Bob Ziegelbauer

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Bob Ziegelbauer
Member of the Wisconsin State Assembly
from the 25th district
In office
Succeeded by Paul Tittl
Personal details
Born (1951-08-26) August 26, 1951 (age 66)
Manitowoc, Wisconsin, U.S.
Political party Democratic (1993-2010)
Independent (2010-Present)
Residence Manitowoc, Wisconsin, U.S.
Alma mater University of Notre Dame,
Wharton Business School

Robert F. Ziegelbauer (born August 26, 1951) is an American politician who served as an independent member of the Wisconsin State Assembly and is the current County Executive of Manitowoc County, Wisconsin. He represented the 25th Assembly District from his election in 1992 until 2013.


Born in Manitowoc, Wisconsin, Ziegelbauer graduated from Roncalli High School. He then graduated from the University of Notre Dame and received his masters from Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Ziegelbauer was a business owner. He served as finance director of the city of Manitowoc; he also served on the Manitowoc County Board of Supervisors and the Manitowoc Common Council. Ziegelbauer also taught at Silver Lake College.[1] He was elected County Executive of Manitowoc County in April 2006. He has since been reelected as County Executive in 2010, 2014, and 2018, for a total of four terms.[2]


Ziegelbauer announced on June 21, 2010 that he would run as an Independent for the 2010 election. He had long been one of the more conservative members of the Democratic caucus, particularly on taxation and abortion.[3][4] On November 2, 2010, Ziegelbauer was reelected to the Wisconsin Assembly.[5] After reelection he stated that he would caucus with the Republicans.[6] In 2012 Ziegelbauer announced he would not run for reelection to the Assembly.[7]


  1. ^ "Wisconsin Historical Society". Retrieved 24 August 2015. 
  2. ^ Schafer, Alisa M. (3 Apr 2018). "3 Bob Ziegelbauer re-elected as county exec; Manitowoc schools referendum passes". Herald Times Reporter. Retrieved 26 May 2018. 
  3. ^ Patrick Marley. "Ziegelbauer drops (D); plans to run as (I)". Retrieved 24 August 2015. 
  4. ^ " Ziegelbauer Campaign: Announces independence from party system". Retrieved 24 August 2015. 
  5. ^ "Ziegelbauer reelected as Independent". Wisconsin Radio Network. Retrieved 24 August 2015. 
  6. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-03-23. Retrieved 2011-05-07. 
  7. ^ Channel 3000. "Ziegelbauer Won't Seek 11th Term". Channel 3000. Retrieved 24 August 2015. 

External links[edit]