Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes
Press Release

Mandela Barnes Statement on August 14 Primary Election results

“It is absolutely essential that we unify for the common good”

By - Aug 14th, 2018 08:20 pm

MILWAUKEE – Mandela Barnes released the following statement regarding his victory in the Democratic primary for Wisconsin Lieutenant Governor on Tuesday:

“I am so grateful for all the support I have received this past year from Wisconsinites all across our state, as well as the effort put forth by other Democratic primary candidates on the ballot today. I also would like to congratulate Tony Evers on his hard-fought win in the Democratic gubernatorial primary – he knows that what’s best for our kids is what’s best for our state, and that message clearly resonates with families across Wisconsin.

“Today, Democratic voters showed up and sent a strong message that Wisconsin is ready for change. They know that we need transformational ideas and leadership that invest in opportunities and fairness for every child, person, and family in Wisconsin, regardless of zip code.

“Wisconsin Democrats have the ideas, values, and vision to inspire voters. How we will win is by rallying around policies that reflect the values that matter most to working people – providing economic security for families, fully funding public education, protecting the environment, and ensuring that everyone has access to quality, affordable healthcare.

“While Republicans continue their efforts to divide us, Democrats must come together and lead with a vision. I look forward to campaigning alongside Tony Evers to elect Democrats up and down ticket all across the state to ensure a better path forward for Wisconsin communities and families.”

Mandela Barnes is a former two-term state legislator, community organizer, and policy professional from Milwaukee. More information is available at

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