Note: Ballotpedia will be read-only from 9pm CST on February 25-March 2 while Judgepedia is merged into Ballotpedia.
For status updates, visit lucyburns.org.

Difference between revisions of "Janis Ringhand"

From Ballotpedia
Jump to: navigation, search
m (Text replace - " <ref" to "<ref")
(2015 legislative session)
 
(29 intermediate revisions by 8 users not shown)
Line 3: Line 3:
 
|Name = Janis Ringhand
 
|Name = Janis Ringhand
 
|Profile picture = Janis Ringhand.jpg
 
|Profile picture = Janis Ringhand.jpg
|Position = Wisconsin State Assembly District 45
+
|Position = Wisconsin State Senate, District 15
|Status = Incumbent  
+
|Status = Incumbent
|Tenure = 2011 - Present
+
|Tenure = [[Swearing-in dates of state legislators elected on November 4, 2014|January 5, 2015]] - present
|Term ends = January 5, 2015
+
|Term ends = [[Term-end dates of legislators elected on November 4, 2014|January 6, 2019]]
|Assumed office = 2011
+
|Assumed office = 2015
 
|Political party = Democratic | Party dot = {{bluedot|size=10px}}
 
|Political party = Democratic | Party dot = {{bluedot|size=10px}}
 
|Leadership =
 
|Leadership =
Line 22: Line 22:
 
|Per diem = $88/day
 
|Per diem = $88/day
 
|Pension =
 
|Pension =
|Last election = [[Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2012|November 6, 2012]]
+
|Last election = [[Wisconsin State Senate elections, 2014|November 4, 2014]]
 
|Appointed =
 
|Appointed =
 
|Appointed by =
 
|Appointed by =
|First elected = 2010
+
|First elected = [[Wisconsin State Senate elections, 2014|November 4, 2014]]
|Term limits =
+
|Next election = November 6, 2018
|Next election = November 4, 2014
+
|Prior office =Wisconsin State Assembly, District 45
|Prior office =
+
|Prior office years =2011 - 2015
|Prior office years =
+
 
|Prior office 2 =
 
|Prior office 2 =
 
|Prior office 2 years =
 
|Prior office 2 years =
Line 51: Line 50:
 
|Profession =
 
|Profession =
 
|Religion =
 
|Religion =
|Office website = http://legis.wisconsin.gov/Pages/leg-info.aspx?d=45
+
|Office website = http://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/2015/legislators/senate/1335
|Campaign website =
+
|Campaign website =http://www.janisringhand.org/index.html
 
|Personal website =
 
|Personal website =
 
}}
 
}}
{{tnr}}'''Janis Ringhand''' is a [[Democratic]] member of the [[Wisconsin State Assembly]], representing District 45. She was first elected to the chamber in 2010.
+
{{tnr}}'''Janis Ringhand''' is a [[Democratic]] member of the [[Wisconsin State Senate]], representing [[Wisconsin State Senate District 15|District 15]]. She was first elected to the chamber in 2014.
  
Ringhand has served as [[State Assembly Minority Caucus Secretary]] since 2013.<ref> [http://docs.legis.wi.gov/2013/related/proposals/ar1 ''Wisconsin State Legislature,'' " 2013 Assembly Resolution 1,"  January 7, 2013] </ref>
+
Ringhand served in the [[Wisconsin State Assembly]], representing [[Wisconsin State Assembly District 45|District 45]] from 2010 to 2015. Ringhand has served as [[State Assembly Minority Caucus Secretary]] from 2013 to 2015.<ref> [http://docs.legis.wi.gov/2013/related/proposals/ar1 ''Wisconsin State Legislature,'' " 2013 Assembly Resolution 1,"  January 7, 2013] </ref>
  
 
==Biography==
 
==Biography==
 
Ringhand is a graduate of Madison Area Technical College in 1985, and is a former accountant.
 
Ringhand is a graduate of Madison Area Technical College in 1985, and is a former accountant.
  
