State Rep. John Nygren, R-Marinette, will step down from his seat in the 89th Assembly District effective Wednesday, according to a news release. Nygren has represented the district — which includes portions of Marinette, Oconto and Brown counties — since 2006 and served four terms as co-chair on the powerful Joint Committee on Finance.
Nygren intends to pursue a career in the private sector.
Per state law, Gov. Tony Evers will call a special election to fill the vacant seat.
So I can almost hear the scuttling in Brown County as potential candidates start to put together their ‘exploratory committees’.