Fitzgerald Will Run for Congress
Senate Majority Leader to run for Sensenbrenner’s 5th Congressional district seat.
Wisconsin state Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald announced Tuesday he will run for a seat in Congress.
Fitzgerald, a longtime fixture in state government, is the first Republican candidate to officially join the race for the seat being vacated by longtime Wisconsin Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner. He made the announcement on WISN radio’s “The Jay Weber Show.”
Fitzgerald has served in the state Senate since 1994. His current tenure as majority leader began in 2011, when he served as a key figure in the passage of high-profile pieces of former Gov. Scott Walker‘s policy agenda, including the changes to Wisconsin unions known as Act 10.
A number of other Republican candidates are still mulling bids, including: former U.S. Senate candidate Kevin Nicholson; state Sen. Chris Kapenga, R-Delafield; state Rep. Adam Neylon, R-Pewaukee; GOP aide Ben Voelkel; Matt Walker, son of former Gov. Walker; and Matt Neumann, son of former Wisconsin Congressman Mark Neumann.
At least one Democrat, Tom Palzewicz, has also announced he would run for the open seat. Palzewicz lost to Sensenbrenner in the 2018 election.
Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald Announces Congressional Bid was originally published by Wisconsin Public Radio.