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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 521 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 240

    Relating to: provider of last resort obligations of certain telecommunications providers. (FE)

  • SB 232

    Relating to: state procurement of products and services from businesses located in this state and setting a goal for local government to purchase a certain percentage of products and services from businesses located in this state. (FE)

  • SJR 46

    Relating to: eliminating constitutional restrictions on marriage (first consideration).

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  • SB 222

    Relating to: requiring or allowing persons who have committed certain offenses related to drunken driving to acquire an ignition interlock device in order to operate certain motor vehicles and providing a criminal penalty. (FE)

  • SB 216

    Relating to: increase funding for special education. (FE)

  • SB 215

    Relating to: increasing school district revenue limits. (FE)

Recent Votes

SB 209

Passed, Ayes 21, Noes 10

Legislator Vote: No

•••Yes: 2163.0
•••No: 1030.0
•••Other: 26.0
SB 21

Passed, Ayes 18, Noes 15

Legislator Vote: No

•••Yes: 1854.0
•••No: 1545.0
•••Other: 00.0
SB 206

Passed, Ayes 19, Noes 14

Legislator Vote: No

•••Yes: 1957.0
•••No: 1442.0
•••Other: 00.0
SB 205

Passed, Ayes 33, Noes 0

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 33100.0
•••No: 00.0
•••Other: 00.0
SB 179

Passed, Ayes 19, Noes 14

Legislator Vote: No

•••Yes: 1957.0
•••No: 1442.0
•••Other: 00.0
SB 171

Passed, Ayes 19, Noes 14

Legislator Vote: No

•••Yes: 1957.0
•••No: 1442.0
•••Other: 00.0
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