Candidate for 2nd Vice Chair
Lee Snodgrass is a 24 year resident of Appleton, in the heart of the Paper Valley. Lee began her career in marketing communications in the paper industry working for Fox River Paper Company before becoming a consultant for an independent design group where she was senior project manager for clients including Kimberly-Clark Corporation. For the past 8 years Lee has served as the communications director for Girl Scouts of the Northwestern Great Lakes which serves girls and adult volunteers through their offices in Appleton, Green Bay, Eau Claire, Schofield, and Michigan's Upper Peninsula.
A long time active volunteer for Democratic presidential campaigns, Lee ran for Outagamie County Party Chair in 2016 and became the first new chair to take the role in 20 years. In her time as chair, the Party has seen their membership double, diversify and become an influential group of action oriented volunteers supporting the election of Democrats at all levels. She is currently serving her second term in Outagamie County.
In 2018, Lee ran for State Senate in District 19 challenging incumbent Senate President Roger Roth. As a first time candidate in a DLCC targeted race she secured the endorsements of EMILY's List, Victory Fund, Daily Kos, Flippable, Human Rights Campaign, and President Barack Obama. She ended her campaign with 46.6% of the vote in a heavily gerrymandered district.
Lee believes strong leaders empower others and that the success of any individual is only possible through the efforts of earnest teamwork and a focused vision. She is thrilled to join Ben and Felesia on the ticket as they work together with Wisconsin's diverse Democratic Party members to secure Wisconsin's place as a powerful, progressive stronghold in politics today.
Lee has two children who motivate her to change the world. Her son is a senior at Appleton North with a passion for social justice and jazz. Her daughter is a sophomore at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities majoring in political science and minoring in Chinese and economics.