Meet Devin

Devin LeMahieu is committed to bringing common sense, conservative principles to work representing the Ninth Senate District in Madison. As a business owner, county board supervisor, and active community member, Devin possesses the experience, perspective, and commitment to public service necessary to keep moving Wisconsin forward.

Devin was born and raised in Oostburg. He attended Oostburg Christian School and Sheboygan County Christian High School. In 1995, Devin graduated from Dordt College with degrees in Business Administration and Political Science. Following college, Devin’s career in the private sector sent him throughout the Midwest. However, in 2001, Devin returned home to Oostburg, and began his journey as an active community member, volunteering his time and effort for the people of Sheboygan County.

Since 2002, Devin has owned and published of the Lakeshore Weekly, a publication in southeast Sheboygan County with a circulation of over 4,500. As a small business owner Devin knows first-hand how decisions made at the state level effect local business. Devin understands the challenges of meeting payroll and paying taxes, especially during tough economic times.

In 2006 Devin was elected to the Sheboygan County Board at the age of 33. Many politicians promise reduced taxes, smaller government, balanced budgets, and building strong coalitions. Devin has a record of delivering these results.

Over the last 8 years, Devin has worked tirelessly to control county spending in his roles on the Human Resources, Executive and Finance Committees. This effort has led to property tax reductions, the defeat of a county sales tax proposal, and a $13 million reduction in payroll related expenses, all while maintaining the high quality services expected by his constituents.

Devin’s experience on the County Board also gives him insight on how state decisions affect local government. He will bring the valuable perspective of a locally elected official to Madison to guarantee the state government protects and serves the needs of the 9th Senate District.

Devin understands the importance of volunteering and community involvement. He is a member of the Oostburg Chamber of Commerce, member and past president of the Oostburg Kiwanis Club, and member of the Oostburg Civic Pride Committee. He is an active member of Bethel OPC, Oostburg, where he serves as a deacon and sings with the choir and praise team. Devin is an avid triathlete and Ironman and enjoys biking in his free time.