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Feyen latest to announce election bid under new Wisconsin maps

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(The Center Square) – Wisconsin’s new political maps continue to produce changes for the 2024 campaign.

Sen. Dan Feyen, R-Fond du Lac, on Tuesday announced he will be running in the district that Gov. Tony Evers drew him in to.

“I have spent the last eight years traveling around the 18th State Senate District, meeting as many constituents as possible and literally knocking on tens of thousands of doors. We have had great success in the district but now the lines have been changed and Fond du Lac, my hometown, is now part of the 20th Senate District,” Feyen explained. “We’ve put together a plan, will continue to lay the groundwork and will hit the ground running, meeting with the voters of the new 20th Senate District and asking for their support in November.”

Feyen is the latest Republican to make a decision based on the state’s new maps.

Sen. Dan Knodl, R-Germantown, last week announced he is not running for re-election in the newly drawn 8th Senate District.

The governor drew Knodl into the same district as Sen. Duey Stroebel, R-Cedarburg. Stroebel says he’s going to run in that district.

Evers’ maps draw dozens of Republican lawmakers together in new districts. Many of those same Republicans approved the governor’s maps in order to avoid possibly worse pairings from the Wisconsin Supreme Court.

While some lawmakers are preparing for new districts, others however are retiring.

Rep. Sue Conley, D-Janesville, on Monday announced that she is stepping away.

“I will not run for re-election this fall to the Wisconsin State Assembly. It is an incredible honor to represent and serve the people of Janesville. I am grateful to all who have shared their thoughts, ideas and suggestions with me to move our state forward,” Conley said in a statement.

It’s not known yet just how many Wisconsin lawmakers will not be running again or will not be returning to the in 2025. The turnover could rival 2022 when 28 lawmakers resigned or decided not to run again.

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