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Congressman Tom Petri to Retire Instead of Seeking Re-Election


Republican Congressman Tom Petri of Wisconsin says he will retire after more than 30 years in the House of Representatives.

In a statement Friday, Petri says he will make a formal announcement in his district on Monday, about his plans not to seek re-election.

Just last week, GOP state Sen. Glenn Grothman announced he would challenge Petri in a Republican primary in August.

Petri is considered one of the more moderate Republicans in the House and was first elected in 1979.

His district covers east central Wisconsin.

Marti was a reporter with WUWM from 1999 to 2021.