Congressman Tom Petri to Retire Instead of Seeking Re-Election

Apr 11, 2014

Wisconsin Congressman Tom Petri says he won't seek re-election this year.

Republican Congressman Tom Petri of Wisconsin says he will retire after more than 30 years in the House of Representatives.

In a statement Friday, Petri says he will make a formal announcement in his district on Monday, about his plans not to seek re-election.

Just last week, GOP state Sen. Glenn Grothman announced he would challenge Petri in a Republican primary in August.

Petri is considered one of the more moderate Republicans in the House and was first elected in 1979.

His district covers east central Wisconsin.