KAUKAUNA (NBC 26) — After previously announcing earlier in the year he won't seek reelection this fall, Wisconsin Assembly Majority Leader Jim Steineke says he is resigning later this month.
Rep. Steineke released the following statement on Monday: “After announcing in January that I would not be seeking another term, my goal has been to continue to work for the people of my district and the state as long as there was a possibility of further action in the legislature. Now that it is clear that there will likely be no further legislative sessions, it’s time to move on to pursue interests in the private sector.”
In a previous interview back in January, the Kaukauna-based Assembly Majority Leader said the increasing division between Wisconsin Republicans and Democrats played a part in his decision to not seek reelection.
The Kaukauna Republican was first elected to the Assembly in 2010 and helped pass Act 10, then-Gov. Scott Walker's plan to strip most public workers of their union rights.
The GOP caucus made him assistant majority leader in 2013 and majority leader in 2015.
Steineke announced Monday he will be resigning from the state Assembly effective at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, July 27th.
This report contains content from the Associated Press.