Green Bay, WI — Today, Wisconsin’s 8th District Congressman Mike Gallagher released the following statement upon the announcement that State Representative John Nygren would be retiring from the Wisconsin State Legislature:
“John Nygren is a true statesman and model public servant. He fought tirelessly for the people he served and Wisconsin is a better place to live, work, and raise a family because of him.
“Through his leadership, John made our workforce stronger, our schools more effective, our water cleaner, and our community safer. He helped deliver thousands of jobs to Marinette Marine, increased investments in our K-12 education system, and became a national leader in combating the opioid epidemic. His legacy of achievements will continue to be felt by Wisconsinites for many years to come.
“It has been an honor to work with John to meet the challenges facing Northeast Wisconsin. I will miss his dedication and leadership, but wish him and his family well as they begin this new chapter of their lives.”
Congressman Gallagher was first elected to the House of Representative in 2016, winning his first campaign by 26% over Democrat Tom Nelson. In 2018, he won re-election by 27% in 2018 over Democrat attorney Beau Liegeois. Most recently, he defeated Democrat Amanda Stuck by 28%. Mike and his wife Anne reside in Green Bay with their daughter Grace.