State Representative Melissa Sargent (D-Madison) announced her candidacy for Wisconsin State Senate on Wednesday morning.
“Under the current leadership of the GOP-controlled legislature, Wisconsin continues to fall behind. Residents across Wisconsin are asking for our government leaders to take meaningful action to ensure that Wisconsin is a state where everyone is safe, can reach for their dreams, and where we invest in a better tomorrow,” Sargent said in a statement. “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. I am confident that my experience and passion will bring a positive impact to the communities of the 16th Senate District, as I continue in this mission.”
***IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT***Today, I am honored to share that I have announced my candidacy as a Democrat running for the 16th Senate District of Wisconsin.Over the past seven years, it has been my honor to represent and serve the people of the 48th Assembly District, as well as serving Dane County as a County Supervisor for two terms. When I first ran for office, I could have never imagined the successes and the challenges faced. Above all, my tenure in the Wisconsin State Assembly has given me the unparalleled opportunity to build relationships within our community, and to collaborate with my neighbors to make our state a better place. Together, we have fought to make our community safer and stronger, to lift up working families across Wisconsin, and to ensure that our government is working for the many, instead of the few.As a lifelong resident of Dane County and a mother to four amazing 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. I am confident that my experience and passion will bring a positive impact to the communities of the 16th Senate District, as we continue in this mission together.Wisconsin needs progressive and pragmatic leaders who are accountable to their bosses– the people of our state. I am proud to announce my candidacy for the 16th Senate District, where I vow to continue fighting for policies that work for all Wisconsinites and move our state forward.Share your support at: https://forms.gle/xeGtsp3D8Tfd3wBw6
Posted by Melissa Sargent on Tuesday, January 21, 2020
Sargent has represented the 48th Assembly District at the State Capitol over the last 7 years. Prior to that, she served two terms as a County Supervisor for Dane County.
State Sen. Mark Miller, who currently represents Wisconsin’s 16th Senate District, announced on Tuesday that he would not run for re-election after serving in the Wisconsin Legislature for 22 years.