Senator Gudex Will Not Seek Reelection
Today, State Senator Rick Gudex (R-Fond du Lac) announced that he will not be seeking re-election to the 18th State Senate District. Senator Gudex was elected to the Senate in November, 2012 and elected as Senate President Pro-Tempore earlier this year. He serves as Chairman of the Senate Economic Development & Commerce Committee and is a board member of the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation and a member of The Wisconsin Small Business Advisory Center Network Advisory Board.
Senator Gudex was the author of Wisconsin Fast Forward, legislation that helps address the state’s need for skilled workers. The program created worker training grants and makes other investments to prepare workers for jobs available today and in the years to come. This past budget, additional funding was made available to continue the program. In addition, Senator Gudex fought hard to preserve the Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credit, a credit that is responsible for almost a half a billion dollars in private investments in our aging buildings around the state, helping to preserve our history and spurring economic investment.
“It has been an honor and a privilege to be able to serve the citizens of the 18th district. I have greatly enjoyed the role of serving as your State Senator. I am proud of the many major accomplishments that this legislative body and I have realized. It has been great working with various groups of individuals, building relationships, and addressing their needs and concerns. I am confident that the decisions made during my term in office have and will continue to keep the great State of Wisconsin moving forward. As you may know, I had spent 26 years of my career in manufacturing management. I haven’t lost my love for manufacturing and will be returning to the private sector. I fully intend on completing my full term and duties as your state senator; serving the needs of this district. I want to thank everyone who has supported me during this term in office. It has made the experience all the better,” said Senator Rick Gudex.