Wil Schroder has a passion for public service. Growing up in a household with a father who was a judge for twenty-nine years, and a mother who was a public and private school teacher, Wil was surrounded by parents who believed in giving back to one’s community. When Wil was two years old, his mother was diagnosed with breast cancer, and Wil was soon exposed to a world where friends, relatives, and neighbors volunteered time and time again to make dinners, carpool, and watch Wil and his sisters. This sense of watching out for one’s neighbor had a profound impact on Wil. Whether it was volunteering in high school as a youth soccer coach, mentoring middle school students in college, or serving as a youth group leader at his church, giving back to his community has been an important part of Wil’s life.
Wil was first elected to the Kentucky Senate in November 2014 and represents Kentuckians in Campbell, Pendleton, and Bracken Counties. As a State Senator, Wil has been a champion for pro-life legislation and a defender of the Second Amendment. He also played a key role in crafting bipartisan legislation to help address the heroin epidemic by expanding treatment options for addicts while punishing traffickers. Wil was named a Champion for Justice by the Kentucky Association of Sexual Assault Program in part for his sponsorship of SB 224, which allows victims of sexual assault more time to bring civil actions against their perpetrators. Wil was also a past recipient of the National Federation of Independent Business Guardian of Small Business Award and the American Conservative Union Award for Conservative Excellence.
Prior to his time in the State Senate, Wil served as a felony prosecutor in the Campbell County Commonwealth’s Attorney’s office. In that role, Wil represented the Commonwealth of Kentucky and the people of Campbell County in hundreds of felony cases and worked closely with law enforcement and crime victims.
When not serving his constituents in Frankfort, Wil practices law with the Finance Department at Dinsmore & Shohl. In that role, he works with cities and counties to help save taxpayer dollars. Wil earned a B.A. from the University of Kentucky and received his law degree from NKU Salmon P. Chase College of Law where he served as President of the Christian Legal Society and student body president.
Wil resides in Campbell County and is a lifelong Kentucky resident. He is the son of the late Kentucky Supreme Court Justice Wil Schroder and Nancy Schroder, both victims of cancer. Wil is married to his high school sweetheart, Marci. The two are members of the Next Chapter Church in Wilder where they served in various leadership capacities and where Wil occasionally plays guitar in the worship band. Wil and Marci are the proud parents of two children, Grace and Trey, who serve as constant reminders of what is at stake for Kentucky’s future.