Tim Carpenter (Dem.), 3rd Senate District
Born Milwaukee. Graduate Pulaski H.S.; B.A. UW-Milwaukee; M.A. UW-Madison La Follette Institute. Member: Sierra Club; Jackson Park Neighborhood Assn.; Story Hill Neighborhood Assn.; Milw. VA Soldiers Home Advisory Council. Recipient: Wisconsin Public Health Association’s Champion of Public Health 2008; Coalition of Wisconsin Aging Groups Russ Feingold Award for Service to Seniors 2007; Shepherd Express Best State Legislator 2008; Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters Conservation Champion 2008; Shepherd Express Legislator of the Year 2003; Wis. Professional Fire Fighters Legislator of the Year 2002; Environmental Decade Clean 16 Awards.
Elected to Assembly 1984-2000; elected to Senate 2002; reelected since 2006. President Pro Tempore 2011 (eff. 7/17/12), 2007; Speaker Pro Tempore 1993. Biennial Senate committee assignments: 2013 — Health and Human Services; State and Federal Relations (also 2005); Transportation, Public Safety, and Veterans and Military Affairs; Jt. Com. on Information Policy and Technology; Coun. on Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse (also 2003-07); State Fair Park Bd.; Transportation Projects Comn. 2011 — Health; Insurance and Housing; Public Health, Human Services, and Revenue; Jt. Survey Com. on Tax Exemptions; Leg. Council Study Com. on Strategic Job Creation. 2009 — Public Health, Senior Issues, Long-Term Care and Job Creation (chp.); Health, Health Insurance, Privacy, Property Tax Relief, and Revenue (vice chp.); Veterans and Military Affairs, Biotechnology and Financial Institutions (also 2007); Jt. Survey Com. on Retirement Systems. 2007 — Public Health, Senior Issues, Long-Term Care and Privacy (chp.); Small Business, Emergency Preparedness, Workforce Development, Technical Colleges and Consumer Protection (vice chp.); Health and Human Services (Health, Human Services, Insurance and Job Creation eff. 11/6/07); Jt. Legislative Council. 2005 — Health, Children, Families, Aging and Long-Term Care (also 2003); Labor and Election Process Reform. 2003 — Jt. Com. for Review of Administrative Rules (through 5/23/03); Administrative Rules (through 5/23/03); Judiciary, Corrections and Privacy; Council on Migrant Labor. Assembly committee assignments: 2001 — Aging and Long-Term Care (also 1997, 1995); Health (chp. 1991, mbr. since 1987); Public Health (also 1999); State and Local Finance. 1999 — Census and Redistricting; Urban and Local Affairs (also 1985). 1997 — Managed Care. 1995 — Legis. Coun. Com. to Review the Election Process. 1993 — Financial Institutions and Housing; Insurance, Securities and Corporate Policy; Joint Legislative Council and co-chp. of its Com. on Communication of Governmental Proceedings; Rules. 1991 — Elections and Constitutional Law (chp. 1989); Financial Institutions and Insurance (mbr. 1989, 1987, vice chp. 1985); Judiciary; Labor (since 1985); Public Health and Regulation; Special Com. on Reapportionment (vice chp.); Special Com. on Reform of Health Insurance; Legis. Coun. Com. on Campaign Financing. 1989 — Select Com. on the Census (co-chp.); Environmental Resources and Utilities; Legis. Coun. Coms. on Prenatal Care, on Privacy and Information Technology. 1987 — Elections (vice chp., also 1985); Housing and Securities; Legis. Coun. Com. on Solid Waste Management. 1985 — Economic Development; Transportation.
Telephone: Office: (608) 266-8535; (800) 249-8173 (toll free); Fax: (608) 282-3543.
Voting address: 2957 South 38th Street, Milwaukee 53215.
Mailing address: Office: Room 109 South, State Capitol, P.O. Box 7882, Madison 53707-7882.
