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Wisconsin Congressman Tom Petri formally announces retirement

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NEENAH, WI (WTAQ) - Long-time Wisconsin Congressman Tom Petri made it official Monday.

The 73-year-old formally announced he will not run for re-election this fall in the 6th Congressional district.

He thanked everyone, from his staff to his supporters, during a town hall meeting in Neenah.

Petri (R-Fond du Lac) didn't specify why he chose to retire now, only saying that the timing seemed right. Previously, a spokesman says Petri’s original plan was to seek one more term, but says his decision to retire was a result of, “several factors.”

Petri has been in Congress since 1979, and is a current member of the Transportation and Infrastructure committee and the committee on Education and the Workforce. He's also the chairman of the subcommittee on Highways and Transit.

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