Kevin Schanning, of Delta is running as a Democrat for the open 74th Assembly District seat. 

“The people of Northern Wisconsin deserve a clean environment, access to quality and affordable health care, and fully supported public education. It is also important to our rural communities, and to all of Wisconsin, to preserve the fundamental principles of our democracy. My desire to serve in the Assembly is based on the belief that, as neighbors, we have much in common and that by working together we can ensure a sustainable, inclusive, and prosperous future for the people of the 74th Assembly District and Wisconsin.”

As an educator, Kevin brings an understanding of how systems can hold us back or lift us up as a community.  “I teach sociology and use my knowledge and skills to diagnose the source of a problem and provide real solutions to improve people’s lives.”  Kevin has been involved in multiple local improvement efforts ranging from examining regional food insecurity to studying the transportation needs of the elderly in Bayfield County and recommending solutions. 

An avid hunter, angler, and outdoorsman, his tie to public lands and natural resources runs deep.  He currently serves on the Wisconsin Conservation Congress, has served in various roles for multiple organizations including the Timber Wolf Alliance and, the Apostle Islands Historic Preservation Conservancy, and is also an active lifetime member of Backcountry Hunters and Anglers.  Some of his many volunteer efforts include annual water quality monitoring for Superior Rivers Watershed Association, assisting with fundraisers for Trout Unlimited and working at local outdoor events such as Book Across the Bay.  

Kevin will continue to reach out to local groups and individuals to learn more about issues important to them. “Throughout my career I have studied and taught about social issues in a way that builds empathy and motivates people to engage in their community. My campaign is about building community, energizing people to get involved and finding a way forward. We have a chance to connect to our neighbors and work together so that everyone has a chance to accomplish their dreams. I will work to ensure an opportunity for everyone in the district to continue to enjoy the wonderful quality of life we have up here.”  Those interested in supporting his campaign can learn more, sign up to help with the campaign or donate through his website or you can email Kevin directly at

Kevin Schanning is a sociology professor at Northland College. Born and raised in Wisconsin. He has spent the last 23 years living in Delta, Wisconsin, near Iron River, where he enjoys the sense of community and the incredible natural resources and public lands the area offers. 

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