Suder to leave state Assembly to join Public Service Commission

CREATED Aug 21, 2013

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Majority Leader Scott Suder is leaving the state Assembly.

The Abbotsford Republican has represented the 69th Assembly District for 14 years. Suder said Wednesday he'll step down Sept. 3. Suder's spokeswoman Vanessa Morrone says Suder will join the Public Service Commission.

“Representative Suder has long served the residents of Wisconsin,” Governor Walker said. “The Public Service Commission will benefit from his talents and experience. I thank Representative Suder for his work in the Legislature and I look forward to being able to work with him in this new capacity.”

Suder says some of his legislative victories include Jessica's Law, which provided mandatory minimum sentences for first-degree child sexual offenders and the Rural Jobs Act that provided millions in tax credits to help locate and grow rural businesses.