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Candidate Profile: Janis Ringhand
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The Monroe Times asked the candidates running for State Representative for the 45th Assembly District to answer a set of questions regarding their candidacy. Their answers are printed here.Age: 65City/town of residence: EvansvilleFamily: Husband - Gordan Ringhand, two children Shawn (Charlie) Dunphy and Dan Ringhand, five grandchildrenEducation: Associate degree in finance, MATCOccupation: Retired small business accounting, current 80th assembly district Website: JanisRinghand.orgPrevious elected positions held: Evansville City Council 1998-2012 and 2008-2012; Mayor of Evansville, 2002-006; State Representative 80th Assembly District, 2010-presentWhat is the top issues facing this district and how would you work to resolve it?Jobs and education - we have identified a skills gap that exists - I am working with Blackhawk Tech and businesses to promote a manufacturing technology program that will get people the skills they need to qualify for existing jobs. I look forward to continuing this process in the next session.What are other key issues facing the district, and how would you work to resolve them?Veterans issues - we will have a lot of returning vets who will need jobs, healthcare and education opportunities.