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{{tnr}}'''Ron Kind''' is a [[Democratic]] representative of the 3rd district of [[Wisconsin]].
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|Name = Ron Kind
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|Position = U.S. House of Representatives, Wisconsin, 3rd District
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|Status = Incumbent
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|Tenure = January 3, 1997-present
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|Term ends = January 3, 2013
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|Assumed office = 1997
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|Last election =November 2, 2010
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|First elected =November 5, 1996
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|Next election =November 6, 2012
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|Prior office =Wisconsin State Assembly
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|Prior office years =1989-1996
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|High school =La Crosse Logan High School, WI
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|Bachelor's =Harvard University
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|Master's =London School of Economics
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|Place of birth =LaCrosse, WI
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|Office website =http://kind.house.gov
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{{tnr}}'''Ronald James "Ron" Kind''' (b. March 16, 1963) is a [[Democratic]] member of the [[U.S. House of Representatives]] from the state of [[Wisconsin]]. Kind represents the 3rd congressional district of Wisconsin and was first elected to the House in 1996.  
  
== Voting Record ==
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==Biography==
=== Frequency of Voting with Democratic Leadership ===
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After receiving his bachelor's from Harvard University, Kind went on to earn a master's from the London School of Economics and a law degree from the University of Minnesota.<ref name="bio"/>
  
According to a July 2010 analysis of 1,357 votes cast from January 1, 2009 to June 16, 2010, Rep. Kind has voted with the House Democratic leadership 92.9% of the time.<ref>http://alineofsight.com/sites/alos.rootshq.net/files/2010-07-02_House_Dem_Voting_Report.pdf</ref>  That same analysis reported that he also voted with party leadership 98.6% of the time in 2010.
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==Career==
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* 1997-present: U.S. House of Representatives
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* 1989-1996: [[Wisconsin State Assembly]]
  
=== Washington Post Analysis ===
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==Committee assignments==
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===U.S. House===
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====2011-12====
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Kind is a member of the following House committees<ref>[http://kind.house.gov/index.cfm?sectionid=7&sectiontree=2,7 ''Official House website'' "Committee Assignments," Accessed November 18, 2011]</ref>:
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* [[United States House of Representatives Committee on Ways and Means|Committee on Ways and Means]]
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** Subcommittee on Health
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** Subcommittee on Oversight
  
A separate analysis from ''The Washington Post'', concluded that he votes 93.6% of the time with the majority of rank-and-file Democrats in the House of Representatives.<ref>http://projects.washingtonpost.com/congress/111/house/party-voters/</ref>
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==Issues==
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===Political positions===
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====Percentage voting with party====
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=====November 2011=====
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{{Congress vote percent
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|name=Kind
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|party=Democratic
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|percent=87.9%
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|rank=159
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|total=192
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|chamber=House
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|year=November 2011
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|DHouse=Y
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}}
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==Elections==
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===2010===
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On November 2, 2010, Kind won re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives, defeating Dan Kapanke (R) and Michael Krsiean (Independent Citizen for Constitutional Government).<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/member_info/electionInfo/2010election.pdf ''U.S. Congress House Clerk'' "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010"]</ref>
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{{Election box 2010
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|Chamber=U.S. House of Representatives General Election, Wisconsin, Congressional District 3
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|party1=Democratic
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|party2=Republican
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|party3=Independent
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|winner1 = Ron Kind
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|Inc1 = Y
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|candidate2 = Dan Kapanke
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|candidate3 = Michael Krsiean
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|votes1 = 126380
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|votes2 = 116838
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|votes3 = 8001
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}}
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==Campaign donors==
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[[File:Ron Kind 2010 Donor Breakdown.PNG|right|375px|thumb|Breakdown of the source of Kind's campaign funds before the 2010 election.]]
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Kind won re-election to the U.S. House in 2010. During that re-election cycle, Kind's campaign committee raised a total of $1,857,853 and spent $2,577,371.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cid=N00004403&cycle=2010 ''Open Secrets'' "Ron Kind 2010 Election Cycle," Accessed November 18, 2011]</ref>
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{{Congress donor box 2010
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|Chamber = U.S. House of Representatives, Wisconsin, 3rd District
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|party = Democratic
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|total raised = $1,857,853
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|total spent = $2,577,371
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|opponent raised = $1,034,222
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|opponent spent = $1,029,166
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|org1 = Northwestern Mutual
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|org2 = Prudential Financial
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|org3 = McKesson Corp
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|org4 = Operating Engineers Union
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|org5 = Laborers Union
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|orgdonor1 = $64,200
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|orgdonor2 = $24,100
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|orgdonor3 = $15,000
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|orgdonor4 = $15,000
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|orgdonor5 = $12,500
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|ind1 = Insurance
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|ind2 = Pharmaceuticals/Health Products
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|ind3 = Health Professionals
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|ind4 = Securities & Investment
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|ind5 = Lobbyists
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|inddonor1 = $252,200
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|inddonor2 = $119,469
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|inddonor3 = $106,864
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|inddonor4 = $86,650
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|inddonor5 = $83,230
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|}}
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==Personal==
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Kind and his wife, Tawni, have two children.<ref name="bio">[http://kind.house.gov/index.cfm?sectionid=148&sectiontree=2,148 ''Official House website'' "Biography," Accessed November 18, 2011]</ref>
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==External links==
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Revision as of 23:02, 18 November 2011

