Wisconsin District 2
Tenure – 2019 – Present
Term ends – 2023
Years in position – 3
Sortwell was assigned to the following committees:
- Consumer Protection Committee
- Corrections Committee
- Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee
- Judiciary Committee
- Regulatory Licensing Reform Committee, Chair
- Sporting Heritage Committee
- Veterans and Military Affairs Committee
Sortwell was assigned to the following committees:
- Campaigns and Elections Committee
- Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee, Vice-Chair
- Energy and Utilities Committee
- Regulatory Licensing Reform Committee
- Public Benefit Reform Committee
Shae Sortwell got his start in politics while attending UW-Green Bay.
While there, he was an active member of the College Republicans and Student Government as well as the founder of the Pro-Life student organization on campus which is still active today.
During his sophomore year at UWGB, Shae was recruited by the Republican National Committee to be their campus coordinator to energize conservative students to support George W. Bush’s reelection bid. As part of this effort, he was deputized by our local government to register voters at UWGB.
After graduation, Shae stayed involved, working for the following conservative/republican efforts.
2006- John Gard’s campaign for Congress
2008- Lincoln Strategy Group on behalf of the McCain Presidential campaign
2010- Shae ran against a liberal incumbent on the Green Bay City Council and defeated him in a 2-1 democrat district
2010- Chad Weininger campaign for State Assembly
2012- Brown County Captain for the Rick Santorum Presidential Campaign
2013- Brown County Chairman for the WI Right to Life
Also noteworthy in his experience is that, in 2011, Chad Weininger asked Shae to come staff his legislative Madison office because he knew that Governor Walker had an ambitious agenda and knew the liberals would be out in force. Chad wanted someone he could trust in his office when things hit the fan.
Shae was working for Chad when the Act 10 chaos hit the Capitol. Shae was proud to stand with Chad Weininger, Andre Jacque and Governor Walker against the protestors that stormed the Capitol building. He was there when Capitol police told us they had lost control of the crowds and we had to get out. He was there when we were told to stay in our offices because it wasn’t safe to be out in the halls. But we stood together and got the job done for the taxpayers.
In 2015, Shae moved back to the town of Gibson in northern Manitowoc County where both his parents and brother lived.
In 2017, he joined the Gibson Town Board as a Supervisor.
During this time, Shae also served 9 years in the US Army Reserve Chemical Corps, achieving the rank of SGT before his honorable discharge in early 2018.
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