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Ron Kind (D)
Date Of Birth & Birthplace: 3/16/1963 (La Crosse, WI)
Race: White
Religion: Lutheran
Residence: La Crosse, WI
Education: Undergraduate degree from Harvard University, Cambridge, MA; Graduate degree in economics from London School of Economics, London, ; Graduate degree in law from University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
Occupation: District Attorney
Office Type: U.S. House -- Wisconsin District 3 

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Ron Kind was born in La Crosse, Wis., where he still resides. He received a bachelor's degree in government and economics in 1985 from Harvard University and earned a master's degree from the London School of Economics in 1986.

He received a law degree from the University of Minnesota in 1990 and served as a La Crosse County assistant district attorney, 1992-96.

Kind was first elected to the U.S. House in 1996.

Kind and his wife, Tawni, have two children.

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Ron Kind was elected to the U.S. House in 1996, receiving 52 percent of the vote against Republican James Harsdorf. He was re-elected in 1998, defeating Republican Troy Brechler with 72 percent of the vote. He was re-elected in 2000 with 64 percent of the vote.

Kind considered seeking the Democratic nomination for governor in 2002, but decided against running for the office.

He won re-election to his congressional seat in 2002, defeating Republican Bill Arndt of Menomonie and Libertarian Jeff Zastrow of Eau Claire. Kind received 63 percent of the vote.

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