On June 22, Wisconsin Assemblymember Bob Ziegelbauer announced he was leaving the Democratic Party and becoming an independent. He is running for re-election this year as an independent. He will have a Republican and a Democratic opponent this November.
Ziegelbauer was first elected to the legislature in 1992. He was re-elected unanimously in November 2006. He left the Democratic Party after the Assembly Democratic leadership removed him from being Chair of the Ways and Means Committee.