Jodi Muerhoff, Board Member-At-Large

Jodi Muerhoff, KCDP Board Secretary
Jodi Muerhoff, Board Member-At-Large

Jodi is a native of Racine, WI and a graduate of UW Whitewater as an Early Childhood Special Education major. She taught in the public schools in Oconomowoc WI, San Diego CA and in Racine WI during her teaching career.

Jodi and her husband Scott have been residents of Kenosha for over 31 years, and raised their family of four here. All four of their children graduated from Kenosha Unified School District public schools and went on to attain college degrees.

Jodi has served on the boards of the parent teacher organizations at Southport Elementary, KTEC middle school and Tremper High School. She started and ran the student newspaper club at KTEC. Muerhoff co-chaired the Kenosha County PTA Founder’s Day Auction for 5 years, which provided scholarship money for students going on to higher education with an emphasis on education. She helped administer the scholarship program as well.

Jodi also served as a volunteer and fundraiser with Women and Children’s Horizons, a local non-profit which provides support, shelter, education, training and healing services to victims of sexual and domestic abuse, their families and the community. Jodi was proud to help with the organize of their annual Mardi Gras auction over the course of several years, the organization’s major fundraising event.

Jodi’s concern for the civic health of her community and country led her to volunteer on behalf of Democratic candidates in local, state and national races prior becoming one of the founders of the local Indivisible group, Forward Kenosha, in 2016. Jodi served on its board for 3 years prior to stepping down to run for a position on the board of the Kenosha County Democratic Party. While with Forward Kenosha, Jodi was responsible for organizing numerous candidate forums, speaking and educational events as well as rallies and town halls in support of healthcare and human rights causes. Jodi continues to play a role in managing Forward Kenosha’s social media presence.

Jodi was also a founding member of the Kenosha-Racine Voces de la Frontera Chapter and served on its board. Their work centered around providing Know Your Rights programs to undocumented members of our community and bond work to assist asylum seekers who were held locally prior to COVID. She is a member of LULAC Council 320.

Jodi was elected to the board of the Kenosha County Democratic Party in November of 2019 and proudly served as its Secretary until October 2023. Her work for the Party over the years has included voter registration, voter education, candidate recruitment and education, organizing community events, and raising policy awareness. Jodi currently serves on the KCDP’s social media and public relations committees.