Janis Ringhand

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Janis Ringhand
Member of the Wisconsin Senate
from the 15th district
Assumed office
January 3, 2015
Preceded by Tim Cullen
Member of the Wisconsin State Assembly
from the 45th district
In office
January 3, 2013 – January 3, 2015
Succeeded by Mark Spreitzer
Member of the Wisconsin State Assembly
from the 80th district
In office
January 3, 2011 – January 3, 2013
Succeeded by Sondy Pope-Roberts
Personal details
Born (1950-02-13) February 13, 1950 (age 68)
Madison, Wisconsin
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Gordon
Residence Evansville, Wisconsin
Alma mater Madison Area Technical College
Profession Politician
Website Official website

Janis Ringhand (born February 13, 1950) is a member of the Wisconsin State Senate from Evansville, Wisconsin. An accountant and former director of a non-profit, she previously served in the Wisconsin State Assembly.

Ringhand graduated from Madison Area Technical College in 1985, and served as the Mayor of Evansville from 2002 to 2006. A Democrat, Ringhand was elected to the Assembly in 2010.[1][2]

In 2014, with the announced retirement of state senator Tim Cullen, Ringhand ran for Cullen's seat rather than seek re-election to the Assembly. She won the Democratic primary election in August, with 6,157 votes to 5,883 for former Cullen aide Austin Scieszinski and 3,448 for former Assembly Speaker Michael J. Sheridan.[3][4] On November 4, 2014, Ringhand was elected to the Wisconsin State Senate.[5]


  1. ^ "Senator Janis A. Ringhand". docs.legis.wisconsin.gov. Retrieved August 2, 2016. 
  2. ^ Ringhand for Assembly
  3. ^ Johnson, Shawn. "3 Democrats Square Off To Succeed Tim Cullen In Senate: Assemblywoman, Former Assembly Speaker, And Former Cullen Aide Will Be On Tuesday's Ballot" Wisconsin Public Radio News August 10, 2014
  4. ^ "Election Results: State Senate Dist 15 Dem Primary" WTMJ-TV website; August 13, 2014 Archived August 14, 2014, at the Wayback Machine.
  5. ^ Jim Leute. "Janis Ringhand easily defeats Brian Fitzgerald in 15th senate race". Janesville Gazette, November 4, 2014.