Ringhand was Mayor of Evansville from 2002-2006, after serving as an alderwoman from 1998-2002 and president of city council from 2000-2002.<ref>[http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=51886 Biography on Project Vote Smart]</ref>
+
Ringhand was Mayor of Evansville from 2002-2006, after serving as an alderwoman from 1998-2002 and president of city council from 2000-2002.<ref name=PVS>[http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=51886 ''Project Vote Smart,'' "Biography," accessed May 5, 2014]</ref>
  
 
==Committee assignments==
 
==Committee assignments==
 +
===2015 legislative session===
 +
At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Ringhand served on the following committees:
 +
 +
{{Committee Assignments
 +
|State = Wisconsin
 +
|year =  2015
 +
|Collapse =
 +
|Chamber = State Senate
 +
|Committee1 = Revenue, Financial Institutions, and Rural Issues
 +
|Committee2 = Economic Development and Commerce
 +
|Committee3 =
 +
|Committee4 =
 +
|Committee5 =
 +
}}
 +
 
===2013-2014===
 
===2013-2014===
 
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Ringhand served on the following committees:
 
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Ringhand served on the following committees:
  
 
{{Committee Assignments
 
{{Committee Assignments
 +
|Collapse = Yes
 
|State = Wisconsin
 
|State = Wisconsin
 
|year = 2013
 
|year = 2013
Line 99: Line 114:
 
Ringhand's website highlighted the following campaign themes:<ref>[http://host.madison.com/ct/news/opinion/column/article_d9831c78-b470-5620-a837-1b83086cf698.html ''The Cap Times'', "Janis Ringhand, Democratic candidate in Assembly District 80," October 21, 2010]</ref>
 
Ringhand's website highlighted the following campaign themes:<ref>[http://host.madison.com/ct/news/opinion/column/article_d9831c78-b470-5620-a837-1b83086cf698.html ''The Cap Times'', "Janis Ringhand, Democratic candidate in Assembly District 80," October 21, 2010]</ref>
 
*Taxes - "my strong belief that we must not undo laws that banned accounting gimmicks that allowed large corporations to dodge taxes by locating post office boxes in another state."
 
*Taxes - "my strong belief that we must not undo laws that banned accounting gimmicks that allowed large corporations to dodge taxes by locating post office boxes in another state."
*"I hold a strong belief in public service. "
+
*"I hold a strong belief in public service."
 
*"Another issue I feel a special passion for is renewable energy."
 
*"Another issue I feel a special passion for is renewable energy."
  
==Elections==   
+
==Elections==  
 +
===2014===
 +
{{WI SD15 2014}}
 +
   
 
===2012===   
 
===2012===   
 
:: ''See also: [[Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2012]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2012]]''
  
Ringhand won re-election in the [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012 election]] for [[Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2012|Wisconsin State Assembly]] [[Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2012#District 45|District 45]]. Ringhand defeated [[Sheila De Forest]] in the [[Democratic]] primary on August 14 and defeated [[Beth Schmidt]] (R) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.<ref>[http://gab.wi.gov/elections-voting/results/2012/partisan-primary Wisconsin Department of Elections - Official Primary Results]</ref><ref>[http://gab.wi.gov/sites/default/files/page/candidates_on_ballot_08_14_12_partisan_primary_pdf_18477.PDF ''Wisconsin Government Accountability Board'', "Candidates on Ballot by Election - 2012 Partisan Primary 8/14/2012," retrieved June 12, 2012]</ref>  
+
Ringhand won re-election in the [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012 election]] for [[Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2012|Wisconsin State Assembly]] [[Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2012#District 45|District 45]]. Ringhand defeated [[Sheila De Forest]] in the [[Democratic]] primary on August 14 and defeated [[Beth Schmidt]] (R) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.<ref>[http://gab.wi.gov/elections-voting/results/2012/partisan-primary ''Government Accountability Board,'' "2012 Fall Partisan Primary," accessed May 5, 2014]</ref><ref>[http://gab.wi.gov/elections-voting/results/2012/fall-general ''Government Accountability Board,'' "2012 Fall General Election," accessed May 5, 2014]</ref>
 +
 
 
{{Election box 2012
 
{{Election box 2012
 
|Collapse =
 
|Collapse =
Line 121: Line 140:
 
|votes3 =53
 
|votes3 =53
 
}}
 
}}
 
 
 
{{Primary election box 2012
 
{{Primary election box 2012
 +
|Collapse=Yes
 
|Chamber= Wisconsin State Assembly, District 45
 
|Chamber= Wisconsin State Assembly, District 45
 
|party=Democratic
 
|party=Democratic
Line 134: Line 152:
  
 
===2010===
 
===2010===
 
 
:: ''See also: [[Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2010]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2010]]''
  
