MIDDLETON – State Representative Dianne Hesselbein (D-Middleton) released a statement today upon the announcement from State Representative Gary Hebl (D – Sun Prairie) that he would not be seeking reelection:

“I want to congratulate Gary on his retirement and thank him for his tireless service to his district. There was no greater champion for the Sun Prairie, Stoughton and Cottage Grove area than Gary Hebl. His service to his community and his dedication to helping his constituents is unparalleled. And there was no one who loved proclaiming Syttende Mai weekend every year more than Gary Hebl.

“Gary Hebl had a presence like no one else on the floor. Every time someone was recognized, he was the first to stand and clap, the first to shake their hand. When Gary spoke, you knew it was going to be good. He is a parliamentarian in the truest sense of the word, ready with a copy of the Assembly Rules to use little-known procedural motions to keep the debate going.

“I’ll miss hearing Gary whistling in the hallway on his way to the office. The Assembly won’t be the same without him.

“I wish Gary the very best in his well-earned retirement!”

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