MADISON (AP) — The 25-year-old son of former Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has decided against a run for Congress.
Matt Walker posted on Twitter on Monday that he would not run to replace retiring Republican U.S. Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner in Wisconsin's 5th Congressional District.
Walker has never run for office, and he was among several Republicans eyeing the seat in the deeply Republican district.
As I have connected with community members, discussed with my family, and prayed on this decision, I have concluded that there is a great deal I can do now through my small businesses and community involvement to support SE Wisconsin.
— Matt Walker (@MattWalkerWI) September 30, 2019
Walker said after praying and talking with community members, friends and family, he's decided to focus on his work and community involvement to support the area. The district covers northern and western Milwaukee suburbs.
Republican state Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald is the only announced candidate on the GOP side, but many others are still weighing a run next year. That includes state Sen. Chris Kapenga, Matt Neumann, the son of a former congressman, and former U.S. Senate candidate Kevin Nicholson.