Schmitt seeks re-election to council seat

From Local Sources


JASPER — Earl Schmitt is seeking re-election to the Jasper Common Council, representing District 5.

Schmitt, a Democrat, is a lifelong resident of District 5. He has served as councilman since 2012 and has worked to continue the quality of life Jasper citizens enjoy.

“I have always been proud to live in Jasper,” he said in a press release. “This community has given me many opportunities. I want to continue providing the Services and infrastructure that we have become accustomed to over the years. Police and Fire Protection, quality roads, affordable and efficient utilities, are all important. The council needs to be fiscally responsible using tax dollars in an efficient manner to provide them.”

Schmitt said that during his time as councilman, “Jasper has been progressive.”

“I am seeking reelection to see current projects completed. We need to address the day to day services while looking at the needs of the future with the Comprehensive Plan.”

After graduating from Jasper High School in 1966, Schmitt enlisted in the U.S. Navy serving in the Seabees, including two tours of duty in the Vietnam War.

“My experience in the military taught me the importance of fulfilling your commitment and not leaving your post until the job is complete,” Schmitt said.

Upon his honorable discharge, Schmitt returned to Jasper and worked for Kimball International for 47 years in the Logistics Division.

“Driving for Kimball I traveled to almost every community in the United States and there is no better place to live than Jasper,” Schmitt said. “I want to continue the success of Jasper for current and future generations.”

Schmitt and his wife, Debbie, have five children — Sheila Bounds, Sondra Brosmer, Davi Mattingly, Kena Robling and Adam Meyer — 12 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Schmitt is a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, a life member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 673, Disabled American Veterans, the American Legion and Jasper Outdoor Recreation. He enjoys spending time with his family, friends and pets; and fishing and staying active.

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