Rep. Nygren to Resign Seat in State Assembly

State Representative John Nygren (R-Marinette) released the following statement announcing his resignation from the State Assembly effective December 2, 2020:

“Serving the people of the 89th Assembly District has been the honor of a lifetime,” said Rep. Nygren. “Together we have accomplished a great deal for northeast Wisconsin as well as the entire state. I am humbled by the support shown for my family and me for which I will be forever grateful. Thank you.”

Rep. Nygren’s resignation will allow him to pursue career opportunities in the private sector.

“While the timing will never be perfect, our work over the last 14 years has left northeast Wisconsin and our entire state in a better position. When I was first elected, there was much work to do. Northeast Wisconsin’s economy was in tough shape, many of our friends and neighbors were unemployed, and drug and substance abuse was tearing families apart. Today, Marinette Marine is poised to play an integral role in our nation’s security for at least another generation, which will help fuel economic growth in northeast Wisconsin for decades. The HOPE Agenda has made Wisconsin a national leader in combatting substance abuse. And northeast Wisconsin’s strong manufacturing base has helped drive unprecedented economic growth and prosperity.”

Rep. Nygren has also served as the Assembly Co-Chair of the Joint Committee on Finance for four sessions. His tenure as Assembly Co-Chair is tied for the longest tenure in the Committee’s 109-year history.

“Wisconsin was in tough shape financially when I was appointed Co-Chair. Over the last eight years, we have cut taxes by a cumulative $13 billion, the state’s investment in public education is the highest in our state’s history, and the state’s rainy-day fund has grown to nearly $800 million. Wisconsin is on sound financial footing and is well situated to weather the economic uncertainty created by the pandemic.”

“I have had the honor of working with some fantastic leaders and talented and committed staff throughout 14 years in the Legislature. I will always cherish the lifelong relationships we have built. Wisconsin will continue to prosper under their steady leadership.”