Madison – Today, Rep. Jason Fields (D-Milwaukee) announced that he will not be seeking re-election to the Wisconsin State Assembly in 2020. Rep. Fields released the following statement:
“After much consideration about the future, and conversations with my dear wife, La Tasha Fields, I have decided to not seek re-election to the Wisconsin State Assembly, District 11.
It has been an extraordinary honor to serve my constituents in Milwaukee and Glendale in the Wisconsin legislature.
I’ve worked hard to get real results that people deserve from their state government. It has been one of the greatest pleasures and most exciting adventures of my life, but it is time to move forward and explore ways for me to make an even greater impact, helping even more people.
I would like to thank my staffers, Jen and Ryan, or as we call ourselves “Team Fields”, who worked side by side with me this session to make sure that the 11th district and Wisconsin had quality representation that prioritized getting things done. I couldn’t have asked for a better team and am grateful for their service.
Each time I’ve walked into the Capitol, I have never once taken for granted the history, the honor and the severity of the work I’ve performed. I take my sworn oath to represent my communities incredibly seriously. I never lost sight of the fact that challenges the Milwaukee area faces need plans, actions and solutions NOW and that we don’t have the luxury of waiting for an ideal political environment to get things done. I always remained committed to producing results for the communities I represent – I have been consistently successful getting bills I authored signed in to law by three different Wisconsin governors regardless of politics. Not many who serve in Madison can say the same.
I am particularly proud of the level of effectiveness Team Fields has worked hard to accomplish this session. I was blessed to be re-elected unopposed in 2018 and for some people that could lead to a little complacency. But I faced this session challenging myself to work even harder to get things done because I know that’s what will make the most difference in people’s everyday lives. I am pleased to share that my efforts were successful to a higher level that even I was a little surprised by given the fact that Wisconsin has divided government.