Wisconsin State Senate Minority Leader Jennifer Shilling (D) announced April 2 she would not seek re-election. Shilling’s announcement comes after spending nearly 20 years in the state legislature.
In a statement, Shilling said, “It was not an easy decision, but I know it is time to put my family first and look to a future where I can put away my little red suitcase that has accompanied me on my weekly travels to Madison for the past 20 years.”
Shilling was first elected to the state Senate in August 2011, after winning a recall election and defeating Republican incumbent Dan Kapanke. She has served as the senator representing Senate District 32 ever since. Before that, she represented District 95 in the Wisconsin State Assembly since 2001
The filing deadline for Wisconsin’s state legislative elections is June 1, 2020. A primary is scheduled for August 11, 2020, and the general election will take place on November 3, 2020.