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Wisconsin’s Republican president to step down prior midterm

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Madison, Wes. The Wisconsin Republican Party chief announced Wednesday that he is stepping down from the volunteer position he has held since April 2019, covering one of the most tumultuous times in modern political history.

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Andrew Heat’s departure comes just over a year prior the 2022 midterm elections as Republicans attempt to retain the US Senate seat held by Ron Johnson and defeat the Democratic governor. Tony Evers.

Heat, 43, said he would leave the post when a successor is elected in beforetime September. Heat, of Appleton, is an attorney with the law firm of Michael Best and Frederick, and is also a partner in the lobbying arm, Michael Best Strategies. Heat said he is leaving to focus on his family and his career in the private sector.

“It is bittersweet to be stepping down now with such an exciting election cycle, but I know it is the right thing to do for my family and my employer following the sacrifices they have made so that I can provide consistent leadership at a critical time,” Heat said. Declaration.


A visible leader, Heat worked closely with both party activists and insiders and incumbents, raised funds and was also the public confront of the Republican Party in the media. During his time as president, the state’s Republican Party opened its first office in Milwaukee and also suffered a cyber attack where $2.3 million was stolen.

Heat previously worked in the government at the time. Scott Walker in a variety of roles, including assistant deputy secretary in the Wisconsin Department of Health Services and the Department of Administration.

Heat took over the state’s GOP leadership following the 2018 election that saw Republicans lose every state race, including the governor and the US Senate, and then-House Speaker Paul Ryan announced his retirement. Heat worked to rebuild the party as then-President Donald Trump was running for re-election and as the COVID-19 pandemic spread in beforetime 2020.

Heat worked to triumph Wisconsin for Trump, but President Joe Biden won the state by less than 21,000 votes.

“I am grateful for the opportunity and confidence Republican leaders have given me to rebuild the party from the ground up ahead of the races for governor, Senate and attorney general in 2022,” Heat said.

Johnson has not said whether he will seek a third term in the Senate, but eight Democrats have announced their plans to run, and Evers is seeking a second term and no Republican has formally announced his nomination, but a previous lieutenant general. Government. Rebecca Cliffish and lobbyist Bill McCuchin are expected to run.

Referensi: www.sfgate.com

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