Door County Economic Development Corporation Executive Director Caleb Frostman will run for Wisconsin’s 1st Senate District. The 1st District is currently unrepresented and at the center of a special election lawsuit, following the resignation of Sen. Frank Lasee, who left to join Gov. Walker’s administration at the end of last year.
“I’m running to fight for better investments in people, our businesses, and our lands,” Frostman said. “It is time for our state to prioritize public education, repair our broken infrastructure, protect our public lands, and advance policies that help people succeed, like access to affordable health care and child care. It’s obvious that our current policies are not working and are failing regular Wisconsinites.”
Frostman worked in commercial real estate finance for nearly a decade prior to joining the Door County Economic Development Corporation. A product of Wisconsin’s public schools and universities, he poured concrete at his family’s construction company in the summers while attending school.
In the Senate, Frostman said he will focus on providing affordable health care and child care to Wisconsin workers, investing in public schools and technical colleges, and protecting outdoor sporting heritage.
“I know I am fortunate to call northeast Wisconsin home. Having grown up here, working here, and hunting and fishing here my entire life, there’s no place I’d rather be,” Frostman said. “I’ll work tirelessly to protect the things that make our corner of Wisconsin great, while bringing more and smarter investments to our region.”
Frostman grew up in Green Bay and graduated from the UW-Madison Business School before pursuing a career in commercial real estate finance.
Frostman sits on the Bay Area Workforce Development Board and serves on the boards of the Door County Visitor Bureau, Sturgeon Bay Visitor Center, Sunshine House, an organization that serves adults with disabilities, and the Advisory Council of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Door County. After college, he served as a Big Brother to the same Little for more than five years.
Frostman has been a passionate outdoorsman since childhood, including hunting deer, turkeys, waterfowl and bear. He fondly refers to hunting as “the most significant piece of my identity, just ahead of being a Green Bay Packers fan.”
Walker Calls for Special Elections
After three judges ordered him to do so, Gov. Scott Walker today called for June 12 special elections to fill empty seats in the 1st Senate District and the 42nd Assembly District. If primaries are needed, they will be held May 15. Candidates have until 5 pm on April 17 to file papers for the seats with the Elections Commissions.