Sen. Tim Carpenter

Senator Tim Carpenter serves in the Wisconsin State Senate representing the 3rd Senate District on Milwaukee’s south side. Sen. Carpenter is a graduate of Pulaski High School and he earned his B.A. in Political Science from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and his M.A. in Public Policy and Public Administration from the La Follette School of Public Affairs at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He completed the Milwaukee Police Department Citizen Academy in 2018.

Sen. Carpenter served in the Wisconsin State Assembly from 1984-200 before being elected to the State Senate. He served as Assembly Speaker Pro Tempore from 1993-1994 and as Senate President Pro Tempore from 2011-2013. He serves on the Council on Domestic Abuse, the State Fair Park Board, the Transportation Projects Commission, and the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation Board of Directors.

During his time in office, Sen. Carpenter has been a recipient of the following awards: Mothers Against Drunk Driving Legislator of the Year; Wisconsin Professional Police Association Law Enforcement Honor Roll; Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters Conservation Champion; several Wisconsin Environmental Decade Clean 16 awards; Shepherd Express Best State Legislator; Wisconsin Public Health Association’s Champion of Public Health;

Coalition of Wisconsin Aging Groups Award for Service to Seniors; Wisconsin Professional Fire Fighters Legislator of the Year.

Sen. Carpenter is also a member of the Sierra Club, Jackson Park Neighborhood Association, Story Hill Neighborhood Association, Milwaukee VA Soldiers Home Advisory Council, Milwaukee LGBT Community Center, Wisconsin Humane Society, Polish Center of Wisconsin, and the Democratic Party.