Speaker Robin Vos (R-Rochester) said: "When I met Paul Ryan in 1998 during his first run for Congress, it was obvious he was someone of incredible talent and amazing ability. Now 20 years later, his record and accomplishments speak for themselves. Paul has been perhaps the best congressman Wisconsin has ever sent to Washington and also one of the best speakers to have gaveled Congress into session. His commitment to serving the people of Wisconsin and the United States is unparalleled."
Speaker Robin Vos does not want to go to Washington.
Vos announced Friday that he will seek another term in the Wisconsin State Assembly where he serves as House speaker.
The Republican from Rochester had been considered a leading candidate to run for Ryan's seat after Ryan announced earlier this week that he is retiring.
In a statement, Vos said he believes he can "do more more good continuing to push state-based conservative reforms."