STEVENS POINT, Wis. (WLAX/WEUX) – A Democratic Legislator from Central Wisconsin announces that she is running for Congressman Derrick Van Orden’s seat next year. Democrat Katrina Shankland has been a member of the State Assembly for ten years representing the 71st District out of Stevens Point. Shankland says, “Extremists like Derrick Van Orden are ignoring the needs of working people because they are too focused on causing dysfunction.”

Former La Crosse County Board Chair Tara Johnson, small-business owner Rebecca Cooke and law school student Aaron Nytes all have announced plans to run.