Tammy Baldwin

Wisconsin, Senate


Tammy Baldwin's journey from Madison, Wisconsin, to the halls of the U.S. Senate is a testament to her resilience and dedication to public service. Born to a young mother and raised by her grandparents, Baldwin's early life was marked by personal challenges that shaped her compassionate approach to politics. A double major in political science and mathematics from Smith College and a law degree from the University of Wisconsin Law School laid the foundation for her career.

Baldwin's professional path began in private practice before swiftly moving into public service, where she served on the Madison Common Council and the Dane County Board of Supervisors.

Her political career, marked by a series of firsts, saw her become the first openly LGBT woman elected to both the House of Representatives in 1998, and the Senate in 2012, as well as the first woman to represent Wisconsin in either chamber. In 2018, Baldwin was re-elected to the Senate with 55.4% of the vote.

On the Issues

Baldwin's progressive stance on issues like Medicare for All, LGBTQ rights, and gun control reflects her commitment to advocating for marginalized communities and working families. Her re-election campaigns underscore her enduring appeal to Wisconsin voters and her influential role as a seasoned lawmaker.

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