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Tim Carpenter

Democratic — Senator — District 3
Available Terms:
  • 2009-2010
  • 2011-2012
  • 2013-2014
  • 2015-2016

Tim Carpenter represents Senate District 3 in the Wisconsin Senate, is a member of four committees, and is the primary sponsor of 471 bills.

1998 4630.0
2000 6180.0
2002 76512.44
2004 -5299.0
2006 25780.53
2008 16776.0
2010 25707.57
2012 29411.96

For detailed campaign finance information visit Influence Explorer. Figures via the National Institute on Money in State Politics.



News and Blog Coverage

Senate essentially kills constitutional amendment on Milwaukee County treasurer

In a move that seemed to catch the Senate off guard, Sen. Tim Carpenter, D-Milwaukee, essentially killed his own constitutional amendment that would make the Milwaukee County Treasurer an appointed position. Carpenter said he had concerns about the options available to appoint the Milwaukee County Treasurer under the current resolution, ...

Senate passes property tax bill

After declaring an amendment from Sen. Tim Carpenter, D-Milwaukee -- which would have altered language that the resulted in a controversial sporting heritage grant -- non-germane to the bill, the Senate passed the property tax cut proposal 28-5.

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Committee Membership

Sponsored Bills

  • SB 48

    Relating to: the appointment and term of service of the secretary of natural resources and vacancies on the Natural Resources Board.

  • SB 58

    Relating to: legislative and congressional redistricting. (FE)

  • SB 27

    Relating to: shareholder objections to corporate political expenditures.

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  • SB 28

    Relating to: permitting certain individuals to make requests for medication for the purpose of ending their lives and providing penalties. (FE)

  • SJR 11

    Relating to: the life and public service of Jerry Van Sistine.

  • SB 22

    Relating to: unlawful use of a global positioning device and providing a penalty. (FE)

Recent Votes

SB 44

Rules suspended, Ayes 18, Noes 14

Legislator Vote: No

•••Yes: 1856.0
•••No: 1443.0
•••Other: 00.0
SB 44

Passed, Ayes 17, Noes 15

Legislator Vote: No

•••Yes: 1753.0
•••No: 1546.0
•••Other: 00.0

Adopted, Ayes 30, Noes 0

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 3093.0
•••No: 00.0
•••Other: 26.0

Adopted, Ayes 17, Noes 14

Legislator Vote: No

•••Yes: 1753.0
•••No: 1443.0
•••Other: 13.0
SR 2

Adopted, Ayes 25, Noes 6

Legislator Vote: No

•••Yes: 2578.0
•••No: 618.0
•••Other: 13.0

Adopted, Ayes 31, Noes 0

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 3196.0
•••No: 00.0
•••Other: 13.0
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