Washington, D.C. –U.S. Representative Tom Petri (R-WI) formally announced today that he will not seek reelection to Congress in the upcoming election. The announcement was made at a town meeting in Neenah, Wisconsin.
“I am here to formally announce that I will not seek to represent the 6th District in Congress for another term. This is a decision I reached after serious thought and consideration with my family and others.
“I’d like to express my sincere thanks to my fellow citizens for entrusting me with the responsibility of representing them for the last 35 years. It has been a great honor.
“Best wishes to whoever is elected to represent us in the next Congress. He or she will have the opportunity to turn the great prospects before our country into concrete reality.
“I look forward to continuing to serve the people of the 6th District for the remainder of this year.”
Petri said there were “several factors” that contributed to his decision, and no one factor led to his decision not to run.