Al Ott won’t seek re-election

The Brillion News

FOREST JUNCTION – State Representative Al Ott, R-Forest Junction, will not seek re-election to the state assembly in November.

His office made the announcement March 31. He has represented the Third Assembly  District since 1986.

“Thirty years ago, I ran for the State Assembly out of my genuine desire to serve the public and bring a voice of Northeast Wisconsin to Madison,” Ott said in a written statement..”While much has changed during my tenure, my commitment to my constituents and my desire to enact sound public policy has not. I am truly blessed and humbled to have had this opportunity.”

Ott chaired the Assembly Committee on Agriculture from 1995 to 2008. He currently chairs the Committee on Natural Resources and Sporting Heritage, and is a member of the committees on Agriculture, Interstate Affairs, Tourism and Transportation.

He has an outgoing personality and was famous for walking in most community parades in the area, waving to spectators and wearing red, white and blue.

He and his wife, Connie, have four children and nine grandchildren.

The Third District includes Brillion, Combined Locks, Kimberly, Little Chute, Stockbridge, Sherwood and portions of Appleton and Menasha.

This previews a feature story on Ott’s career that will appear in the April 7 print edition of The Brillion News.

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