Template:Infobox Congressman Tammy Suzanne Green Baldwin (born February 11, 1962) is an American politician, and has been a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives since 1999, representing Template:Ushr (map).

Early life and careerEdit

Baldwin was born to Pamela Green and grew up in Madison, Wisconsin.[1] Baldwin graduated from Madison West High School in 1980 as the class valedictorian. She earned a bachelor's degree from Smith College in 1984, and a law degree from the University of Wisconsin Law School in 1989.[2]

Baldwin was first elected to political office in 1986 when she was elected to the Dane County Board of Supervisors, a position that she held until 1994. She also served one year on the Madison, Wisconsin City Council to fill a vacancy in the coterminous district. Baldwin then served in the Wisconsin State Assembly from 1993 to 1999 and was elected to the House in 1998.

Baldwin is the first woman elected to Congress from the state of Wisconsin, and is currently serving her fifth term. She was also the first ever openly gay non-incumbent to be elected to the House of Representatives, her election having won the backing of the Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund. Baldwin is one of two openly gay members of Congress, the other being Barney Frank of Massachusetts. Her domestic partner is Lauren Azar.[3] Tammy Baldwin has worked to prevent hate crimes agains the LGBT community. She is a member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus.

On August 1, 2007, Tammy Baldwin signed on to cosponsor H. Res. 333, a bill proposing articles of impeachment against Vice President Dick Cheney and H Res. 589, a bill proposing the impeachment of Attorney General Alberto Gonzales.

On July 26, 2004, she spoke at the 2004 Democratic National Convention in prime time on the issue of health care. For the 2008 presidential election, she pledged as a superdelegate to Hillary Clinton.

On October 10, 2002, Tammy Baldwin was among the 133 members of the House who voted against authorizing the invasion of Iraq.

During the 110th Congress, Baldwin has authored several pieces of legislation that have been passed by the House. The Reeve Paralysis Act authorizes more funding for treating ailments that result in imobility, while National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program Act increases funding for low-income women to receive preventative screenings. Another bill that she authored, the Veteran Vision Equity Act, guarantees benefits for military veterans [1].

Committee assignmentsEdit


Electoral historyEdit

  • 1998 Race for U.S. House of Representatives — 2nd District
    • Tammy Baldwin (D), 53%
    • Josephine Musser (R), 47%
  • 2000 Race for U.S. House of Representatives — 2nd District
  • 2002 Race for U.S. House of Representatives — 2nd District
    • Tammy Baldwin (D) (inc.), 66%
    • Ron Greer (R), 34%
  • 2004 Race for U.S. House of Representatives — 2nd District
  • 2006 Race for U.S. House of Representatives — 2nd District


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  2. Tammy Baldwin's Biography on (pertaining to education). Retrieved on 2006-12-06.
  3. Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin | About Tammy

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