Bewley won’t seek re-election to Wis. Senate

Wisconsin state Sen. Janet Bewley is the latest legislator to announce that she won’t seek re-election this fall.

Bewley, a Democrat from Delta serving the 25th Senate District, announced her decision Tuesday, saying that serving the people has been the honor of her lifetime.

"I love being a Senator, but am looking forward to spending more time with my husband, who recently retired himself, as well as my children and grandchildren. I remain committed to leading my colleagues in the Senate as we finish up the 2021-22 Session and supporting Governor Evers as he moves Wisconsin forward," Bewley wrote in a news release.

Bewley is the Senate Minority Leader. She was first elected to the Wisconsin Assembly in 2010 and then to the state Senate in 2014.

The 25th Senate District includes all of Douglas, Bayfield, Ashland, Iron, Price, Washburn, and Barron counties, as well as parts of Sawyer, Burnett, Polk, St. Croix, and Dunn counties.

Bewley’s announcement comes a month after Rep. Beth Meyers (D-Bayfield) announced that she wouldn’t seek re-election to her 74th District seat, meaning both legislative seats in the Chequamegon Bay area will have no incumbent in this fall’s election.