Former Wisconsin Senate minority leader quits Legislature

Courtesy: Wisconsin State Legislature
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MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Former state Senate Minority Leader Jennifer Shilling is quitting the Legislature. Shilling sent Senate President Roger Roth a letter on Friday saying she is resigning immediately.

She said in a statement that she wants to explore unspecified career opportunities and state law requires legislators and other public officials to resign early if a potential opportunity conflicts with government activities.

Shilling, a Democrat, announced in April she wouldn't seek re-election this fall and stepped down as minority leader later that month.

Democrat Brad Pfaff and Republican Dan Kapanke are vying to fill her seat.