Senator Shilling Reacts to Senator Hansen Announcement

MADISON, WI – Following Senator Dave Hansen’s (D-Green Bay) announcement that he will not seek re-election, Senate Democratic Leader Jennifer Shilling (D-La Crosse) released the following statement:


“Dave has been a tireless voice for working families, students, and seniors not only in northeastern Wisconsin but all across the state. During his tenure in the legislature, he has been a passionate advocate for equal pay, affordable health care, and student loan debt relief. Dave is the true embodiment of our Democratic values and could always be relied on to deliver an enthusiastic and lively debate on the Senate floor.”


“Being an elected official can be challenging and hectic at times and I know he is the strong leader he is today because of the love, support and guidance from his wife, Jane Hansen. A dedicated family man who is always eager to discuss UW-Green Bay’s athletic programs as well as his beloved Green Bay Packers, Dave has served his community and state well and I wish him nothing but the best in his future endeavors.”


He was elected to the Wisconsin State Senate in 2000 and has served in various leadership roles including Majority Leader, Assistant Majority Leader, Assistant Minority Leader and Joint Finance Vice Chair. During his time in the legislature he has had 51 bills signed into law. As a graduate from Green Bay West High School and UW-Green Bay, Sen. Hansen has been a dedicated public servant for his community. His previous roles include working as a teacher, truck driver for Green Bay Department of Public Works, Brown County Supervisor, and chair of the Brown County Human Services Board.


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