Sensenbrenner Not Seeking Re-Election

(Menominee Falls) Wisconsin’s longest serving member of Congress has announced he will not seek reelection. Menominee Falls Republican Jim Sensenbrenner made the announcement on Wednesday. The 76-year-old was elected to the House in a 1979 special election. Sensenbrenner currently sits on the House Judiciary Committee and the House Committee on Foreign Affairs. He will be retiring at the end of his term in January of 2021. Wisconsin’s Fifth Congressional District covers all of Washington and Jefferson counties, most of Waukesha County, and portions of Milwaukee, Walworth and Dodge counties. Sensenbrenner’s announcement comes a week after another Wisconsin House Republican, Sean Duffy, said he’ll resign later this month.