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Ron Kind

Ron Kind
Candidate For U.S. Representative District 3

Ron Kind

Candidate Background


P.O. Box 184

La Crosse, WI 54602-0184


Phone Number: 
(608) 782-3444

Candidate Biography

From candidate Website

Born and raised in La Crosse, Ron grew up on the Mississippi with his two brothers and sister, and his parents Greta and Elroy. During high school, he spent his summers working on his aunt and uncle’s dairy farm where he learned a lot about hard work.


Ron was a standout student and athlete at La Crosse Logan High. He earned an academic scholarship to Harvard. During the summers, Ron worked for the late Wisconsin Senator William Proxmire. Ron helped investigate wasteful spending of taxpayer money. His research provided the basis for some of the Senator's famous "Golden Fleece" awards and greatly influenced Ron's commitment towards fiscal responsibility.


After earning his Master’s Degree in Economics and a Law Degree from the University of Minnesota, Ron returned home to become a Special Prosecutor for La Crosse County. In the courtroom Ron met his wife Tawni, who still works as an official court reporter at the county court.


Ron and Tawni live on French Island and have two sons, Johnny and Matt, who attend La Crosse public schools. The family enjoys the great outdoors, spending time together fishing, hiking and on their farmland in Jackson County. Ron is an avid hunter, and Johnny and Matt are following in his footsteps.


Today, Ron represents the people of western Wisconsin -- and the values we all share -- in the U.S. House of Representatives.