"I am running because we all deserve great schools, safe communities, and economic opportunity. We need transformative leadership to seriously address these issues." - Representative Mandela Barnes


Born and raised in the City of Milwaukee to a public school teacher and an autoworker, Mandela quickly learned the value of hard work and has dedicated his life to serving his community.

Too many people are left out of opportunities to succeed, and that’s what drove him to become a community organizer and fight for policies that give everyone a real chance to succeed.

Politics as usual is failing us. We need a new generation of leaders to transform our neighborhoods and never give up the fight.

Mandela Barnes knows the potential of our community and will work every day for you.  We all see the challenges facing our community, and we need new progressive leadership that we can trust to stand up and make a difference.