MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Republican lawmaker in southeast Wisconsin announced Thursday that he will not seek re-election to the state Assembly this fall.
New Berlin Rep. Mike Kuglitsch didn’t offer an explanation beyond saying the time had come for him to move on. Kuglitsch has represented the 84th Assembly District since 2011. The district includes eastern Waukesha County and part of western Milwaukee County. The seat has had a solidly Republican leaning over the past two decades.
Eleven members of the Assembly have now announced that they will not run again.
Republican retirees include Kuglitsch; Assembly Majority Leader Jim Steineke; Jeremy Thiesfeldt and Gary Tauchen. Rep. Amy Loudenbeck is running for Secretary of State, Rep. Tim Ramthun is running for Governor, and Rep. Jesse James is running for State Senate.
Non-returning Democrats include Beth Meyers; Diane Hesselbein; David Bowen and Sara Rodriguez. Both Bowen and Rodriguez are running for lieutenant governor.
Four senators announced they had finished, including Republicans Roger Roth and Kathy Bernier, Democratic Minority Leader Janet Bewley and Democrat Jon Erpenbach.
Roth is running for lieutenant governor. Hesslebein is a candidate for the seat of Erpenbach.
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