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Madison State Senator Fred Risser to retire after 64 years

MADISON (WKOW) – 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.

Emily Friese

27 News Producer

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