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
“Families in Wisconsin are working harder than ever, but our laws simply haven’t kept pace with changes in the modern workplace.”Oct 22nd, 2019 by State Sen. Jennifer Shilling
"Everyone should have the opportunity to save for their future and no one should have to worry about making ends meet or their financial security in retirement."Oct 21st, 2019 by Gov. Tony Evers
Judge Karofsky currently serves as a criminal court judge in Dane County.Oct 15th, 2019 by Jill Karofsky
Gov. Evers is committed to maintaining safe and reliable buildings by making smart and efficient maintenance decisions and investing in needed repairs and upgrades across the state building portfolio.Aug 7th, 2019 by Gov. Tony Evers
"It seems that the Republicans are helping the big box stores shift their property tax burden onto the back of homeowners."May 15th, 2019 by State Sen. Janis Ringhand
Republicans jeopardize investments in Wisconsin’s futureMar 20th, 2019 by State Sen. Jennifer Shilling
These Capital Budget Recommendations aggressively and responsibly address deferred maintenance and life safety issues in state-owned buildings.Mar 7th, 2019 by Gov. Tony Evers
"Less than one month after the 2018 November elections, a lame duck session fundamentally changed the balance of power in Wisconsin state government."Feb 11th, 2019 by State Rep. Mark Spreitzer
"Astonishingly, the Republicans primary concern is to protect their own power."Dec 5th, 2018 by State Sen. Janis Ringhand
Maggie Gau, Governor-Elect Evers’ campaign manager, will become Governor-Elect Evers’ Chief of Staff.Nov 12th, 2018 by Gov. Tony Evers
"I am honored that my colleagues have once again entrusted me with the responsibility of serving as Senate Democratic Leader."Nov 9th, 2018 by State Sen. Jennifer Shilling
New structure to replace Eagle Tower at Peninsula State Park also approvedAug 8th, 2018 by Gov. Scott Walker
Governor Walker Signs Bills to Create and Expand Outdoor Recreation, Attract Talent to Wisconsin, and Improve Medical Assistance
93 bills signed into law at the Wisconsin State CapitolApr 16th, 2018 by Gov. Scott Walker
Joint press release from Sen. Janis Ringhand and Sen. Robert Wirch.Jan 10th, 2018 by State Sen. Janis Ringhand
Foxconn posted a 39 percent drop in third-quarter earnings.Nov 15th, 2017 by State Sen. Janis Ringhand
Industrial Acid Mining Bill Will Put Public Health at Risk for GenerationsNov 8th, 2017 by Wisconsin Conservation Voters
"The State Building Commission approved a number of important projects today, which will positively impact Wisconsin residents."Oct 18th, 2017 by Gov. Scott Walker
Senate Democratic leaders released the following statements critical of Gov. Scott Walker’s decision to sign the largest taxpayer giveaway to a foreign corporation in U.S. historySep 18th, 2017 by State Sen. Jennifer Shilling
What the corporations are doing is rigging the system against everyday people and homeowners.Aug 30th, 2017 by State Sen. Janis Ringhand
Local Democrats believe Cathy Myers is the best candidate to oust Paul RyanJul 20th, 2017 by Cathy Myers
Speaker Ryan faces his first opponent with a history of electoral successJun 22nd, 2017 by Cathy Myers
Proposal Would Create Program in DATCP to Recruit Veterans into AgricultureApr 12th, 2017 by State Rep. Evan Goyke
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 State Rep. 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 State Rep. 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 State Rep. Peter Barca