As we reported yesterday, there will be a contested race for Manitowoc County Executive in the upcoming spring election. Incumbent Bob Ziegelbauer released a statement last night praising his accomplishment since holding the position, including, in his words, “Holding the line on taxes through smart modernization, coupled with a robust capital improvement program and low debt has led to a Manitowoc County government that is responsive, accountable, and transparent. I’m proud of what we have accomplished and excited to do more.” Manitowoc City Council member Eric Sitkiewitz has announced he will challenge for the position on April 3rd.