For Immediate release: November 23, 2016

Contact: State Senator Janis Ringhand: (608) 266-2254;



State Senator Janis Ringhand (D-Evansville) has been unanimously selected by her colleagues to serve as Caucus Vice-Chair for the 2017-18 legislative session.

“It is an honor to be chosen to serve as Caucus Vice-Chair.” Senator Ringhand said. “I look forward to bringing my experience in local government and small business to our leadership team.”

Senate Democratic Leader Jen Shilling (D-LaCrosse), Senator Janet Bewley (D-Delta), and Senator Mark Miller (D-Monona) were chosen along with Ringhand to serve as the Democratic leadership team for the upcoming legislative session.

“We have great challenges ahead and I will continue to bring the perspective of south-central Wisconsin to the table.” Senator Ringhand added. 

Janis Ringhand was elected to the Wisconsin State Senate in 2014. Prior to her election to the Senate, Ringhand served in the State Assembly. She is the former Mayor of Evansville and member of the city council. Senator Ringhand and her husband Gordy have 2 children, 5 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.