Since 1999, my wife Lisa and I have raised our children, Ashley, Alex, Ryan and Kaleb, in the rural Waupun area. Being part of a small community allowed our family to grow in an environment where we care about our neighbors, help others in need and develop a sense of community. These are attributes that I cherish and my children now take forward into their young lives.
Growing up my parents instilled in me a sense of duty to serve our community. Six years ago I listened to that call to serve and had the honor of being elected to represent District 7 on the Fond du Lac County Board of Supervisors. Two years later I was also elected to represent the citizens of the Town of Waupun as a Town Board Supervisor.
Since being elected to the County Board of Supervisors I have held various leadership roles and had the privilege of being selected by my peers to serve as their First Vice-Chairman and as Chairman of the UW Extension, Agricultural and Recreation committee. Additionally, I proudly serve as Vice-President of the Fond du Lac County Towns Association.
Sam is also a partner in the law firm Vande Zande & Kaufman LLP. He attends Edgewood Community Church in Waupun and in his free time, Sam and his family enjoy spending time outdoors hiking and whitewater rafting.