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.”
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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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