2023-24 Legislative Session: New Members

Following the November 2022 election, the Wisconsin Legislature will have 31 new members, nearly 25 percent of its total membership. This turnover was almost entirely due to legislators retiring or seeking other offices.

Only Rep. Don Vruwink (D-Milton), who was moved into a differently numbered district due to redistricting, lost his bid for reelection. Shortly after the election, Sen. Alberta Darling (R-River Hills) retired, setting up a special election to select her replacement.


In the 33-member Senate, there will be seven new members, five Republicans and two Democrats. Senator-elect Tomczyk (R-Mosinee) will be brand new to the Legislature; the other new members currently serve or have served in the Assembly.


5        R        Rob Hutton

15       D        Mark Spreitzer

19       R        Rachael Cabral-Guevara

23       R        Jesse James

25       R        Romaine Quinn

27       D        Dianne Hesselbein

29       R        Cory Tomczyk


In the 99-member Assembly, there will be 24 new members, 16 Republicans and eight Democrats.


5        R        Joy Goeben

6        R        Peter Schmidt

10       D        Darrin Madison

13       R        Tom Michalski

15       R        Dave Maxey

19       D        Ryan Clancy

27       R        Amy Binsfeld

31       R        Ellen Schutt

33       R        Scott Johnson

43       D        Jenna Jacobson

45       D        Clinton Anderson

46       D        Melissa Ratcliff

52       R        Jerry O’Connor

54       D        Lori Palmeri

55       R        Nate Gustafson

59       R        Ty Bodden

61       R        Amanda Nedweski

68       R        Karen Hurd

73       R        Angie Sapik

74       R        Chanz Green

79       D        Alex Joers

80       D        Mike Bare

83       R        Nik Rettinger

84       R        Bob Donovan