State Rep. Leon Young Announces Retirement

Milwaukee Democrat Has Served In Assembly Since 1993

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Democratic state Rep. Leon Young announced Wednesday he won’t seek re-election. He said he plans to return to his former job as a Milwaukee police officer. He says the state of partisan politics made his choice easier.

Young has represented the 16th Assembly District since 1993. He’s the 13th Assembly incumbent to decide not to seek re-election.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports Milwaukee County Supervisor Supreme Moore Omokunde is planning to run for the seat. Omokunde is the son of U.S. Rep. Gwen Moore.

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Wisconsin Election Commission records show Omokunde hasn’t officially declared his candidacy yet.