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Kitty Rhoades

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Kitty Rhoades
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Secretary of Wisconsin Department of Health Services
Incumbent
In office
February 2013 – present
Years in position 1
PartyNonpartisan
Elections and appointments
AppointedFebruary 22, 2013
Appointed byGov. Scott Walker (R)
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Wisconsin State Assembly District 30
1998-2010
Kitty Rhoades (b. April 7, 1951) is Secretary of Wisconsin's Department of Health Services. She was named to this position by Gov. Scott Walker (R) on February 22, 2013.[1]

Rhoades is a former Republican member of the Wisconsin State Assembly. She represented the 30th District from 1998 to 2010.

Rhoades has worked as a teacher, consultant, and a small business owner.

She currently serves as President of the Suburban Chamber of Commerce, and a member of Ducks Unlimited, Saint Croix County Homemakers, Saint Patrick's Pastoral Council, United Way Board, and Foundation Board, University of Wisconsin River Falls Alumni.[2]

Political career

Secretary of Wisconsin Department of Health Services (2013-present)

Wisconsin State Assembly (1998–2010)

Committee assignments

Legislation sponsored in 2009 includes:

  • AB-148 U.W. Board of Regents: appointment of one citizen member from each congressional district required
  • AB-200 School term: 180 day requirement eliminated; minimum hours of instruction retained
  • AB-230 Photographs on motor vehicle operators license and ID cards: DOT to make available to DOJ in digital format; DOJ to provide electronic access to certain law enforcement agencies

For a full listing of sponsored legislation and details see the House site.

Elections/Appointments

2013

Rhoades was appointed as secretary of Wisconsin's Department of Health Services by Gov. Scott Walker (R) on February 22, 2013.[1]

2010

See also: Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2010

On March 17, 2010, Rhoades sent a letter out to supporters stating that she would be retiring at the end of her current term.[3]

2008

On November 4, 2008, Rhoades won re-election to Assembly District 30, receiving 54.74% of the vote.[4]

Wisconsin Assembly District 30
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Kitty Rhoades (R) 19,729
Sarah Bruch (D) 16,278
Scattering 34

Campaign donors

2008

The top 5 donors to Rhoades' 2008 campaign were all individuals:[5]

Donor Amount
Schulte, Wayne $1,000
Rennes, Debra $1,000
Schulte, Evan $800
WI Federation of Cooperatives $700
Shuler, Frank $500

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References

Political offices
Preceded by
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Wisconsin State Assembly District 30
1998–2010
Succeeded by
Dean Knudson (R)
Preceded by
Dennis G. Smith
Secretary of Wisconsin Department of Health Services
2013-present
Succeeded by
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