My family instilled in me the value of hard work, service, and above all responsibility for ourselves, our community, and our future.


Stacy Smiter

Stacy grew up in Milwaukee’s 53206 area code, 1 of 11 children, to a single mother. Stacy was in and out of the foster care system in Milwaukee most of his child and teens years. A lack of stability, support and proper guidance led him on a rough path in his younger years. Stacy’s story is similar to a lot of kids who grow up in our city and get lost in the system without a voice.

Yet, Stacy’s story is that of triumph and hope in showing that despite where you come from, even the smallest voice can one day be heard. Stacy was able to find his path, received his associate degree in quality management from Waukesha County Technical College, and recently received his bachelor’s degree in business administration from Cardinal Stritch University, where he was one of the three speakers in the commencement ceremony.

Stacy's first career was in the manufacturing sector, where for 17 years he worked his way up through various positions, eventually becoming Quality Manager overseeing several plants. His personal experience with housing instability installed a passion in him for affordable housing and financial literacy, which led to his second career in real estate.

Stacy is President and Managing Broker of Dream Investment Holdings, LLC located in Milwaukee, WI. He sits on several real estate boards and committees all on a local, state and national level. He is the architect and one of two founding members for the Milwaukee chapter of the National Association of Real Estate Brokers. Called the Greater Milwaukee Board of REALTIST, it is the only professional association dedicated to African American real estate professionals and their communities.

Stacy has a passion for empowering others, creating community and looking for creative solutions to address the heart of a problem. His grassroots campaign stands on a foundation of equity by ensuring everyone has access to the resources and knowledge they need to create a thriving life for themselves and for their families. He believes in shifting the status quo in hopes of better representation within our government and inspiring those with nontraditional political backgrounds to understand their voices matter.

Stacy currently resides and owns a home in the Arlington Gardens neighborhood with his wife, Xavier, and 3 children, Andrew, Micah and Londyn.

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