Former Assembly Democratic leader Gordon Hintz won’t seek reelection

Hintz, who represents the Oshkosh area, was first elected to the Assembly in 2006

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Assembly Minority Leader Gordon Hintz speaks at the front of the chamber Wednesday, June 9, 2021, at the Wisconsin State Capitol in Madison, Wis. Angela Major/WPR

Former Assembly Democratic Minority Leader Gordon Hintz says he won’t seek reelection this fall.

Hintz didn’t offer any explanation in Thursday’s announcement and said he hasn’t made any decisions about his future.

Hintz, who represents the Oshkosh area, was first elected to the Assembly in 2006.

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“Despite the changing nature of politics and different roles and responsibilities I have had in the Assembly, the people of Oshkosh have always remained my absolute priority,” Hintz wrote in a press release announcing his decision. “I am proud of the accomplishments I have been a part of during my time in the Legislature. And while disappointed by many of the decisions that were made — or failed to be made — during my tenure, I have always strived to find value in my work that benefited the people of the 54th District and of our state.”

Assembly Democrats elected him as their leader in 2017. He stepped down from the leadership post this past January. Rep. Greta Neubauer, D-Racine, replaced him.

Twelve members of the Assembly have now announced their retirement.