Speaker: Rep. Garey Bies to Retire

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- The leader of the state Assembly says a long-time lawmaker from northeastern Wisconsin will call it quits.

Speaker Robin Vos, a Burlington Republican, released a statement Monday saying Rep. Garey Bies plans to retire. The statement did not say when Bies, a Sister Bay Republican, plans to step down. Bies didn't return messages left at his state Capitol office and at a district listing.

Bies, a former Door County sheriff's deputy, was first elected to the Assembly in 2000. He currently serves as chairman of the Assembly Corrections Committee.

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