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Assembly Democrat Sandy Pasch won't seek re-election

MADISON, WI (WTAQ) - The second-ranking Democrat in the Wisconsin Assembly will leave at the end of the year.

Assistant Minority Leader Sandy Pasch of Shorewood becomes the 16th of the 99 Assembly members not to seek re-election to her current post this fall.

Pasch said she needs to take care of her father, who's now in his 90's -- and she's getting tired of the partisan fights with majority Republicans.

Pasch is a psychiatric nurse, and she served on a task force that recommended a series of bills to improve mental health care throughout the state. Those bills were approved, but she still believes she can have a greater impact outside of the Legislature than within it.

Pasch said she would continue serving in her Assembly leadership post until her term ends early next January. 

(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)