State Rep. Melissa Sargent to run for Wisconsin State Senate
MADISON, Wis. –Representative Melissa Sargent (D-Madison) has announced her candidacy for Wisconsin’s 16th Senate District.
Sargent has represented the 48th Assembly District for the past seven years, as well as working as a County Supervisor in Dane County for two terms.
“As a mother of four boys, I am proud to fight for Wisconsin families, and am committed to continuing to work to come together to find innovative long-term solutions that better our state,” Sargent said in the release.
Sargent’s announcement comes a day after long-time Democratic State Sen. Mark Miller announced he will not run for re-election. Miller has served in the Senate since 2004.
Miller is the second Democratic senator to announce his retirement this month. Sen. Dave Hansen of Green Bay announced Jan. 9 that he won’t seek re-election in November. He has served in the Senate since 2001.
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