NE Wis. legislator to retire

  • Associated Press
  • January 20, 2014 - 4:05 PM

MADISON, Wis. — A long-time lawmaker from northeastern Wisconsin says he's going to call it quits.

Rep. Garey Bies, a Sister Bay Republican, said in a telephone interview with The Associated Press on Monday he won't seek re-election in November. He said 14 years in the Legislature is enough.

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.

He said he plans to continue to run the Carroll House, his seasonal restaurant in Sister Bay, but doesn't have any other firm plans for life after the Legislature.

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