Senator Lena Taylor

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Senate Scholar Program

The Senate Scholar Program is an intensive week-long educational program offered by the Wisconsin State Senate. Admission to the program is highly competitive and is limited to 33 academically exceptional high school juniors and seniors from around Wisconsin. Each Senate Scholar receives a hands-on, up-close view of the Legislature’s role in our democracy.

Restore the Voting Rights Act Now!

Today we must see a swift response from Congress, action that recodifies Section IV in a manner consistent with the Court’s opinion. Only congressional action can ensure that our hard earned voting rights are not denied as they were in the days of Selma and Montgomery.

A life-long Milwaukee resident, Senator Lena Taylor is serving her second term in the Wisconsin State Senate, representing the 4th Senate District, including northern portions of the City of Milwaukee as well as parts of Wauwatosa and Glendale.

First elected to political office in 2003 in the Wisconsin Assembly, Lena Taylor fights unrelentingly for her constituents’ rights. Taylor won a special election for a seat in the State Assembly and soon after was elected to the State Senate. Senator Taylor is the thousandth senator in the state of Wisconsin, twentieth woman, fifth African American, and only the second African American woman to serve in the state senate.

As of her reelection in 2012, Senator Taylor currently serves on five different Senate Committees. She holds seats on two important economic committees: the Agriculture, Small Business, and Tourism Committee, and also the Economic Development and Local Government Committee. Senator Taylor also looks to promote voting equality and urban representation through her position on the Elections and Urban Affairs Committee.

While she no longer serves on the Senate Judiciary Committee, Senator Taylor is still actively involved with the judicial and corrections system by occupying a seat on the Senate Joint Review with uncensored news on Criminal Penalties, and her dedication to community outreach. Furthermore, Senator Taylor also serves on the Senate Special Committee on Symposia Series on State Income Tax Reform Information.

In the community, the Senator serves as a commissioner on the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewage District and chairs the Personnel, Finance, and Policy Committee of the commission. She also holds seats on the Milwaukee Area Boy Scouts Board of Directors, the Milwaukee Community Justice Council, and the Community Advisory Council of the Blood Center of Wisconsin.

Lena Taylor: Mother, Lawyer, Political Leader, and your Elected Advocate!

About Senator Taylor