Only on 7: State Rep. Mary Williams is not Seeking Re-Election

State Representative Mary Williams says she won't be seeking re-election.

The republican from Medford represents the 87th Assembly District, which covers Taylor, Rusk and Sawyer counties. Williams is a former school teacher who was first elected in 2002. She says it's just time to move on.

"I'm a firm believer in term limits and so somebody asked me one time, well how many years, well for the Assembly I think 10 to 12 years would be good, and I'm at my 12th year right now, so it's time for someone else to have the chance to do good things for the state of Wisconsin," she said.

Still, Williams says it wasn't an easy decision to make. She says helping to boost the state's rainy day fund is among her proudest achievements. Williams will be in office until January when the new representative takes over. After that, she says she'll help out at the family-owned restaurant and spend time with grand kids and husband.


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