Ron (Ron) Kind (D-03)

US Representative Ron Kind

Ron (Ron) Kind (D-03)
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Capitol: 202.225.5506
FAX: 202.225.5739
District: 608.782.2558
Room 1502 LHOB- Longworth House Office Building 15 Independence Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20515-4903
205 Fifth Avenue South
La Crosse, WI 54601-4059
Residence:La Crosse, WI

Committee Assignments

Co-ChairRural Health Care Coalition
Co-ChairCongressional Battlefield Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Furnishings Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional National Parks Caucus
ChairmanCongressional Fitness Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Quality Care Coalition
Co-ChairRenewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Task Force on Childhood Obesity
Co-ChairCongressional Caucus on Youth Sports
Co-ChairFriends of Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)
Co-ChairCongressional Bowhunting and Archery Caucus
ChairmanCongressional Physical Activity Caucus
FC MemberFriends of Wales Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Toy Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Integrative Health and Wellness Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Wildlife Refuge Caucus
FC MemberCongressional E-Learning Caucus
Co-ChairHealthcare Innovation Caucus
FC MemberHouse Agriculture Energy Users Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional United Kingdom (UK) Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Organic Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Trade
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Health
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on the Judicial Branch
FC MemberCongressional Correctional Officers Caucus
FC MemberRural Veterans Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Caucus on the Mississippi River
FC MemberCongressional Waterways Caucus
FC MemberCooperative Business Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Tennis Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus for Freedom of the Press
FC MemberCongressional Broadcasters Caucus
Co-Vice ChairCongressional Native American Caucus
FC MemberNortheast-Midwest Congressional Coalition (NEMW)
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Innovation and Entrepreneurship
FC MemberCongressional Food Safety Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Services Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Rural Housing Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Youth Challenge Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Stop DUI Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Fertilizer Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Microbusiness Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Cranberry Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Rural Caucus
MemberHouse Committee on Ways and Means
FC MemberCongressional Competitiveness Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Reformers Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Propane Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Dietary Supplement Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on the European Union (EU)
FC MemberCongressional Energy Savings Performance Caucus
FC MemberGreat Lakes Task Force (Joint)
FC MemberCongressional Nanotechnology Caucus
FC MemberMunicipal Finance Caucus
FC MemberPaper and Packaging Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Baseball Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Military Mental Health Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Aluminum Caucus
FC Member21st Century Health Care Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Library of Congress Caucus
FC MemberFriends of Norway
FC MemberDairy Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus to Fight and Control Methamphetamine
FC MemberCongressional Anti-Bullying Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Missing, Exploited and Runaway Children's Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Farmer Cooperative Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Rural Broadband Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Independent Colleges Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Intellectual Property Promotion and Piracy Prevention (IP)
FC MemberCongressional JOBS NOW! Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Children's Caucus
FC MemberPublic Broadcasting Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Chemistry Caucus
FC MemberFriends of Australia Caucus
FC MemberVision Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Caucus (COPD)
FC MemberCongressional Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Education Caucus (STEM Caucus)
FC MemberCongressional Humanities Caucus
FC MemberClimate Solutions Caucus (House)
FC MemberU.S.-Japan Caucus
FC MemberHouse General Aviation Caucus
FC MemberInternational Conservation Caucus (ICC)
FC MemberHouse Manufacturing Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Internet Caucus
FC MemberCommunity College Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Addiction, Treatment and Recovery Caucus (ATR)
FC MemberCongressional Manufactured Housing Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus for Competitiveness in Entertainment Technology (E-Tech Caucus)
FC MemberBipartisan Disabilities Caucus (BDC)
FC MemberNational Guard and Reserve Components Caucus
FC MemberNextGen 9-1-1 Caucus
FC MemberIndia Caucus
FC MemberArthritis Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Assisting Caregivers Today (ACT) Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Heart and Stroke Coalition
FC MemberCongressional Boating Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Bike Caucus
FC MemberTom Lantos Human Rights Commission
FC MemberCongressional Cystic Fibrosis Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Sportsmen's Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Mental Health Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Rare Disease Caucus
FC MemberBicameral Congressional Caucus on Parkinson's Disease
FC MemberCoalition for Autism Research and Education (CARE)
FC MemberHouse Small Brewers Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Wine Caucus
FC MemberCongressional TRIO Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Foster Youth
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Task Force on Alzheimer's Disease
FC MemberNew Democrat Coalition (NDC)
FC MemberCongressional Arts Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Coalition on Adoption
FC MemberCongressional Diabetes Caucus


A native of La Crosse, Wisconsin, Ron Kind has represented Wisconsin's Third Congressional District since 1997. Ron is a member of the Ways and Means Committee, which has jurisdiction over tax policy, Medicare, Social Security, and international trade. He serves on the Subcommittee on Health, and since becoming a member in 2007, Ron has focused his work primarily on that of issues relating to small business, specifically their health care challenges. Ron also serves on the Subcommittee on Trade. Ron served as a member of the Natural Resources Committee from 1996-2010. His work on the committee allowed him to focus on a tremendously important issue to western Wisconsin - the Mississippi River. As a committee member and the co-chair of the Upper Mississippi Caucus, Ron worked hard to restore the river, combat invasive species, and ensure it remains a thriving resource for recreation and transportation. Though he is no longer serving on the committee, his work to protect and preserve our natural resources continues. In addition to his committee work, Ron has focused on the issue of agriculture reform, receiving national recognition in 2007 for his work to move the farm bill away from cash-crop subsidies for wealthy agribusinesses and toward increased conservation to help more farmers in more regions of the country. Ron is also a past Chair of the centrist "New Democrat Coalition" and co-chairs the Congressional Fitness Caucus, the Congressional Organic Caucus, the National Parks Caucus, and the Upper Mississippi River Basin Task Force. He is also the former co-chair of the Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus. Ron is a graduate of La Crosse Logan High School. His success in academics and football there brought him to Harvard University where he earned a Bachelor's degree. Later, Ron earned a Master's degree from the London School of Economics and a Law Degree from the University of Minnesota. Washington is still a weekly commute for Ron, he and his wife Tawni still live in La Crosse. They have two college-aged sons, Johnny (1996) and Matthew (1998).

Election / Personal Info

First Elected: 1996    Next Election: 2022
Spouse: Tawni Zappa   DOB: 3/16/1963
Counties Representing
Eau Claire
La Crosse
St. Croix