Ringhand defeated Republican [[Dan Henke]] in the November 2 general election.  She was unopposed in the primary election.<ref>[http://gab.wi.gov/sites/default/files/result/primary_percentage_results_78075.pdf Official GAB primary results]</ref>
+
Ringhand defeated Republican [[Dan Henke]] in the November 2 general election.  She was unopposed in the primary election.<ref>[http://gab.wi.gov/sites/default/files/result/primary_percentage_results_78075.pdf ''Wisconsin Government Accountability Board'', "Official 2010 Primary election results," accessed April 25, 2014]</ref>
  
 
{{Votebox |
 
{{Votebox |
Line 151: Line 168:
 
| align="right" | 10,795
 
| align="right" | 10,795
 
|}
 
|}
 
 
{{Votepercentbox |
 
{{Votepercentbox |
 
   office = Wisconsin State Assembly,  District 80 Democratic primary (2010)
 
   office = Wisconsin State Assembly,  District 80 Democratic primary (2010)
Line 271: Line 287:
 
Ringhand and her husband, Gordon, have two children.
 
Ringhand and her husband, Gordon, have two children.
  
 +
==Scorecards==
 +
{{Wisconsin legislature scorecards|Begin=2011|End=2020}}
 
==Recent news==
 
==Recent news==
 
{{submit a bio}}
 
{{submit a bio}}
This section displays the most recent stories in a Google News search for the term "'''Janis + Ringhand + Wisconsin + Assembly'''"  
+
This section displays the most recent stories in a Google News search for the term "'''Janis + Ringhand + Wisconsin + Senate'''"  
 
:''All stories may not be relevant to this legislator due to the nature of the search engine.''
 
:''All stories may not be relevant to this legislator due to the nature of the search engine.''
{{RSS|feed=http://news.google.com/news?hl=en&gl=us&q=Janis+Ringhand+Wisconsin+Assembly&um=1&ie=UTF-8&output=rss|template=slpfeed|max=10|title=Janis Ringhand News Feed}}
+
{{RSS|feed=http://news.google.com/news?hl=en&gl=us&q=Janis+Ringhand+Wisconsin+Senate&um=1&ie=UTF-8&output=rss|template=slpfeed|max=10|title=Janis Ringhand News Feed}}
 +
 
 +
==See also==
 +
*[[Wisconsin State Legislature]]
 +
*[[Wisconsin State Senate]]
 +
*[[Wisconsin State Senate#Senate Committees|Wisconsin State Senate Committees]]
 +
*[[Wisconsin State Legislature#Joint legislative committees|Wisconsin Joint Committees]]
 +
*[[Wisconsin state legislative districts]]
 +
 
 
==External links==
 
==External links==
 
{{submit a leg link}}
 
{{submit a leg link}}
*[http://legis.wisconsin.gov/Pages/leg-info.aspx?d=45 Assembly Office Website]
+
*[http://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/2015/legislators/senate/1335 Profile from the Wisconsin State Legislature]
 +
*[http://www.janisringhand.org/index.html Official campaign website]
 +
* [http://openstates.org/wi/legislators/WIL000474/janis-ringhand/ Profile from Open States]
 
*[http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=51886 Biography on Project Vote Smart]
 
*[http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=51886 Biography on Project Vote Smart]
*[http://www.janisringhand.org/index.html Campaign website]
+
*[https://www.facebook.com/pages/State-Representative-Janis-Ringhand/117703674916381 Janis Ringhand on Facebook]
 +
*[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sRhm8Yqh0mA Janis Ringhand on YouTube]
 
*Campaign contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=152780 2012], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=131528 2010], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=78686 2006], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=68302 2004]
 
*Campaign contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=152780 2012], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=131528 2010], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=78686 2006], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=68302 2004]
*[http://www.facebook.com/pages/Janis-Ringhand-for-80th-Assembly-District/117703674916381 Ringhand on Facebook]
 
*[http://www.linkedin.com/pub/janis-ringhand/24/75a/317 Ringhand's profile on LinkedIn]
 
  
 
==References==
 
==References==
Line 289: Line 316:
 
{{start box}}
 
{{start box}}
 
{{s-off}}
 
{{s-off}}
{{succession box | before = [[Amy Loudenbeck]] (R)| title = Wisconsin State Assembly District 45 | years = 2013-present | after =NA}}
+
{{succession box | before = [[Tim Cullen]] (D) | title = Wisconsin State Senate District 15 | years = 2015-present | after = NA}}
 +
{{succession box | before = [[Amy Loudenbeck]] (R)| title = Wisconsin State Assembly District 45 | years = 2013-2015 | after =[[Mark Spreitzer]] (D)}}
 
