Madison Democrat won’t run for Assembly re-election

A Democratic state representative has decided to retire.

Aaron Collins, a spokesman for Assembly Minority Leader Gordon Hintz, says Terese Berceau won’t run for re-election this fall. A message left at her Capitol office wasn’t immediately returned.

The 67-year-old Berceau has served in the Assembly since 1998. She represents Madison’s west side and is perhaps best known statewide for her 2009 push to raise the beer tax.

She’s the second Assembly member to decide not to seek re-election in recent weeks. Republican Rep. Jesse Kremer announced last month he won’t run for a third term, saying he plans to return to his job as a pilot.