Neal Kedzie's new job: president of Wisconsin Motor Carriers Association

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Andrea Anderson
Tuesday, June 24, 2014

MADISON—Former Republican state Sen. Neal Kedzie will be the new president of Wisconsin Motor Carriers Association, according to a news release.

Effective July 1, Kedzie will be replacing Tom Howells, who is retiring after 35 years.

Wisconsin Motor Carriers Association is a non-profit trade association with 1,050 members, according to the release. The association works with the American Trucking Associations in Washington, D.C., regarding federal issues, according to its website.

Kedzie, who represented the 11th Senate District, announced in April he was seeking re-election.

In May, he said he was retiring to spend more time with his family and pursue opportunities outside of state government, according to a previous release.

He announced June 16 he was resigning his Senate seat that day to pursue a "new opportunity." To pursue the opportunity, he had to resign, according to an earlier news release.

Kedzie, 58, was first elected to the Senate in 2002, then re-elected in 2006 and 2010. Before the Senate, he served four years in the Assembly as the 43rd District representative.

Prior to state politics, Kedzie was a government relations representative for the Wisconsin Electric Power Company and commercial and industrial coordinator in the marketing division for Wisconsin Southern Gas, according to Tuesday's release.

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