Kurt Schuller

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Kurt Schuller
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Wisconsin Treasurer
In office
January 3, 2011 - Present
Term ends
Years in position 4
PredecessorDawn Marie Sass (D)
Base salary$68,556
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$840
Term limitsNone
High schoolJames Madison High School
AssociateConcordia College
Date of birthJune 21, 1955
Place of birthMilwaukee, WI
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Kurt Schuller (born June 21, 1955 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin) is the current Republican Wisconsin State Treasurer. He was first elected in 2010.

Schuller was also a 2012 Republican candidate for District 53 of the Wisconsin State Assembly.

Schuller is not seeking re-election in 2014.[1]


Schuller has spent his career in restaurants. He worked for 20 years as a chef, became the general manager of The Club Forest Restaurant, owned and operated Wolfendale's Restaurant in Sussex from 1996 to 2005, and worked for Old Country Buffet.[2][3]

Schuller is the author of a book of biblical fiction entitled "Except for These Chains." He and his wife, Peggy, have five children and live in Eden, Wisconsin.[2]


  • James Madison High School
  • AA, Managenemt and communications, Concordia College

Political career

Wisconsin Treasurer (2011-Present)

Schuller has served as Wisconsin Treasurer since January 2011.



See also: Wisconsin down ballot state executive elections, 2014

Schuller is eligible to run for re-election as Wisconsin Treasurer in 2014 but in May 2013 said he would not seek re-election as he originally campaigned on a pledge to serve only one term.[4]


See also: Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2012

Schuller ran in the 2012 election for Wisconsin State Assembly District 53. He was defeated by Michael Schraa in the Republican primary on August 14, 2012. Incumbent Republican Richard Spanbauer did not run for re-election. Ryan Flejter defeated Koby Schellenger and Joanne Staudacher in the Democratic primary. The general election took place on November 6, 2012.[5]

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


Schuller won election as Wisconsin Treasurer on November 2, 2010, defeating Democratic incumbent Dawn Marie Sass.

Wisconsin State Treasurer, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngKurt W. Schuller 53.4% 1,101,320
     Democratic Dawn Marie Sass Incumbent 46.5% 958,468
     - Scattering 0.1% 2,873
Total Votes 2,062,661
Election Results via Wisconsin Government Accountability Board

Campaign contributions

Comprehensive donor information for Schuller is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Schuller raised a total of $840 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 6, 2013.[6]

Kurt Schuller's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Wisconsin Treasurer Not up for election $0
2010 Wisconsin Treasurer Won $840
Grand Total Raised $840


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Schuller is married and has five children. He lives in Eden, Wisconsin.[2]

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Preceded by
Dawn Marie Sass (D)
Wisconsin Treasurer
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