|Member of the Wisconsin Senate
from the 17th district
|Preceded by||Richard Kreul|
|Succeeded by||Howard Marklein|
|Member of the Wisconsin State Assembly
from the 50th district
|Preceded by||Joanne M. Duren|
|Succeeded by||Sheryl Albers|
June 12, 1953 |
|Residence||Richland Center, Wisconsin|
|Profession||farm manager, real estate broker|
Dale W. Schultz is a Republican politician who represented the 17th District in the Wisconsin Senate from 1991 until 2015. He was previously a member of the Wisconsin State Assembly from 1982 through 1991.
Schultz was born in Madison, Wisconsin, in 1953. His mother was an attorney and his father owned a pharmacy in the old Washington Hotel. Dale attended Madison Central High School and graduated from Madison West High School.
Schultz was elected to the Wisconsin State Assembly in 1982 and by special election to the Wisconsin Senate in 1991. Schultz was narrowly elected Senate Majority leader in 2004, but lost that post when the Democrats took control of the Wisconsin Senate in 2006.
In addition to his official legislative duties, Senator Schultz is a member of the Wisconsin Historical Society Board of Curators. He's active with the National Conference of State Legislators (NCSL), the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), and the National Conference of Insurance Legislators (NCOIL).
In January 2014, Schultz stated that he would not seek reelection, citing an increasingly partisan atmosphere.
2011 Wisconsin protests
In 2011, Schultz was the only Senate Republican to vote against the Wisconsin budget repair bill which sparked the 2011 Wisconsin protests. Several Assembly Republicans voted against the bill as well.
According to Schultz, he had intended to offer a compromise amendment to the bill, but Walker "decoyed" him, misleading him into leaving the Senate chamber.
In their spare time, Schultz and his wife Rachel own and manage their family farm, which became a Wisconsin Century Farm in 1998. They have two children, Katie and Amanda. Schultz is a member of the Wisconsin Farm Bureau, the Masons, and the Lions Club.
- "Republican Dale Schultz won't seek reelection in Wisconsin Senate". Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Retrieved January 27, 2014.
- 'Wisconsin Blue Book 2005–2006,' Biographical Sketch of Dale Scultz, p. 52.