Ronald James Kind (born March 16, 1963) is an American lawyer and politician serving as the U.S. Representative for Wisconsin's 3rd congressional district, since 1997. He is a member of the Democratic Party. The district is in the western part of the state and is anchored by La Crosse, Eau Claire, Platteville, Stevens Point, Wisconsin Rapids, Prescott, and River Falls. Kind is the dean of Wisconsin's congressional delegation. In August 2021, Kind announced that he would not seek reelection in 2022. He had an extremely close House race in 2020 and was considered dead on arrival in the 2022 midterms. He will likely be replaced by Republican Derrick Van Orden.
Kind has been tied to a massage linked to prostitution.
While generally a partisan Dem, Kind has voted against Gun control.