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Candidate Profile of Patty Schachtner (running for Somerset Board of Education)

Patty Schachtner

Patty Schachtner is running for a seat on the Somerset School District Board of Education in the April 7 election.



Name: Patty Schachtner

Age: 54

Occupation: Chief Medical Examiner for St. Croix County

Family: Married to Joe 36 years, six adult children and seven grandchildren with an eighth expected in May.

Prior elected offices: Served two terms as supervisor for the Town of Star Prairie

Why would you like to serve on the Somerset School District Board of Education?: As a lifelong resident I have watched Somerset grow from a bedroom community to one expanding economically and multiculturally. It is time for our school district to change with the times and embrace Somerset for what it is — a growing, diverse community. Our youth are our future. I want them to have the same opportunities my husband, my children, and I have all had. I believe in the investment of education. Today education is a tough place to be and some tough decisions need to be made. My promise is that the education of our community’s greatest resource, your children, will be my first priority. I will trust that I am given factual information, and I will verify it is factual before I vote on anything.

How can voters find out more about you online?: Please visit my facebook page at Patty Schachtner for Somerset School Board or email me at