Wisconsin Assembly Republican to retire, 11th announced in 2022

Rep. Tyler Vorpagel of Plymouth

Another Republican has decided to retire from the Wisconsin Assembly.

Rep. Tyler Vorpagel of Plymouth announced Monday he won't seek reelection this fall. He said in a statement that it's time to move on with the next chapter in his life. He didn't elaborate. Vorpagel has served in the body since 2015.

Vorpagel becomes the 11th Assembly Republican to retire this year and second in less than a week. Rep. Samantha Kerkman of Salem Lakes won the position of Kenosha County executive in the April 5 spring elections and will have to leave the Assembly because she can't hold both positions.

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Seventeen Assembly members across both parties have now announced their retirement. Six senators also have announced they won't seek reelection, including three Republicans and three Democrats.

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