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Joe Parisi, longtime Dane County Executive, to retire

Parisi served in the role since 2011 - 12 years in office. Before that, he served in the Wisconsin State Assembly from 2005 onwards.
Joe Parisi
Posted at 4:01 PM, Oct 06, 2023
and last updated 2023-10-06 17:01:12-04

MADISON, Wis. — The longtime Dane County Executive, Joe Parisi, plans to retire.

Parisi served in the role since 2011 - 12 years in office. Before that, he served in the Wisconsin State Assembly from 2005 onwards.

During a news conference, Parisi said he will step down from the position - equivalent to Milwaukee County or Waukesha County Executive - in May of 2024.

Parisi's retirement would start a special election, in November of 2024, according to Wisconsin Public Radio.