West Allis Rep. Staskunas not seeking re-election

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.
Tony Staskunas

Tony Staskunas

WEST ALLIS — West Allis state Representative Tony Staskunas announced Tuesday, April 17th he will not seek re-election.

The Democrat says he wants to seek new challenges, but did not elaborate on why he is leaving after 16 years in the state Assembly.

In a statement, Staskunas said: “I have given this decision considerable thought over the last several months.  I have greatly enjoyed my 16 years in the State Assembly.  Politics and legislating are fascinating and fulfilling work, but I believe that now is a good time for me to seek new challenges. I sincerely thank all of the residents of the 15th Assembly District.  Being elected to represent you and your friends and neighbors in the State Legislature is a great honor and is very humbling.  I am so grateful for the support that I have been given by my family, friends, neighbors and supporters, and I will always appreciate those who gave me the privilege of serving.”