Janis Ringhand (Dem.), 15th Senate District
Born Madison, February 13, 1950; married; 2 children, 5 grandchildren, 1 great-grandchild. Graduate Evansville H.S. 1968; Associate Degree Madison Area Tech. Coll. 1985. Full-time legislator. Former accountant for small businesses, executive director of nonprofit. Member: Rock Co. Literacy Connection; Evansville Chamber of Commerce; VFW Auxiliary Post 6905 (pres.); Evansville Energy Independence Team. Former member: Stoughton Hospital Bd. (chp.); Creekside Place, Inc. (bd. of dir.); Evansville Community Partnership (secy.). Evansville City Council 1998-2002, 2008-10. Mayor of Evansville 2002-06.
Elected to Assembly 2010-12; elected to Senate 2014. Minority Caucus Secretary 2013. Biennial Senate committee assignments: 2015 — Economic Development and Commerce; Revenue, Financial Institutions and Rural Issues; Building Commission. Assembly committee assignments: 2013 — Government Operations and State Licensing; Small Business Development; Urban and Local Affairs (also 2011); Veterans; Workforce Development. 2011 — Rural Economic Development and Rural Affairs; Veterans and Military Affairs.
Telephone: Office: (608) 266-2253; District: (608) 882-5879.
Voting address: 412 Fowler Circle, Evansville 53536.
Mailing address: Office: Room 22 South, State Capitol, P.O. Box 7882, Madison 53707-7882.
Content referencing Janis Ringhand
Proposal gives working families much needed benefit to care for sick family member or themselves without having to give up payMar 14th, 2017 by State Sen. Janis Ringhand
This bill would allow working people in Wisconsin to take paid time when they are caring for a new child, for a seriously ill family member or recovering from their own serious illness.Mar 14th, 2017 by Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin
As Wisconsin’s current farmers age, our economy must find new farmers to take their place.Feb 27th, 2017 by Mark Spreitzer
“I am honored that my colleagues have once again entrusted me with the responsibility of serving as Senate Democratic Leader.”Nov 22nd, 2016 by State Sen. Jennifer Shilling
Veterans at King do not have the luxury of waiting months for the outcome of an auditAug 31st, 2016 by State Sen. Janis Ringhand
Memo shows Veteran Trust Fund faces $43.1 million deficit by 2020Aug 24th, 2016 by State Sen. Janis Ringhand
Despite public support, bill’s future uncertain in GOP-controlled SenateJan 26th, 2016 by State Sen. Jennifer Shilling
Swift Action by Joint Committee on Finance Would Significantly Reduce or Eliminate DelaysOct 20th, 2015 by State Sen. Janis Ringhand
According to the United States Department of Labor most workers in the private sector service industry do not have paid sick leave.Oct 2nd, 2015 by State Sen. Janis Ringhand
State Representative Evan Goyke (D-Milwaukee) released the following statement regarding his election today as Democratic Caucus Secretary.Dec 18th, 2013 by Evan Goyke
Today Assembly Democratic Leader Peter Barca (D-Kenosha) announced the Assembly Democratic members of the standing and joint committees for the 2013-2014 legislative session.Dec 21st, 2012 by Peter Barca