{{succession box | before = [[Brett Davis]] (R)| title = Wisconsin State Assembly District 80 | years = 2011-2013 | after =[[Sondy Pope-Roberts]] (D)}}
 
{{succession box | before = [[Brett Davis]] (R)| title = Wisconsin State Assembly District 80 | years = 2011-2013 | after =[[Sondy Pope-Roberts]] (D)}}
 
{{end box}}
 
{{end box}}
  
{{Wisconsin State Assembly}}
+
{{Wisconsin State Senators}}
 
{{Wisconsin}}
 
{{Wisconsin}}
 +
 +
[[Category:Current member, Wisconsin State Senate]]
 +
{{senelec|2014}}
 +
[[Category:Former member, Wisconsin State Assembly]]
 
{{houseelec|2010}}
 
{{houseelec|2010}}
[[Category:House of Representatives candidate, 2010]]
 
[[Category:Current member, Wisconsin State Assembly]]
 
 
[[Category:Wisconsin]]
 
[[Category:Wisconsin]]
 +
[[Category:House of Representatives candidate, 2010]]
 
[[Category:2010 candidate]]
 
[[Category:2010 candidate]]
 
[[Category:Democratic Party]]
 
[[Category:Democratic Party]]
Line 305: Line 336:
 
[[Category:2010 open seat]]
 
[[Category:2010 open seat]]
 
{{Slpcandidate|Year=2012|Status=incumbent|Chamber=House of Representatives|Primary=W|General=W|Redistricting=Y|}}
 
{{Slpcandidate|Year=2012|Status=incumbent|Chamber=House of Representatives|Primary=W|General=W|Redistricting=Y|}}
 +
{{Slpcandidate|Year=2014|Status=challenger|Chamber=State Senate|Primary=W|General=W}}
 +
{{Inc new office|State House|State Senate|2014}}

Latest revision as of 14:20, 13 February 2015

Janis Ringhand
Janis Ringhand.jpg
Wisconsin State Senate, District 15
Incumbent
In office
January 5, 2015 - present
Term ends
January 6, 2019
Years in position 0
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$49,943/year
Per diem$88/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 4, 2014
Next generalNovember 6, 2018
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Wisconsin State Assembly, District 45
2011 - 2015
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Janis Ringhand is a Democratic member of the Wisconsin State Senate, representing District 15. She was first elected to the chamber in 2014.

Ringhand served in the Wisconsin State Assembly, representing District 45 from 2010 to 2015. Ringhand has served as State Assembly Minority Caucus Secretary from 2013 to 2015.[1]

Biography

Ringhand is a graduate of Madison Area Technical College in 1985, and is a former accountant.

Ringhand was Mayor of Evansville from 2002-2006, after serving as an alderwoman from 1998-2002 and president of city council from 2000-2002.[2]

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Ringhand served on the following committees:

Wisconsin Committee Assignments, 2015
Revenue, Financial Institutions, and Rural Issues
Economic Development and Commerce

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Ringhand served on the following committees:

2011-2012

During the 2011-2012 legislative session, Ringhand served on these committees:

Issues

Campaign themes

2010

Ringhand's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[3]

  • Taxes - "my strong belief that we must not undo laws that banned accounting gimmicks that allowed large corporations to dodge taxes by locating post office boxes in another state."
  • "I hold a strong belief in public service."
  • "Another issue I feel a special passion for is renewable energy."

Elections

2014

See also: Wisconsin State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for 17 seats in the Wisconsin State Senate took place in 2014. A primary election took place on August 12, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 2, 2014. Janis Ringhand defeated Austin Scieszinski and Mike Sheridan in the Democratic primary. Brian Fitzgerald ran unopposed in the Republican primary. Ringhand defeated Fitzgerald in the general election.[4][5][6]

Wisconsin State Senate, District 15 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJanis Ringhand 59.5% 36,389
     Republican Brian Fitzgerald 40.5% 24,760
Total Votes 61,149
Wisconsin State Senate, District 15 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJanis Ringhand 39.8% 6,163
Austin Scieszinski 38% 5,882
Mike Sheridan 22.3% 3,448
Total Votes 15,493

2012

See also: Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2012

Ringhand won re-election in the 2012 election for Wisconsin State Assembly District 45. Ringhand defeated Sheila De Forest in the Democratic primary on August 14 and defeated Beth Schmidt (R) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[7][8]

Wisconsin State Assembly, District 45, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Beth Schmidt 36% 8,906
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJanis Ringhand Incumbent 63.7% 15,753
     - Scattering 0.2% 53
Total Votes 24,712

