(MADISON) Today State Representative Gary Hebl (Sun Prairie) is announcing that he will not seek election to a tenth term in 2022. He represents the 46th Assembly District, which currently consists of Cottage Grove, Sun Prairie, Stoughton, Dunkirk, and Pleasant Springs. He released the following statement:
For almost eighteen years, I’ve had the best job in the world. Sun Prairie has been my home since the day I was born. I cannot imagine a better place to grow up or raise a family. It has been the privilege of my lifetime to represent my hometown and the people of the 46th Assembly District. I have enjoyed every minute of it.
That being said, it’s time for the next chapter in my life. The time is right for me to focus on my personal life and my family, and pass the torch to the next generation of legislators. I plan to travel with my wife and family. I also want to be able to spend as much time as I can with my grandchildren, who are growing quicker than I can believe. It will also give me more time to do the hobbies that I love, including biking, hiking, and flying.
I’m sad to leave the State Capitol. I will forever cherish the memories I have made as a member of the Wisconsin State Legislature. I have formed innumerable relationships which have made me a better legislator, friend, listener, and person. To all the legislators, constituents, staffers, and interns who have helped me throughout the years, I would like to say thank you from the bottom of my heart. I hope we can continue to have meaningful conversations after my time in the legislature is done.
I eagerly await to see what the future holds, both for myself and for the 46th Assembly District. I am confident that my replacement will work hard for the district and find commonsense solutions to the problems facing Wisconsin. I look forward to getting to know my successor and helping them with their transition to the legislature.