Republican Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner to retire in 2021 at end of term

BROOKFIELD, Wis. - Wisconsin congressman Jim Sensenbrenner will retire from Congress in January 2021, he announced in a news release Wednesday. 

Sensenbrenner, R-Brookfield, has represented the 5th Congressional District in Wisconsin for 40 years. 

"When I began my public service in 1968, I said I would know when it was time to step back," Sensenbrenner said in a statement. "After careful consideration, I have determined at the completion of this term, my 21st term in Congress, it will be that time."

The news release from Sensenbrenner's office says at the end of the present term, he will have served in Congress longer than anyone in Wisconsin’s history. 

"I think I am leaving this district, our Republican Party, and most important, our country, in a better place than when I began my service," Sensenbrenner said. 


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