Jim Schmitt

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James J. Schmitt
Schmitt at Department of Veterans Affairs Milo C. Huempfner Green Bay Clinic groundbreaking
41st mayor of Green Bay, Wisconsin
Assumed office
Preceded by Paul Jadin
Personal details
Born (1958-06-07) June 7, 1958 (age 56)
Two Rivers, Wisconsin
Spouse(s) Dona Degenhardt Schmitt
Children Anna, Greta, Laura

James J. Schmitt (born June 7, 1958, Two Rivers, Wisconsin) is an American politician. He is a graduate of Roncalli High School in Manitowoc, Wisconsin, St. Norbert College, and Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.[1]



Schmitt founded Famis Manufacturing Inc., and received the Green Bay Area Chamber of Commerce Small Business Entrepreneur of the Year award in 1997.[citation needed]


Schmitt served two consecutive terms on the Brown County Board of Supervisors.[when?] On April 1, 2003 he was elected the 41st mayor of Green Bay, Wisconsin, succeeding Paul Jadin who had not sought re-election.[2] In 2007, Schmitt was re-elected, winning 70% of the vote. He gained re-election again in April 2011. He is now the second longest serving mayor in Green Bay's history.[3] Schmitt serves on the Advisory Board of both the U.S. Conference of Mayors and the League of Wisconsin Municipalities.


The fourth of 11 children born to James Schmitt and Mary Gleichner Schmitt in Two Rivers, Wisconsin, Schmitt married Dona Degenhardt on May 26, 1990. They have three daughters: Anna, Greta, and Laura; another daughter, Eva, died as an infant in 2002.[1]

He has been involved with community, governmental, and charitable efforts in the Green Bay area.[clarification needed] In 2011 he was recognized by the Green Bay Press-Gazette editorial board as Person of the Year.[4]


  1. ^ a b "James J. Schmitt (1958 - )". City of Green Bay. Retrieved 13 May 2010. 
  2. ^ "Alliance Cities Elect New Mayors". The Wisconsin Alliance of Cities. Retrieved 13 May 2010. 
  3. ^ "About the Mayor"
  4. ^ "Editorial: Green Bay Mayor Jim Schmitt named Person of the Year". Gannett. 
Political offices
Preceded by
Paul Jadin
Mayor of Green Bay, Wisconsin
2003 - present
Succeeded by

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