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Janesville Rep. Kolste won’t seek re-election to Assembly

Deb Kolste, Janesville
Deb Kolste, Janesville

MADISON (WKOW) -- Democratic Rep. Deb Kolste announced Thursday during the Assembly floor session that she will not see re-election.

Kolste, 66, represents the 44th Assembly District, which includes most of Janesville.

She was first elected in 2013 and would have faced re-election Nov. 3. Representatives are elected every two years.

“To say that serving as your state representative for the last eight years has been an honor and a privilege would be a huge understatement," Kolste said in a news release. "Being in the Legislature has been an experience of a lifetime, but it has certainly not been my lifetime experience. The relationships with my family, friends and community have informed my beliefs and I hope that is what has been represented in the work that I have done in the Capitol."

Kolste said she hopes to take time to help her family and community on a more personal level.

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