Mandela Barnes
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Mandela Barnes

Democrat

Lieutenant Governor

Wisconsin
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Mandela Barnes

Lieutenant Governor
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Years of Age
6
Years of Experience
WIResidence (state)

Jesse Mandela Barnes (born December 1, 1986) is an American politician who has served as the 45th Lieutenant Governor of Wisconsin since 2019. A member of the Democratic Party, he previously served as the Wisconsin State Representative for the 11th district from 2013 to 2017. Barnes, the first African American to assume the state's lieutenant governorship, is a candidate in the 2022 U.S. Senate election in Wisconsin.

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Experience

Education

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Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University
BA Mass Communication/Media Studies
2003 - 2008

Past Positions

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Lieutenant Governor
State of Wisconsin
2019 - Current
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 Experience

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Second Vice Chair
Democratic Party of Wisconsin
2017 - Current
Member
Midwest Environmental Advocates Board
Member
One Wisconsin Now Board
Member
Citizen Action of Wisconsin Board
Member
Social X Milwaukee (MKE), Limited Liability Company Advisory Board
Member
NEWaukee Advisory Board
Member
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