MADISON, Wis. – Today, Sen. Jon Erpenbach (D-West Point) announced that he will not be seeking re-election in 2022. Representative Sondy Pope released the following statement:

“I would like to thank Senator Erpenbach for his service to the State of Wisconsin and commend him for the great work he has done fighting for everyday people. His deep knowledge of numerous policy areas and debate skills has been invaluable to the State Senate for over twenty years. His dedication, abilities, and sharp wit served him and the people of Wisconsin well, especially during his time as the Minority Leader and on the Joint Finance Committee.


“Throughout his career, he’s been a strong progressive voice that fought against Act 10, and has been a leading voice in the effort to expand Medicaid in Wisconsin. He has also poured vigorous energy into advocating for local communities’ interests in the Capitol. I’ve always admired the way he spoke with colleagues, constituents and community leaders. His witty and charming personality always came through when holding listening sessions, meeting with constituents and advocacy groups.


“I met Senator Erpenbach in the late 1990s when he strongly encouraged me to run for state office. His advice and mentorship in my early years of service is deeply appreciated, and I am grateful for his leadership and friendship. Jon will be missed by many. I congratulate Senator Erpenbach on his retirement, and wish him the best in whatever his future holds.”

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