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Senator Janis A. Ringhand

Assistant Minority Leader

Senate District 15

(D - Evansville) Madison Office:
Room 108 South
State Capitol
PO Box 7882
Madison, WI 53707
(608) 266-2253
(608) 282-3555
Voting Address:
412 Fowler Cir.,
Evansville, WI 53536

Jon Mielke Jon.Mielke@legis.wisconsin.gov
Jim Smith Jim.Smith@legis.wisconsin.gov
Patrick Walsh Patrick.Walsh@legis.wisconsin.gov


  • Born Madison, Wisconsin, February 13, 1950; married; 2 children, 5 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren.
  • Graduate Evansville High School, 1968; Associate Degree Madison Area Technical College, 1985.
  • Full-time legislator. Former accountant for small businesses, executive director of nonprofit.
  • Member: Evansville Chamber of Commerce; Evansville Energy Independence Team.
  • Former member: Stoughton Hospital Board (chair); Creekside Place, Inc. (board of directors); Evansville Community Partnership (secretary).
  • Evansville City Council, 1998–2002, 2008–10. Mayor of Evansville, 2002–06.
  • Elected to Assembly 2010–12. Elected to Senate since 2014. Leadership positions: Minority Caucus Vice Chair 2017; Minority Caucus Secretary 2013.

Member of Building Commission, Legislative State Supported Programs Study and Advisory Committee and Women's Council

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2019 Votes