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  Kind, Ron
CANDIDATE DETAILS
AffiliationDemocratic  
<-  2011-01-03  
 
NameRon Kind
Address3061 Edgewater Lane
La Crosse, Wisconsin 54603, United States
EmailNone
Website [Link]
Born March 16, 1963
Died Still Living (51 years)
Contributoreddy 9_99
Last ModifedHomegrown Democrat
Nov 19, 2012 08:25pm
Tags Caucasian - Moderate-to-Liberal - Anti Alaska/Offshore Oil Drilling - Anti School Vouchers - Anti-Death Penalty - Anti-Missile Defense - Anti-Social Security Privatization - Health Care Reform - Internationalist - Pro Embryonic Stem Cell Research - Pro Environment - Pro Free Trade - Pro- gun - Pro-Affirmative Action - Pro-Choice - Pro-Civil Unions - Pro-Smaller Government - Married - Christian - Lutheran - Protestant - Straight -
InfoA native of La Crosse, Wisconsin, Ron Kind was first elected to represent the people of western Wisconsin's 3rd Congressional district in November 1996. He currently is a member of the House Education and the Workforce Committee, the Resources Committee, and the Budget Committee.

Ron Kind was born and raised in western Wisconsin. He is the third of five children born to Greta and Elroy Kind and the fifth generation to live here. Greta formerly worked as the Assistant Director of Personnel in the La Crosse School District. Elroy had a 35-year career as a telephone repairman and union leader at the La Crosse Telephone Company.

Ron attended public schools in La Crosse and became a standout student-athlete in high school football and basketball. He accepted an academic scholarship to Harvard University, where he graduated with honors in 1985. While attending Harvard, Ron worked during the summer with Senator William Proxmire in Washington. There he helped investigate wasteful abuses of taxpayer money which provided the basis for some of the Senator's famous "Golden Fleece" awards.

Ron went on to receive his Master's Degree from the London School of Economics and his Law Degree from the University of Minnesota. He practiced law for two years at the law firm of Quarles and Brady in Milwaukee.

Ron returned to his hometown of La Crosse to become a county prosecutor and gained recognition for his tough and effective prosecution in cases involving adult and child sexual assaults, child abuse, domestic abuse and white collar crime. He also served as special prosecutor in numerous counties throughout western Wisconsin.

In September of 1995, Ron announced his intention to run for the Third Congressional District seat being vacated by 16-year incumbent Representative Steve Gunderson. More than a year later, the La Crosse native won a difficult five-person race for the Democratic nomination and went on to defeat Republican nominee Jim Harsdorf 52% to 48%. He was reelected in 1998 and again in 2000.

The Third Congressional District includes sixteen counties along the Mississippi River in western Wisconsin . It stretches from the Illinois border in the South to the Minneapolis-St. Paul suburbs in the North. The major cities in the district include La Crosse and Eau Claire.

Since being elected to Congress, Ron has focused his attention on issues of fiscal responsibility, agriculture, education, campaign finance reform and protection of the Mississippi River. In addition to his responsibilities on the Education and Workforce and Resources Committees, Kind is co-founder of the Upper Mississippi River Congressional Caucus and is a member of the New Democratic Network.

Ron and his wife Tawni continue to live in his hometown of La Crosse. Tawni is an official court reporter for the County Court system. The Kind's have two sons, Johnny, who was born August, 1996, and Matthew, who was born in May, 1998.

The Kinds have remained active in their community and are members of the Immanuel Lutheran Church. Ron is a member of the La Crosse Optimists Club, and a leader in the Boys' and Girls' Club and the La Crosse YMCA. He is also on the Board of Directors for Coulee Council on Alcohol or Other Drug Abuse. Tawni organizes the annual Congressional Art Competition for high school artists in western Wisconsin.





JOB APPROVAL POLLS
FAVORABILITY POLLS
DateFirmFavorableUnfavorableDon't Know
08/12/2011-08/14/2011 Public Policy Polling (D) 18.00% ( 0.0) 26.00% ( 0.0) 56.00% ( 0.0)

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NEWS
Date Category Headline Article Contributor
Apr 11, 2013 10:25am Announcement Kind throws support behind gay marriage  Article Homegrown Democrat 
Aug 18, 2009 09:00pm General Civility reigns at Kind's town hall meeting   Article Forwardista 
Dec 06, 2006 11:00am News Kind loses whip place on new team  Article Buddy 
Jul 29, 2005 10:00am Amusing Stupid #$!@^ error  Article Thomas Walker 

DISCUSSION
Importance? 7.00000 Average

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RACES
  08/09/2016 WI US Senate - D Primary ???
  11/04/2014 WI - District 03 Won 56.46% (+13.02%)
  08/12/2014 WI - District 03 - D Primary Won 99.76% (+99.51%)
  11/06/2012 WI - District 03 Won 64.08% (+28.25%)
  08/14/2012 WI - District 03 - D Primary Won 99.86% (+99.73%)
  11/02/2010 WI - District 03 Won 50.28% (+3.80%)
  09/14/2010 WI - District 03 - D Primary Won 99.79% (+99.58%)
  11/04/2008 WI - District 03 Won 63.19% (+28.75%)
  09/09/2008 WI - District 03 - D Primary Won 99.66% (+99.31%)
  11/07/2006 WI - District 03 Won 64.79% (+29.67%)
  09/12/2006 WI District 03 - D Primary Won 83.62% (+67.24%)
  11/02/2004 WI - District 03 Won 56.48% (+12.95%)
  09/14/2004 WI - District 03 - D Primary Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/05/2002 WI District 3 Won 62.82% (+29.29%)
  11/07/2000 WI District 3 Won 63.74% (+27.83%)
  11/03/1998 WI District 3 Won 71.47% (+43.05%)
  11/05/1996 WI District 3 Won 51.98% (+4.19%)
ENDORSEMENTS
WI Governor - Recall - D Primary - May 08, 2012 D Tom Barrett
US House Speaker - Jan 05, 2011 D Jim Cooper
US President - D Primaries - Jun 03, 2008 D Barack Obama
FEC COMMITTEES
C00312017 Kind for Congress Committee $ 464772.69