishments. Now, that the legislative session has ended I’ve had a chance to do just that. Oftentimes, it’s easy to dwell on the challenges and disappointments we experience, but I know my first term as your state senator has been rewarding.


Jeff Smith - Civil Conversations: The Key for Change

March 29, 2022

It’s always been my top priority to be accessible to the people I was elected to serve. In my four years serving in the State Assembly in the 2000’s, I scheduled town hall listening sessions as often as I could. My office arranged listening sessions at town halls, libraries and other public spaces during times that were open in my schedule, which often meant during the work day.


Dunn County’s future depends on how we treat our public-school teachers and staff today

Abe Smith
March 29, 2022

Letter to the Editor - Abe Smith

Teacher burnout is the number one problem facing schools across the country. The last two years have been tough for all working families, and our teachers and staff have been particularly overworked and demoralized, with the whole weight of the community on their shoulders.

Jeff Smith - National Agriculture Week: Recognize the Farmers Who Feed You

March 23, 2022

The distinction of my hometown as the center of the dairy industry was always a matter of pride for me growing up. While I didn’t understand how milk pricing worked yet, all that mattered was that Eau Claire was the center of the milk industry and played a big role in determining the price of milk.


Jeff Smith - A Rural Blueprint for Our Future

State Senator Jeff Smith
March 17, 2022

Thirty-six years ago, my wife and I built our home from the ground up in Brunswick, a rural part of Eau Claire County. We both grew up in the area and didn’t think twice about leaving. Before we started laying the foundation of our home, we started with a blueprint showing how to achieve our dream home. Months went by and our vision became reality. 


Jeff Smith - Let’s Draw the Line on Gerrymandering

State Senator Jeff Smith
March 10, 2022

The maps are in! Political redistricting maps, that is. These are not the roadmaps you may be accustomed to. You won’t follow a redistricting map to get to your favorite vacation destination.


But, elected officials follow these maps to know the constituents they represent.  Some politicians design routes and create a map more advantageous to their party to get to their destination of power.