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City of ReddingCandidate for City Council

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Kristen Schreder

Mayor/Business Owner
13,961 votes (18.39%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Public safety/quality of life; I support expanded law enforcement and firefighters, and enhanced outreach to improve transition from homeless to employment and tax paying members of our community.
  • Revitalizing Redding; Local businesses are the backbone of our economy. Support for development is needed to expand our local economy which includes the December 2017 reduction of impact fees by 17%.
  • Investing in our youth; It has never mattered more that we invest in our city’s youth to invest in our city’s future businesses, economy and leadership.



Profession:Mayor/Business Owner
School Facility Consultant, Jack Schreder & Associates (1986–current)
City Council Member, Redding City Council — Elected position (2014–current)
School Trustee, Shasta Union High School District — Elected position (2006–2014)
School Trustee, Redding School District — Elected position (1997–2006)


The National Center for Paralegal Training, Atlanta, GA Certified Paralegal, Paralegal Training (1983)
California State University, Chico, Bachelor’s degree with honors, Social Science (1978)

Community Activities

Board President, Friends of the Schreder Planetarium (2015–current)
Project Lead, Redding Area Homelessness Coalition Project (2015–2018)
Graduate, Leadership Redding (2016–2017)
Founder and Past Chair, The Women's Fund of the Shasta Regional Community Foundation (2008–2014)


Kristen Schreder was born and raised in Redding, and after graduating from Enterprise High School she attended Shasta College and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Social Science from California State University, Chico.  She completed certified paralegal training at The National Center for Paralegal Training in Atlanta, Georgia. She worked in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and Sacramento before returning to her home town in 1994. Kristen is married to Jack Schreder and between them they have seven children and 15 grandchildren.

For more than 32 years the Schreder’s have run a successful educational consulting firm, Jack Schreder & Associates, providing assistance to hundreds of California school districts to help plan and fund the construction and renovation of school facilities, including over $70 million for Redding area schools. Kristen and her husband also are currently developing two residential subdivisions in McCloud, CA and run a family ranch in Igo.

Who supports this candidate?

Featured Endorsements

  • Redding Professional Firefighters Local 1934
  • Redding Rancheria Tribal Council
  • United Public Employees of California Local 792

Political Beliefs

Political Philosophy

I am running for re-election to continue fighting for a safe thriving community. I believe in our City’s future and I am committed to building a local economy that works for everyone.

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