Russ Feingold

Wisconsin politician; three-term U.S. Senator

Russell Dana "Russ" Feingold (born March 2, 1953) is an American politician and lawyer from the state of Wisconsin. He was a member of the Democratic Party of the United States Senate (1993 to 2011) and a Wisconsin State Senator (1983-1993).

Russ Feingold
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United States Senator
from Wisconsin
In office
January 3, 1993 – January 3, 2011
Preceded byBob Kasten
Succeeded byRon Johnson
Member of the Wisconsin Senate
from the 27th district
In office
January 3, 1983 – January 3, 1993
Preceded byEverett Bidwell
Succeeded byJoseph Wineke
Personal details
Russell Dana Feingold

(1953-03-02) March 2, 1953 (age 70)
Janesville, Wisconsin
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Sue Levine (m. 1977–1986; divorced)
Mary Speerschneider (m. 1991–2005; divorced)
Christine Ferdinand (m. 2013)
RelationsDena Feingold (sister)
ResidenceMiddleton, Wisconsin
Alma materUniversity of Wisconsin-Madison (B.A.)
University of Oxford (B.A.)
Harvard Law School (J.D.)

On May 14, 2015 he announced his candidacy for a 2016 U.S. Senate run against the incumbent Senator, Ron Johnson.[1]


  1. Kevin Robillard (14 May 2015). "Feingold running for Wisconsin Senate". POLITICO.