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|U.S. House, Wisconsin, District 3|
|Bachelor's||Troy (Alabama) State University|
|Master's||Shippensburg (Pennsylvania) State University|
|Service/branch||United States Army|
|Years of service||1988-1991|
Boland holds a bachelor's in social science from Troy University and his master's in Communications from Shippensburg State University. He is a graduate of the Army War College and the Command and General Staff College. He is a retired Colonel. He was the Secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Veterans.
Boland discussed his platform on his campaign website:
“As a member of Congress representing the people of Wisconsin's 3rd Congressional District, it would be my goal to help write patient centered health care without increasing the size and cost of government bureaucracy.
"Controlling costs, avoiding increased taxation and protecting the right of Americans to make decisions on their own health care are all factors to be addressed as we repeal Obamacare and rewrite legislation on this crucial issue," concluded Boland. "Electing a new Congressman from Wisconsin's 3rd Congressional District will be a giant step toward stopping an Obamacare approach requiring increased taxes, growing government control and more burden on the middle class taxpayer.
"Eliminate wasteful spending! Stop reckless borrowing! Stop reckless spending!"
Boland ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent Wisconsin's 3rd District. He sought the nomination on the Republican ticket and was unopposed in the Republican primary. He faced incumbent Ron Kind in the November general election.
|U.S. House, Wisconsin District 3 General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||Ron Kind Incumbent||64.1%||217,712|
|Source: Wisconsin Government Accountability Board "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election" (dead link)|
|U.S. House, Wisconsin District 3, 2012 - Ray Boland Campaign Contributions|
|Total Raised by Election Winner||$1,979,017|
|Total Spent by Election Winner||$1,568,649|
|Top contributors to Ray Boland's campaign committee|
|Logistics Health Inc||$2,850|
|Kwik Trip Co||$1,000|
|Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee|
|Oil & Gas||$1,000|
Boland is married with six children and 11 grandchildren.
- Politico, "2012 House Race Results," accessed November 6, 2012
- Campaign website Biography
- Campaign website Healthcare
- Campaign website Economy
- Lacrosse Tribune "Former state vet secretary to take on Kind," December 7, 2011
- Wisconsin Government Accountability Board, "Candidates registered by office," accessed June 10, 2012
- Open Secrets, "Ray Boland 2012 Election Cycle," accessed May 5, 2013