Colon ponders leadership bid or retirement

    State Rep. Pedro Colón (D-Milwaukee) said this week he’s mulling whether to push for a leadership position in the Assembly Democratic Caucus or retire after six terms.
    "The only reason to run is to partake in the top three positions," said Colón, who is currently Assembly vice chair of the Joint Finance Committee. "The question I’m asking myself is, am I willing to work the 120 percent that’s required for you to work to be in the top three positions?"
    Colón said he thinks Dems will come back in the majority, and he’d like to be in a position to guide big legislative issues, like "green jobs" legislation and a regional transit authority for Milwaukee.
    Seventeen members of the Assembly already have decided to either retire or seek another office.


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