Tim Carpenter

Tim Carpenter
Candidate For Senate District 3

Tim Carpenter

Candidate Background


2957 S 38th St., Milwaukee, WI 53215

Candidate Biography

From candidate's Facebook page

Tim has lived in Milwaukee his entire life, a city his family has called home for over 63 years. Tim's mother was a telephone operator and his father worked at the Falk Corp. He was born at St. Francis Hospital and baptized and confirmed at St. Alexander's Church. He attended Morgandale Elementary School, Sholes Middle School and Pulaski High School. 

Tim worked at Rustlers Steak House, then for Federal Express. In 1984, at 24 years old, Tim ran for the State Assembly and won a six-way primary. In the Assembly, he served as the Assembly Speaker Pro Tempore, and as chair of the Assembly Health Committee. In 2002, Tim was honored to be elected to the state Senate. He was re-elected to his third term in the Senate in 2010 with 61 percent of the vote. 

Tim is currently a member of the following Senate Standing Committees: Health; Public Health, Human Services; and Insurance and Housing. Tim is also a member of the Joint Committee on Tax exemptions.

Tim received a bachelor's degree from UW-Milwaukee and a master's degree from UW-Madison's LaFollette Institute. 

Tim is a long-time homeowner in Milwaukee's 3rd Senate District.