11th Republican retires from Wisconsin Assembly

Wisconsin State Capitol
Posted at 1:12 PM, Apr 11, 2022

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Another Republican has decided to retire from the Wisconsin Assembly.

Rep. Tyler Vorpagel of Plymouth announced Monday he won't seek reelection this fall. He said it's time to move on with the next chapter in his life. He didn't elaborate.

Vorpagel has served in the body since 2015. He's the 11th Republican to retire this year and second in less than a week.

Rep. Samantha Kerkman of Salem Lakes won the race for Kenosha County executive in the April 5 spring elections and will have to leave the Assembly because she can't serve in both positions.

Overall 17 Assembly members and six senators are not seeking reelection.