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Leibham Considering Run for Congress

Would have had this up sooner, but I’ve been having server issues for the past week.  It’s made updating a real “joy.”

Sheboygan, Wis. — State Sen. Joe Leibham (pronounced: LĪ–päm) announced Friday that he will take the next few days to consider running for Congress in Wisconsin’s 6th District after hearing that U.S. Rep. Tom Petri, R-Wis., will not be seeking re-election.

“Congressman Petri contacted me this morning to inform me of his decision to retire,” Leibham said. “I expressed my appreciation for his years of service to our area and nation, and I wished him well as he completes his term.

“Out of love and respect for my family and country, I will take time over the next couple of days to consider, discuss and pray about how and where I can best use my time and talent to improve the quality of life for our state and nation.”

Leibham, a resident and taxpayer of the 6th Congressional District, lives in Sheboygan with his wife, Heather, and their three young children.

Leibham has represented portions of Sheboygan, Manitowoc and Calumet counties in the State Senate and the greater Sheboygan area in the State Assembly. Prior to his years of public service, Leibham worked in the private sector for Sargento Foods in Plymouth and the Sheboygan County Chamber of Commerce.

Something to consider come summer parade season…Joe is one of 13 kids.  Even if he isn’t there, one of his siblings definitely will be.  Having won his first election to the state senate by a mere 46 votes (after recount) in 2002, he is more than capable of fighting a campaign on any level.

Yes, he might be labeled as “The Establishment Pick,” but he may also be the only Republican in this race who can say with certainty that four years ago he lived in the district and wasn’t redistricted in.

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  • Jim

    Funny you claim to be a reporter ? Yet the first thing you do is endorse joe?
    Shows exactly what type of reporter you are. Still writing whatever you are told to write! Sad way to make a living.

  • kevinbinversie

    Funny, I’ve never claimed to be a reporter.

  • Frank

    Might want to check your own linked in account.
    Says political commentator/ REPORTER !
    I know it’s all make believe…but you gotta stand for something….or not.