The president of the state Senate says she plans to retire from the Legislature at the end of the year.
State Senate Republican Mary Lazich (R-New Berlin) announced Monday that she will not seek re-election to another term in the state Senate, ending a legislative career that has spanned the past 24 years.
In a statement, Lazich said it has been an immense honor and pleasure to serve the 28th Senate District, and thanked those who have worked with her over the years for their support during turbulent times. “During recent years Governor Walker and the Republican led Legislature guided the state through turbulent times. While the work was hard, the reward is great. Wisconsin is much more fiscally secure and many government shackles have been opened.”
Lazich did not state in her release why she has decided to retire from the Capitol. She started her time in the Legislature in the state Assembly, where she was first elected in 1992. She then won a special election to the state Senate in 1998, where she has served since. She took over as Senate president last year.