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Revision as of 14:40, 28 August 2014

Kitty Rhoades
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Secretary of Wisconsin Department of Health Services
In office
February 2013 – present
Years in position 2
Elections and appointments
AppointedFebruary 22, 2013
Appointed byGov. Scott Walker (R)
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Wisconsin State Assembly District 30
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.



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


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]


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


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

External links


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