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See also: "United States House of Representatives elections in Wisconsin, 2006 § 3rd Congressional District

In 2004 he won re-election with 57 percent of the vote; in 2006 he defeated "Paul R. Nelson and won with 65 percent of the vote.


United States House of Representatives elections in Wisconsin, 2008

In 2008 he won with 63 percent of the vote.


United States House of Representatives elections in Wisconsin, 2010

He defeated former "State Senator "Dan Kapanke with 50 percent of the vote.


United States House of Representatives elections in Wisconsin, 2012 § District 3

There was talk that Kind might run for the U.S. Senate in 2012 to replace the retiring "Herb Kohl, but he decided not to mount a primary challenge to "Tammy Baldwin, who had already announced a senate run.[15] There was also a push to draft Kind to run for governor in 2012 against Scott Walker.[16]

Kind ultimately decided to run for reelection in the 3rd district. He faced retired U.S. Army Col. "Ray Boland in the November election and won.[17]

Personal life[edit]

Kind and his wife, Tawni, live in his hometown of La Crosse. She is an official court reporter for the County Court system. They have two sons, Johnny (born in August 1996) and Matthew (born in May 1998). They are members of Immanuel Lutheran Church ("Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod).[18]

Kind is a member of the La Crosse Optimists Club, a leader in the "Boys and Girls Club, and the La Crosse "YMCA. He is also on the board of directors for Coulee Council on Alcohol or Other Drug Abuse. His wife organizes the annual Congressional Art Competition for high school artists in western Wisconsin.[19]


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  9. ^ Hagen, Lisa; Railey, Kimberly (18 January 2015). "The Congressional Tease Caucus: 9 Members Who Think (but Never Act) on Running for Higher Office". National Journal. Retrieved 20 January 2015. 
  10. ^ Moran, Rick. "American Thinker". Retrieved August 24, 2012. 
  11. ^ "NFL News". Retrieved August 24, 2012. 
  12. ^ Kind, Ron. "Halting the childhood obesity epidemic requires support of many communities". Retrieved August 24, 2012. 
  13. ^ Hubbuch, Chris. "Rep. Ron Kind to eye crop subsidy reform". Retrieved August 27, 2012. 
  14. ^ Davis, Julie (July 25, 2007). "Farm bill spurs split in Dem's ranks". Bangor Daily News. 
  15. ^ Stewart, Rebecca (September 15, 2011). "Rep. Ron Kind declines senate bid". CNN. Retrieved August 26, 2012. 
  16. ^ "Kind, Obey avoid confirming recall petition signatures". Retrieved August 26, 2012. 
  17. ^ Shuda, Nathaniel. "U.S. Reps. Paul Ryan, Ron Kind share diverging viewpoints during Wood County visits". Retrieved August 26, 2012. 
  18. ^ "Congressman Ron Kind : About Ron". Retrieved 2012-08-25. 
  19. ^ "Elect Ron Kind for Congress - Wisconsin Third Congressional District". Retrieved 2010-07-12. 

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"United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
"Steve Gunderson
Member of the "U.S. House of Representatives
from "Wisconsin's 3rd congressional district

Party political offices
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"Joe Crowley
Chair of the "New Democrat Coalition
Succeeded by
"Jim Himes
"United States order of precedence (ceremonial)
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"Kay Granger
"United States Representatives by seniority
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