Mandela Barnes

Mandela Barnes

Biographical Data, Mandela Barnes

Age 36 Years Old
Height 6.1ft
Weight NA
Eye Colour Black
Hair Colour Black
Wife Shelia Stubbs
Kids 2
Religion NA
Nationality American
Ethnicity Black

Facts About Mandela Barnes

  • Mandela Barnes is an American politician and a member of the Democratic Party. He served as the 45th lieutenant governor of Wisconsin from 2019 to 2023.
  • Before entering politics, Barnes worked for various political campaigns and in the city of Milwaukee mayor's office. He also worked as an organizer for Milwaukee Inner City Congregations Allied for Hope.
  • Barnes was elected to the Wisconsin State Assembly in 2012 at the age of 25, where he served two terms before running for lieutenant governor in 2018.
  • He defeated the incumbent Republican Rebecca Kleefisch in the general election and became the first African American to serve as Wisconsin's lieutenant governor.
  • Barnes is known for his progressive stance on social justice and economic equality and is a member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus.
  • He ran for the United States Senate to represent Wisconsin in 2022 but lost to incumbent Republican Ron Johnson in the general election.

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Mandela Barnes Networth

It is believed that Mandela Barnes’s net worth is estimated at somewhere between $1 to $5 million, which comes mainly from his career in politics. As the lieutenant governor of Wisconsin, Barnes earns an annual salary of $80,684, and his assets are reportedly worth around $75,000.


Mandela Barnes Biography

J. Mandela Barnes is an American politician who was the 45th lieutenant governor of Wisconsin from 2019 to 2023. He is a member of the Democratic Party and was previously the state representative for the 11th district from 2013 to 2017. Barnes made history as the first African American to hold the position of Wisconsin’s lieutenant governor.

Barnes was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, to Jesse Barnes, a public school teacher, and Wanda Barnes, a United Auto Workers member. He attended Holy Redeemer Christian Academy and John Marshall High School in Milwaukee before earning his communication and media studies degree from Alabama A&M University in 2008.

After college, Barnes worked on political campaigns and in the mayor’s office in Milwaukee. He also served as an organizer for Milwaukee Inner City Congregations Allied for Hope, an interfaith coalition advocating social justice. In 2012, Barnes was elected to the Wisconsin State Assembly, where he served two terms.

In 2018, Barnes ran for lieutenant governor and won, defeating incumbent Republican Rebecca Kleefisch in the general election. During his tenure, Barnes presided over the Wisconsin Senate, sat on the state’s executive cabinet, and acted as a liaison between the governor and the state legislature.

Barnes ran for the United States Senate to represent Wisconsin in 2022 but lost to incumbent Republican Ron Johnson in the general election. Barnes is a progressive Democrat who champions social justice and economic equality. He is affiliated with the Congressional Progressive Caucus and has received endorsements from groups such as the Sierra Club, Planned Parenthood, and the American Civil Liberties Union.


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