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State Sen. Sheila Harsdorf (R-River Falls) addresses her colleagues and the public on the Senate floor of the Capitol last Wednesday on a bill that would require regional representation on the University of Wisconsin Board of Regents. Submitted photo

Harsdorf: Who controls our government?

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Sheila Harsdorf was first elected to the state Assembly in 1988. In the late 1990s she farmed for a couple of years before being elected to the state Senate in 2000 where she's served ever since.


In all her years of public service she's never encountered such hostility that's resulted in her being one of nine state lawmakers facing a recall election this July.

That doesn't mean Harsdorf is surprised or intimidated.

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