Representative Ronald 'Ron' James Kind's Special Interest Group Ratings

Biographical

Full Name: Ronald 'Ron' James Kind
Current Office: U.S. House - District 3, Democratic
First Elected: 11/05/1996
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Announced, Democratic for U.S. House - District 3
Primary Aug. 12, 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Tawni; 2 Children: Johnny, Matthew
Birth Date: 03/16/1963
Birth Place: La Crosse, WI
Home City: La Crosse, WI
Religion: Lutheran
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2014 Population Connection - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 100% 2013 Food Policy Action - Positions 100% 2013 International Foodservice Distributors Association - Positions 0% 2013 National Education Association - Positions 100% 2013 National Education Association - Positions 100% 2013 National Electrical Contractors Association - Positions 92% 2013 The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association - Positions 16% 2012 National Association of Manufacturers - Positions of 112th Congress 32% 2012 National Education Association - Positions 100% 2012 National Education Association - Positions 100% 2012 National Electrical Contractors Association - Positions 50% 2012 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 80% 2012 United States Chamber of Commerce - Lifetime Score 47% 2012 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 50% 2011-2012 American Association of University Women - Positions 80 2011-2012 American Council of Engineering Companies - Positions 67 2011-2012 Financial Executives International - Positions 71% 2011-2012 Food Policy Action - Positions 79% 2011-2012 Independent Electrical Contractors - Positions (House) 0% 2011-2012 International Foodservice Distributors Association - Positions (House) 25% 2011-2012 National Association for College Admission Counseling - Positions 50% 2011-2012 National Association of Manufacturers - Positions 36% 2011-2012 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 31% 2011-2012 National Retail Federation - Positions: International Trade 100% 2011-2012 National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association - Positions 33% 2011-2012 Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors-National Association - Positions 40% 2011-2012 Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council - Positions 40% 2011-2012 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 100% 2011 National Association for College Admission Counseling - Positions 50% 2011 National Education Association - Positions 100% 2011 National Education Association - Positions 100% 2011 National Electrical Contractors Association - Positions (House Only) 100% 2011 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 27% 2011 National Retail Federation - Positions 42% 2011 National Small Business Association - Positions 66% 2011 National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association - Positions 33% 2011 The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association - Positions 20% 2011 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 31% 2010 The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association - Positions 25% 2010 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 13% 2009-2010 American Association of University Women - Positions 82% 2009-2010 American Council of Engineering Companies - Positions 75% 2009-2010 Associated General Contractors of America - Positions 37% 2009-2010 Independent Electrical Contractors - Positions 0% 2009-2010 International Foodservice Distributors Association - Positions 0% 2009-2010 International Warehouse Logistics Association - Positions 20% 2009-2010 National Association for College Admission Counseling - Positions 91% 2009-2010 National Association for the Self-Employed - U.S. House Score 100% 2009-2010 National Association of Manufacturers - Positions 39% 2009-2010 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 29% 2009-2010 National Retail Federation - Positions 0% 2009-2010 National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association - Positions 37% 2009-2010 School Nutrition Association - Positions (House Only) 100% 2009-2010 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 90% 2009-2010 Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council - Positions 5% 2009 American Association of University Women - Positions 78% 2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions 11% 2009 National Education Association - Positions on Public Education Teaching Profession Issues A 2009 National Education Association - Positions on Public Education Teaching Profession Issues A 2009 Population Connection - Committee Votes Score 100% 2009 The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association - Positions 20% 2009 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 47% 2008-2011 Global Exchange - Percent Loyalty to Finance, Insurance, Real Estate Lobby 57% 2008 Business-Industry Political Action Committee - Positions 20% 2008 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 100% 2008 United States Chamber of Commerce - Lifetime Score 51% 2008 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 72% 2007-2008 American Association of University Women - Positions 100% 2007-2008 American Council of Engineering Companies - Positions 50% 2007-2008 American Forest and Paper Association - Forest Products Advocacy Score 66% 2007-2008 Associated Builders & Contractors - Positions 0% 2007-2008 Associated General Contractors of America - Positions 75% 2007-2008 International Foodservice Distributors Association - Positions 12% 2007-2008 International Warehouse Logistics Association - Positions 20% 2007-2008 National Association for College Admission Counseling - Positions 70% 2007-2008 National Association of Manufacturers - Positions 30% 2007-2008 National Education Association - Positions on Public Education Teaching Profession Issues A 2007-2008 National Education Association - Positions on Public Education Teaching