Former State Senate Minority Leader Jennifer Shilling Resigns From Legislature

Her Resignation Is Effective Immediately

Sen. Jennifer Shilling
Sen. Jennifer Shilling, D-La Crosse, is seen during an extraordinary lame duck session of the Legislature was held Dec. 4-5 2018, at the Wisconsin state Capitol in Madison, Wis. Coburn Dukehart/Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism

Former state Senate Minority Leader Jennifer Shilling is resigning from the state Legislature.

Shilling sent state Senate President Roger Roth a letter Friday saying she is resigning immediately.

She said in a statement that she wants to explore unspecified career opportunities and state law requires legislators and other public officials to resign early if a potential opportunity conflicts with government activities.

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Shilling, a Democrat, announced in April she wouldn’t seek re-election this fall and stepped down as minority leader later that month.

Democrat Brad Pfaff and Republican Dan Kapanke are vying to fill her seat.

Editor’s note: This story will be updated.

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