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Kathleen Vinehout

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Kathleen Vinehout (Democrat) was a candidate for Governor of Wisconsin. Vinehout lost the primary on August 14, 2018.


Vinehout was a Democratic member of the Wisconsin State Senate, representing District 31. She was first elected to the chamber in 2006. She did not seek re-election in 2018.

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Vinehout unsuccessfully ran for Wisconsin Governor in the 2012 recall election against incumbent Gov. Scott Walker, losing in the primary. She was considering another run for the position in the 2014 elections but withdrew from the race in January, 2014. On June 28, 2017, Vinehout declared that she would run for governor of Wisconsin in 2018.

Vinehout earned a B.S. in education from Southern Illinois University, an M.S. in public health from Saint Louis University, a Ph.D. from University of Illinois, Springfield, and an AD in Agriculture from LincolnLand Community College.

Vinehout's professional experiences include researcher/quality assurance specialist, an organic farmer, a nursing assistant, a health care manager, an education director, and a professor at University of Illinois, Springfield. She is also the Chair of the Democratic Party of Buffalo County.