Madison – Representative Lisa Subeck (D-Madison) released the following statement following the announcement by Senator Fred Risser (D-Madison) that he will retire from the State Senate at the end of his current term. Sen. Risser was first elected to the state legislature in 1956 and is currently the longest serving state legislator in the country.
“Thank you to Senator Risser for his service to the people of the 26th Senate District. Senator Risser’s commitment to public service and to our community and our state goes unmatched, and his leadership in the state legislature will be missed.
I have had the distinct pleasure of working closely with Sen. Risser during my time in the State Assembly. I have learned a great deal from him and always appreciate the historical perspective he brings to our policy discussions. I am proud to count Sen. Risser among my colleagues and my friends.
Congratulations to Sen. Risser on a long and distinguished career in service to the people of Wisconsin. I wish the Senator and his wife, Nancy, all the best in retirement.”
“As I continue to serve the people of the 78th Assembly District, I look forward to working closely with our next Senator.”