Dem Rep. Berceau will not seek re-election this fall

Photo by Saiyna Bashir, The Capital Times

Dem state Rep. Terese Berceau won’t seek re-election this fall, telling WisPolitics.com today working outside the Republican-dominated Capitol might be more enjoyable than toiling in the minority.

Berceau, 67, has been in the minority for all but two years of her 17 years in the Assembly, and she said colleagues talked her into running again in 2016.

She is the second member of the Assembly to officially announce retirement ahead of the fall elections. Rep. Jesse Kremer, R-Kewaskum, last month announced on the Assembly floor he won’t seek re-election.

“It is a bit discouraging to be a person who works hard, has some brains and would like to get some things passed, but the ‘D’ before my name means things are not going to be considered, and how many years do you do that?” Berceau said.

Berceau said she hasn’t lined up anything else for after she leaves office and is considering volunteer work.

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