Freshman Sen. Will Schroder looks to use his background as a prosecutor to be an effective legislator

02/23/2015 01:38 PM

FRANKFORT — Freshman state Senator Wil Schroder, R- Wilder, has not kept a low profile in his first couple of months in the legislature.

Schroder’s first bill, Senate Bill 9, was a top priority for the Senate in the 2015 session. The legislation which would have provided a prevailing wage exemption for educational buildings passed on the Senate floor before being voted down in a House committee earlier this month.

Schroder is also vice-chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee and a member of Appropriations and Revenue Committee.

With a background as a Campbell county prosecutor Schroder says he was prepared to legislate upon his arrival.

“I think I have really enjoyed digging into the bills and looking at proposals, going through them, just having that legal background to do that,” Schroder said.

One issue particularly close to Schroder is heroin legislation. He feels that passing an effective bill is an absolute must in 2015.

“If it doesn’t get done, it’s definitely a failure on this General Assembly for 2015,” said Schroder.

Don Weber

Don Weber is a Video Journalist for Spectrum News and covers politics and education on Pure Politics, Kentucky’s only nightly program dedicated to state politics. Don is a lifelong Kentuckian and a graduate of Northern Kentucky University. He spent many years covering sports in the Northern Kentucky area before shifting primarily to politics. You can watch Don’s work weeknights at 7:00 and 11:30 on Pure Politics, available exclusively on Spectrum News, HD Channels 403 and 715. If you have a story idea you can reach Don at donald.weber@charter.com.

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