Douglas "Doug" Kane is an American politician and economist.
Kane served as a former Illinois state representative who represented Springfield from 1974 to 1982, as a Democrat. and was on the Alma School Board. In 2014, Kane was elected to the Buffalo County, Wisconsin Board of Supervisors and is the chairman of the board.
Kane went to Barrington College and received his bachelors, masters, and doctorate degrees from the University of Illinois. He was elected to the Capital Township, Sangamon County, Illinois Board of Auditors. He also served as staff assistant to the Governor of Illinois 1973 and 1974 and director of staff for the Democratic leadership of the Illinois House of Representatives 197 to 1975. He was also a newspaper reporter. Kane is an economist and President of Program Analysis Inc., a consulting firm that specializes in economic and public policy issues. One of his current clients is the Office of Management and Budget of the State of Illinois that sought his help with the economic effects of the gross receipts tax. He currently resides in Alma, Wisconsin with his wife, Wisconsin State Senator Kathleen Vinehout.