2010

See also: Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2010

Ringhand defeated Republican Dan Henke in the November 2 general election. She was unopposed in the primary election.[9]

Wisconsin State Assembly, District 80 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Janis Ringhand (D) 12,097
Dan Henke (R) 10,795
Wisconsin State Assembly, District 80 Democratic primary (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Janis Ringhand (D) 2,086 99.57%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Ringhand is available dating back to 2004. Based on available campaign finance records, Ringhand raised a total of $174,801 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 6, 2013.[10]

Janis Ringhand's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Wisconsin State Assembly, District 45 Won $33,153
2010 Wisconsin State Assembly, District 80 Won $67,566
2006 Wisconsin State Assembly, District 80 Defeated $58,190
2004 Wisconsin State Assembly, District 80 Defeated $15,892
Grand Total Raised $174,801

2012

Ringhand won re-election to the Wisconsin State Assembly in 2012. During that election cycle, Ringhand raised a total of $33,153.
Wisconsin State Assembly 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Janis Ringhand's campaign in 2012
Tds Telecommunications Corp$500
Carey, Deb$500
Wisconsin Education Association Council$500
Democratic Party of Rock County$500
Wisconsin Insurance Alliance$500
Total Raised in 2012$33,153
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Ringhand won election to the Wisconsin State Assembly in 2010. During that election cycle, Ringhand raised a total of $67,566.

2006

Ringhand lost the election for the Wisconsin State Assembly in 2006. During that election cycle, Ringhand raised a total of $58,190.

2004

Ringhand lost the election for the Wisconsin State Assembly in 2004. During that election cycle, Ringhand raised a total of $15,892.

Personal

Ringhand and her husband, Gordon, have two children.

Scorecards

See also: State legislative scorecards and State legislative scorecards in Wisconsin

Legislative scorecards are used to evaluate elected public officials based on voting record. Some scorecards are created by political advocacy groups with a focus on specific issues, while others are developed by newspapers and are broad in scope. Scorecards are meant to be used as a tool for voters to have a quick picture of whether their views align with a particular legislator's record.

Because scorecards can be specific to particular issues or general to a state’s legislative term, for example, each report should be considered on its own merits. Each entity that publishes these reports uses different methodologies and definitions for the terms used.

An overview for scorecards in all 50 states can be found on this page. To contribute to the list of Wisconsin scorecards, email suggestions to scorecards@ballotpedia.org.

Please see our writing guidelines if you would like to add results from an individual scorecard to this legislator's profile.

2014

In 2014, the Wisconsin State Legislature was in session from January 14 through June 4.

Legislators are scored on their stances on voting, money in politics and democracy reform legislation.
Legislators are scored on "how well [their votes] represented the priorities of the MMAC."
Legislators are scored on whether they voted for or against NPCW's position.
Legislators are scored on whether they voted for or against the Wisconsin AFL-CIO's position.
Legislators are scored on their stances on conservation issues.
Legislators are scored on their votes on legislation WMC deemed as "most important issues for the business community."
Legislators are scored on their votes on legislation that "impact Wisconsin's law enforcement community."
Legislators are scored on their votes on environmental bills.

2012

In 2012, the Wisconsin State Legislature was in session from January 10 through March 16.

Legislators are scored on "how well [their votes] represented the priorities of the MMAC."
Legislators are scored on whether they voted for or against the Wisconsin AFL-CIO's position.
Legislators are scored on their stances on conservation issues.
Legislators are scored on their votes on legislation WMC deemed as "most important issues for the business community."
Legislators are scored on their votes on legislation that "impact Wisconsin's law enforcement community."
Legislators are scored on their votes on environmental bills.

Recent news

BP-Initials-UPDATED.png
Know more information about this profile?
Submit a bio

This section displays the most recent stories in a Google News search for the term "Janis + Ringhand + Wisconsin + Senate"

All stories may not be relevant to this legislator due to the nature of the search engine.

Janis Ringhand News Feed

  • Loading...

See also

External links

BP-Initials-UPDATED.png
Suggest a link

References

Political offices
Preceded by
Tim Cullen (D)
Wisconsin State Senate District 15
2015-present
Succeeded by
NA
Preceded by
Amy Loudenbeck (R)
Wisconsin State Assembly District 45
2013-2015
Succeeded by
Mark Spreitzer (D)
Preceded by
Brett Davis (R)
Wisconsin State Assembly District 80
2011-2013
Succeeded by
Sondy Pope-Roberts (D)