MADISON – Assembly Democratic Leader Gordon Hintz (D-Oshkosh) released the following statement on the decision by Senate Democratic Leader Jennifer Shilling (D-La Crosse) to not seek re-election in the 32nd Senate District. Senator Shilling has served in the State Legislature since 2000.
“Senator Shilling has been a true public servant to her constituents over the past 20 years, advocating on behalf of the priorities important to people in Western Wisconsin while championing the values of opportunity and fairness. She has done it all in her time in office, including serving on Joint Finance and as Senate Democratic leader, where she has been an effective voice on behalf of working families throughout all of Wisconsin.”
“I appreciate that Jen has not let the job change who she is as a person. She has always prioritized family and being a member of her community that people can relate to. It has been a please to serve as leader alongside of her over the past two and a half years and in the legislature over the past thirteen. I value her sense of humor and friendship and wish her all the best in the future.”
Senator Shilling was first elected to the Wisconsin State Assembly in 2000. During her time in the legislature she has served as a ranking member on the powerful Joint Committee on Finance. In 2015, Senator Shilling was elected by her colleagues to serve as the Senate Democratic Leader. She was re-elected to this position in 2017 and 2019. Shilling has been a tireless advocate for her La Crosse community and the entire 32nd Senate District throughout her distinguished career of public service.