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Tod Ohnstad

Tod Ohnstad
Candidate For Assembly District 65

Tod Ohnstad

Candidate Background

Incumbent
Party: 
Democratic
Address: 

3814 18th Avenue , Kenosha WI

Phone Number: 
(262) 764-1950
Email Address: 

Candidate Biography

From candidate Website

Tod moved to Kenosha in 1974 from Eau Claire. He had planned to be here only a few months and hasn’t left yet. He soon became active in his union at American Motors and was elected to serve as a Steward in 1977. In 1984, he was elected to the Executive Board and Bargaining Committee and was continuously re-elected until his retirement from Chrysler in 2004.

In 2008, Tod was elected to the Kenosha City Council to once again represent working people. In 2010 he ran unopposed for re-election and this year he won his third term with 74% of the vote. Tod has consistently won re-election because he is responsive to the people he represents and resourceful in getting their problems resolved.

Tod has served Kenosha in other ways as well. Originally a mentor for the Kinship program, he later was one for the Kenosha Area Business Alliance. He also served as a “big brother” in the Big Brothers & Sisters Program. He has been a frequent contributor to such programs as the Shalom Center and was always a “fair share” giver to the United Way.

Married to Kristi Kurklis-Ohnstad, they have two dogs. Josie is a 10 year old black lab they adopted 5 years ago and Bella, an eight year old golden retriever who they adopted last year.