Profession Issues A 2007-2008 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 60 2007-2008 National Restaurant Association - Positions on Restaurant Advocacy 60 2007-2008 National Retail Federation - Positions Retail Industry Advocacy 40% 2007-2008 National Small Business Association - Positions 73% 2007-2008 National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association - Positions 70% 2007-2008 Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors-National Association - Positions 80% 2007-2008 School Nutrition Association - Positions 0% 2007-2008 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 100% 2007 American Association of University Women - Positions 100 2007 Business-Industry Political Action Committee - Positions 21% 2007 Consumer Alliance for Energy Security - Positions 50% 2007 National Association for College Admission Counseling - Positions 62% 2007 National Association of Elementary School Principals - Positions 100% 2007 National Education Association - Positions on Public Education Teaching Profession Issues A 2007 National Education Association - Positions on Public Education Teaching Profession Issues A 2007 Population Connection - Positions on Population Stabilization 100% 2007 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 94% 2007 TechAmerica - Positions 75% 2007 The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association - Positions 20% 2007 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 60% 2006 Business-Industry Political Action Committee - Positions 12% 2006 Consumer Action - Positions 0% 2006 National Association for College Admission Counseling - Positions 100% 2006 National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors - Positions 100% 2006 National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association - Positions 41% 2006 Population Connection - Positions 100% 2006 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 89% 2006 State PIRGs Working Together - Positions 82% 2006 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 53% 2006 United States Public Interest Research Group - Positions 82% 2005-2006 American Association of University Women - Positions 100% 2005-2006 American Forest and Paper Association - Positions 41% 2005-2006 Associated General Contractors of America - Positions 70% 2005-2006 International Warehouse Logistics Association - Positions 40% 2005-2006 National Association of Manufacturers - Positions 29% 2005-2006 National Education Association - Positions 100% 2005-2006 National Education Association - Positions 100% 2005-2006 National Electrical Contractors Association - Positions 38% 2005-2006 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 21% 2005-2006 National Restaurant Association - Positions 30% 2005-2006 National Retail Federation - Positions 38% 2005-2006 National Small Business Association - Positions 41% 2005-2006 Partnership for America - Positions 6% 2005-2006 Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors-National Association - Positions 36% 2005-2006 Public Citizen's Congress Watch - Positions on Population Stabilization 71% 2005 American Association of University Women - Positions 100% 2005 Business-Industry Political Action Committee - Positions 28% 2005 Maryland Business for Responsive Government - Positions 35% 2005 National Association for College Admission Counseling - Positions 88% 2005 National Association of Elementary School Principals - Positions 100% 2005 National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors - Positions 33% 2005 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 20% 2005 Population Connection - Positions 100% 2005 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 93% 2005 Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council - Positions 29% 2005 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 59% 2004 American Shareholders Association - Positions 30% 2004 Financial Executives International - Positions 50% 2004 National Association of Government Contractors - Positions 100% 2004 National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association - Positions 33% 2004 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 100% 2004 Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council - Positions 36% 2004 State PIRGs Working Together - Positions 81% 2004 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 47% 2004 United States Public Interest Research Group - Positions 81% 2003-2004 American Association of University Women - Positions 100% 2003-2004 American Forest and Paper Association - Positions 10% 2003-2004 Associated Builders & Contractors - Positions 10% 2003-2004 Associated General Contractors of America - Positions 16% 2003-2004 Business-Industry Political Action Committee - Positions 12% 2003-2004 National Association for the Self-Employed - Positions 29% 2003-2004 National Association of Manufacturers - Positions 19% 2003-2004 National Education Association - Positions 89% 2003-2004 National Education Association - Positions 89% 2003-2004 National Electrical Contractors Association - Positions 31% 2003-2004 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 17% 2003-2004 National Parent Teacher Association - Positions 100% 2003-2004 National Restaurant Association - Positions 25% 2003-2004 National Retail Federation - Positions 46% 2003-2004 National School Boards Association - Positions 80% 2003-2004 National Small Business Association - Positions 36% 2003-2004 Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors-National Association - Positions 10% 2003-2004 Population Connection - Positions 100% 2003-2004 Public Citizen's Congress Watch - Positions 54% 2003-2004 School Nutrition Association - Positions 67% 2003-2004 United States Business and Industry Council - Positions 64% 2003 American Association of University Women - Positions 100% 2003 Associated Builders & Contractors - Positions 0% 2003 Business-Industry Political Action Committee - Positions 12% 2003 Maryland Business for Responsive Government - Positions 16% 2003 National