Thank you for your service, Senator.
State Sen. Joe Leibham announced today he is resigning his Senate seat a month ahead of his scheduled departure as he pursues another job.
Leibham, R-Sheboygan, opted against seeking re-election to the 9th SD this fall to instead run for the GOP nomination in the 6th CD. He finished second in a three-way Republican primary for the open congressional seat.
Leibham’s term in the Senate was to end early next month with the new crop of lawmakers being sworn in. But he said in a statement his resignation will be effective at 4 p.m. today.
“In the interest of considering future employment opportunities while being compliant with state law, I must resign my position as State Senator for Wisconsin’s 9th Senate District,” Leibham said.
Judging by that last comment, he’s headed to a lobbyist job.