(Editor’s Note: Given her superb leadership skills and spot-on campaign style, the possible ascension of Sen. Jennifer Shilling to state Senate Democratic Leader is a possible first step in reform of the state Democratic Party. As last Tuesday’s midterms reveal, the state Dem Party leadership needs a complete makeover and a rapid move from safe, nonconfrontational, middle of the road, tepid skim milk “Republican-lite” posturing. Time to get some grit, Dems. Jen Shilling is one of those Dems who gets it. — Mark L. Taylor)By Sen. Jennifer Shilling (11/11/14)
MADISON – Senator Jennifer Shilling (D-La Crosse) released the following statement regarding the upcoming Senate Democratic leadership election:
“In speaking with my family, friends, and colleagues over the past week, I have been honored to receive broad support and encouragement in the decision to run for Senate Democratic Leader. I especially want to thank Senator Chris Larson for his ongoing friendship, leadership and support.
“Senate Democrats are united in our goal to stand up for working families, strengthen our communities and build a brighter future for our state. I appreciate the support of my colleagues and look forward to serving as the next Senate Democratic Leader.
“Senate Democrats are ready to advance clear ideas and proven solutions to address the challenges our state faces. Everyone in Wisconsin deserves the freedom to get ahead and we need to find new ways to promote economic opportunities and prosperity from the ground up.
“We believe that in order to grow our economy, we must invest in our local public schools, support small business growth and build the infrastructure needed to compete in the 21st century. I look forward to tackling these issues as the next Senate Democratic Leader and working to provide greater freedom for Wisconsin families.”
Senator Jennifer Shilling represents the 32nd State Senate District which covers La Crosse, Vernon, Crawford and part of Monroe Counties. Senate Democrats will meet on Wednesday, November 12th to formally elect their leaders.