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Senator Janis A. Ringhand

Minority Caucus Vice-Chair

Senate District 15

(D - Evansville) Voting Address:
412 Fowler Cir.,
Evansville, WI 53536


  • Born Madison, Wisconsin, February 13, 1950; married; 2 children, 5 grandchildren, 2 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: Rock County Literacy Connection; Evansville Chamber of Commerce; VFW Auxiliary Post 6905 (former president); 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 2014. Leadership positions: minority caucus vice chair 2017; minority caucus secretary 2013.

Member of Building Commission and Women's Council

2017 Authored Proposals

(first or second author, first sponsor)

2017 Co-authored Proposals

2017 Cosponsored Proposals

2017 Authored Amendments

2017 Votes