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Ron Kind's Biography

Office: U.S. House (WI) - District 3, Democratic

Contact Information

205 Fifth Avenue South
Suite 400
La Crosse, WI 54601

131 South Barstow Street
Suite 301
Eau Claire, WI 54701

1502 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515

Full Name:

Ronald 'Ron' James Kind




Wife: Tawni; 2 Children: Johnny, Matthew

Birth Date:


Birth Place:

La Crosse, WI

Home City:

La Crosse, WI



JD, University of Minnesota, 1990

MA, Economics and Political Science, London School of Economics, 1986

BA, Harvard University, 1985

Representative, United States House of Representatives, District 3, 1996-present

Minority Chief Deputy Whip, United States House of Representatives

Candidate, United States House of Representatives, District 3, 2018

Member, 21st Century Health Care Caucus, present

Member, Community College Caucus, present

Co-Chair, Congressional Caucus on the European Union, present

Member, Congressional Caucus on the Mississippi River, present

Member, Congressional Dairy Farmers Caucus, present

Co-Chair, Congressional Fitness Caucus, present

Vice-Chair, Congressional Native American Caucus, present

Founder/Co-Chair, Congressional Organic Caucus, present

Member, Congressional Rural Caucus, present

Member, Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus, present

Member, Congressional Wildlife Refuge Caucus, present

Member, House Manufacturing Caucus, present

Vice-Chair, House Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Caucus, present

Member, House Rural Health Care Coalition (RHCC), present

Member, House Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Education Caucus, present

Founder/Co-Chair, National Parks Caucus, present

Founder/Co-Chair, Quality Care Coalition, present

Member, Rural Veterans Caucus, present

Co-Chair, Task Force on Childhood Obesity, present

Co-Chair, Upper Mississippi River Basin Congressional Task Force, present

Founder, Upper Mississippi River Basin Congressional Task Force, present

Founder/Co-Chair, Wellness Caucus, present

Member, Alzheimer's Task Force

Member, Army Corps of Engineers Reform Caucus

Member, Arts Caucus

Member, Autism Caucus

Member, Bicycle Caucus

Member, Congressional Automotive Performance and Motorsports Caucus

Member, Congressional Competitiveness Caucus

Former Co-Chair, Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus

Member, Democratic Homeland Security Task Force

Member, Diabetes Caucus

Member, Disability Caucus

Member, Food Safety Caucus

Member, House Centrist Coalition

Member, Mental Health Caucus

Member, Methamphetamines Caucus

Member, New Dem IDEA Task Force

Member, Public Broadcasting Caucus

Member, Rural Education Caucus

Member, Rural Health Care Coalition Steering Committee

Member, STOP Driving Under the Influence Caucus

Member, Third Congressional District Democratic Party

Co-Chair, Upper Mississippi Caucus

Member, Upper Mississippi River Congressional Caucus

Member, Natural Resources Committee, United States House of Representatives, 1996-2010

Assistant District Attorney, Office of the La Crosse District Attorney, 1992-1996

Attorney, Law Office of Quarles and Brady, 1990-1992

Chair, New Democrat Coalition, present

Board Member, Coulee Council on Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse

Member, Immanuel Lutheran Church

Board Member, La Crosse Boys and Girls Club

Board Member, La Crosse Optimists

Member, La Crosse Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA)

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Father's Name:

Elroy Kind

Father's Occupation:

Telephone Repairman, Union Leader

Mother's Name:

Greta Kind

Mother's Occupation:

Assistant Director of Personnel, La Crosse School District