Sen. Jennifer Shilling Is Not Running For Re-election.

I don’t know how this got under our radar, but according to this morning’s print edition of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Senate Minority Leader Jennifer Shilling (D – La Crosse) is not running for re-election.

Jennifer Shilling of La Crosse, the Senate’s minority leader, will retire at the end of her term this year — likely triggering a leadership overhaul in both caucuses as her GOP counterpart makes a bid for Congress.

This will add to the change on the Democratic side of the aisle come January. Time for some new young faces?

Her departure will be the fourth high-profile Democrat to leave the Senate. Joining her are Sens. Fred Risser of Madison, who has served in the Senate for 64 years, Dave Hansen of Green Bay and Mark Miller of Monona. Longtime Sens. Lena Taylor and Chris Larson also could leave should they win their respective races to lead Milwaukee city and county government.

Time for some new people to buy clipboards, assemble their kitchen cabinets, and line up their financial wizard…oui?


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