Mandela Barnes

Mandela Barnes
Candidate For Lieutenant Governor

Mandela Barnes

Candidate Background


P.O. Box 90541
Milwaukee, WI 53209

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Candidate Biography

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Mandela Barnes, a Milwaukee native, was born in the city’s poorest and the nation’s most incarcerated zip code. The difference for him was opportunity. He was raised in a middle class union household and learned the value of hard work early in life. Having attended both public and private schools, education has always been important to him, and making sure that every child in our state has a fair shot remains a top priority.

At age 25, Mandela was elected to the state Assembly where he emerged as a champion on issues of the economy, criminal justice reform, and healthcare. He became the chair of the legislature’s Black and Latino caucuses in his first term, became a national leader on gun violence prevention, and was recognized as one of the top pro-growth progressive leaders in the country.