Wisconsin Congressman Reid Ribble has announced he will not run for reelection this fall.
In a statement released Saturday, the Sherwood Republican said he had accomplished everything he promised to do when he was first elected to represent the state’s 8th Congressional District in 2010. Those promises included rolling back federal discretionary spending to where it was before the recession and making the Bush tax cuts for individuals permanent.
His final promise, Ribble said, was not to serve in the U.S. House of Representatives for longer than four terms or eight years, which he will fulfill by not seeking another term. “I’ve always said elected office shouldn’t be a career. I come from the private sector and am anxious to return to it and to a more private life,” he said.
Ribble’s district covers much of northeastern Wisconsin, including Green Bay, the Fox Valley, and surrounding areas. He is the only member of the state’s Congressional delegation to indicate so far that they do not plan to seek another term next fall.