Hubler will not seek re-election
State Rep. Mary Hubler, D-Rice Lake, announced Monday she will not seek re-election to the Wisconsin Assembly.
Hubler was first elected to the state Assembly in 1985 and voters re-elected her 12 times.
She said in a press release Monday she wants to pursue other opportunities.
“Over the past 26 years, I’ve answered more than 100,000 calls, letters and e-mails asking me to help deal with state bureaucrats and to cut through government red tape,” she said in the release. “Government is supposed to serve the people, not overwhelm them. My most important job was being there when people needed help.”
Hubler is the fourth Democrat and 11th Assembly member overall to announce they won’t seek another term. Two Republicans and one Democrat in the state Senate also aren’t running again.
Democrats hold a 52-46 majority in the Assembly and an 18-15 edge in the Senate.
The Associated Press also contributed to this report.