MADISON, Wis. – Dianne Hesselbein was sworn in today as the State Senator for the 27th Senate District. She released the following statement:

“I am honored to stand beside my friends and colleagues to take my oath of office. I am very proud to now hold the seat that was held by such Democratic champions as Senator Russ Feingold, State Senator Joe Wineke, and my predecessor State Senator Jon Erpenbach. I hope to continue their tradition of strong Democratic representation in the State Senate.

“The people of the 27th Senate District have placed their trust in me to be their voice in the Senate and I promise to serve them with honestly, respect and dedication. I am excited to get to work.”

Senator Hesselbein proudly serves the communities of Middleton, Madison, Waunakee, Mount Horeb, Baraboo, Sauk City, Prairie du Sac, and New Glarus and serves as the Senate Democratic Caucus Vice-Chair. She serves as the ranking Democrat on the Senate Committee on Health and the Joint Audit Committee. She previously served as state representative for the 79th Assembly District where she held the position of Assembly Democratic Assistant Minority Leader.

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