A Republican state lawmaker will not seek reelection next fall.
State Senator Rick Gudex of Fond du Lac made the announcement Monday morning. In a statement, he said the decision is based on a desire to return to the private sector. “I had spent 26 years of my career in manufacturing management. I haven’t lost my love for manufacturing and will be returning to the private sector,” Gudex said.
Gudex was elected to the Senate in November of 2012. He currently serves as President Pro-Tempore of the chamber and chairs the Senate Economic Development and Commerce Committee. He is also a board member of the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation and a member of The Wisconsin Small Business Advisory Center Network Advisory Board.
Gudex said he does intend to fill out the remainder of his term.