Madison State Senator Fred Risser to retire after 64 years

State Senator Fred A. Risser (D-Madison) announced Thursday he would not be a candidate for re-election to the Wisconsin State Senate.

Risser, 92, is in his 64th year as a Wisconsin legislator.

A press release from his office said Risser is the longest-serving state or national legislator in the nation’s history. 

He is also the last World War II veteran still remaining in either the state or nation’s legislatures.

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