State Rep. Gordon Hintz (MPA ’01) began his duties as Assembly minority leader October 1. Hintz, a state lawmaker from Oshkosh, was elected by his colleagues to replace Rep. Peter Barca (MA ’83), who resigned.
Hintz, a member of the Legislature’s budget-writing committee, has been in the state Assembly since 2006. Born in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, he is a former assistant to U.S. Rep Jay Johnson and Sen. Herb Kohl. Hintz also was a management and budget analyst for the city of Long Beach, California.
Barca, of Kenosha, served in the state Assembly from 1985 to 1993, when he was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in a special election. After his defeat in the regular 1994 election, Barca held several positions before returning to the state Assembly in 2008.