Ronald James Kind

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Ronald James Kind ()
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Committees: House Committee on Natural Resources, House Committee on Ways and Means
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Next election: Nov. 6, 2012

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Ronald James "Ron" Kind has been a Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives, representing the 3rd District of Wisconsin since 1997. Kind is the Democratic Chief Deputy Whip.


Record and controversies

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Iraq War

Kind voted for the Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002 that started the Iraq War.[1]

For more information see the chart of U.S. House of Representatives votes on the Iraq War.

Environmental record

For more information on environmental legislation, see the Energy and Environment Policy Portal


Ron Kind was born March 16, 1963 in La Crosse, Wisconsin. He accepted an academic scholarship to Harvard University where he graduated with honors in 1985. While attending Harvard, worked during the summer with Wisconsin Senator William Proxmire in Washington. In Proxmire's office he helped investigate wasteful abuses of taxpayer money, which provided the basis for some of the Senator's famous Golden Fleece awards. Kind went on to receive a Master's Degree from the London School of Economics and a Law Degree from the University of Minnesota Law School. He practiced law for two years at the law firm of Quarles and Brady in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Kind returned to his hometown of La Crosse to become a county prosecutor and served as special prosecutor in numerous counties throughout western Wisconsin.

Congressional career

In 1996 Kind won the 3rd Congressional District seat being vacated by 16-year incumbent, Steve Gunderson.

Since being elected to Congress, Kind has focused his attention on issues of fiscal responsibility, education, agriculture, healthcare, campaign finance reform, and protection of the Mississippi River.

2006 congressional elections

Kind defeated Republican Paul Nelson to retain his seat.

Money in politics

This section contains links to – and feeds from – money in politics databases. For specific controversies, see this article's record and controversies section.

Top Contributors to during the 2008 Election Cycle
DonorAmount (US Dollars)
Northwestern Mutual$ 45,944
General Electric$ 16,450
Blue Cross/Blue Shield$ 13,000
Direct Supply Inc$ 11,000
UnitedHealth Group$ 11,000
Mathy Construction$ 10,600
National Assn of Realtors$ 10,500
Intuit Inc$ 10,350
Abbott Laboratories$ 10,000
AEGON NV$ 10,000
Source: The Center for Responsive Politics' site.
Note: Contributions are not from the organizations themselves, but are rather from
the organization's PAC, employees or owners. Totals include subsidiaries and affiliates.
Links to more campaign contribution information for Ronald James Kind
from the Center for Responsive Politics' site.
Fundraising profile: 2008 election cycle Career totals
Top contributors by organization/corporation: 2008 election cycle Career totals
Top contributors by industry: 2008 election cycle Career totals

Committees and Affiliations


Committees in the 110th Congress (2007-2008)

Committee assignments in the 109th Congress (2005-2006)

Coalitions and Caucuses

  • Democratic Chief Deputy Whip
  • Co-founder, Upper Mississippi River Congressional Caucus
  • Co-chair, New Democrat Coalition

More Background Data

Wikipedia also has an article on Ronald James Kind. This article may use content from the Wikipedia article under the terms of the GFDL.


DC office
  • 1406 Longworth House Office Building Washington, DC 20515
    Ph: 202-225-5506 Fax: 202-225-5739
    Webform email
District offices
  • 131 South Barstow Street, Suite 301, Eau Claire, WI 54701
    Ph: 715-831-9214 Fax: (none entered)
  • 205 Fifth Avenue South, Suite 226, La Crosse, WI 54601
    Ph: 608-782-2558 Fax: (none entered)
On the Web
Campaign office

2008 Campaign Contact Information

Official Kind for Congress campaign website

P.O. Box 184
La Crosse
WI 54602-0184

Phone: 608.782.3444
Fax: 608.782.4433

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Articles and resources

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