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.