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West Salem native Huebsch to retire from Wisconsin Public Service Commission a year early

Brad Williams

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A former La Crosse area lawmaker is stepping down from the Wisconsin Public Service Commission. 

Mike Huebsch of West Salem announced that he will retire on Feb. 3, with a year left in his term on the PSC. 

Republican Huebsch represented the 94th Assembly District in Madison for 16 years, and served two years as Assembly speaker before former Gov. Scott Walker named him administration secretary. 

Huebsch has been on the three-person, utility-regulating commission since 2015.

Gov. Tony Evers will appoint a successor.  

The retirement will end 25 years in state government for Huebsch, who first went to Madison representing the 94th District in 1995 after unseating long-time Democratic Rep. Virgil Roberts.

Huebsch was a La Crosse County supervisor when he won his first election to the Assembly.

A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.

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