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. In 2011, she won a special election and now serves as a State Senator.
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. She continues to be heavily involved in these issues and is also a member of the Wisconsin Technology Council Board of Directors. She has recently introduced two job creation bill packages – a Rural Jobs Initiative Package and a Manufacturing and Workforce Development Package – both of which she designed to build upon successful job creation programs and immediately provide a wide range of economic development and worker training incentives.