“It is an honor to serve the citizens of the 52nd District in the WI State Assembly. Ever since the first time I was elected, I have been frequently asked how long I intended to serve. I have always publicly stated that I did not believe elected office was a long-term appointment, and it was my intention to return to the classroom some day when the time was right.
Today, I am announcing that my family and I have decided that I will not be seeking re-election in 2022.
Last year, the voters of the 52nd Assembly District elected me to serve a 6th consecutive 2-year term in the Wisconsin State Assembly. Although this will be my final term, the voters of the 52nd District elected me to fill a 2-year term, and I have every intention of fulfilling the remainder of it.
I first want to thank my wife and children for their encouragement and unwavering support through what has been some incredibly challenging years of service. I also want to thank the voters who have so strongly supported my candidacies, even back to my years on the Fond du Lac City Council. In addition, I am thankful for the faithful capitol office staff that have been ‘Fighting for the 52nd’ at my side all these years. There are so many more I need to thank that it is too long for a press release. I intend on using the next 13 months to thank them all.
But, above all, I want to thank God that He has allowed me the blessing to serve my community and state. Though the times have been challenging, He has never left my side, blessing me not only with the opportunity to serve, but also the wisdom to know when the time to return to the ministry has come.”