MADISON, Wis. — The Latest on Assembly Democratic leadership elections (all times local):

2:40 p.m.

Incoming Democratic Minority Leader Gordon Hintz says he’s learned from past mistakes and has tried to live his life with “intent and purpose” ever since.

Hintz was elected Tuesday as Assembly Democratic minority leader. He will replace Rep. Peter Barca in the post next month.

Republicans have criticized Hintz because in 2011 he was cited by Appleton police for sexual misconduct at a massage parlor.

Hintz says he made a bad choice but he’s never run from it. Hintz says, “While I can’t change the mistakes of my past, I can continue to learn from them going forward.”

Hintz urged minority Democrats to work together and avoid infighting to be effective against Gov. Scott Walker and majority Republicans. Hintz promises to make the goals clear to Democrats and deliver a clear narrative.


2:20 p.m.

State Rep. Gordon Hintz, of Oshkosh, has been elected leader of Wisconsin Assembly Democrats.

Assembly Democrats voted Tuesday to elect Hintz with no opposition. He will replace outgoing Minority Leader Peter Barca starting in October.

Barca had held the post since 2011 but stepped down after Democrats upset with his leadership raised concerns.

Democrats have 35 members in the 99-seat Assembly, their lowest numbers since 1957.


10:59 a.m.

State Rep. Gordon Hintz, of Oshkosh, is expected to be voted in as the next leader of Democrats in the Wisconsin Assembly.

Assembly Democrats were scheduled to vote Tuesday afternoon on who will replace outgoing Minority Leader Peter Barca starting in October. Hintz is the only announced candidate.

Barca has held the post since 2011 but stepped down after Democrats upset with his leadership raised concerns.

Several Democrats were angry with Barca joining with majority Republicans in voting for a $3 billion incentive package for Foxconn Technology Group. Barca stood behind Republican Gov. Scott Walker on Monday when he signed the Foxconn bill into law.

Democrats have 35 members in the 99-seat Assembly, their lowest numbers since 1957.