Ray Boland

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Ray Boland
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Candidate for
U.S. House, Wisconsin, District 3
Bachelor'sTroy (Alabama) State University
Master'sShippensburg (Pennsylvania) State University
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Army
Years of service1988-1991
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Ray Boland was a 2012 Republican candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 3rd Congressional District of Wisconsin. He lost to incumbent Ron Kind.[1]


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.[2]


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.[3]

"Eliminate wasteful spending! Stop reckless borrowing! Stop reckless spending!"[4]



See also: Wisconsin's 3rd Congressional District elections, 2012

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[5] and was unopposed in the Republican primary. He faced incumbent Ron Kind in the November general election.[6]

U.S. House, Wisconsin District 3 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRon Kind Incumbent 64.1% 217,712
     Republican Ray Boland 35.8% 121,713
     Miscellaneous N/A 0.1% 339
Total Votes 339,764
Source: Wisconsin Government Accountability Board "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election" (dead link)

Campaign donors


Breakdown of the source of Boland's campaign funds before the 2012 election.

Boland lost election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Boland's campaign committee raised a total of $127,409 and spent $127,409.[7]


Boland is married with six children and 11 grandchildren.[2]

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