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Ron Kind

Ron Kind
United States Representative
Wisconsin

Representative Ron Kind is an Honorary Co-Chair of the ITIF Board of Directors.  A native of La Crosse, Wisconsin, Ron Kind has represented the people of western Wisconsin's Third Congressional District since 1996.

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 is also a member of the Natural Resources Committee, which allows him to work on a tremendously important issue to western Wisconsin – the Mississippi River. As