Ron Kind
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U.S. House of Representatives, Wisconsin, 3rd District
Incumbent
In office
January 3, 1997-present
Term ends
January 3, 2013
Years in position 17
PartyDemocratic
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First electedNovember 5, 1996
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Wisconsin State Assembly
1989-1996
Education
High schoolLa Crosse Logan High School, WI
Bachelor'sHarvard University
Master'sLondon School of Economics
J.D.University of Minnesota
Personal
BirthdayMarch 16, 1963
Place of birthLaCrosse, WI
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Ronald James "Ron" Kind (b. March 16, 1963) is a Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives from the state of Wisconsin. Kind represents the 3rd congressional district of Wisconsin and was first elected to the House in 1996.

Biography

After receiving his bachelor's from Harvard University, Kind went on to earn a master's from the London School of Economics and a law degree from the University of Minnesota.[1]

Career

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2011-12

Kind is a member of the following House committees[2]:

Issues

Political positions

Percentage voting with party

November 2011

The website OpenCongress tracks how often members of Congress vote with the majority of the chamber caucus. According to the website, Kind has voted with the Democratic Party 87.9% of the time, which ranked 159 among the 192 House Democratic members as of November 2011.[3]

Elections

2010

On November 2, 2010, Kind won re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives, defeating Dan Kapanke (R) and Michael Krsiean (Independent Citizen for Constitutional Government).[4]

U.S. House of Representatives General Election, Wisconsin, Congressional District 3, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRon Kind Incumbent 50.3% 126,380
     Republican Dan Kapanke 46.5% 116,838
     Independent Michael Krsiean 3.2% 8,001
Total Votes 251,219

Campaign donors

Breakdown of the source of Kind's campaign funds before the 2010 election.

Kind won re-election to the U.S. House in 2010. During that re-election cycle, Kind's campaign committee raised a total of $1,857,853 and spent $2,577,371.[5]

U.S. House of Representatives, Wisconsin, 3rd District, 2010 - Ron Kind Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $1,857,853
Total Spent $2,577,371
Total Raised by General Election Opponent $1,034,222
Total Spent by General Election Opponent $1,029,166
Top contributors to Ron Kind's campaign committee
Northwestern Mutual$64,200
Prudential Financial$24,100
McKesson Corp$15,000
Operating Engineers Union$15,000
Laborers Union$12,500
Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee
Insurance$252,200
Pharmaceuticals/Health Products$119,469
Health Professionals$106,864
Securities & Investment$86,650
Lobbyists$83,230

Personal

Kind and his wife, Tawni, have two children.[1]

External links


References

Political offices
Preceded by
Steve Gunderson
U.S. House of Representatives - Wisconsin, 3rd District
1997-Present
Succeeded by
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