UNDATED (WSAU-Wheeler News) A veteran state lawmaker who resigned last week will head a group that represents the interests of Wisconsin's trucking and bus lines. The state Motor Carriers Association announced Neal Kedzie's hiring yesterday. The former Elkhorn Republican will replace Tom Howells, who's retiring after 35 years as the group's leader.
Kedzie spent four years in the Assembly and a dozen years in the Senate, heading the natural resources committee in the most recent session. He said a few weeks ago that he would not run for re-election in the fall. He then said last week he would quit now, but did not say why. Kedzie now says he looks forward to representing a transportation group that has over a-thousand members. He said a vibrant trucking industry is vital to having a strong economy.