State Rep. Peter Barca stepping down as Assembly Minority Leader

Posted at 5:53 PM, Sep 07, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-07 19:30:31-04

MADISON -- State Rep. Peter Barca announced Thursday evening that he would step down from his position as Assembly Minority Leader.

“This afternoon I made the very difficult decision to step down as leader of the Assembly Democrats following deliberate, thoughtful discussions. I am grateful to my colleagues for their support over the last seven years," Barca said in a statement.

The Democrat from Kenosha has served as Assembly Leader since 2011. It wasn't immediately clear who would replace him.

"It has been my honor to work as their leader in the fight for family-supporting jobs and an economy that works for everyone. Assembly Democrats have always fought to do what is right for Wisconsin families and workers."

Barca was first elected to the Wisconsin Assembly in 2008, replacing James Kreuser.