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Davis not ready yet for decision
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MONROE - Rep. Brett Davis, R-Oregon, will wait until next year to decide whether to run for lieutenant governor.

But it won't be long into the new year. He said Friday, while in Monroe to present a proclamation to retiring Green County Family YMCA Executive Director Reid Stangel, that he will decide by mid-January.

Davis announced in September that he'd filed the necessary paperwork to begin the process of gathering resources needed to run. He said he's been "encouraged" by comments he's heard across the state since then.

Davis has represented the 80th Assembly District, which includes Green County and parts of Lafayette and Dane counties, since 2004.

Thus far, Superior Mayor Dave Ross is the only declared Republican candidate for the office. Milwaukee Alderman T. Anthony Zielinski is running as a Democrat.

Wisconsin Lt. Gov. Barbara Lawton is not seeking re-election. The state's primary election is Sept. 14, 2010.

Davis' current committee assignments include Education, Financial Institutions, Renewable Energy and Rural Affairs, and Rural Economic Development.

He is a graduate of Monroe High School and earned a bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh.

He served as a legislative aide to State Rep. Mike Powers, State Sen. Joe Leibham and former Gov. and U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy Thompson.

Davis is a member of the Green County Local Emergency Planning Commission; Green County Conservation League; Oregon Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors; Oregon-Brooklyn Lions Club; Monroe Noon Optimists, Monroe Kiwanis; Farm Bureau; and the Green Rock and Dane Counties Republican parties.