Jim Sensenbrenner (R-5th) announced his retirement from Congress after 22 terms in interviews with WISN and the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel Wednesday. Politicians from around the state reacted to the end of Sensenbrenner's half-century as a legislator. 

Former Speaker of the House Paul Ryan said in a statement that Sensenbrenner is "a statesman, a person of remarkable character and his presence and wisdom will be sorely missed in Congress." 

Senator Ron Johnson thanked Sensenbrenner for his service in a Tweet. 

Bryan Steil, Representative from Wisconsin's 1st Congressional District — which neighbors Sensenbrenner's 5th — called him a "legend of Wisconsin politics." 

Sensenbrenner's successor will be elected in the November 2020 election. 

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