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Jeff Smith - Trust is Complicated

State Senator Jeff Smith
February 9, 2022

I’ve learned a lot about building and holding one’s trust, especially as an elected official. Trust can be elusive especially when the facts we find don’t align with the rhetoric. When claims are verified with facts, trust is earned.


Trust can be puzzling too when it’s given without any question or verification of facts. When we hear or read statements that align with our beliefs we might automatically trust the source. It’s not earned, but we want it to be true.


Jeff Smith - Biden’s Economic Boom is Strong for Wisconsin

State Senator Jeff Smith
February 3, 2022

Nothing comes easy. I’m sure you’ve heard that before from a parent or teacher when you encountered unexpected obstacles while trying to get something done. I have to remind myself of that with almost every project I take on. Patience and persistence can become your greatest asset when facing challenges like these.


Jeff Smith - It’s On Us to Invest in Innovation

State Senator Jeff Smith
January 26, 2022

The 20th Century was an amazing time for technological advancements. For instance, people had been trying to fly for centuries, but in 1903 Orville and Wilbur Wright made it happen. That was just the beginning. A dozen years later airplanes were being used in World War I.


Fair Maps Rally in Eau Claire

Fair Rights Rally Crowd

Fair Maps Rally Eau Claire

January 21, 2022

  Over 50 people attended the Fair Maps Rally in Eau Claire, which was one of many such rallies across the state. The rallies were in support of developing fair maps and ending the gerrymandering in the maps which currently makes it nearly impossible for a Democrat to win in most of the districts in the state. The maps are currently being considered by the Wisconsin Supreme Court, which should return a decision on the maps soon.

Jeff Smith - The Final Five: How Would You Rank Them?

December 13, 2021

Americans are skeptical about our political system, and I can’t blame them. Having been elected to the Wisconsin State Senate eight years after leaving the Assembly in 2010, I personally see how politics have changed. Americans recognize this dysfunction and they’ve grown frustrated from it.


Jeff Smith - Support Small Businesses this Holiday Season

Senator Jeff Smith
November 23, 2021

Over the last ten to fifteen years, we’ve seen an amazing resurgence of entrepreneurs and small home-grown businesses. Something seems to have occurred to make us realize that fun and quality shopping isn’t necessarily in malls. Sure, it’s still pretty fascinating that so many stores can be under one roof, but something was always missing. It was the personal identity of a small business—going into a shop that you won’t find in every city and every mall.

Jeff Smith - CWD’s Unchecked Spread to Western Wisconsin

November 15, 2021

It’s pretty common to read about something that happens somewhere else and assume that it doesn’t affect you. Something could happen hundreds of miles away, and you think it could never happen to you.


Striketober Solidarity

John Deere Logo
November 2, 2021

It’s going to be a very good year for the top dogs and shareholders at Deere & Co. The Iowa-based equipment manufacturer says it earned more in the first nine months of its fiscal year than during its best year in 2013. The corporation’s third-quarter results are .

Jeff Smith - The Future of Wisconsin is Now

State  Senator Jeff Smith
November 2, 2021

Wisconsinites deserve fair maps. I’m sure you’ve heard me say this once, twice or maybe a hundred times over the last few years. The redistricting process is well underway, and I hope you’re paying attention because what’s happening now will determine the direction of our state for decades to come.