MADISON – Senate Majority Leader Devin LeMahieu (R-Oostburg) issued the following
statement regarding the announcement that Senator Alberta Darling (R – River Hills) will be
retiring from the State Senate after 32 years of state service:
“Throughout her years in office, Alberta, was a fundamental part of this caucus and
the state Senate. Her absence will be felt for years to come. She was a mentor and
supporter to so many. Her service to the people of Wisconsin and the 8th Senate
District was unsurpassed.
Before I joined the Senate in 2014, Senator Darling already had 24 years of service
to our state and I greatly admired her leadership. As a committee member and co-
chair of Joint Finance for 22 years, she played an instrumental role in shaping the
state’s finances to what they are today.
Most importantly, as a wife, mother and grandmother she has a heart for Wisconsin
families which was reflected in her leadership as chair of the Education committee.
She worked tirelessly to do what was right for kids, parents and the next generation
of students in our state.
Senator Darling’s legacy remains within the many impactful policies she worked to
pass and the unforgettable nature in which she carried herself as a leader and
public servant. I am thankful for her legislative accomplishments and guidance. I
wish her and her family the best in this next phase of their lives.”