Rep. Bob Gannon (R-West Bend), the representative of the 58th Assembly district, passed away on Oct. 3 of natural causes. Elected officials expressed sorrow at the news, and Gov. Scott Walker released a statement writing, “Bob’s energy and passion will be deeply missed.” A memorial service for the representative will be held on Sunday, Oct. 15 in West Bend.
Walker will eventually call a special election to fill the 58th Assembly district seat, a heavily Republican area. The timing of the election will likely be near the holidays.