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U.S. Rep. Tom Petri will not run for re-election

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (WKOW) -- Wisconsin's 6th Congressional District will have a new representative after the November election.

The office of Republican U.S. Representative Tom Petri sent a statement Friday saying Petri will announce on Monday, April 14, that he will not run for re-election.

Petri will make the announcement at a town hall meeting in Neenah. The meeting will be held from 4:00-5:00 p.m. at the Neenah City Hall (211 Walnut St.) in the City Council chambers.

Petri was first elected to Congress in April of 1979. Prior to that, Petri served in the State Senate, beginning in 1973.

Last week, State Senator Glenn Grothman (R-West Bend) announced he was running for the 6th District seat. On Friday, State Senator Joe Leibham (R-Sheboygan) posted on his Twitter page that he was also contemplating a run.

Governor Scott Walker released the following statement regarding Congressman Tom Petri's decision to not run for re-election.

"Congressman Tom Petri has been a long and trusted friend to Wisconsin and to me personally. We will miss his leadership, in particular on transportation and education issues. We thank him for his distinguished service."
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