Content referencing Tim Carpenter
“The tactics of these Republicans are an embarrassment to Wisconsin’s good government reputation and a black eye to our democracy.”Dec 17th, 2018 by State Sen. Tim Carpenter
I call on you to veto any and all bills passed during our lame-duck session that will limit the powers of our newly elected Governor and Attorney General.Dec 6th, 2018 by State Sen. Tim Carpenter
"Milwaukee, Wisconsin would be the perfect location to host the upcoming Democratic National Convention in 2020!"Jul 23rd, 2018 by State Sen. Tim Carpenter
"Given his background and expertise, Senator Frostman is a perfect appointment to the WEDC Board."Jul 9th, 2018 by State Sen. Tim Carpenter
Senate Bill 408 criminalizes gun purchases on behalf of felons and acting as ‘human holster’Mar 28th, 2018 by Mayor Tom Barrett
"I know of no player more deserving of recognition than Jerry Kramer and this is the year he should be inducted into the Hall."Jan 23rd, 2018 by State Sen. Tim Carpenter
"I look forward to finding even more common ground upon which to do the people’s business."Dec 28th, 2017 by State Sen. Tim Carpenter
Industrial Acid Mining Bill Will Put Public Health at Risk for GenerationsNov 8th, 2017 by Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters
"I am looking forward to reviewing all of the vast materials released by WEDC today in preparation for this vote on Wednesday."Nov 6th, 2017 by State Sen. Tim Carpenter
Bill would allow for pharmacists to switch brand-name biologics for biosimilarsNov 1st, 2017 by State Sen. Leah Vukmir
"Ending the Miller Park tax is one thing in which I think we can all agree."Oct 31st, 2017 by State Sen. Tim Carpenter
Flynn says he’s not surprised there are major problems with the handling of the contract, given WEDC’s history of mismanagement and corruptionOct 25th, 2017 by Matt Flynn
“I am honored and humbled to have earned the support of these officials, who work every day to make our communities stronger.”Oct 17th, 2017 by Rebecca Dallet
The letter referenced funding for projects such as the airport improvement plans for Appleton International Airport and Alexander Field in Wisconsin Rapids.Sep 20th, 2017 by State Sen. Tim Carpenter
Dems urge legislative action to protect and extend popular Rx drug programAug 31st, 2017 by State Sen. Jennifer Shilling
“Let’s get the Zoo Interchange project done now!”Aug 30th, 2017 by State Sen. Tim Carpenter
"Again, I am respectfully requesting Senator Fitzgerald to act responsibly and slow down this process."Aug 21st, 2017 by State Sen. Tim Carpenter
Senator Carpenter noted that SeniorCare serves around 60,000 seniors and saves tens of millions of dollars for Wisconsin’s seniors and taxpayers.Dec 20th, 2016 by State Sen. Tim Carpenter
“Our grassroots movement is taking on incredible momentum.”Jan 5th, 2016 by State Sen. Chris Larson
Community and Elected Leaders Oppose WISDOT’s ‘Billion Dollar Boondoggle’ At Hearing on I-94 East-West Corridor
WISDOT’s Preferred Options Are Poorly Outlined, Costly, Wasteful, and Require Higher Taxes, FeesDec 4th, 2014 by WISPIRG Foundation
Measure rejected by legislature would have particular benefit for Hispanics in Milwaukee.Oct 24th, 2014 by Edgar Mendez
Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele thanks Governor Scott Walker for signing a bill today that will create an independent board of experts to oversee Milwaukee County’s Behavioral Health Hospital.Apr 8th, 2014 by County Executive Chris Abele
The amendment would repeal a previous constitution amendment made in 2006 that banned gay marriage in Wisconsin.Feb 13th, 2014 by State Rep. Jonathan Brostoff
The American Civil Liberties Union of Wisconsin commends two state lawmakers for introducing a bill today to repeal Wisconsin’s ban on marriage for same-sex couples.Feb 13th, 2014 by American Civil Liberties Union of Wisconsin
Four Republicans and one Democrat seek to win this heavily Republican suburban district.Oct 31st, 2013 by Michael Horne
Walker signs law, never responds to letters from South Side politicians and organizations.Jul 11th, 2013 by Edgar Mendez
Can a group of south side political activists pull themselves together enough to acquire 13,212 signatures to force a recall election against Sen. Jeff Plale? Rep. Jon Richards said he doubts it. “This thing is going nowhere,” says Rep. Josh Zepnick. “These people are so lazy! They’ve taken out a newspaper ad asking people to […]Jul 26th, 2004 by Michael Horne
Governor Jim Doyle made a brief appearance at Milwaukee’s Amtrak station Friday, 11 June on the 75th anniversary of the Empire Builder, Amtrak’s service from Chicago to the Northwest coast. Before boarding the train, Doyle mixed the romance of the rails with the Great American Novel. “In the final passage of the Great Gatsby, the […]Jun 14th, 2004 by Michael Horne
It’s not really a groundbreaking without a shovel, so Cecelia Gilbert of the Department of Public Works brought five well-used, albeit ceremonial, spades to the Thursday 27 May event celebrating the beginning of construction of the Holton Marsupial Bridge. Obliging dignitaries, sensing a photo-op, grabbed the shovels and pantomimed digging them into the asphalt pavement […]May 31st, 2004 by Michael Horne