Longtime Edwardsville businessman Fred Schulte was appointed as Edwardsville Township Supervisor on November 1, 2017. Schulte previously served as Edwardsville Township Clerk, a position he held for 16 years and was re-elected to his 5th term in 2017.
Schulte is the son of the late Vernon and Eleanor Schulte, owners of the famous The Donut Shop located on Main Street in Edwardsville from 1947 to 1982. Eleanor was very active in Madison County politics, serving for years as the secretary of the Madison County Republican Central Committee, in addition to serving as president of the Edwardsville Township Republican Women and as a member of the State Republican Central Committee.
Schulte is the former co-owner of Edwardsville Frozen Foods, which he, along with his former partner, purchased in 1980, after working the counter for more than 13 years. In 2017, Schulte and his former partner sold the business after more than 50 years of serving the community to enjoy retirement. Schulte continued working part-time to assist the new owners with the transition and rebranding of the business to Goshen Butcher Shop.
A native of Edwardsville, Schulte is a 1970 graduate of Edwardsville High School. He currently serves as Vice President and board member for Hamel Mutual Insurance Company and previously served as Vice President of Trinity Lutheran Ministries in Edwardsville, where he was chairman of the personnel committee. He is also a veteran of the U.S. Army Reserves.
EDWARDSVILLE TOWNSHIP SUPERVISOR