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Mandela Barnes

Democratic — Representative — District 11
Available Terms:
  • 2013-2014
  • 2015-2016

Mandela Barnes represents Assembly District 11 in the Wisconsin Assembly, is a member of five committees, and is the primary sponsor of 309 bills.

2012 18088.23

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

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News and Blog Coverage

Shooting sparks Christianity argument between lawmakers

MADISON, Wis. — A Republican legislator called a Democratic rival a “loon” Tuesday for suggesting in the aftermath of the Orlando nightclub shooting that conservative Christian beliefs drive violent acts against gay people. Rep. Mandela Barnes, a Milwaukee Democrat looking to win a state Senate seat from a member of ...

Rep. Mandela Barnes on Jeff Stone’s Voter Suppression Bill: ‘Like a Civil War Reenactment’

Yet again another controversial Republican bill is flying through the Legislature at warp speed. Last Friday, before the Memorial Day vacation, Greendale Rep. Jeff Stone began circulating his omnibus voter suppression bill, which, among other things, would reinstate the legally challenged voter ID requirement, open up loopholes for corporations sponsoring ...

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Committee Membership

Sponsored Bills

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  • AB 1021

    Relating to: persons disqualified from having certain responsibilities in a private school participating in a parental choice program.

  • AR 32

    Relating to: protecting open and transparent government in Wisconsin.

  • AB 1022

    Relating to: the presumption of reasonableness in a criminal or civil case involving self-defense. (FE)

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  • AB 1011

    Relating to: extended out-of-home care to 21 years of age for persons who are completing secondary education, enrolled in postsecondary or vocational education, participating in an employment program or activity, employed at least part-time, or incapable of doing any of those activities due to a medical condition, providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures, providing an exemption from rule-making procedures, and granting rule-making authority. (FE)

  • AB 1013

    Relating to: a grant program for community prosecutors and making an appropriation. (FE)

  • AB 1010

    Relating to: imprisonment for nonpayment of forfeitures, costs, fees, or surcharges. (FE)

Recent Votes

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AB 783

Read a third time and passed, Ayes 94, Noes 0

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 94100.0
•••No: 00.0
•••Other: 00.0
SB 538

Read a third time and concurred in, Ayes 93, Noes 0

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 93100.0
•••No: 00.0
•••Other: 00.0
SB 503

Read a third time and concurred in, Ayes 60, Noes 34, Paired 2

Legislator Vote: No

•••Yes: 6063.0
•••No: 3436.0
•••Other: 00.0
AB 629

Read a third time and passed, Ayes 90, Noes 2

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 9097.0
•••No: 22.0
•••Other: 00.0
SB 87

Refused to suspend rules, Ayes 50, Noes 44

Legislator Vote: No

•••Yes: 5053.0
•••No: 4446.0
•••Other: 00.0
SB 87

Rules suspended, Ayes 92, Noes 2

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 9297.0
•••No: 22.0
•••Other: 00.0
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Sources

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