Janis Ringhand

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Janis Ringhand
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Wisconsin State Assembly District 45
Incumbent
In office
2011 - Present
Term ends
January 5, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$49,943/year
Per diem$88/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Janis Ringhand is a Democratic member of the Wisconsin State Assembly, representing District 45. She was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

Ringhand has served as State Assembly Minority Caucus Secretary since 2013.[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

2013-2014

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

Wisconsin Committee Assignments, 2013
Government Operations and State Licensing
Small Business Development
Urban and Local Affairs
Veterans
Workforce Development

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

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.[4][5]

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
Wisconsin State Assembly, District 45 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJanis Ringhand Incumbent 63% 1,820
Sheila De Forest 37% 1,071
Total Votes 2,891

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.[6]

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.[7]

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.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Amy Loudenbeck (R)
Wisconsin State Assembly District 45
2013-present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
Brett Davis (R)
Wisconsin State Assembly District 80
2011-2013
Succeeded by
Sondy Pope-Roberts (D)