UPDATE: Sen. Kedzie to head Motor Carriers group

UPDATED: Tuesday, June 24, 2014 --- 4:45 p.m.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Former Republican state Sen. Neal Kedzie who resigned last week will be taking over as president of the Wisconsin Motor Carriers Association starting in July.

The trade group representing truck and bus companies announced Kedzie's hiring on Tuesday. Kedzie is taking over for Tom Howells, who is retiring after 35 years as president of the group that has more than 1,000 members.

Kedzie, of Elkhorn, was first elected to the Senate in 2002 after serving four years in the Assembly. His 11th Senate District includes portions of Jefferson, Waukesha, Rock, Walworth and Kenosha counties.

Republican state Rep. Steve Nass and Democrat Dan Kilkenny are running for the seat.

Kedzie says growing a strong economy is dependent on having a vibrant trucking industry and he looks forward to his new job.

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UPDATED Monday, June 16, 2014 --- 12:14 p.m.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Republican state Sen. Neal Kedzie is resigning his seat, a little over a month after announcing he was retiring at the end of the year.

Instead, on Monday Kedzie announced he was resigning at the end of the day to pursue a "new opportunity." He has yet to say what that is and a spokeswoman in his Senate office said she doesn't know.

Kedzie, of Elkhorn, was first elected to the Senate in 2002 after serving four years in the Assembly. His 11th Senate District includes portions of Jefferson, Waukesha, Rock, Walworth and Kenosha counties.

Republican state Rep. Steve Nass and Democrat Dan Kilkenny are running for the seat.

With Kedzie's resignation, his seat will be vacant for the remainder of the year.

Copyright 2014: Associated Press

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Posted Tuesday, May 6, 2014 --- 1:33 p.m.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Republican state Sen. Neal Kedzie, of Elkhorn, is retiring after more than 17 years in the state Legislature.

Kedzie announced Tuesday that he would not seek a fourth term in the Senate. He is the fourth Republican to announce his retirement from the Senate this year. Three Democratic incumbents are also not running for re-election.

Kedzie was first elected to the Senate in 2002 after serving four years in the Assembly.

Kedzie says in a statement that he is retiring to spend more time with his family and pursue other opportunities outside of state government.

Kedzie's 11th Senate District is in southeastern Wisconsin and includes portions of Jefferson, Waukesha, Rock, Walworth and Kenosha counties.

Copyright 2014: Associated Press


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