Minong Native Joins Senator Bewley Staff


MADISON – Samantha Linden, a native of Minong in the 25th Senate District, has joined Senator Janet Bewley’s staff as a legislative aide in her Madison office. Samantha is a graduate of Northwood High School and attended the University of Wisconsin – Madison, studying history and literature, before becoming an intern in the fall of 2017. The next spring, she became a limited term employee in the Bewley office, working through the end of the year. She started her first day as a full-time state employee on Friday, January 18, 2019.


“I’m overjoyed to have Samantha continue on our team,” Senator Bewley remarked. “She brings fresh perspective and a northern Wisconsin flair to the office which we will put to good use for the benefit of my constituents.”


Samantha is the second employee in the office who hails from the largest Senate District in the state. She joins Eric LaGesse, a Superior High School graduate who also attended the UW, graduating in 2016. Eric’s family has called Superior home since the early 1900’s and he personally is fan of the region’s fledgling craft beer industry. Rounding out her staff are two experienced Capitol staffers who have worked for a variety of legislators in both the Senate and Assembly.


“I’m ready to get to work for the people of Northern Wisconsin and the state as a whole,” Samantha said. “I appreciate this opportunity and look forward to working for everyone in the 25th District.”


To reach Senator Bewley and her office about a state issue, call (608) 266-3510 or email Sen.Bewley@legis.wisconsin.gov