Michael Schraa

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Michael Schraa
Michael Schraa.jpeg
Wisconsin State Assembly District 53
In office
January 7, 2013 – present
Term ends
January 1, 2017
Years in position 2
Base salary$49,943/year
Per diem$88/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
High schoolOshkosh North High School
ProfessionOwner, Leon's Frozen Custard
Office website
Michael Schraa is a Republican member of the Wisconsin State Assembly, representing District 53. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.[1]


Schraa earned his bachelor's degree from UW-Oshkosh. He is the owner of Leon's Frozen Custard. He previously worked as a stockbroker from 1983 to 1989.[1]

Committee assignments


At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Schraa served on the following committees:

Wisconsin Committee Assignments, 2013
Children and Families
Colleges and Universities
Corrections, Vice Chair
Rural Affairs
Small Business Development


Campaign themes


Schraa describes himself as "Pro Life, Pro Family, Pro Liberty" and a "Fiscal Conservative," stating he "Will bring my small business mind set and experience to Madison and will promote an adgenda of smaller government with an emphasis on pro business legislation that will help to get Wisconsin working again. I believe we need to follow the Constitution to the letter of the law."[1]



See also: Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2014

Elections for all 99 seats in the Wisconsin State Assembly took place in 2014. A primary election took place on August 12, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 2, 2014. Incumbent Michael Schraa was unopposed in the Republican primary. Schraa was unopposed in the general election,[2][3] and was re-elected for another term.[4]


See also: Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2012

Schraa won election in the 2012 election for Wisconsin State Assembly District 53. He defeated Kurt Schuller and Frank Frassetto in the Republican primary on August 14 and defeated Ryan Flejter (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[5][6]

Wisconsin State Assembly, District 53, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMichael Schraa 60.3% 15,844
     Democratic Ryan Flejter 39.6% 10,410
     - Scattering 0.1% 31
Total Votes 26,285
Wisconsin State Assembly, District 53 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMichael Schraa 61% 4,403
Frank Frassetto 27.2% 1,962
Kurt Schuller 11.8% 851
Total Votes 7,216

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Schraa is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Schraa raised a total of $47,014 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 6, 2013.[7]

Michael Schraa's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Wisconsin State Assembly, District 53 Won $47,014
Grand Total Raised $47,014


Schraa won election to the Wisconsin State Assembly in 2012. During that election cycle, Schraa raised a total of $47,014.
Wisconsin State Assembly 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Michael Schraa's campaign in 2012
Schraa, Michael$12,600
Alliant Energy$500
Wisconsin Realtors Association$500
Rescheske, Brett$500
Edson, Joel$500
Total Raised in 2012$47,014
Source:Follow the Money


Schraa is associated with Southwest Rotary.[1]


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Political offices
Preceded by
Richard Spanbauer (R)
Wisconsin State Assembly District 53
Succeeded by