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6th District Republican candidates would have personal term limits


SHEBOYGAN, WI (WHBL) - Three Republicans running for Tom Petri’s House seat this fall say they would serve no more than one third of the time the long-time Congressman has held the 6th District seat.  Petri is stepping down after over 35 years in office.

In an op-ed published Monday, State Assemblyman Duey Stroebel of Saukville said he would serve as a citizen legislator like the Founding Fathers had intended - later clarifying he would hold the office no more than 10 years.

In a statement released Monday, State Senator Glenn Grothman of Campbellsport said he, too, would only serve up to 10 years as a House member.  He said the issues he would focus on need to be addressed in that time period or else the country may never recover.

State Senator Joe Leibham of Sheboygan said in a statement Monday he would follow a self-imposed limit of 12 years maximum if elected in November.

The fourth Republican on the ballot, Tom Denow of Oshkosh, has not made a public comment regarding if he would follow term limits. 

All four face each other in the August 12 primary for the chance to face Democrat Mark Harris in November.