Association of Government Contractors - Positions 0% 2003 National Education Association - Positions 82% 2003 National Education Association - Positions 82% 2003 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 0% 2003 National Retail Federation - Positions 46% 2003 National School Boards Association - Positions 90% 2003 Population Connection - Positions 100% 2003 Public Citizen's Congress Watch - Positions 100% 2003 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 100% 2003 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 38% 2003 United States Public Interest Research Group - Positions 86% 2002 National Education Association - Positions 100% 2002 National Education Association - Positions 100% 2002 National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association - Positions 33% 2002 Population Connection - Positions 100% 2002 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 100% 2002 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 47% 2002 United States Public Interest Research Group - Positions 90% 2002 Vote Hemp - Positions on Industrial Hemp Policy Fence Sitter 2001-2002 American Association of University Women - Positions 100% 2001-2002 Associated Builders & Contractors - Positions 23% 2001-2002 Associated General Contractors of America - Positions 9% 2001-2002 Business-Industry Political Action Committee - Positions 13% 2001-2002 National Association for the Self-Employed - Positions 42% 2001-2002 National Association of Manufacturers - Positions 10% 2001-2002 National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare - Positions 100% 2001-2002 National Electrical Contractors Association - Positions 6% 2001-2002 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 7% 2001-2002 National Parent Teacher Association - Positions 75% 2001-2002 Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors-National Association - Positions 0% 2001-2002 Public Citizen's Congress Watch - Positions 82% 2001-2002 Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council - Positions 0% 2001 American Association of University Women - Positions 100% 2001 American Shareholders Association - Positions 14% 2001 National Education Association - Positions 100% 2001 National Education Association - Positions 100% 2001 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 11% 2001 National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association - Positions 33% 2001 Population Connection - Positions 100% 2001 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 91% 2001 Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council - Positions 0% 2001 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 100% 2001 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 39% 2001 United States Public Interest Research Group - Positions 75% 2000 Associated Builders & Contractors - Positions 8% 2000 Business-Industry Political Action Committee - Positions 7% 2000 Consumer Federation of America - Positions 89% 2000 National Council of Senior Citizens - Positions 100% 2000 National Education Association - Positions 66% 2000 National Education Association - Positions 66% 2000 Population Connection - Positions 100% 2000 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 71% 2000 Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council - Positions 13% 2000 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 50% 1999-2006 National Ready Mixed Concrete Association - Positions 16% 1999-2004 National Ready Mixed Concrete Association - Positions 0% 1999-2000 American Association of University Women - Positions 87% 1999-2000 National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare - Positions 92% 1999-2000 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 16% 1999-2000 National Parent Teacher Association - Positions 86% 1999-2000 Public Citizen's Congress Watch - Positions 73% 1999-2000 United States Public Interest Research Group - Positions 70% 1999 American Association of University Women - Positions 100% 1999 Associated Builders & Contractors - Positions 25% 1999 Business-Industry Political Action Committee - Positions 7% 1999 Consumer Federation of America - Positions 58% 1999 National Council of Senior Citizens - Positions 100% 1999 National Education Association - Positions 80% 1999 National Education Association - Positions 80% 1999 Population Connection - Positions 100% 1999 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 44% 1999 United States Public Interest Research Group - Positions 95% 1998 Associated Builders & Contractors - Positions 18% 1998 Consumer Federation of America - Positions 60% 1998 National Council of Senior Citizens - Positions 100% 1998 Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council - Positions 30% 1998 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 56% 1997-1998 American Association of University Women - Positions 88% 1997-1998 National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare - Positions 80% 1997-1998 National Education Association - Positions 93% 1997-1998 National Education Association - Positions 93% 1997-1998 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 38% 1997-1998 Population Connection - Positions 100% 1997-1998 Public Citizen's Congress Watch - Positions 74% 1997-1998 United States Public Interest Research Group - Positions 95% 1997 American Association of University Women - Positions 80% 1997 Associated Builders & Contractors - Positions 40% 1997 Business-Industry Political Action Committee - Positions 9% 1997 Consumer Federation of America - Positions 83% 1997 National Council of Senior Citizens - Positions 80% 1997 National Education Association - Positions 93% 1997 National Education Association - Positions 93% 1997 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 40% 1997 Population Connection - Positions 100% 1997 Public Citizen's Congress Watch - Positions 73% 1997 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 92% 1997 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 50%

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