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Representative Kremer Not Seeking Reelection

By John Forester | January 24, 2018

From WisPolitics.com …

GOP Rep. Jesse Kremer announced yesterday he’s not running for re-election later this year.

Instead, he said on the Assembly floor he’ll begin work as a commercial airline pilot, a job he had held before joining the chamber. But he told WisPolitics.com he intends to finish out his term.

The Kewaskum Republican has authored controversial pieces of legislation including a transgender bathroom bill and the so-called campus free speech bill.

But he said he regrets not doing enough to protect the unborn, including passing a bill that would impose a blanket prohibition on acquiring, providing or using a fetal body part from an abortion, which has stalled in committee.

Another regret, Kremer said, is failing to pass legislation to “protect our schools from mass maniacs.” That, his office said, refers to a bill he co-authored that would allow people with concealed weapons permits to carry guns on school grounds.

Kremer said while he’s not “irreplaceable,” he hopes “that I have made some sort of mark on this body.”

“We can make what we want of our offices, and I hope I was not one to take a backseat,” he said.

Kremer was elected to the 59th AD in 2014.

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