Senate Minority Leader
La Crosse, WI
Jennifer Shilling has been an active member of the La Crosse community since she was a student at UW-La Crosse. She served as a La Crosse County Supervisor and was first elected to the State Assembly in 2000. She was elected to the State Senate in 2011 and currently serves as the State Senate Democratic Leader.
Jennifer serves on various Senate committees, including Senate Organization, Joint Committee on Employment Relations, Joint Committee on Legislative Organization, and the Joint Legislative Council. In the past, she has served as a member of the Legislature’s Joint Committee on Finance, which is responsible for crafting the state’s biennial budget and reviewing state appropriations, as well as on committees dealing with colleges and universities, financial institutions, health services, insurance, and workforce development. As Democratic Leader, Jennifer continues to fight for safe roads, quality public schools and affordable health care.