State Rep. Bob Gannon dies of natural causes, Assembly Majority Leader says
10:19 AM, Oct 4, 2017
6:25 PM, Oct 4, 2017
A shock in Wisconsin’s political world as Wisconsin State Representative Bob Gannon died unexpectedly Tuesday night. West Bend’s representative was just 58-years-old.
The Washington County Sheriff's Office said Gannon was found dead of natural causes in his truck near his home. Word spread quickly throughout the west bend community and it's hitting hard for those who knew him.
"Completely unexpected, no one anticipated this,” said West Bend Mayor Kraig Sadownikow.
"Bob had the rare ability to say what was on everyone else's mind. He wore his emotions and his feelings on his sleeve," he said.
Aside from his short political career, Gannon was a businessman. Most recently, he was the president of Richards Insurance Agency in West Bend. Gannon also volunteered for several organizations in the West Bend community.
"It's a good lesson for us all, enjoy the days that we've got," said Sadownikow.
Gannon is survived by his wife and two adult children.
TODAY’S TMJ4 reached out to the Wisconsin Elections Commission to find out what's next for the process of replacing Gannon in District 58. We were told the Governor may call for a special election