Monday, March 13, 2006

Jensen Announces Resignation

Rep. Scott Jensen today announced his resignation from the state Assembly. The text of his resignation letter is below.

Dear Mr. Speaker:

It is with great sadness that I inform you of my intention to resign from my position as State Representative for the 98th Assembly District. For fourteen years, it has been my great honor to represent my neighbors in Waukesha County. It has also been an honor to serve in the Assembly with so many public-spirited legislators and staff over the years. I have always believed that public service is a noble calling. Each day I served in the Assembly confirmed my belief. I am confident my constituents will send to the Assembly another representative who hears that call. In the meantime, it is my intention to wrap up my remaining constituent cases by March 21st so that I can then devote my full attention to my wife and our three young children. Thank you.

Scott Jensen

On Sunday, Democrat Sterling Lynk, running for Jensen's 98th Assembly District seat, had called for Jensen's resignation.

"Wisconsin has witnessed first hand how Jensen turned his back on his neighbors in an effort to advance his own political agenda of one day becoming governor. I call on Scott Jensen to resign his seat immediately," Lynk said.


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