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Tammy BaldwinDEMDemocrat United States Senator
60
Years of Age
36
Years of Experience
WIResidence (state)

Tammy Suzanne Green Baldwin (born February 11, 1962) is an American lawyer and politician serving as the junior United States senator from Wisconsin since January 2013. A member of the Democratic Party, she served three terms in the Wisconsin State Assembly, representing the 78th district, and from 1999 to 2013 represented Wisconsin's 2nd congressional district in the United States House of Representatives. In 2012, Baldwin was elected to the United States Senate, defeating Republican nominee Tommy Thompson. In 2018, Baldwin was reelected, defeating Republican nominee Leah Vukmir. Baldwin, who is a lesbian, became the first openly LGBT woman elected to the House of Representatives and to the Senate in 1999 and 2013, respectively. She also was the first woman to be elected to either chamber from Wisconsin. Baldwin identifies as a progressive, and she has a consistently progressive voting record. She supports Medicare for All, LGBTQ rights, and gun control, and opposed the Iraq War.

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Campaign Funding

20
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$30,898,416
Total Raised
$30,932,923
Total Spent
$142,193
Cash on Hand
Top Industries  (1 - 4 of 10) View All Industries
99%
Retired$4,587,847
37%
Women's Issues$1,710,048
33%
Lawyers/Law Firms$1,535,862
28%
Education$1,289,767
22%
Democratic/Liberal$1,040,586
18%
Health Professionals$827,008
12%
Securities & Investment$578,688
12%
Real Estate$575,509
11%
Business Services$516,780
10%
Leadership PACs$444,100
Direct campaign contributions grouped by the industry industry of each donor/PAC.
Financial Data Source: Center for Responsive Politics
Education6 - 6 of 4
University of Wisconsin Law School
Juris Doctor
1989
Smith College
Bachelor of Arts
1984
Madison West High School
1980
University of Wisconsin–Madison
Past Positions1 - 7 of 7
Secretary
Democratic Conference, United States Senate
2017 - Current
Senator
United States Senate
2012 - Current
Representative
United States House of Representatives
1998 - 2012
Assembly Member
Wisconsin State Assembly
1993 - 1999
Member
Dane County Board of Supervisors
1986 - 1994
Alderwoman
Madison City Council
1986
Lawyer
Private Practice
Other Experience1 - 90 of 90
Member
National Organization for Women (NOW)
Member
Wisconsin Citizen Action
Former Member
Dane County Task Force on Aquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS)
Member
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)
Member
International Network of Lesbian and Gay Officials
Member
American Civil Liberties Union of Wisconsin (ACLU).
Member
Women's Health Research Coalition
Member
Cuba Working Group
Member
Rural Health Care Coalition
Member
Parkinson's Working Group
Member
Livable Communities Task Force
Co-Chair
Congressional Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Equality Caucus
Co-Founder
Congressional Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Equality Caucus
Former Member
Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies, United States Senate
Former Member
Budget Committee, United States Senate
Former Member
Space, Science, and Competitiveness Subcommittee, United States Senate
Former Member
Subcommittee on Transportation and Safety, United States Senate
Former Member
Subcommittee on Manufacturing, Trade, and Consumer Protection, United States Senate
Former Member
Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, Innovation and the Internet, United States Senate
Former Member
Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine Infrastructure, Safety and Security Subcommittee, United States Senate
Former Member
Aviation Operations, Safety, and Security Subcommittee, United States Senate
Former Member
Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, United States Senate
Former Member
Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, United States Senate
Former Ranking Member
Subcommittee on Federal Spending Oversight and Emergency Management, United States Senate
Former Ranking Member
Subcommittee on Employment and Workplace Safety, United States Senate
Former Ranking Member
Subcommittee on Science, Oceans, Fisheries, and Weather, United States Senate
Former Ranking Member
Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries, and Coast Guard Subcommittee, United States Senate
Member
National Guard and Reserve Components Caucus
Member
International Workers Rights Caucus
Member
International Conservation Caucus
Member
House Soils Caucus
Member
House Native American Caucus
Member
House CAFTA Action Caucus
Member
Generic Drug Equity Caucus
Member
Friends of Norway Caucus
Member
Fairness Caucus
Member
Equality Caucus
Member
Elimination of Health Disparities Congressional Caucus
Member
Diabetes Caucus
Member
Congressional Wine Caucus
Member
Congressional Vision Caucus
Member
Congressional Study Group on Germany
Member
Congressional Spina Bifida Caucus
Member
Congressional Soccer Caucus
Member
Congressional Prevention Coalition
Member
Congressional Nurse Caucus
Member
Congressional Mental Health Caucus
Member
Congressional Labor and Working Families Caucus
Member
Congressional Kidney Caucus
Member
Congressional Human Rights Caucus
Member
Congressional Hellenic Caucus
Member
Congressional Fitness Caucus
Member
Congressional Farmer Co-op Caucus
Member
Congressional Coalition for Autism Research and Education
Member
Congressional Coalition on Adoption
Member
Congressional Caucus on Community Health Centers
Member
Congressional Brain Injury Task Force
Member
Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus
Member
Congressional Arts Caucus
Member
Complementary and Alternative Medicine Caucus
Member
Climate Change Caucus
Member
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Caucus
Member
Bipartisan Disabilities Caucus
Member
Bipartisan Congressional Task Force on Alzheimer's Disease
Member
Bike Caucus
Member
Afterschool Caucus
Member
Addiction, Treatment, and Recovery Caucus
Member
21st Century Health Care Caucus
Member
Women's Caucus
Member
Science & Math Education Caucus
Member
Congressional Friends of Animals
Member
Future of American Media Caucus
Member
Congressional Hunger Caucus
Member
Child Care Caucus
Member
Humanities Caucus
Member
Congressional Working Families Labor Caucus
Member
International Human Rights Caucus
Member
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Caucus
Member
Challenge Program Caucus
Member
Zoo and Aquarium Caucus
Member
Pro-Choice Caucus
Member
Friends of Switzerland Caucus Co-Chair
Member
Food Safety Caucus
Member
USO Congressional Caucus
Member
Spina Bifida Caucus
Member
Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Caucus
Member
Progressive Caucus
Member
Out of Iraq Caucus
Member
Organic Caucus
Vice Chair
Health & Medicare Task Force