Koby Schellenger

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Koby Schellenger
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Candidate for
Wisconsin State Assembly, District 53
PartyDemocratic
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Wisconsin-Madison
Websites
Campaign website
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Koby Schellenger was a 2012 Democratic candidate for District 53 of the Wisconsin State Assembly.

Koby Schellenger grew up in the Town of Algoma, graduating from Oshkosh West in 2002. He was a member of two State Championship forensics teams & won an individual State Championship in Extemporaneous Speaking, acted in dramatic productions & played football & tennis. He continued his studies & forensics career at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, graduating in 2005 with degrees in Economics & Philosophy.

Koby was active in Cub Scouts & Boy Scouts as a youth, where he learned the value of community service & civic responsibility. He played baseball, football, soccer & basketball as well as swimming with the Oshkosh YMCA swim team. He was a lector & usher at St. Raphael’s church.

Koby has spent the past seven years working in baseball, manufacturing & tax preparation. Koby moved back to Oshkosh in 2010 with his girlfriend Kara where she is working on a bachelor's degree in nursing. Together, they coached a U-8 soccer team for the past two years.

Issues

Economy Schellenger has said "I believe the real job creators are workers. Demand necessitates supply, not the other way around. To fix the economy, we need to help job creators: workers. A stronger work force will be more willing to spend money, increasing the demand for supply & creating more jobs."

Schellenger has proposed that the Family Medical Leave Act be expanded to cover more individuals and to clear up language to define qualifying "serious illnesses" and to allow more flexibility in the use of time off for maternity leave. Schellenger is a supporter of collective bargaining rights.

Campaign Finance Schellenger has stated that he would work to re-establish public financing option and introduce limits for election spending. Schellenger supports a Constitutional Amendment that would prohibit for-profit organizations from using funds for election campaigns.

Civil Rights Schellenger has stated that "to ensure that basic rights are protected I believe we must protect our right to privacy. Employers should not be allowed access to our Facebook or Twitter accounts, just as the government should not be allowed to track private information communicated on the internet without due process of law."

Education Schellenger has been critical of Scott Walker's measure to restrict property tax increases and revenue caps that have limited the power of school districts and local authorities to maintain levels of service in their areas. Schellenger is in favor of re-prioritizing Wisconsin’s educational model to focus on science, technology, engineering, math & design (STEM). Schellenger has also signaled support for reinvesting in higher education through Wisconsin's technical college system and the UW System.

Healthcare Schellenger is in support of finding ways to expand BadgerCare's coverage to a greater number of children within the state.

Schellenger says he is committed to protecting & strengthening several aspects of health care that are vital to a productive society. Strong neo-natal care and preventative health measures are areas that Schellenger feels deserve attention to help reduce rising health care costs.

Taxes Schellenger has proposed a number of tax credits and measures to help the state and business owners collect internet based sales tax.

Veteran's Issues Schellenger wants to ensure adequate funding for Veteran's health. Schellenger states on his website that he is concerned about Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) & Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) being under-diagnosed.

Elections

2012

See also: Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2012

Schellenger ran in the 2012 election for Wisconsin State Assembly, District 53.[1] He lost to Ryan Flejter in the Democratic primary on August 14, 2012.[2] Michael Schraa defeated Frank Frassetto and Kurt Schuller in the Republican primary. Incumbent Republican Richard Spanbauer is not running for re-election. The general election took place on November 6, 2012.[3]

Wisconsin State Assembly, District 53 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngRyan Flejter 47.9% 542
Joanne Staudacher 37.1% 420
Koby Schellenger 14.9% 169
Total Votes 1,131

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