Ringhand headed for victory in new district
EVANSVILLE--Rep. Janis Ringhand hopes the next session of the state Assembly is less volatile than the last.
“I hope it’s a little calmer and that we actually accomplish more,” she said. “That’s what the residents of our district need.”
Ringhand of Evansville, who represents the 80th District, is expected to return to the Assembly for a second term, this time representing the new 45th District. Ringhand is leading Republican Beth Schmidt, an Orfordville village board member, in Tuesday’s election.
Ringhand, a former Evansville mayor and city councilwoman, has spent a lot of time in Beloit over the last couple months getting to know the people that she will now represent.
“I just feel very strongly that we can work very well together. It’s a great group of people there,” she said. “I’m very happy to work with them, and I feel they are very sincere in working with me.”
The new 45th District includes Orfordville, Evansville, Brodhead, Albany, much of the city of Beloit and the towns of Beloit, Avon, Magnolia and Newark.Click here for complete election information including stories, galleries, sample ballots, maps and more.