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Kind ran for re-election in 2012.<ref>[http://host.madison.com/wsj/news/opinion/editorial/fewer-swing-seats-a-bad-sign/article_59701962-9321-11e1-b5ca-001a4bcf887a.html ''Madison.com'' "Fewer swing seats a bad sign," May 1, 2012]</ref> He was unopposed in the Democratic primary and faced Republican [[Ray Boland]] in the November general election.<ref>[http://gab.wi.gov/sites/default/files/page/candidates_registered_for_8_14_2012_primary_update_18061.PDF ''Wisconsin Government Accountability Board'' "Candidates registered by office," Accessed June 10, 2012]</ref>
 
Kind ran for re-election in 2012.<ref>[http://host.madison.com/wsj/news/opinion/editorial/fewer-swing-seats-a-bad-sign/article_59701962-9321-11e1-b5ca-001a4bcf887a.html ''Madison.com'' "Fewer swing seats a bad sign," May 1, 2012]</ref> He was unopposed in the Democratic primary and faced Republican [[Ray Boland]] in the November general election.<ref>[http://gab.wi.gov/sites/default/files/page/candidates_registered_for_8_14_2012_primary_update_18061.PDF ''Wisconsin Government Accountability Board'' "Candidates registered by office," Accessed June 10, 2012]</ref>
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Ron Kind
Ron Kind.JPG
U.S. House, Wisconsin, District 3
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. He was re-elected in 2012.[1]

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Kind is a "centrist Democrat".[2]

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.[3]

Career

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2011-12

Kind is a member of the following House committees[4]:

Elections

2012

See also: Wisconsin's 3rd congressional district elections, 2012

Kind ran for re-election in 2012.[5] He was unopposed in the Democratic primary and faced Republican Ray Boland 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"

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).[7]

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

2012

Candidates for Congress were required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2012 elections season. Below are Kind's reports.

Ron Kind Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[8]April 14, 2012$578,999.31$276,948.61$(120,184.77)$735,763.15
July Quarterly[9]July 15, 2012$735,763.15$254,903.46$(136,942.40)$853,724.21
Running totals
$531,852.07$(257,127.17)

2010

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.[10]

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

Analysis

Congressional Staff Salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Kind paid his congressional staff a total of $919,663 in 2011. Overall, Wisconsin ranks 32nd in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.[11]

Net worth

See also: Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics, Kind's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $202,024 to $1,616,997. That averages to $909,510.50, which is lower than the average net worth of Democratic Representatives in 2010 of $4,465,875.[12]

Political positions

Percentage voting with party

November 2011

Kind voted with the Democratic Party 87.9% of the time, which ranked 159 among the 192 House Democratic members as of November 2011.[13]

Personal

Kind and his wife, Tawni, have two children.[3]

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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