The long-time State Senator from southwest
Wisconsin says the decision by State
Representative Howard Marklein to run for
State Senate in the 17th District next year, was
But State Senator Dale Schultz of Richland
Center says nothing surprises him any more,
after 30-years in the state legislature.
Schultz also says Marklein’s announcement
won’t change his timeline on whether or not
he’ll seek re-election.
Schultz says a decision on whether or not he’ll
seek re-election won’t be made until late
December or early January.
Schultz adds he’s focused on what on the
people of the 17th Senate District sent him to
Madison to do. That would include
fiscal responsibility with the state budget,
job creation and supporting education.
If Schultz decides to seek re-election, a key
issue between he and Marklein will be the
mining bill that recently passed the legislature.
Schultz says he voted against the mining bill
because of a survey he did of residents in his
district. Of the 2,700 responses, 74% agreed
with his position on the mining bill, while
15% agreed with the position that Marklein
had taken. Marklein voted for the mining bill.