Ron Kind

Ron Kind

Candidate for U.S. Representative District 3

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Candidate Biography

A native of La Crosse, Wisconsin, I was born and raised in western Wisconsin. I am the third of five children and attended public schools in La Crosse. During high school, I spent summers helping my aunt and uncle on their family dairy farm. In high school, I played football and basketball. I then accepted an academic scholarship to Harvard University, where I played quarterback and graduated with honors in 1985. During the summers, while I was attending college, I worked for former Wisconsin Sen. William Proxmire in Washington. There, I helped investigate wasteful spending of taxpayer money, which provided the basis for some of the senator’s famous “Golden Fleece” awards. After getting my undergraduate degree, I went on to receive my master’s degree from the London School of Economics and law degree from the University of Minnesota. After practicing law for two years at the law firm of Quarles and Brady in Milwaukee, I returned home to La Crosse to take a spot in the La Crosse County prosecutor’s office and as a special prosecutor throughout western Wisconsin. In September of 1995, I announced my intention to run for the 3rd Congressional District seat that was being vacated by 16-year incumbent Rep. Steve Gunderson. I was first elected in 1996. My wife Tawni and I live in La Crosse with our two sons, Johnny and Matthew. We have remained active in the La Crosse community and are members of the Immanuel Lutheran Church. I’m also a member of the La Crosse Optimists Club, and a leader in the Boys’ and Girls’ Club and the La Crosse YMCA.

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