State Sen. Peter Bear resigns from the Legislature in 1980 and flees the country, later blaming cocaine.
Republican Scott Klug, a TV news anchor, beats 16-term incumbent Democrat Bob Kastenmeier for U.S. representative in 1990.
Nine-term state Rep. David Clarenbach loses to Ada Deer in Democratic primary for U.S. representative in 1992.
Upstart Dave Cieslewicz narrowly edges out local legend Paul Soglin in 2003 mayor's race.
Lt. Gov. Barbara Lawton declines to run for governor in 2010.