Hometown: Hortonville, Wis.
Bio: Amie Schaenzer graduated from the University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh in 2005 with her bachelor's degree in journalism and has been working mainly as a reporter for daily newspapers ever since. As a reporter, she's covered a little bit of everything, including crime, courts, local government, business and politics for newspapers. She has written for the Green Bay Press-Gazette, Oshkosh Northwestern, Fond du Lac Reporter and Northwest Herald. In her free time, she enjoys getting outdoors for a long run, bike ride, swim or walk.
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How would you describe your political beliefs? I would prefer not to disclose this here, but would be open to discussing this with you if you see me out and about.
Are you registered with a certain party? No
How religious would you consider yourself? I have recently joined a congregation in this area and attend church regularly.
Local Hot-Button Issues
What do you think are the most important issues facing the community? The local schools will continue to struggle with tight budgets and this could affect staff and class sizes in the future; continued development in the area is also attached to the economy as LITH looks to grow the remainder of land within its boundaries; and while this seems like a sleepy community, drug use from the city has creapt in and has lead to overdoses in recent years.