The Wisconsin legislature will have a lot of new faces next year.
Five veteran Senators – including Republican Senate President Mike Ellis of Neenah – are not seeking another term.
In the state Assembly, 19 of the 99 members so far are not seeking re-election, including Representative Garey Bies of Sister Bay.
Jay Heck of Common Cause in Wisconsin says many of those not running are viewed as moderates in their respective parties.
Longtime Republican Congressman Tom Petri also made it official yesterday that he would not be seeking a return trip to Washington.