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Mandela BarnesDEMDemocrat American politician
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WIResidence (state)

J. Mandela Barnes (born December 1, 1986) is an American politician who served as the 45th lieutenant governor of Wisconsin from 2019 to 2023. A member of the Democratic Party, he was the state representative for the 11th district from 2013 to 2017. Barnes is the first African American to serve as Wisconsin's lieutenant governor.Barnes was the Democratic nominee in the 2022 U.S. Senate election in Wisconsin, losing to incumbent Republican Senator Ron Johnson.

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Education4 - 4 of 2
Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University
Bachelor of Arts media studies
2003 - 2020
John Marshall High School
Past Positions1 - 5 of 5
Lieutenant Governor
State of Wisconsin
2019 - 2023
Former Assembly Member
Wisconsin State Assembly
2012 - 2016
National Deputy Director of Strategic Engagement
State Innovation Exchange
2016 - Current
Former Employee
Office of Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett
Former Organizer
Milwaukee Inner City Congregations Allied for Hope (MICAH)
Other Experience1 - 11 of 11
Second Vice Chair
Democratic Party of Wisconsin
2017 - Current
Midwest Environmental Advocates Board
One Wisconsin Now Board
Citizen Action of Wisconsin Board
Social X Milwaukee (MKE), Limited Liability Company Advisory Board
NEWaukee Advisory Board
Working Families Party National Board
Former Member
Small Business Development Committee, Wisconsin State Assembly
Former Member
Jobs and the Economy Committee, Wisconsin State Assembly
Former Member
Education Committee, Wisconsin State Assembly
Former Member
Corrections Committee, Wisconsin State Assembly