Steve Kagen was elected to represent the 8th District of Wisconsin in Congress in November 2006. A first time political candidate, Kagen will replace retiring republican Congressman Mark Green. The campaign was fraught with negative attacks and disagreements between the candidates on the war in Iraq, stem cell research, and the minimum wage. Kagen’s campaign platform included his “No Patient Left Behind” idea as well as his commitment to national security, the creation of higher wage jobs, the environment, and education.
After graduating from high school, Kagen worked as a Teamster, bagging sugar and whey at Foremost Dairy. He later earned an honors degree in Molecular Biology and his medical degree from the University of Wisconsin in Madison. Kagen trained at both Northwestern University and the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. He is triple Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Allergy, Asthma and Immunology and Diagnostic Laboratory Immunology.
Kagen founded the Kagen Allergy Clinics in Appleton, Green Bay, Oshkosh, and Fond du Lac and is an assistant clinical professor of Allergy - Immunology at the Medical College of Wisconsin. Kagen has been voted one of the “Best Doctors in America” and is known internationally for his research on new causes of asthma. He served as CNN’s Allergy Consultant and received the EPA’s 2005 Children’s Environmental Health Recognition Award for his fifth grade health education program designed to teach children about environmental risks.
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