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Fred Risser (b. May 5, 1927) is the Wisconsin State Senator for District 26th and President of the Wisconsin Senate. Risser has represented Wisconsin's 26th district since 1962, making him the longest serving state legislator in the United States. He also served in the state Assembly from 1956-62. In November 2008, Risser won re-election and is currently serving another term.
May 5th, 1927|
|Known for||Wisconsin's State Senator for District 26|
Risser's political views would best be described as progressive. He supports affirmative action, freedom of the press, family planning, AIDS education, expanded healthcare and reducing the drinking age. He was one of the biggest critics of the Assembly during the 2007-08 session for failing to push through a version of the Great Lakes Compact. The statewide smoking ban was one of Risser's biggest priorities, which has been cited as a huge reason he decided to run for reelection in 2008.
Risser lives in an apartment in downtown Madison with his wife. He walks, dances, never takes the elevator, and takes 25 mile bike rides around Madison on his lunch breaks. In his spare time, he enjoys collecting canes.
- Senate approves statewide smoking ban (AP)
- Still no go for concealed weapons in Wisconsin
- Walker announces Charter Street plant will convert to natural gas
- State protects breast-feeding
- Wis. rule on wind turbine buffers hit close to home for some
- ↑ http://badgerherald.com/news/2006/04/07/state_ponders_smokin.php State ponders smoking ban
- ↑ http://badgerherald.com/news/2009/05/07/state_smoking_ban_li.php State smoking ban likely to pass