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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 four committees, and is the primary sponsor of 166 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

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 ...

The Morning After

Milwaukee Democrats resoundingly rejected race baiting, school vouchers, talk-radio party-liners and do-nothings in yesterday's primaries. Down the line, all of the Democrats who won were more progressive than their opponents. And they won resoundingly: AD 7: Dan Riemer beat Peggy Krusick, 67% to 33% AD 8: JoCasta Zamarripa beat Laura ...

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Committee Membership

Sponsored Bills

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  • AB 12

    Relating to: a state minimum wage, permitting the enactment of local living wage ordinances, extending the time limit for emergency rule procedures, providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures, providing an exemption from rule-making procedures, and requiring the exercise of rule-making authority. (FE)

  • AB 925

    fraud in parental choice programs and providing a penalty.

  • AB 909

    authorizing the creation of a Southeast Regional Transit Authority and making appropriations.

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  • AB 922

    creating a pilot program to provide civil legal services for veterans who are residents of Milwaukee, Chippewa, Eau Claire, or Dunn county, granting rule-making authority, and making an appropriation.

  • AB 915

    pollinator habitat conservation, a pollinator report, and making appropriations.

  • AB 918

    establishment of a veterans court grant program and making an appropriation.

Recent Votes

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SJR 2

Read a third time and concurred in, Ayes 62, Noes 34, Paired 2

Legislator Vote: No

•••Yes: 6264.0
•••No: 3435.0
•••Other: 00.0
AR 3

Adopted, Ayes 62, Noes 36

Legislator Vote: No

•••Yes: 6263.0
•••No: 3636.0
•••Other: 00.0
SJR 1

Concurred in, Ayes 98, Noes 0

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 98100.0
•••No: 00.0
•••Other: 00.0
AR 1

Adopted, Ayes 98, Noes 0

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 98100.0
•••No: 00.0
•••Other: 00.0
AR 2

Adopted, Ayes 98, Noes 0

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 98100.0
•••No: 00.0
•••Other: 00.0
SB 565

Read a third time and concurred in, Ayes 89, Noes 1, Paired 2

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 8998.0
•••No: 11.0
•••Other: 00.0
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Sources

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