MADISON, Wis. – Mark Spreitzer (D-Beloit) was sworn in today at the State Capitol as the State Senator for the 15th Senate District. Senator Spreitzer will serve a four-year term representing communities in Dane, Green, and Rock Counties – including six cities, six villages, and twenty-five towns. Spreitzer previously served as the State Representative for the 45th Assembly District from 2015-2023, and succeeds Janis Ringhand as the Senator for the 15th District. 

“I am grateful for the opportunity to serve as a State Senator, and I look forward to continuing to serve and advocate for the people of our district,” said Sen. Spreitzer. “I am proud to continue to represent the people of the 45th Assembly District, who I served as a State Representative for the past eight years, and look forward to representing my new constituents in the 43rd and 44th Assembly Districts. ” 

Senator Spreitzer also announced his legislative office staff for the 2023-24 legislative session: 

  • Chief of Staff Doug Hyant has worked for Senator Spreitzer since January 2019. Hyant previously led the Assembly Democratic Campaign Committee and worked on campaigns across Wisconsin.
  • Policy Director Laura Pratt has worked for Senator Spreitzer since April 2019. Pratt previously worked in communications for a think tank in Washington, D.C. 
  • Trinity Fandre is joining the Senator’s office as Outreach Director. Fandre previously served as the Communications Director for Lieutenant Governor Mandela Barnes.

Sen. Spreitzer will serve on six committees during the 2023-2024 session. He has been appointed the ranking Democratic member on the Committee on Financial Institutions and Sporting Heritage and on the Committee on Government Operations, Elections, and Consumer Protection. Sen. Spreitzer will also serve on the Committee on Agriculture and Tourism; the Committee on Housing, Rural Issues, and Forestry; the Joint Legislative Council; and the Joint Committee on Information Policy & Technology.

“I look forward to beginning my work on these committees,” said Sen. Spreitzer. “I will continue to support middle-class families, defend our democracy, and strengthen our communities. As our state begins the new legislative session with a historic budget surplus, I will fight to ensure that we invest in the people and priorities of our district. Together, we can move Wisconsin forward.”

Senator Spreitzer’s Capitol office is located in Room 126 South. He can be reached by email at, by phone at (608) 266-2253, on social media at and, and on his website,

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